About International Journal of Hormone Research


International Journal of Hormone Research is a peer-reviewed, open access journal on endocrinology and metabolism. It publishes the results of original research articles, reviews, communications, and short notes that are relevant to any field of human and animal hormones.

Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. Therefore, there is no restriction on the length of the papers. Full experimental and/or methodical details must be provided in order that the results can be reproduced.


Hormones are structurally classified into four groups: steroid hormones (androgens, estrogens and progesterone, and glucocorticosteroids, etc.); peptide hormones (insulin, thyroid stimulating hormone, prolactin, vassopressin and growth hormone, etc.); amino acid derivative hormones (thyroid hormone and catecholamines, etc.); and fatty acid-derived hormones (eicosanoids, etc.). This journal covers all topics related to human and animal hormones; topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Hormone structure and biosynthesis
  • Hormone storage and secretion
  • Hormonal signal transition and molecular mechanisms
  • Hormone receptors and their function
  • Hormone recognition by associated cell membranes or intracellular receptor proteins
  • Hormone therapy
  • Hormones and behavior
  • Hormones and cancer
  • Hormones and neuroendocrine

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

IJHR is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

Book Reviews

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