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Friday, February 7, 2014

What Is a "Procedures and Instruments" Article?
Raquel Christie, Editorial Assistant
Raquel Christie, Editorial Assistant
If you’ve browsed the published-ahead-of-print articles for the March issue, you’ve probably noticed something a little different in the Green Journal’s offerings. The latest issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology marks the return of the “Procedures and Instruments” article type (renamed from “Instruments and Methods”), aimed at bringing to light novel interventions, tools, and methods for clinical care and research in women’s health.
In the first article of this new type, “Image-Guided Percutaneous Thermal Ablation of Metastatic Pelvic Tumor From Gynecologic Malignancies,” Dr. Butros and his coauthors share their unique application of this technique, concluding: “Thermal ablation of metastatic or recurrent pelvic tumor is technically feasible and should be considered in selected patients with no treatment alternative.”
Interested in writing a “Procedures and Instruments” article for the journal? Check out our Instructions for Authors for full formatting instructions. We strongly encourage you to include a video with your submission to help readers gain a better understanding of how your process works.
Curious as to why we brought this feature back? Check out Web Editor Dr. Bill Dodson’s editorial, “Anything New,” for his insight into the decision.
Look for the new installments of “Procedures and Instruments” in upcoming issues!