Friday FAQs on O&G

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

Friday, June 21, 2013

What is the “Ask the Experts” Feature on
Heidi L. Vermette, Production Editor
Heidi L. Vermette, Production Editor
One of the journal’s most popular article types is the Clinical Expert Series. Each of these articles is written by a recognized expert in the field who combines a systematic review of a topic (everything from robotic gynecologic surgery to newborn screening) with that expert’s own clinical experience and recommendations.
But what sorts of questions does the average doctor in practice have after reading these articles? The expert and the generalist clinician may have very different perspectives, and the generalist may want to know something that the expert has not addressed in his or her article. Therefore, in 2008, the journal launched a web-only feature called “Ask the Experts.” For each Clinical Expert Series article, a generalist asks about 8 or so questions that the expert then answers. The resulting document is available on the web site, linked to the Clinical Expert Series article, and included in the iPad version of the journal.
A complete collection of the “Ask the Experts” documents (and their accompanying articles, of course) can be found here. Take a look. What sorts of questions would YOU have had for our authors?