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About the Journal

Overview
Obstetrics & Gynecology is the official publication of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College). Popularly known as "The Green Journal," Obstetrics & Gynecology has been published since 1953. Then as is now, the goal of the journal is to promote excellence in the clinical practice of obstetrics and gynecology and closely related fields.

Obstetrics & Gynecology reaches over 45,000 members and non-member subscribers.

Impact Factor
Obstetrics & Gynecology's 2012 impact factor is 4.798. The journal's ranking is the second highest impact factor out of all 77 reproductive medicine journals.

Embargo

As of the March 2013 issue, most content in Obstetrics & Gynecology will be published online 2 weeks ahead of the print mail date. Items that are never published ahead-of-print include corrections/errata, letters to the editor, and official College documents.

All material published ahead-of-print is embargoed until 5:00 PM ET on the date listed below:

January 2014 issue: December 9, 2013
February 2014 issue: January 8, 2014
March 2014 issue: February 5, 2014
April 2014 issue: March 6, 2014
May 2014 issue: April 7, 2014
June 2014 issue: May 7, 2014
July 2014 issue: June 5, 2014
August 2014 issue: July 8, 2014
September 2014 issue: August 5, 2014
October 2014 issue: September 8, 2014
November 2014 issue: October 7, 2014
December 2014 issue: November 6, 2014

All corrections/errata, letters to the editor, and official College documents are embargoed until 5:00 PM ET on the date listed below:

January 2014 issue: December 23, 2013
February 2014 issue: January 22, 2014
March 2014 issue: February 19, 2014
April 2014 issue: March 20, 2014
May 2014 issue: April 21, 2014
June 2014 issue: May 21, 2014
July 2014 issue: June 19, 2014
August 2014 issue: July 22, 2014
September 2014 issue: August 19, 2014
October 2014 issue: September 22, 2014
November 2014 issue: October 21, 2014
December 2014 issue: November 20, 2014

The embargo is rigidly enforced. College or Congress staff may not release or discuss with outside parties any upcoming studies or College documents prior to the embargo. This includes verification that said documents indeed are being released. This policy applies to members of the media, study authors, public information officers at universities and other institutions, and all others with access to articles published in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Representatives of the press may request further information about Obstetrics & Gynecology articles by contacting the College's Communications Department at communications@acog.org.

About the Publisher
Obstetrics & Gynecology is published for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, an international provider of quality information in all media for physicians and other health care professionals in training and in practice. For information about their products, visit the LWW Online Store at http://www.lww.com.

HINARI
Obstetrics & Gynecology participates in the Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI). Academic, research, and government institutions in qualifying countries may obtain information at http://www.who.int/hinari/en/

UpToDate®
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