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Urogynecology Editor-in-Chief Departure


Dear Colleagues,


I am contacting you today to share that Dr. Linda Brubaker, Urogynecology journal’s Editor-in-Chief, will end her term at the conclusion of this year. Over the past seven years, Dr. Brubaker has led the journal through monumental transitions and many achievements. We are grateful for her exceptional leadership and dedication.


Below, I have included a note from Dr. Brubaker that she would like to share with the urogynecology community.



Catherine Bradley, MD

AUGS President


AUGS will open a call for the open editor position soon. More information will be shared about this role in the coming days.


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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.

I am confident that Urogynecology will continue to be the GOLD STANDARD for urogynecology scholarly communication. Urogynecology will continue to emphasize impactful scientific and – most importantly – our shared mission to improve care for our patients.


As we prepare to welcome a new Urogynecology Editor-in-Chief, please accept my sincere thanks for your support.


With every expectation that our professional paths will cross again,


Linda Brubaker, MD

Editor-in-Chief, Urogynecology


Important Dates

August 21 - Final day to vote in AUGS Election

August 22 - Editor-in-Chief Application opens


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