Aims and Scope

International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research and review articles in all areas of obstetrics and gynecology. 

The aim of the journal is to publish high profile articles dealing with the health of the female reproductive systems (vagina, uterus, ovaries) and breasts as well as pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Specifically, the journal considers manuscripts concerned with the following issues:

  • Cancer and pre-cancerous diseases of the reproductive organs including ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, vagina, and vulva
  • Incontinence of urine
  • Neonatal infection
  • Pain management during childbirth
  • Diabetes mellitus and pregnancy
  • Medical or surgical therapies
  • Amenorrhoea (absent menstrual periods)
  • Dysmenorrhoea (painful menstrual periods)
  • Infertility
  • Veterinary obstetrics
  • Prenatal care and Postnatal care
  • Complications and emergencies
  • Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual periods); a common indication for hysterectomy
  • Prolapse of pelvic organs
  • Infections of the vagina (vaginitis), cervix and uterus (including fungal, bacterial, viral, and protozoal)
  • UTI and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Other vaginal diseases
  • Dilation and curettage (removal of the uterine contents for various reasons, including completing a partial miscarriage and diagnostic sampling for dysfunctional uterine bleeding refractive to medical therapy)
  • Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus)
  • Oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries)
  • Tubal ligation (a type of permanent sterilization)
  • Hysteroscopy (inspection of the uterine cavity)
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy – used to diagnose and treat sources of pelvic and abdominal pain; perhaps most famously used to provide a definitive diagnosis of endometriosis.
  • Exploratory laparotomy – may be used to investigate the level of progression of benign or malignant disease, or to assess and repair damage to the pelvic organs.
  • Various surgical treatments for urinary incontinence, including cystoscopy and sub-urethral slings.
  • Surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, including correction of cystocele and rectocele.
  • Appendectomy – often performed to remove site of painful endometriosis implantation or prophylactically (against future acute appendicitis) at the time of hysterectomy or Caesarean section. May also be performed as part of a staging operation for ovarian cancer.
  • Cervical Excision Procedures (including cryosurgery) – removal of the surface of the cervix containing pre-cancerous cells which have been previously identified on Pap smear.
  • Maternal-fetal medicine:
  • Perinatology
  • Reproductive endocrinology and infertility
  • Gynecological oncology
  • Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery
  • Female urology
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • Family planning
  • Pediatric and adolescent gynecology
  • Menopausal and geriatric gynecology