About the Journal : Obstetrics & Gynecology

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About the Journal

Obstetrics & Gynecology is the official publication of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Popularly known as "The Green Journal," Obstetrics & Gynecology has been published since 1953. Then as is now, the goal of the journal is to promote excellence in the clinical practice of obstetrics and gynecology and closely related fields. To do so, the journal publishes articles on a variety of translational and clinical topics.

Obstetrics & Gynecology reaches over 45,000 members and non-member subscribers.

Impact Factor
Obstetrics & Gynecology's 2021 impact factor is 7.623.


Most content in Obstetrics & Gynecology will be published online 2 weeks ahead of the print mail date. Items that are generally not published ahead-of-print include corrections/errata, letters to the editor, and official ACOG documents (eg, Practice Bulletins).

All material published ahead-of-print is embargoed until 5:00 PM ET on the date listed below:

January 2023 issue: December 1, 2022
February 2023 issue: January 5, 2023
March 2023 issue: February 2, 2023
April 2023 issue: March 9, 2023
May 2023 issue: April 6, 2023
June 2023 issue: May 4, 2023
July 2023 issue: June 8, 2023
August 2023 issue: July 6, 2023
September 2023 issue: August 3, 2023
October 2023 issue: September 7, 2023
November 2023 issue: October 5, 2023
December 2023 issue: November 2, 2023

In general, corrections/errata, letters to the editor, and official ACOG documents are embargoed until 5:00 PM ET on the date listed below:

January 2023 issue: December 15, 2022
February 2023 issue: January 19, 2023
March 2023 issue: February 16, 2023
April 2023 issue: March 23, 2023
May 2023 issue: April 20, 2023
June 2023 issue: May 18, 2023
July 2023 issue: June 22, 2023
August 2023 issue: July 20, 2023
September 2023 issue: August 17, 2023
October 2023 issue: September 21, 2023
November 2023 issue: October 19, 2023
December 2023 issue: November 16, 2023

The embargo is rigidly enforced. ACOG staff may not release or discuss with outside parties any upcoming studies or ACOG documents prior to the embargo. This includes verification that said documents indeed are being released. This policy applies to members of the media, study authors, public information officers at universities and other institutions, and all others with access to articles published in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Representatives of the press may request further information about Obstetrics & Gynecology articles by contacting ACOG's Communications Department at [email protected].

About the Publisher
Obstetrics & Gynecology is published for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by Wolters Kluwer Health, an international provider of quality information in all media for physicians and other health care professionals in training and in practice. For information about their products, visit the Wolters Kluwer Online Store at http://www.lww.com.

Obstetrics & Gynecology participates in the Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI). Academic, research, and government institutions in qualifying countries may obtain information at http://www.who.int/hinari/en/