Friday FAQs on O&G

Answers to frequently asked questions provided by the Obstetrics & Gynecology editorial staff.

Friday, May 24, 2013

What Unique Features Does the Green Journal Web Site Have to Offer?
Heidi L. Vermette, Production Editor
Heidi L. Vermette, Production Editor
Obstetrics & Gynecology’s web site offers a lot more than an electronic version of our journal articles. Over the next 12 weeks, we want to introduce you to some of the features that you may not yet have explored.

First, a little background. In October of 2008, the Green Journal’s web site was completely reworked. A great many new features were introduced, and over the past five years we have continued to add and improve features on the web site. A new Web Editor position was created and has been filled ever since by William C. Dodson, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Penn State College of Medicine. He is probably most familiar to you for his work on the blO+G, but he also is in charge of selecting articles to connect to Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cochrane reviews, and the Pearls of Exxcellence; approving videos for the web site and the journal’s YouTube channel; interviewing prominent physicians for the “Perspectives” podcasts; and much more.

This year, we have just welcomed two new editors to take charge of the Journal Club Feature—Alan Tita, MD, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who will be writing the obstetrics Journal Club quizzes; and Rebecca G. Rogers, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chief of Urogynecology, and Director of the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship program at the University of New Mexico, who will be writing the gynecology quizzes.
With this great team of editors, we are pleased to offer several features on the Green Journal web site, besides our archives of articles stretching back to the journal’s first issue in January 1953. In subsequent posts, we will describe each of the following:
  • Collections
  • Journal Club
  • Ask the Experts
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) for readers of the Clinical Expert Series
  • Translations
  • The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology MOC II reading list
  • Podcasts and videos
  • Tools for personalizing the Green Journal online experience (figure tools, exporting to reference manager, saving articles to personal collections)
  • Links out to content on UpToDate, Cochrane systematic reviews, Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Pearls of Exxcellence
  • Quick Poll

Please note that although some of these features are available to anyone with an internet connection, others require that you be a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, or a nonmember subscriber to Obstetrics & Gynecology. To enjoy these items, you will need to activate your registration on You can find out how to do this at
We hope you will find this series of blogs useful. Have any questions or feedback? Comment on our posts on Facebook (, Twitter (, or LinkedIn (; Groups: Obstetrics & Gynecology [Green Journal]). We’re happy to hear from you!