Endometriosis growing in importance!


J Endometr Pelvic Pain Disord 2017; 9(1): 1 - 1

Article Type: EDITORIAL



Mauricio S. Abrão

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Endometriosis is receiving more and more attention from gynaecologists, surgeons, basic researchers, and other specialists all over the world resulting in an increasing number of publications. Looking at articles published in PubMed, there has been a 20% increase in the number of manuscripts published in the last three years (2014-2016) with the word “endometriosis” in the title compared to the previous three years (2011-2013). For sure, we are seeing the impact of these new findings on our daily practice, changing the outcome for the benefit of our patients.

JEPPD aims to be an important source of high-quality information relevant to our readers. In 2016 we widened our Editorial Board, introduced new sections in the Journal such as Outstanding images and Video articles. We had a 35% increase in the number of articles from world renowned experts, a 49% increase in the number of unique visitors to our website and a 43% increase in page views. In addition to these achievements, we accomplished our goal of being accepted into the Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index. We intend to continue to build upon these efforts in 2017.

JEPPD can achieve its mission only with the valuable contribution from its reviewers, Editorial Board members and special editors. Our enormous appreciation is offered to them. The Journal also relies heavily on the commitment of its Associate Editors – Drs. Francisco Carmona, Fernando Reis and Sun-Wei Guo and, for the last year, Togas Tulandi. Their collective input has allowed JEPPD to grow exponentially. We thank and bid farewell to our Associate Editor, Dr. Togas Tulandi, who leaves JEPPD to take on the position of Editor in Chief of the Journal of Obstetrics and GynaecologyCanada. Thank you for your support in 2016 Togas! We welcome as new Associate Editor, Dr. Anthony A. Luciano, whose expertise in the endometriosis and minimally invasive surgery field is well recognised all over the world. Thank you for accepting our invitation, Tony!

What a year 2017 will be for endometriosis! The SEUD – Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders is preparing the 3rd Congress in Singapore (6-8 April); there will be the World Congress of Endometriosis in Vancouver (17-20 May); in July (17-20) the Global Endometriosis Summit will be held in Iceland, and Congress Endometriosis 2017 – from Diagnosis to Medical and Surgical Management is being organised for September. The worldwide endometriosis community has much to look forward to, and we will make sure that some of the best research in the field will be captured within the pages of JEPPD.

Finally, it is a great honour and privilege for me to serve as Editor in Chief of JEPPD. Together, with this Editorial Board of leading experts in the field, we will strive to make JEPPD the reference journal in the field of endometriosis for years to come.

Thank you all for your support to JEPPD!



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