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  About the Association/Society

Hainan Medical University (HMU) was established in 1993 and offers degrees in medicine to both domestic and oversea students. It has established international cooperation with the University of Utah (USA), Newcastle University (UK), Queensland University of Technology (Australia) and Chonnam National University (Korea) in undergraduate exchange, graduate and doctoral training.

Focusing on the establishment of disciplines such as reproductive medicine, tropical medicine, emergency trauma and disaster medicine, ethnic Li medicine, health services and management, HMU has sponsored 5 journals: Asian Pacific Journal of Reproduction, Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, Journal of Acute Disease, and Journal of Hainan Medical University (Chinese version). Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine and Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine have been included by SCI and Journal of Acute Disease has been included by ESCI

  About the Journal

Asian Pacific Journal of Reproduction, a publication of Hainan Medical University, is a peer-reviewed print + online Bimonthly journal. The journal's full text is available online at http://www.apjr.net. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


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  Scope of the journal

The Asian Pacific Journal of Reproduction publishes original researches, commentaries and reviews on topics in the basic, transitional and clinical science of reproduction, including: reproductive physiology and pathology, reproductive endocrinology, andrology, gonad function, gametogenesis, fertilization, embryo development, implantation, early pregnancy, reproductive genetics, genetic diagnosis, reproductive oncology, contraception, infertility treatment, psychology and counselling, ethics and social issues. Studies in humans, animal and plant species are all considered.

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