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 2016 impact factor is 5.426. The journal's ranking is the third highest impact factor out of all 80 obstetrics and gynecology 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:

November 2017 issue: October 10, 2017
December 2017 issue: November 7, 2017
January 2018 issue: December 7, 2017
February 2018 issue: January 11, 2018
March 2018 issue: February 8, 2018
April 2018 issue: March 12, 2018
May 2018 issue: April 9, 2018
June 2018 issue: May 9, 2018
July 2018 issue: June 11, 2018
August 2018 issue: July 11, 2018
September 2018 issue: August 8, 2018
October 2018 issue: September 10, 2018
November 2018 issue: October 10, 2018
December 2018 issue: November 6, 2018

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

November 2017 issue: October 24, 2017
December 2017 issue: November 21, 2017​
January 2018 issue: December 21, 2017
February 2018 issue: January 25, 2018
March 2018 issue: February 22, 2018
April 2018 issue: March 26, 2018
May 2018 issue: April 23, 2018
June 2018 issue: May 23, 2018
July 2018 issue: June 25, 2018
August 2018 issue: July 25, 2018
September 2018 issue: August 22, 2018
October 2018 issue: September 24, 2018
November 2018 issue: October 24, 2018
December 2018 issue: November 20, 2018

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 Wolters Kluwer Health, 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 Wolters Kluwer 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/

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