New BJOG Editor-in-Chief announcedPublished on 06/21/12
Professor Khalid Khan is the new Editor-in-Chief of BJOG.
Professor Khan succeeds Professor Philip Steer, who held the post for the last seven years. During this time, BJOG grew internationally through its impact factor, submissions and reach. Its impact factor increased from 2.171 to 3.349, and submissions almost doubled. BJOG now has the highest immediacy index in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology and in 2011 saw just under 80% of its submissions coming from outside of the UK.
Currently Professor Khan is based at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London. His expertise is in clinical obstetrics-gynaecology, patient-oriented health research and medical education. He has published over 250 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
He has a keen research interest in randomised controlled trials, health technology assessment, primary test accuracy evaluation and systematic reviews and meta-analysis.
Professor Khan joined the BJOG Management Committee in 2005 and was a member of the Editorial Board since 1997. He became Editor in 2009.
Commenting on his new role, Professor Khan says:
“I am delighted to be taking on this new exciting role. BJOG is a leading international journal and publishes original, peer-reviewed work in all areas of obstetrics and gynaecology.
“I am looking forward to working with our audience, authors and colleagues at BJOG transforming it into a vehicle for effective dissemination of science for getting research into practice.”
Professor Steer successfully restructured the journal’s editorial board to ensure that there is the required support and expertise and brought in three new Deputy Editors-in-Chief. The team of editors has expanded from 12 to 30, as well as 21 editorial board members. Looking back at the last seven years, Professor Steer, says:
“I have enjoyed being kept at the cutting edge of knowledge by reviewing many of the 20 or so papers that are submitted to us each week. It has been a privilege to lead a team of highly expert editors and referees as we work with authors to help prepare their articles for publication."
Professor Khan will take up his new position with BJOG on 1 September 2012.