Médecine de la Reproduction

Médecine de la Reproduction

Official journal of the "Society of Reproductive Medicine" (SMR)

Médecine de la Reproduction is concerned with procreation and therefore with the functioning of the reproductive system at all stages of life (including in utero), sexual health, hygiene, as well as with all the processes, functions, systems and mechanisms that facilitate or, on the contrary, inhibit or forbid reproduction, for the couple or the individual.

Médecine de la Reproduction thus offers review articles written by the best clinicians and researchers in the field, addressing all the specialties involved in its field of interest: gametogenesis, endocrinology, physiology and pathologies of the reproductive system, embryology, infertility, biology, genetics, ethics, etc., without forgetting research and teaching.



Editorial policy

Here you will find all JLE policies regarding publication in our journals. JLE journals follow the recommendations of the ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors). These guidelines are the reference for best practices and ethical standards for the conduct and presentation of research and other information published in medical journals.


Version française de notre politique éditoriale


In order to speed up the processing of their manuscript, we invite authors to respect the following instructions.

Presentation of the manuscripts

Articles should be double-spaced, 60 characters per line, 25 lines per page, on one side only, with each page numbered. The number of pages includes text, boxes, figure legends and references.

News: approximately 1 typed page per news item.

Clinical cases: 10 pages, 3 figures, 1 table, 10 references.

Review: 20 typed pages on average per article, 3 to 5 figures, 2 to 4 tables, 50 references maximum. The title page must include:
- the intended heading ;
- a short, specific, informative title in French; a translation of the title into English;
- a 15-line summary in French and English;
- 2 to 4 key words in French and English;
- the complete contact information of the author(s) (first name, last name, professional title, complete address, e-mail);
- the author to whom the correspondence and reprints will be addressed must be clearly identified and his/her e-mail address specified.

Whatever the section of the article to be published (except for news), an English title should always be added to the French title for the summary, for reference purposes.

They should be called out in the text, numbered in the order of their appearance and presented on separate pages and files (not integrated into the text). They should all have a legend and an indication of their meaning. It is desirable to provide color on the submitted paper output. With the exception of certain radiological images, no document should exceed 21 × 27 cm.
In the event that certain illustrations are produced by third parties, whether or not they have already been published, the author undertakes to obtain from them all the necessary authorizations for the integration of these illustrations in his article and for their use in this form. He will communicate these authorizations of reproduction with his manuscript.
These authorizations are generally delivered via the website https://www.copyright.com (see the "Get permission" button available for each article).

Conventions and abbreviations
Abbreviations should be avoided; if necessary, they should be defined in parentheses when first cited in the text. Units, symbols and nomenclature should follow international conventions. Standard units of measurement and chemical element symbols should be used without definition.

Ethical recommendations
The primary author is the one who made a substantial contribution to the design and writing of the manuscript. In the event that some of the illustrations are made by third parties, whether they have already been published or not, he/she undertakes to provide with the manuscript all the necessary authorizations for their integration in his/her article.
By submitting the manuscript, he/she assures the editorial staff of MT Reproductive Medicine Gynecology Endocrinology that all measures have been taken during the collection of experimental and clinical data to comply with legal obligations and the Helsinki Charter (he/she undertakes, in particular, to have obtained the informed consent of the patient). When the time comes, the principal author signs and returns the copyright assignment.

Conflicts of interest
All authors undertake to inform the editorial staff of MT Reproductive Medicine Gynecology Endocrinology about their possible conflicts of interest. A conflict of interest declaration will be sent to them at the time of proofing, in which they will be asked to mention any financial interests, clinical trials, one-off interventions or family relationships that may influence their professional judgments.

Bibliographic references
References (maximum 50) must be numbered in the text in the order in which they appear (number placed in square brackets). All authors should be listed when there are 6 or fewer. When there are 7 or more, indicate the first three followed by et al. References must respect the following order and punctuation.
Periodical article
Names of authors followed by initials of their first names. Title of the article (in the original language). Name of the journal abbreviated according to Index Medicus style (no punctuation after abbreviations) year; volume: first and last page of the article:
- Michaelson K, Baron JA, Farandole BA, et al. Hormone replacement therapy and risk of hip fracture: population based case-control study. Br Med J 1998; 316: 1858-63.
Same author presentation. Title of the book. City: name of publisher, year of publication :
- Caulin C, Chastang C, Kuntz D. Evaluation of menopausal treatments. Paris : Springer-Verlag, 1992.
Chapter of a book
Same presentation of the authors. Title of the article (in the original language). In: names of "editors" and initials of first names followed by ed(s). Title of the book. City : name of the publisher, year of publication :
- Ribot C, Trémollières F, Pouilles JM. Hormonal treatment and prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis: critical analysis. In: Caulin C, Chastang C, Kuntz D eds. Evaluation of menopausal treatments. Paris: Springer-Verlag, 1992.

Evaluation of the articles
It will be entrusted to two referees of the specialty chosen by the editorial committee. The conclusions will be communicated to the authors. After final acceptance of the manuscript, minor changes in style and illustrations may be introduced directly by the editorial board without consulting the author, in order to save time for publication.

Submission of manuscripts
Manuscripts should be sent by email to

Pr Didier Dewailly
Department of Endocrine Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
Jeanne-de-Flandre Hospital, CHU Lille,
avenue E. Avinée, 59307 Lille Cedex, France.

We thank the authors for their contribution to the journal.

The Editorial Board