Skip Navigation LinksHome > Blogs > Friday FAQs on O&G > Does the Green Journal Offer a Journal Club?
Friday FAQs on O&G
Answers to frequently asked questions provided by the Obstetrics & Gynecology editorial staff.
Friday, June 07, 2013
Does the Green Journal Offer a Journal Club?
Heidi L. Vermette
Heidi L. Vermette, Production Editor
 
A good journal club can help clinicians keep current with what is new, important, or controversial in the literature, and can help them sharpen their critical evaluation skills. But who has time to search the literature for likely articles and come up with questions for the club?

It is to fill this need that Obstetrics & Gynecology started its Journal Club series in 2009. Each month from January 2009 through the present, the editors have selected one obstetrics article and one gynecology article and created a set of questions for use in your journal club. These questions focus on study design, contribution of the study to the literature, and practical applications to your own practice. An attractive feature of the Journal Club documents is that they, and the articles that they accompany, are all freely available; you do not need to be a Green Journal subscriber or College member to read the articles and download the Journal Club questions.

One query that the editors sometimes get is, “Where are the answers to the Journal Clubs?” Our Web Editor, Dr. Dodson, explains in his blog why we don’t provide ready-made answers for our Journal Club questions; basically, it is because “The best answers are in the creative ideas, thoughts, and impressions of your own journal club.” The exercise of thinking through these questions, looking up resources as needed, and discussing possible responses with your colleagues is what gives this feature its value.

The entire collection of Green Journal Journal Club documents, as well as a handy instructional PDF on running a journal club, are available here. It’s free. It’s easy. What are you waiting for? Check it out and start or refresh your own journal club sessions with this valuable resource.
 
 
 
About the Author

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.

Blogs Archive