The end of an era for 'The Red Journal'

de Costa, Caroline (2022) The end of an era for 'The Red Journal'. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 62 (6). pp. 811-812.

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[Extract] This issue of ANZJOG marks the end of an era: this is the last issue of the Journal that will appear as a paper copy. The decision to transition completely to online issues was made in 2021 and announced in the February 2022 paper issue of ANZJOG, which I hope is sufficient notice for our readership. The decision reflects the fact that most reading of ANZJOG articles is now done online, either in individual issues or on EarlyView. There are also considerable financial benefits to the running of the Journal from moving completely online.

The very first issue of ANZJOG, volume one number one, 1(1), published in March of 1961, was a slim publication, and for several years there were only four issues annually. That first venture into a completely Australian and New Zealand journal contained eight original articles and two short editorial comments. There was a predominance of male authors; there was no mention of ethical approval for any research; and the journal was exclusively a paper-based publication. It would be 30 years until details of ethics committee approval would be required from authors by scientific journals, and more than 30 before journals appeared online, firstly in conjunction with paper-based production, and now increasingly online-only.

Item ID: 77251
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1479-828X
Copyright Information: © 2022 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2023 07:34
FoR Codes: 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3215 Reproductive medicine > 321502 Obstetrics and gynaecology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2001 Clinical health > 200199 Clinical health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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