In an effort to increase publications of high-quality scholarly work from the SMFM meeting, the SMFM is collaborating with the American Journal of Perinatology (AJP) which has agreed to expedite review and decision of manuscripts not accepted by American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG).  

AJP has agreed to perform a review of these manuscripts and make a review decision within 7 days of submission. You can submit your manuscript electronically by clicking on

In order to facilitate the review process, AJP has agreed to consider the reviews you received from AJOG, rather than send the manuscript through another round of reviews. If you so choose, please include the AJOG reviewers' comments in your submission letter, along with your responses to the comments. In addition, please upload a tracked-changes and a clean version of the manuscript. Please keep in mind that while the AJP website will not allow you to submit it as a revised manuscript, but rather as a new manuscript, the editors will consider it as an already peer-reviewed manuscript.

If you prefer, you may submit it without the AJOG reviews. In that case, the AJP editors will send your manuscript for peer-review. It will still be expedited, but may take longer than the former process. For both submission types, please identify in your letter that this was a SMFM presentation.

Please keep in mind that there is no guarantee that the manuscript will be accepted in AJP. The decision will be based on the quality of the manuscript, the reviews from AJOG or AJP, and your response to the reviews if applicable.

Thank you for supporting the SMFM annual meeting. We appreciate the effort that goes into every study, presentation, and manuscript. For this reason, the SMFM Program Committee continues to find ways to publish the work presented at the annual meeting. We hope that you take advantage of this great opportunity.

Please feel free to contact the OB editor-in-chief for AJP, Dr. George Saade (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have any questions.

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Due to the high volume of submissions, we have raised the bar of excellence for acceptance of videos. Each video must include the following categories:


  1. Quality of the video production (picture and sound quality, editing quality) must be of high-definition 2D video (not accepting 3D videos)
  2. Quality of the video content must have demonstration of technical mastery, operative techniques and nuances.


Each video MUST also include the following elements:

  • Title page of video with authors and institution
  • Brief history
  • Preoperative Imaging
  • Brief statement on indication and approach selection (why the approach was chosen)
  • Patient positioning
  • Surgical approach and exposure of the existing pathology/lesion
  • Treatment (resection) of the targeted pathology/lesion
  • Closure/reconstruction techniques
  • Postoperative imaging
  • Brief statement of postoperative course

Videos should also include additional components to enhance the video to increase overall score:

  • Subtitle Headings labeling each important step/stage of the operation
  • Labeling of intraoperative anatomic structures to help orient the viewer
  • Accompanied anatomical dissections and/or drawings (i.e. Rhoton Collection) to help orient anatomy to the viewer
  • Smooth, scripted narration, without static or background noise, good volume, lack of long pauses
  • Clear high definition video picture quality (surgery is in focus, and centered)


Ultimately, the quality of video content will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Does the video demonstrate technical mastery?
  • Does this video provide useful techniques and nuances for the viewers?
  • Will this video serve as a useful guide (surgical atlas) for those preparing surgery for a similar case?
  • Does this video introduce any novel concept, strategy, or technique?

Skull Base: Operative Videos is a video journal supplement to Journal of Neurological Surgery Part B: Skull Base, with each issue devoted to a topic of focus, covering a broad range of operative techniques in skull base surgery for a variety of skull base pathologies. The video submissions can include original content as well as nuances of technique ("How I Do It"). Accepted video articles will be cited on PubMed and appear in a separate printed supplement as one page abstracts. This channel enables our global readership to have quick access to a growing archive of high-quality video references for the seasoned and in-training skull base surgeon.

Inquiries for submissions should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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