Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

by Asim Kurjak

Aims & Scope

The Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (DSJUOG) publishes quality review articles covering all aspects of ultrasound as it impacts diagnosis and management in the field. As the technology and its applications are constantly improving, there is a need for lifelong learning for all sonologists so that they can optimize their care for gynecologic, maternal and fetal patients on an ongoing basis. The Ian Donald Inter-University School of Medical Ultrasound with its 50 active member nations is proud to support the DSJUOG and provide continuing medical education to sonologists throughout the world.

Ownership and Management

The Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (DSJUOG) is owned and managed under the auspices of DSJUOG Press, JAYPEE being the publisher.

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts undergo a Double-blinded review process. It is ensured that the reviewers are unaware of the names of the authors or the institutes where the research is conducted. The article once submitted will undergo a thorough plagiarism check and an initial check is conducted to ensure that all author instructions are complied with and the guidelines for submission are followed. The manuscript may be returned to the author for corrections, if required to conform to the journal instructions. Once, the article is confirmed, it will undergo editorial review within 1 week. Following this it will then be sent for peer review, which takes 6-8 weeks and the authors will receive the mail from the Editor stating the final decision of the manuscript.

Managing editor who runs the first level of material check processes the manuscript for all components and approves for moving to the next level. On the next level it is checked for suitability for the core readers of DSJUOG journal by the Editor-in-Chief. Once found suitable, it is assigned to one of the Associate Editors on the editorial board. If the language and the grammar are incorrect, it will be sent first to the Scientific Language editor, who may suggest changes. If this happens, the manuscript will be sent back to the author for corrections and resubmission. Manuscripts not found suitable will not be sent out for review and will be immediately rejected, and authors informed. For articles describing original research in humans and animals, a letter of approval from the Institutional Ethics Committee must accompany these manuscripts or a letter stating that the Institutional Review Board had waived the need for informed consent. 

All research shall be conducted as per the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects. (modified in 1983 - see The research must adhere to the 5 principles of ethics of research: informed consent, voluntary participation, privacy and confidentiality, justice, and beneficence, and right to review.

Publication Frequency

The Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (DSJUOG) publishes Quarterly issues focussing on all aspects of ultrasound as it impacts diagnosis and management in the field.

Digital Preservation / Archiving:

DSJUOG provides for long-term digital preservation through PORTICO

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

Indexing and Abstracting

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:

ProQuest, Embase, Scopus, EBSCO, Genamics Journal Seek, Ulrich, HINARI, J-Gate, Google Scholar, OAJI, SJR, MIAR, DRJI, I2OR, Microsoft Academic, Infobase, PORTICO


The authors hold the copyright of all the editorial content published in this journal from now. All material can be used in part and full for non-commercial output after providing appropriate attribution to the original content of the journal and a link to the licence (CC-BY-NC 4.0). It is mandatory for authors to submit the manuscript along with Commercial Rights Transfer Form.


All open access articles published in DSJUOG are distributed under the terms of the CC-BY-NC 4.0 license (Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International License) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, for non-commercial purposes, provided the original work is properly cited. Under Creative Commons, authors retain copyright in their articles.

Open Access Policy

A comprehensive outlook on open access policy that we follow:

Open access refers to the practice of making peer-reviewed scholarly research and literature freely available online to anyone interested in reading it without any restriction. This Open access publications are freely and permanently available online to anyone with an internet access. Unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium (which is non-commercial) is permitted, provided the author/editor is properly attributed. All the periodicals are deposited immediately upon publication, without any technical, financial, gender limitations, in an agreed format on the journal website as well as archiving and indexing databases as applicable to a journal. All articles are self-archiving, with world-wide access through DOI (Digital Object Identifier) - standardized by the International Organization for Standardization, provided for individual article published.

We are fully archived on PORTICO.

Why open access publishing?

Restricted access to scientific research and advancements through subscription pay wall hinders communication within the scientific community. Moreover, restricted access can also hinder the education and dissemination of scientific knowledge to the aspiring younger generations who are keen to pursue a career in science. Increased productivity and development of science can only be achieved by diffusing knowledge and providing the facilities for creating permanent repositories such as Open Access.

The use of a Creative Commons 4.0 License (CC-BY-NC 4.0) enables user/reader/peer to use the content with clear permission in a way that it can be reused and redistributed as long as the article source is appropriately given credit for non-commercial purpose.

Self-Archiving Policy for Authors

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Policies and embargo periods may vary from Journal to Journal. Unless otherwise stated on the Journal website author instructions page.

Authors may self-archive versions of their work on their own webpages, on institutional webpages, and in other repositories.

Abstract and Citation information

Authors may reuse the Abstract and how to cite information (e.g. Title, Author name, Publication dates) of their article anywhere at any time including social media such as Facebook, blogs and Twitter, providing a proper acknowledgment is offered and wherever possible a link including the DOI number is included linking back to the article on the Journal/JAYPEE JOURNALS website. This is available in how to cite information on the article online.

Submitted Version

Submitted version (SV) is recognized as the un-refereed author version of an article completed before submission for submission to a journal. This is often referred to as the “preprint” version. The author accepts full responsibility for the article, and the content and layout is set out by the author.

Authors may not make their for-submission version available anywhere at any time. This inhibits posting on their own personal websites, institutional or non-commercial subject based repositories, commercial platforms websites or repositories, and or social media.

Accepted Manuscript

The accepted manuscript (AM) is the final draft author manuscript, as accepted for publication by a journal, including modifications based on referees’ suggestions, it is excluding copy editing and type setting and is often referred to as post-print version. JAYPEE JOURNALS carries this version on ready for production tab.

  • Immediately upload their AM to their own personal webpage (excluding commercial websites and repositories)
  • Immediately upload their AM to their institutional or other non-commercial subject based repositories on the provision that it is not made publicly available until after the specified embargo period (as may be applicable)

In the journals where embargo period is applicable the authors after the completion of the embargo period may:

  • Upload their AM to institutional repository or other non-commercial repositories and make it publicly available.
  • Accepted Manuscripts may not be uploaded or shared on commercial websites or repositories, unless the website or repository has signed a licensing agreement with JAYPEE JOURNALS permitting such uploading or sharing.

Embargo periods

Some of the JAYPEE JOURNALS may have Embargo periods however, this isn't applicable to DSJUOG.

When uploading an accepted manuscript to a repository, authors should include the following acknowledgment as well as a link to the accepted version. This will connect the published version to the AM version in the repository and help ensure that the article is cited correctly.

This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in [insert journal title] following peer review. This accepted Version [insert complete citation information here] is available online at: xxxxxxx [insert URL and DOI of the article on the Journal website].

Published Version

Published Version (PV) is defined here as the final typeset and edited version of the journal article that has been made available by JAYPEE JOURNALS on the respective journal website by formally and exclusively putting the article either in ‘online first’ or releasing it as a part of the complete issue of that journal.

The PV as it appears in the journal following copyediting and proof correction may not be deposited by authors in institutional repositories or posted to third party websites and made publicly available unless the article is published on an Open Access model licence (CC-BY-NC 4.0) that allows for such posting. Authors may share their PV with private groups within their institution or through private groups on non-commercial repositories that are signatories to the STM Voluntary principles for article sharing on Scholarly Collaboration Networks (SCN). The PV may not be uploaded or shared on commercial websites or repositories unless the website or repository has signed an agreement with JAYPEE JOURNALS permitting such uploading or sharing.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

This Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement is based on the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors as per Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011, ICMJE & WAME. Please visit Policy page for greater details.

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Journal Detail

    ISSN 0973-614X
    Speciality Obstetrics and Gynecology, Radiology, Ultrasound
    DOI 10.5005/jp-journals-10009

Asim Kurjak
Medical School University of Zagreb, Croatia, and University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Mr. Frank A. Chervenak
Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Lenox Hill Hospital
New York, USA

Executive Editor

Milan Stanojevic
Medical School University of Zagreb, Croatia

Scientific Editor

Toshiyuki Hata
Kagawa University Graduate School of Medicine, Ikenobe, Miki, Kagawa, Japan

Sanja Kupesic Plavsic
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, El Paso, Texas, USA

Tuangsit Wataganara
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

Ivica Zalud
Department of OB/GYN and Women’s Health
John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA

Renato Augusto Moreira de Sa
Federal Fluminense University and Fernandes Figueira Institute (FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Panagiotis Antsaklis
Alexandra Maternity Hospital, Medical School University of Athens, Greece

Ritsuko K K Pooh
CRIFM Clinical Research Institute of Fetal Medicine PMC, Osaka, Japan
Jaideep Malhotra
Managing Director
ART Rainbow IVF, Agra (India)

Kazuo Maeda
Honorary Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tottori University Medical School, Yonago (Japan)

Giovanni Monni
Obstetrics and Gynecology Department
Prenatal and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, Fetal Therapy, Microcitemico and Pediatric Hospital “A. Cao”, Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy)

Eberhard Merz
Frankfurt, Germany

Miroslaw Wielgos
1st Chair and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

Carmina Comas Gabriel
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain

Ashok Khurana
The Ultrasound Lab, Urogynecology, New Delhi, India

Waldo Sepulveda
FETALMED—Maternal-Fetal Diagnostic Center, Santiago, Chile

Ana Bianchi
Perinatal Department
Pereira Rossell Hospital, Montevideo (Uruguay)

Zoltan Papp
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Semmelweis University, and Private Maternity Department of Obstetrics, Clinical Genetics and Gynecology, Budapest, Hungary

Radu Vladareanu
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, ELIAS University Emergency Hospital, Bucharest (Romania)

Aris Antsaklis
Medical School University of Athens, Greece

Lara Spalldi Barisic
Health Center Zadar, Zadar Croatia

Marina Degtyareva
Department of Neonatology
Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow, Russia

Ulrich Honemeyer
Al Zahra Hospital NMC, Sharjah, UAE

Erden Radončić
Repromed, Polyclinic for gynecology and reproductive medicine, Human reproduction, Zagreb, Croatia

Miro Jakovljevic
Department of Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine
University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Aida Salihagic Kadic
Department of Physiology
University of Zagreb Medical School, Croatia

Mohamed AM AboEllail
Fetal behavioral science and 3D/4D ultrasound, Egypt
Editorial Board
Abdallah Adra
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Abdal-Latif Ashmaig Khalifa
The National Ribat University, Khartoum, Sudan

Alaa Ebrashy
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kasr Al Aini Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt

Aleksandar Ljubic
MediGroup Private Healthcare System, Belgrade, Serbia

Alexandra Matias
Porto University Centro Hospitalar Universitário S. João, Porto, Portugal

Aliyu Labaran Dayyabu
Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria

Azen Salim
Pondok Indah Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia

Cihat Sen
Cerrahpasa Medical School, University of Istanbul, and Perinatal Medicine Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey

Elsa Viora
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Ultrasound and Prenatal Diagnosis
S. Anna Hospital, Turin, Italy

Erasmo Huertas Tacchino
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
San Marcos National University, Lima, Peru

Gordana Adamova
Sante Plus Hospital, Skopje, North Macedonia

Gwang Jun Kim
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chung-Ang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Hari Shrestha
OM Hospital and Research Centre P.Ltd. Chabanil, Kathmandu, Nepal

Hisham Ahmad Arab
Women and Fetal Program, DHAC, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jure Knez
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University Medical Centre Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia

Liliana Voto
School of Medicine, Buenos Aires University, Buenos, Aires, Argentina

Mohamed S Elmahaishi
Lamis IVF Center, Misurata, Libya

Nelson Aguilar
Maternal-fetal Medicine Unit – Clinica Chicamocha, Bucaramanga, Colombia

Orion Gliozheni
Department of Obstetrics and gynecology
University of Medicine of Tirana, Albania

Taib Delic
Polyclinic Sunce Agram, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Junichi Hasegawa
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan

Fida Mahmoud Ahmad Thekrallah
Gynaecology Department
Medical College, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Syed Amir Gilani
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan

Vincenzo D’ Addario
University of Bari, Italy

Yaron Zalel
Sackler School of Medicine Tel Aviv University, Israel

Sertaç Esin
Department of Perinatology
Medical Faculty, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey
Managing Editor

Nitesh Barthwal

Secretary of the Journal

Jadranka Cerovec

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