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President's Perspective: Support the Urogynecology Journal


Dear friends and colleagues,


is the premier publication for urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery research, and as our organization’s journal, it is important that we support Urogynecology. I also want to highlight that because of the journal’s name change in 2022, to reflect our specialty’s new name, there will be a decrease in the journal’s impact factor. Here is some information on what occurs after a journal name change,

  • the 1st year after the title change, both titles (original journal name and new) are listed in Journal Citation Reports.
  • In the 2nd year after a journal title change, Journal Citation Reports lists separate impact factors for both titles.
  • In the 3rd year, only the new title (Urogynecology) is listed.

Since we are approaching our 3rd year, I am writing to ask for your support of Urogynecology and to consider submitting your research, especially high-impact studies, to help rebuild its impact factor.


The journal has been working to expand its audience globally and across the health care sphere to include physical therapists and allied health professionals. Urogynecology continues to have partnerships with the following societies: AIUG, ALAPP, EUGA, MIPS; and has formed a new allied health partnership with APTA Pelvic Health.


The journal has launched a new feature called , which captures discussions about technical approaches, surgical decision making, or complication management that take place at the scrub sink. Additionally, the journal is preparing to launch another new category of submission -– Narrative Review. These articles will be written by leaders in our field to provide an expert review/opinion on topics of interest to our readers and researchers. Look out for these exciting features in the upcoming issues of the journal!


We are happy to report that the journal’s initiative for a Peer Reviewer Academy has been a success and is closing out its first year this summer. A 2nd year of the academy with a new pool of participants will kick-off in September.


As members of AUGS, you have the opportunity to help our society, and Dr. Rebecca Rogers, the newly appointed Editor-in-Chief of Urogynecology, achieve the goal of maintaining the quality of submissions and increasing its impact factor over next 1-3 years. We need everyone to serve as ambassadors by promoting the journal and encouraging participation as authors and reviewers.


Let’s all do our part in supporting the journal, promoting engagement, and fostering the journal’s growth and impact.



Jennifer Wu, MD, MPH


AUGS President


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