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Friday, December 21, 2012
Who Are the Editors of Obstetrics & Gynecology?
Rebecca S. Benner, Director and Managing Editor
Rebecca S. Benner, Director and Managing Editor
 
As we near the end of 2012, Obstetrics & Gynecology also nears a big change: a transition from one set of editors to another.
 
The current editor roster includes the Editor-in-Chief, James R. Scott, MD; the Deputy Editor, John T. Queenan, MD; and the Associate Editor, Catherine Y. Spong, MD. I’ve had the pleasure of working with these three since November 2000. Dr. Scott served as editor-elect from January 2001 through June 2001, at which time he took on the role full time from our editor emeritus, Roy M. Pitkin, MD. Dr. Queenan joined us as Deputy Editor in 2001, and Dr. Spong was named Associate Editor in January 2002. Together, we’ve achieved a lot. In the January 2013 issue, Dr. Scott outlines the journal’s accomplishments as we enter our 60th anniversary year.
 
On January 1, 2013, Nancy C. Chescheir, MD, will start her new role as editor-elect. She’ll be joined by William W. Hurd, MD, MSc, MPH, Associate Editor, Gynecology, and Dwight J. Rouse, MD, MSPH, Associate Editor, Obstetrics. On July 1, 2013, the new team will take on all operations for the journal. Also in 2013, we’ll see a transition between statistical editors. Dr. Leon F. Burmeister, PhD, has evaluated statistics for the journal since 1986, a truly impressive record. We estimate that he reviews over 400 research articles per year! Dr. Thomas W. Riggs, MD, PhD, will take on the position in early 2013. Finally, Dr. Dodson, the journal’s consultant editor for the web, will remain in place. Our January 2013 issue includes an announcement introducing the new team.
 
The editorial staff of Obstetrics & Gynecology will remain in 2013, supporting the new editors and also working with the outgoing editors to finish up their manuscripts. We’ll continue to support you—our readers, reviewers, and authors—as well!
 
I am really fortunate to work with a great team of people. I’d like to wish them and all of you a safe and joyous holiday.
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Obstetrics & Gynecology Editorial Staff
The Obstetrics & Gynecology Editorial Staff is responsible for facilitating the peer-review process, supporting the editors, and responding to queries from authors, reviewers, and readers. The current staff comprises Rebecca S. Benner (director and managing editor), Denise Shields (manuscript editor), Stephanie Casway (production editor), Randi Y. Zung (editorial assistant), and Raquel Christie (editorial assistant). To contact the editorial office, call 202-314-2317 or e-mail obgyn@greenjournal.org.

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