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Friday, April 25, 2014
Does the Green Journal Recognize Excellent Research?
Rebecca S. Benner, Director and Managing Editor
Rebecca S. Benner, Director and Managing Editor
 
In the May 2014 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the editors recognize the winners of the 2013 Roy M. Pitkin Award and the 2013 Harold A. Kaminetzky Prize Paper award.
 
The Roy M. Pitkin Award was established in 1998 to honor departments of obstetrics and gynecology that promote and demonstrate excellence in research. The award consists of a $5,000 unrestricted grant presented to each department whose faculty, fellows, or residents published one of the most outstanding articles in Obstetrics & Gynecology during the past year.
 
The Harold A. Kaminetzky Prize Paper award was established in 2008 to recognize the best article from a non-U.S. researcher each year. The recipient of the award receives $2,000.
 
At the end of each year, each of the three editors independently evaluates articles that have been published from January through December. The purpose of this review is to develop a short list of candidate articles, which is then passed along to a panel of four former Editorial Board members. The members of this four-person committee read the articles and rank them based on several criteria, including scientific merit, importance to the specialty, study design, methodology, presentation of results, soundness of conclusions, and writing style. The top-ranked articles (four for the Pitkin Award and one for the Kaminetzky Prize Paper) receive an award.
 
On Sunday, April 27, we will be recognizing the recipients of the 2013 Annual Awards at the 62nd Annual Clinical Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in Chicago, IL.
 
Roy M. Pitkin Award

Harold A. Kaminetzky Prize Paper

Congratulations to all!

And, if you have excellent research that you’d like to contribute to the journal, please do so using our Editorial Manager web site.

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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 Elizabeth Hickey(editorial assistant). To contact the editorial office, call 202-314-2317 or e-mail obgyn@greenjournal.org.

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