Dear friends and colleagues,
It is with great gratitude, respect, and inevitable sorrow that I announce my decision to transition out of the role of Editor-in-Chief of the Urogynecology journal at the end of the year. I make this transition with great confidence in the Urogynecology editorial team and editorial board.
It has been a privilege to serve as Editor-in-Chief since 2016. Over the past 7 years, the journal has progressed from a bimonthly publication without an impact factor that was slowly growing its readership and manuscript submissions to a monthly, indexed online publication with a clean, modern design. The recent journal name change to “Urogynecology” aligns with our subspecialty.
With your help and contributions, we have made remarkable progress. The quality and quantity of submissions have increased substantially. The journal has a growing social media presence and a dedicated Social Media Editor. (Thanks to all of you who follow and like!) The international readership of the journal has broadened, and we are grateful for our affiliate partnerships with the European Urogynaecological Association (EUGA), Italian Association of Urogynecology (AIUG), Latin American Pelvic Floor Association (ALAPP), and Mediterranean Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Society (MIPS). The editorial team is looking forward to training the first cohort of Early Career Peer Reviewers in the newly established Academy (starting September 2023). Also, the journal will be launching a new feature “At the Scrub Sink” in January 2024 providing practical surgical pearls from experienced clinicians. It has been our goal to make the journal more thought provoking, clinically relevant and forward looking, and I believe we are well on our way.