Happy 65th Anniversary to Obstetrics & Gynecology
I would first like to thank Dr. William Hurd, past Associate Editor for Gynecology, who started with Dr. Dwight Rouse, Dr. Thomas Riggs, and me in January 2013, and stepped down from this position at the end of 2017. It has been an honor to work with Bill. His passion for the truth and desire to improve the gynecologic care of women is inspiring. We will miss working with him as he seeks to refocus on his own research.
I am pleased to announce that Dr. John O. Schorge will be serving as our new Associate Editor for Gynecology. John is a gynecologic oncologist at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, and we welcome him to the journal team.
We hope that the readers of the journal are enjoying the “Clinical Conundrums” feature, edited by Dr. Mark Turrentine (Consultant Editor), which was introduced in 2017. In this feature, the authors present a brief vignette about a problem that has conflicting or absent evidence to direct best clinical practice. A review of available information is followed by a description of a reasonable course of action. We look forward to publishing more of these articles. If you have a suggested “conundrum,” please contact Dr. Turrentine at email@example.com.
Dr. John Fischer, Consultant Editor for the Web, is expanding electronic resources by encouraging video submissions from authors, adding interest to our monthly podcasts by inviting authors into our conversations about current issues, and will be introducing new electronic features for readers to help them learn from our content. I encourage you to register to access the journal electronically at www.greenjournal.org to take advantage of these and other electronic resources, including the entire content of each issue. Ideas for new electronic features may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
One change for readers in 2018 is that, owing to very low usage, the journal’s iPad app will be phased out. With the implementation of responsive design for digital content,1 all journal content is available on any mobile device, laptop, or desktop at www.greenjournal.org. We hope that readers who liked the iPad app will be pleased with this alternative.
In mid-2018, we will be publishing a series of articles about how obstetrician–gynecologists experience bias as professionals in the workplace. We’ve heard or read about bias and prejudice at work a lot in the past few years, and we plan to publish articles describing real episodes and evidence-based institutional and individual responses to help support and encourage the needed diverse workforce in obstetrics and gynecology.
As you are likely aware, when there are multiple articles on related topics in a single issue, we arrange them together in the Table of Contents to allow you to easily do a deep dive into a topic of interest. For example, in the July 2017 issue, there were four articles about the opioid epidemic.2–5 For the first time, we asked Dr. Roger Smith, Consultant Editor for CME, to develop CME questions for articles other than for the Clinical Expert Series. This allowed participants to fulfill requirements by some states for CME to help us address the U.S. opioid epidemic. We hope to provide enhanced CME opportunities like these going forward. And, of course, you can find the ABOG Maintenance of Certification reading list, with links to each article, on the journal's website (http://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/Pages/ABOG.aspx).
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