The American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AJOG), known popularly as "The Gray Journal," has undergone a significant transformation specifically designed to improve the flow of information to its readers. Beginning with the January 2007 issue, it has adopted a multidimensional, multimedia approach, revamping its editorial content and format to help physicians deal with the challenge of the limited time to locate and read the relevant medical literature. An innovative Web edition of AJOG now complements a redesigned print version.
AJOG Editors-in-Chief, Thomas J. Garite MD, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Irvine and Moon H. Kim MD, Director of the University of California, Irvine Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Division, explain, "Several years ago the editors of AJOG began to think about the future of the biomedical journal and how it can best meet the needs of its readers and contributors and, by extension, of patients. The new format launched with the January issue of the Journal is our first comprehensive response to this challenge. What we offer is a departure from the comfortable position of the print-based biomedical journal. We remain strongly committed to our scholarly mission, yet aspire to reach the largest possible audience while providing information-rich content. To accomplish this goal, we have redesigned the Journal both literally and philosophically."
The official version of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology appears online at www.AJOG.org. This arrangement permits authors to convey information unconstrained by the limitations of print. In addition, the online version is published much sooner than was possible before, thus disseminating important information much more rapidly. Authors are now encouraged to submit supplementary material, including video clips, animations, illustrations, and downloada
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