JMIG Editor-in- Chief Report
It is with great pleasure that I submit this editor report of our Journal. The Journal now attracts the highest number of submitted manuscripts in its history. Last year over 1000 original manuscripts were submitted. Our overall acceptance rate is 25% for original research and 9% for case reports. The quality of the manuscripts has also increased dramatically, which has resulted in our highest ever impact factor (see below). We are now the journal with the highest impact factor that focuses on gynecologic surgery. This is a tribute to the authors of the papers and of course our reviewers who improve the quality of the published papers with their critical respectful reviews.
JMIG is over 3.0 for the first time ever. Impact factor is a measure of the frequency that citable articles in a journal are cited on average in a year. It is used to measure the importance or rank of a journal by calculating the times its articles are cited. Detailed reviews do not limit our ability to publish them quickly (see table above). I have included the JMIG top articles downloaded in 2017 from our website (see table below) so you can get an idea what is being read by our members online. I hope it will give you insight into the potential article you may want to write.
Our Journal has many features that make it enjoyable to read. You can read it online and on the JMIG app (now in a new version on iOS and Android!) or you can receive the print version, although the digital versions are more appealing! I want to recognize Dr. Mireille Truong for her outstanding contribution as the Social Media Editor as she has made our Journal far more interactive than any other Journal. I am sure you have all taken part in the JMIG Olympics or participated in the JMIG Journal Club on Twitter. I also want to welcome our new Associate Editor for Oncology, Dr. David Boruta. He replaces Dr. Pedro Ramirez who has gone on to become Editor-in-Chief of an oncology Journal. We wish him well.
I also want to recognize our top editorial board reviewers, Drs. Jason Abbott, Dobie Giles, Charles Miller, Camran Nezhat, and Pamela Soliman. We also recognize the top 10% of our ad hoc reviewers by a personal letter from the Journal. This recognition is typically used for academic promotions.
|Journal Turnaround Time|
|Submission to Reviewer Invitation||4.6 days|
|Days to Complete Review (from Date Invited)||10 days|
|Submission to First Decision||15.7 days|
|Acceptance to Online Publication||6.5 days|
|Acceptance to Hard Copy Publication||19.6 weeks|
|YTD Usage||Article||Author(s)||Publication Date||Volume/Issue|
|1,252||Gynecologic Surgery in the Pediatric and Adolescent Populations: Review of Perioperative and Operative Considerations||James Casey, M.D., Amanda Yunker, D.O., MSCR, Ted Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.||10/31/2016||23/7|
|288||Cesarean Scar Pregnancy: A Systematic Review||Natalia Gonzalez, M.D., Togas Tulandi, M.D., MHCM||6/30/2017||24/5|
|274||Nerve Injuries in Gynecologic Laparoscopy||Osama S., Abdalmageed, M.D., Mohamed A, Bedaiwy, MD., Ph.D., Tommaso Falcone, M.D.||12/31/2016||24/1|
|259||Adenomyosis: A Clinical Review of a Challenging Gynecologic Condition||Jennifer Struble, M.D., Shannon Reid, M.D., Mohamed A. Bedaiwy, M.D., Ph.D.||1/31/2016||23/ 2|
|213||Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Versus Vaginal Hysterectomy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis||Evelien M. Sandberg, M.D., Andries R.H. Twijnstra, M.D., Ph.D., Sara R.C. Driessen, M.D., Frank Willem Jansen, M.D., Ph.D.||1/31/2017||24/2|
|203||The Role of Opportunistic Bilateral Salpingectomy vs Tubal Occlusion or Ligation for Ovarian Cancer Prophylaxis||L. Kirsten Ely, M.D., Mireille Truong, M.D.||2/28/2017||24/3|
|174||Emerging Manifestations of Cesarean Scar Defect in Reproductive-aged Women||Togas Tulandi, M.D., MHCM, Aviad Cohen, M.D.||8/31/2016||23/6|
|167||Role of Fallopian Tubes in the Development of Ovarian Cancer||Camila Corzo, M.D., MSc, Maria D. Iniesta, M.D., Ph.D., Maria Guadalupe Patrono, M.D., Karen H. Lu, M.D., Pedro T. Ramirez, M.D.||1/31/2017||24/2|
|163||The Effect of Salpingectomy on Ovarian Function||Alexander Kotlyar, M.D., Julian Gingold, M.D., Ph.D., Shirley Shue, MS, Tommaso Falcone, M.D.||4/30/2017||24/4|
|153||Urinary Tract Injuries in Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: A Systematic Review||Marisa R. Adelman, M.D., Tyler R. Bardsley, MS, Howard T. Sharp, M.D.||7/1/2014||21/4|