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  About the Journal

Asian Journal of Andrology is an international peer-reviewed open access journal. It is the official journal of the Asian Society of Andrology, and is sponsored by the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shanghai Jiao Tong University With a focus on new basic and clinical (including modern, traditional and epidemiological) research on andrology, AJA publishes Original Article, Review, Opinion, Commentary, Research Highlight, and Letters to the Editor.

  • Editor-in-Chief: Yi-Fei Wang
  • Recent Impact factor: 2.996
  • Fast publication times - typically 90 days from submission to online
  • 6 issues per year

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, Exlibris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TdNet

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, EMBASE/ Excerpta Medica, Index Medicus for South-East Asia Region, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, PubMed Central, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS, Science Citation Index Expanded, Web of Science

Impact Factor® as reported in the 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2017): 2.996

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.

Advertisements

While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:

  • "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
  • The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
  • Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.

  Scope of the journal

Fields of particular interest to the journal include, but are not limited to:

  • Sperm biology: cellular and molecular mechanisms
  • Male reproductive system: structure and function
  • Hormonal regulation of male reproduction
  • Male infertility: etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and prevention
  • Semen analysis & sperm functional assays
  • Sperm selection & quality and ART outcomes
  • Male sexual dysfunction
  • Male puberty development
  • Male ageing
  • Prostate diseases
  • Operational andrology
  • HIV & male reproductive tract infection
  • Male contraception
  • Environmental, lifestyle, genetic factors and male health
  • Male reproductive toxicology
  • Male sexual and reproductive health

  Open access

All articles published by Asian Journal of Andrology are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges. However, open access publishing is not without costs. For the article-processing charge, please see our instructions for authors .

For instructions and article types please click here.

  Additional Chinese language abstract

An additional Chinese language abstract should be provided if possible. It should be submitted named “Abstract in Chinese” when you submit manuscript filed.

  Editorial policies

Any manuscript or substantial parts of it, submitted to the journal must not be under consideration by any other journal. In general, the manuscript should not have already been published in any journal or other citable form, although it may have been deposited on a preprint server. Authors are required to ensure that no material submitted as part of a manuscript infringes existing copyrights, or the rights of a third party.

Editorial standards
AJA is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and endorses the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) Policy Statement on Geopolitical Intrusion on Editorial Decisions.

Ethical guidelines
Submission of a manuscript to Asian Journal of Andrology implies that all authors have read and agreed to its content, and that any experimental research that is reported in the manuscript has been performed with the approval of an appropriate ethics committee. Research carried out on humans must be in compliance with the Helsinki Declaration, and any experimental research on animals must follow internationally recognized guidelines. A statement to this effect must appear in the Methods section of the manuscript, including the name of the body which gave approval, with a reference number where appropriate. Informed consent must also be documented. Manuscripts may be rejected if the editorial office considers that the research has not been carried out within an ethical framework, e.g. if the severity of the experimental procedure is not justified by the value of the knowledge gained.
For all articles that include information or clinical photographs relating to individual patients, written and signed consent from each patient to publish must also be made available if requested by the editorial staff.
The involvement of scientific (medical) writers or anyone else who assisted with the preparation of the manuscript content should be acknowledged, along with their source of funding?If medical writers are not listed among the authors, their role should be acknowledged explicitly.

Standards of reporting
Asian Journal of Andrology supports initiatives aimed at improving the reporting of biomedical research.
For authors of systematic reviews, an additional file, linked from the Methods section, should reproduce all details concerning the search strategy. For an example of how a search strategy should be presented, see the Cochrane Reviewers' Handbook .
Standardised gene nomenclature should be used throughout. Human gene symbols and names can be found in the HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) database and any enquiries, or requests for new gene symbols, should be directed via email to hgnc@genenames.org. Nomenclature committees for other species are listed at http://www.genenames.org/about/faq#otherspecies. For mutation nomenclature please use the guidelines suggested by the Human Genome Variation Society .

Competing interests
Asian Journal of Andrology requires authors to declare any competing financial or other interest in relation to their work. All competing interests that are declared will be listed at the end of published articles. Where an author gives no competing interests, the listing will read 'The author(s) declare that they have no competing interests'.

Plagiarism detection
CrossCheck is available to the editors of Asian Journal of Andrology to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. CrossCheck is a multi-publisher initiative allowing screening of published and submitted content for originality.

  Publication Service

Print Journal Subscription
For assistance with your print subscription, please refer to subscription (at http://www.asiaandro.com/ep3.asp).

Reprints
High-quality, bound reprints can be purchased for all articles published. Please see our reprints website for further information about ordering reprints.

Supplements
Asian Journal of Andrology will consider supplements based on proceedings (full articles or meeting abstracts), reviews or research. All articles submitted for publication in supplements are subject to peer review. Published supplements are fully searchable and freely accessible online and can also be produced in print. For further information, please email to aja @ sibs . ac . cn.

  Why publish your article in Asian Journal of Andrology?

High visibility
Asian Journal of Andrology's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. Articles that have been especially highly accessed are highlighted with a 'Highly accessed' graphic, which appears on the journal's contents pages and search results.

Speed of publication
Asian Journal of Andrology a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online , and peer review is managed fully electronically. Authors will be able to check the progress of their manuscript through the submission system at any time by logging into My Asian Journal of Andrology . Articles are published with their final citation immediately upon acceptance in a provisional PDF form. The article will subsequently be published in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through Asian Journal of Andrology.

Flexibility
Online publication in Asian Journal of Andrology gives authors the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves.

Promotion and press coverage
Articles published in Asian Journal of Andrology are included in article alerts and regular email updates. All articles will be included in printed issues mailed to academics and are highlighted on Asian Journal of Andrology's pages and the high quality articles may be selected into the “Editor’s Choice” section. In addition, articles published in Asian Journal of Andrology may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Asian Journal of Andrology.

Copyright
The entire contents of the Asian Journal of Andrology are protected under China and international copyrights. Authors grant SIMM and SJTU an exclusive license to publish, in return for which they can re-use their papers in their future printed work. AJA provides details of the policy and a sample form here . Article published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license. This allows readers to alter, transform, or build upon the article and then distribute the resulting work under the same or similar license to this one. The work must be attributed back to the original author and commercial use is not permitted. Ownership of copyright remains with the Authors, and provided that, when reproducing the Contribution or extracts from it, they acknowledge first and reference publication in the Journal.

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