Records of the RCOG Publications Management Committee

Scope and Content

Records of the RCOG Publications Management Committee, including a volume of signed minutes (1993-1997); meeting papers of the Publications Management Committee and Publications Editorial Committee, memoranda and correspondence (1993-1998), Committee correspondence regarding the Diplomate Journal, and correspondence, contributors' agreements, authors' details and declarations of interest relating to the production of RCOG information pamphlets and publications (1993-2004).

Administrative / Biographical History

The RCOG Publications Management Committee was established in June 1993. Its remit was to be responsible for financial and management decisions relating to publications, including study group proceedings. It was to meet four times per annum, and report to the Finance and Executive Committee. It was serviced by, and oversaw the functions of, the Publications Department.

The main functions of the Committee were

to oversee the financial management of titles published under the imprint of RCOG Press.

to oversee the work of The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Editorial Board and the StratOG Editorial Board.

to receive and approve proposals for new publications to be published under the imprimatur of RCOG Press

to oversee the operation of the RCOG Bookshop.

to receive and approve proposals for new regalia/gifts and to monitor their sales.

to consider new ventures.

From 1992 the Committee oversaw the work of The Diplomate Editorial Board, until publication was suspended in 1999. The Publications Management Committee was disbanded in January 2011.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

Internal transfers from the Deputy College Secretary and the Publications Department.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Reproductions available at the discretion of the College Archivist.

Related Material

Related material at the RCOG can be found at the following references:

RCOG/B16 Records of an earlier Publications Panel, which carried out a similar function between 1986-1988

RCOG/A9 College Bookshop catalogues

RCOG/P1 'RCOG Press publications' 1992-2012

RCOG/P2 'The Yearbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology'

RCOG/P3 Copies of 'The Diplomate'

RCOG/P7 Copies of 'The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist'

RCOG/E4 Records relating to educational courses and conferences, and scientific meetings

RCOG/B26 'The Diplomate' Editorial Board