Friday FAQs on O&G

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

Friday, November 8, 2013

Does the Obstetrics & Gynecology Web Site Offer Any Free Content?
Raquel Christie, Editorial Assistant
Raquel Christie, Editorial Assistant
If you’re an ACOG member, your dues entitle you to access to all of Obstetrics & Gynecology’s content online. But what if you aren’t? Medical students, residents, policy experts, women’s healthcare specialists – fear not! Our journal offers several types of free online content every month to help keep you up-to-date with the latest in obstetrics and gynecology research:
  1. Editors’ Picks: Each month, our editors choose three articles to highlight from the new issue – for their novelty, their contributions to existing research, or their potential impact on clinical practice. These articles, which are featured on our homepage at, are FREE for one month after the entire issue goes live online. Also free are Editor-in-Chief Dr. Nancy Chescheir’s podcast discussions of these articles.
  2. Journal Club articles: From every issue, the Consultant Editors for Journal Clubs (Drs. Tita and Rogers) pluck two articles they believe would make great kindle for a Journal Club meeting. They also create a list of questions you could use to spark conversation about them. The free access on these articles and questionnaires never expires – view the archives here.
  3. Committee Opinions and Patient Safety Checklists: Official Committee Opinions and Patient Safety Checklists released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and printed in Obstetrics & Gynecology are also free on our web site in perpetuum.
  4. Original Research articles: All Original Research articles become free one year after the entire issue they’re published in goes live online.

Editors’ Picks, Journal Club articles, Committee Opinions, and Patient Safety Checklists become free online on the following dates; Original Research articles are free one year after them:

December 2013 issue: November 21, 2013

January 2014 issue: December 23, 2013
February 2014 issue: January 22, 2014
March 2014 issue: February 19, 2014
April 2014 issue: March 20, 2014
May 2014: April 21, 2014
June 2014: May 21, 2014
July 2014: June 19, 2014
August 2014: July 22, 2014
September 2014: August 19, 2014
October 2014: September 22, 2014
November 2014: October 21, 2014
December 2014: November 20, 2014

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for announcements of newly free content. Enjoy, and thanks for reading!