Records of the Editorial Board of 'The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist'

Scope and Content

Files maintained by the RCOG Publications Editor relating to meetings of the Editorial Board for 'The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist' journal, including agenda and circulated papers, and related correspondence.

Administrative / Biographical History

The first edition of The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist appeared in July 1999 as a quarterly journal aimed particularly at those participating in continuing medical education (CME, later known as CPD – continuing professional development) programmes. It included multiple-choice questions to be completed and submitted in return for the award of CME / CPD credits. The responsibilities of Editorial Board members were to advise on the commissioning of review articles in their area of specialty; commission and/or construct multiple-choice questions with explanation of answers; edit and subsequently proof-read their commissioned articles; write guest editorials; advise on new scientific, clinical and technical developments, clinical governance, risk management, areas of educational importance and medico-legal matters, and on the potential need for coverage in the journal; and to proof-read complete editions of the journal. The Board held its first meeting in June 1999.

Arrangement

Chronological

Conditions Governing Access

Permission is required from RCOG senior management via the College Archivist for access to College records less than twenty years old.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright of the RCOG. Reproductions are available at the discretion of the College Archivist.

Custodial History

Transferred to the Archive by the RCOG Publications Department between 2005 and 2008.