OBG MANAGEMENT’S mission is to provide readers, ObGyns and women’s health-focused primary care providers and nurse practitioners, with immediately applicable, evidence-based clinical information. To that end, we invite clinicians who have expertise in a specific area of obstetrics and gynecology to submit articles or article queries to this publication.
Articles should draw upon both the author’s vast experience and the findings of well-constructed trials.
References. As is common practice when writing research articles, supporting references to other research articles should be footnoted. On average, OBG MANAGEMENT feature articles contain between 15 and 30 references to published data.
The author also should choose at least one high-quality, evidence-based study from among those references and discuss it in detail. The author should explain his or her rationale for the key recommendations made in the article.
Clinically based. The article should thoroughly address the practical concerns of front-line clinicians as they relate to the chosen topic. Such concerns may include the level of skill needed to perform a particular procedure, CPT coding and reimbursement levels for a given treatment, equipment or instruments needed to perform a procedure, and the potential medicolegal implications behind an unsatisfactory outcome.
Length. Feature articles in OBG MANAGEMENT average 2,000 words in length. Longer pieces are accepted on rare occasion if the topic is well defined and merits a more-detailed discussion. Shorter articles also are accepted if they are highly focused and lend themselves to succinct discussion.
Graphics. We request that the author supply 2 to 5 graphics (tables, figures, or clinical images) to illustrate the article. The author should obtain permission to reprint any images, illustrations, tables, or graphs before submitting the manuscript to OBG MANAGEMENT.
Videos. Videos that support technique articles are welcome and encouraged, preferably with audio commentary. Submit videos in .mp4 format. Large files slow down the network traffic and take more time to load and playback; therefore, we ask that you break down longer videos into approximately 5-minute segments. Videos can be uploaded to our public FTP server—contact Managing Editor Deb Reale for that information.
Audio presentations. Audiocasts are also welcome; please email the topic to Editor Lila O’Connor prior to recording.
Author photograph. A recent, color formal headshot (head and shoulders) of each author should be submitted electronically in JPEG format (.jpg) and at least 300 dpi when enlarged to 3”x3” in size.
Disclosure. Upon submission, please include a brief (1- or 2-sentence) disclosure statement addressing affiliations or financial arrangements with any company whose product appears prominently in the manuscript or with any company making a competing product. If no such affiliation or arrangement exists, simply state, “The author reports no affiliation or financial arrangement with any of the companies mentioned in this article or with their competitors.”
Authors will be asked to complete copyright and disclosure forms prior to publication; these will be sent from the OBG MANAGEMENT editorial office.
Authors are also encouraged to submit the following types of articles:
Examining the Evidence. This refers to our reviews of recently published clinical studies to assess their quality and clinical applicability.
We ask ObGyns to provide the “Expert Commentary” and “What this evidence means for practice” portions of these reviews. Taken together, these portions should total between 300 and 500 words and also should clearly state the author’s rationale for taking a given viewpoint.
Letters. Letters commenting on specific articles published in OBG MANAGEMENT are welcome and encouraged. Letters should be no more than 400 words in length. Shorter, more succinct letters are encouraged. Submit your letter via email at OBG@frontlinemedcom.com or click here.
Commentary. From time to time, personal commentary is solicited from experts. Please submit an outline of suggested commentary prior to submission. Click here to contact Editor Lila O'Connor.
For more information on OBG MANAGEMENT author guidelines, click here to contact Editor Lila O'Connor
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