Caesarean section or vaginal birth?
Vol. 18 No 4 | Summer 2016
Women's Health -> ANZJOG
Statement from the Editorial Board: The objectives of ANZJOG July 2016
Prof Caroline de Costa
Adjunct Professor, The Cairns Institute James Cook University

This article is 8 years old and may no longer reflect current clinical practice.

  • We intend that ANZJOG will be a high quality academic journal with the main objective of publishing original research from both established and emerging researchers working in obstetrics, gynaecology and related areas. ANZJOG will also publish comment from practitioners in these fields.
  • We anticipate that most ANZJOG readers will be obstetricians and gynaecologists who practice in Australia and New Zealand and nearby countries of Asia and Oceania. Other interested readers may be general practitioners, midwives, women’s health nurses and Indigenous health workers, as well as non-clinical scientists, epidemiologists and policy makers. Thus while submission is open to all we expect that most papers published will originate in these regions.
  • We believe that ANZJOG should be accessible to clinicians across the spectrum of obstetrics and gynaecology. On occasion ANZJOG will publish papers with a primarily subspecialist slant, however such papers would normally have broad appeal amongst the readership of ANZJOG, including obstetricians and gynaecologists with general interests.
  • In addition to Original Articles ANZJOG will publish high-quality expert reviews of topics of current interest in obstetrics, gynaecology and women’s health; editorials commenting on current practice and research; and other articles including opinion pieces that are well referenced and which contribute meaningfully to the intellectual debate within the specialty. In general, opinion pieces expressing a particular view will be balanced by the publication of a second piece reflecting a differing viewpoint.
  • Letters to the Editor on topics in previously published articles will be encouraged.
  • There will be six issues annually, each of around 100 pages.
  • All original research and other articles will be available online on EarlyView as soon as the proof reading and correction process has been finalised.
  • A turnaround time of six weeks or less from reception of submissions to first decision* should be the norm for the majority of submissions.
  • At all times the Editorial Board should be composed of members representing the full range of practice within the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology.

*Acceptance, revision or rejection

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