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About the Journal

The Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease is the source for the latest science about benign and malignant conditions of the cervix, vagina, vulva, and anus.

The Journal publishes peer-reviewed original research original research that addresses prevalence, causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, course, treatment, and prevention of lower genital tract disease. We publish clinical guidelines, position papers, cost-effectiveness analyses, narrative reviews, and systematic reviews, including meta-analyses. We also publish papers about research and reporting methods, opinions about controversial medical issues. Of particular note, we encourage material in any of the above mentioned categories that is related to improving patient care, avoiding medical errors, and comparative effectiveness research. We encourage publication of evidence-based guidelines, diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms, and decision aids. Original research and reviews may be sub-classified according to topic: cervix and HPV, vulva and vagina, perianal and anal, basic science, and education and learning. 

The scope and readership of the journal extend to several disciplines: gynecology, internal medicine, family practice, dermatology, physical therapy, pathology, sociology, psychology, anthropology, sex therapy, and pharmacology. The Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease highlights needs for future research, and enhances health care.

The Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease is the official journal of the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease, and the International Federation of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy, and sponsored by the Australian Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and the Society of Canadian Colposcopists.  



Statements and opinions expressed in the manuscripts are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the editor(s) or publisher. The editor(s) or publisher disclaims any responsibility or liability for such information. The author(s), editor(s), and publisher do not guarantee, warrant, or endorse any product or service advertised in the publication, nor do they guarantee any claim made by the manufacturer of said product or service.  

Publication & Editorial Staff Contacts

Senior Publisher
Desirée de Myer

Advertising Sales Representative
Bethann H. Sands

Production Editor
Stephanie Henderson

Senior Production Associate
Lisa Folden Bowling

Marketing Manager
Robert O’Malley

Translation, Rights & Licensing
Silvia Serra

LWW Business Offices
333 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 646-674-6300

Jeff Andrews, MD, FRCSC
Phone: 301-733-3640

Editorial Office

Society Offices
American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
1530 Tilco Drive, Suite C
Frederick, MD 21704 
Phone: 800-787-7227 (toll-free)
Fax: 240-575-9880