The Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (JPAG) is coming of age. I think
we're beyond our childhood, continuing our journey through a journal's lifespan. In
previous editorials, I've written about PAG and science, discussed the value of case
reports, and addressed the maturation of the field of pediatric and adolescent gynecology.
Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology: Where's the Science?.
Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology: The Science.
Each year, at the end of the calendar year, I review a report that is termed our
“Accountability” report for the year. Throughout the year, David Newcombe, JPAG's
wonderfully knowledgeable, consistent, and unfailingly dependable Managing Editor,
sends me accountability reports on a weekly basis, allowing me to compare data with
last year and previous years. The data that I review includes not only the number
of submitted manuscripts, but also other data, including the mean time from submission
to first decision, which we try to keep less than 30 days; the number and percentage
of submissions that are rejected as being out of JPAG's scope of focus; and the overall
acceptance rate for manuscripts.