It was a great thrill to get the word this week that Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery will now officially be indexed in Medline. This is a major accomplishment for the Journal and the Society and the first big step toward our long-term goal of making FPMRS the highest impact journal in the specialty. Credit for this important accomplishment goes to many people but a few deserve specific mention:
Alf Bent and the fantastic FPMRS Editorial Board. We are very fortunate to have such an outstanding team at the helm of the Journal.
Dee Fenner, who as AUGS President initiated and led the charge for the Society to obtain its own journal.
Beth Mueller who chaired the Task Force charged with finding and purchasing the journal. I feel very fortunate to have been able to serve on this task force along with Geoff Cundiff under Beth's leadership.
Matt Jozwiak, our publisher at LWW.
Perhaps most importantly, all of you who served as peer-reviewers or submitted your manuscripts to FPMRS.
Please join me in thanking everyone involved. We should all feel pride in this accomplishment.
We do not yet have final word on how far back articles previously published will be indexed. We are optimistic that indexing will go back to January 2010 when AUGS first took ownership of the journal and the official name of the Journal changed. We will be sure to keep you updated when this decision gets finalized.
I encourage you to submit your best manuscripts to FPMRS which will now enjoy a wider audience of readers interested in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.
More good news: We just got word from the publisher that the National Library of Medicine will be loading all FPMRS articles back to January 2010 in to Medline. Any article published in FPMRS since AUGS officially took the journal over will soon be found in PubMed.