Medical Education: Obstetrics & Gynecology: Green Journal Featured Member Benefits
The Green Journal, Obstetrics & Gynecology, has a mission of publishing excellent research articles with a clinical focus in a timely fashion. In 2015, the journal published 95 percent of unsolicited, peer-reviewed articles within six months and 78 percent within five months. Editors and staff also work to stay up to date on best practices in scholarly publishing for everything, from the mechanics of peer review to publication ethics. This work has paid off with an impact factor of 5.175, the second highest among all 79 obstetrics and gynecology journals and the highest among all general obstetrics and gynecology journals.
Members tell us that they value the Journal's mission and content. To further enhance your Green Journal experience, check out these features:
- Connect the Dots: Launched in August 2015, “Connect the Dots” is a feature that gives readers the opportunity to read various pieces of ob-gyn research and discuss how they connect to each other. It begins with an article from an issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology selected by the editor-in-chief. The editor-in-chief then writes a short description of the article, which is then sent to a second author. The second author then provides a piece of media that “connects” in some way to the description of the original article. The very same author then sends his or her “connection” to the next author. The three authors making connections are members of the ACOG Junior Fellow Congress Advisory Council, and the connections can be journal articles, web sites, podcasts, or TED talks—whatever comes to mind.
- ACOG and APGO/CREOG Supplements: Twice a year, the Journal publishes electronic-only supplements featuring abstracts from ACOG’s Annual Meeting (May issue) and abstracts and a select number of full-length articles from the APGO/CREOG Annual Meeting (October issue). These supplements are available at GreenJournal.org or via the Journal’s iPad app.
- ABOG MOC II Reading List: In January, May, and August, the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology releases its MOC II reading list. All articles from Obstetrics & Gynecology appearing on these lists are available for free online at GreenJournal.org.
- Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit for the Clinical Expert Series: CME credit for the Clinical Expert Series is provided through joint providership with ACOG. Visitors to GreenJournal.org can read the Clinical Expert Series article, and take the quiz. The journal has recently transitioned to an online-only system for CME, so ACOG Fellows taking a quiz will receive immediate feedback, and credits will appear more quickly on their transcripts.
- Alerts: On GreenJournal.org, readers can choose to sign up for several alerts. One of these is the “eTOC” or electronic table of contents. The eTOC is delivered by e-mail once per month, as soon as the issue releases, and contains hyperlinks to all the contents. To subscribe, click on the gear icon at the top right side of the Green Journal home page, and click on “eTOC.” Another alert that might be of interest is the “Published Ahead-of-Print” alert—this allows readers to have immediate notice of articles published online first. To subscribe, click on the “Subscribe” link on the right side of the page.
- Social Media Channels: The Journal has strong presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube, with more than 174,000 likes, 8,300 followers, 6,700 members, and 659 subscribers, respectively. These channels are used to alert readers to new content and features online at GreenJournal.org. Social media also allows people to comment on the Journal or share its information quickly. We encourage you to follow the Journal online!
- Article-Level Metrics: Article-level metrics with Altmetric badges have been incorporated into GreenJournal.org. Altmetric badges help the journal track online attention surrounding each article and also help readers follow stories surrounding the research. Data are captured from many sources, including Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and mainstream news outlets. The Altmetric badge features a score that measures the quantity and quality of attention that the article has received to date. We hope this new feature will capture the interest of authors and readers and motivate even more efforts surrounding social and other media.
These are just a few of the exciting features available via Obstetrics & Gynecology. The editors and editorial staff appreciate receiving feedback from our readers. Please share questions or comments by email or phone at 202-314-2317.