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A Message From the Editor-In-Chief

Jacobson, Brian C. MD, MPH, FACG1

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Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology: August 2021 - Volume 12 - Issue 8 - p e00384
doi: 10.14309/ctg.0000000000000384
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The editorial team at Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology is pleased to announce some exciting new changes to the journal.

Two New Article Formats

Starting in June, we launched 2 new journal article formats, Brief Reports and The Clinician's Toolbox: Understanding our Tests. Brief Reports should be abbreviated articles, no more than 1,000 words, that report on novel findings and/or highly impactful preliminary data deemed likely to alter clinical care or foster a new direction in research. As with our Original Research format, only studies with human subjects or with human-derived samples are appropriate.

The Clinician's Toolbox: Understanding our Tests articles will be an in-depth exploration of a diagnostic test used in gastroenterology, pancreatology, or hepatology. These focused reviews will include an overview of the test, its indication(s), how it is performed, the performance characteristics (sensitivity, specificity, positive-predictive and negative-predictive values, and likelihood ratios), conditions that make the test results inaccurate and how to manage such results, how clinicians should incorporate the testing into clinical care or research studies, a brief discussion of any alternative tests that may replace or complement the test, and relevant billing and cost information.

Non-English Language Abstracts

In keeping with our journal's mission to improve the health and well-being of individuals worldwide affected by digestive disorders, we will now provide non-English versions of article abstracts from selected publications originating in countries where English is not the primary language. These will appear as a figure and will be written in the preferred language chosen by the article's corresponding author, perfect for sharing electronically and on social media. Our hope is that readers will capitalize on our open-access format and share the abstract with other clinicians and scientists who prefer to digest content in the language selected by the authors.

New Twitter Feed

You can now follow Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology on Twitter! Find us at @ACG_CTG where we'll be highlighting articles each month, posting useful information from the American College of Gastroenterology, and sharing other relevant content from the vast world of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Pancreatology. #GITwitter!

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