The first Editorial Board meeting of Gynecology and Pelvic Medicine (GPM), a journal jointly launched by the West China Second University Hospital of Sichuan University (WCSUH-SCU, also known as West China Women’s and Children’s Hospital) and AME Publishing Company was held at WCSUH-SCU on 2nd April, 2019 (Figure 1).
Launched in May, 2018, GPM is an international peer-reviewed, open-access journal covering various aspects in the gynecology and pelvic medicine. To date, an international Editorial Board team of 37 members has been built and special columns “Meet the Professor” and “iMDT Corner” have been set up. Until March 25th, 2019, 20 articles have been published in GPM.
Aiming to summarize the progress of the journal since its launch and discuss plans for 2019, the meeting was attended by Prof. Xiaoyu Niu, Vice President of WCSUH-SCU and Executive Editor-in-Chief of GPM; Mr. Daoyuan Wang, CEO of AME Publishing Company; Ms. Yan Fang from AME Publishing Company and some other Editorial Board members of GPM as well as Science Editors of AME Publishing Company (Figure 2).
During the meeting, Prof. Xiaoyu Niu (Figure 3) gave recognition to the progress of the journal and expressed her high expectation for the future development. Prof. Niu hoped that GPM will make further progress with its own features. Besides, Prof. Niu said in her speech that WCSUH-SCU will work closely with colleagues from AME for the journal in 2019, striving for more international submissions with high quality.
Mr. Daoyuan Wang (Figure 4) is confident about the future development of GPM. “GPM has taken the very first step towards success and has overcome many challenges since its launch,” said Wang. Wang introduced some exciting attempts that had been achieved by the Editorial Office, including setting up the special columns of “Meeting the Professor” and “International Multidisciplinary Team (iMDT) Corner”. “We believe GPM will make a breakthrough in soliciting submissions from experts all around the world in the near future,” Wang added. At last, Wang expressed his hope that with the joint efforts, WCSUH-SCU’s impressive case resources and the rich experience of AME Publishing Company will be fully utilized to promote the steady development of GPM.
Ms. Jiaqi Li (Figure 5), Science Editor of AME Publishing Company gave a presentation sharing the development of GPM in terms of building the Editorial Board Member team, articles published, and special columns. In addition, she reviewed the editorial work had been done by the Editorial Office and highlighted the priority of editorial work in 2019.
At the meeting, some Editorial Board members from WCSUH-SCU said in 2019, they will participate in the iMDT project actively to share more typical case reports of significance from the hospital to the world for further discussion, hoping to make contribution for better treatment of patients.
At the end of the meeting, with the same wish to make GPM an international academic platform for scientists and clinicians worldwide, both sides from the WCSUH-SCU and AME hope to work more closely in 2019 to jointly promote the development of GPM.
Conflicts of Interest: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
Cite this article as: Editorial Office. The first Editorial Board meeting of Gynecology and Pelvic Medicine was successfully held at the West China Second University Hospital of Sichuan University. Gynecol Pelvic Med 2019;2:8.