Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Aims & Scope

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

Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (DSJUOG) is owned and managed under the auspices of DSJUOG Press, and Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd is the publisher.

About the Society
About the Publisher

Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd is committed to supporting health, medical and dental research communities across continents. Jaypee Journals, a division of Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers is one of the largest medical publishers in the world and provides high-quality open-access journals that are trustworthy, authoritative, and accessible to researchers. We provide high-quality support at all stages of the publishing cycle so that we can help researchers publish their work. We are the partners of success for researchers through global standard publishing as well as open access. We are the partners of success for researchers through global standard publishing as well as open access.

Publication Frequency

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:

Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 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.

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Under Creative Commons the Authors retain ownership/ copyright of their content. The authors assign exclusive commercial re-use rights of the article to the Publisher. 

All open access articles published are distributed under the terms of the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International Public License as currently displayed at which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, for non-commercial purposes, provided the original work is properly cited. 

Authors have to mandatorily submit the Open Access License Agreement Formwhen submitting the manuscript. 

Articles published under this arrangement are made freely available online upon publication without subscription barriers to access. Users of such published articles are entitled to use, reproduce, disseminate, or display these articles for personal, research and educational use provided that: 

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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 at no cost and with limited restrictions with regards to reuse.  Open access publications are freely and permanently available online to anyone with an internet access. The journal allows unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium (which is non-commercial), provided the article is properly attributed. All the articles are published, without any technical, financial, gender limitations, in an agreed format on the journal website and deposited in archive and indexing databases as applicable to the journal. All articles are assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), thereby making it fully citable and searchable by title, author name(s) and the full text.  

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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Accepted Manuscript

The accepted manuscript (AM) is the peer reviewed version (not the final published version) as accepted for publication by the journal that includes modifications based on reviewers’ suggestions. This version excludes copy editing and type setting changes.  

The journal does not recommend the authors to upload AM to their personal website/ institutional or other non-commercial subject-based repositories. 

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Authors may share the 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 the publisher 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, ICMJE & WAME. Please visit Policy page for more details. 

Advertisement Policy
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Journal Detail

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

Asim Kurjak
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School University of Zagreb, Croatia, and Head of Doctoral Studies, Medical School, University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Bosnia and Herzegovina


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

Executive Editor

Milan Stanojevic
Department of Neonatology, Medical School University of Zagreb, Croatia

Scientific Editor

Toshiyuki Hata
Special Adviser, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Miyake Clinic, 369-8 Ofuku, Minami-ku, Okayama 701-0204, Japan Professor Emeritus, Department of Perinatology and Gynecology, Kagawa University Graduate School of Medicine, 1750-1 Ikenobe, Miki, Kagawa 761-0793, 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

Ritsuko K Pooh
CRIFM Clinical Research Institute of Fetal Medicine PMC, Osaka, Japan

Ivica Zalud
Professor and Chair, Department of OB/GYN and Women’s Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii OB/GYN Department Chief, Hawai’i Pacific Health Medical Group Honolulu, USA

Renato Augusto Moreira de Sa
Department of Maternal and Child), Federal Fluminense University; and Department of Clinical Research, Fernandes Figueira Institute - FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Panagiotis Antsaklis
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Alexandra Maternity Hospital, Medical School University of Athens, Greece

Tuangsit Wataganara
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
Co-Editor (History)

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

Co-Editor (Obstetrics)

Ana Bianchi
Chief of Perinatal Department, Pereira Rossell Hospital, Montevideo, Uruguay

Co-Editor (Invasive diagnostic procedures)

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

Co-Editor (Prenatal diagnosis)

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

Co-Editor (Human reproduction)

Jaideep Malhotra
Department of Reproductive Medicine & Infertility, Managing Director, ART Rainbow IVF, Agra, India

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

Co-Editor (Education)

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

Co-Editor (Gynecology)

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

Co-Editor (Neonatology)

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

Co-Editor (Developing countries)

Narendra Malhotra
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Managing Director, Ujala Cygnus Rainbow Hospital, Agra, India

Co-Editor (Noninvasive prenatal diagnostics)

Carmina Comas
Chief of Obstetric’s Service. Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain. Associated Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Autonomic University of Barcelona

Co-Editor (Twins)

Aris Antsaklis
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School University of Athens, Greece

Co-Editor (Urogynecology)

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

Co-Editor (1st trimester screening)

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

Co-Editor (Functional studies of the fetus)

Lara Spalldi Barisic
Health Center Zadar, Zadar Croatia

Co-Editor (Cognitive functions of fetus)

Miro Jakovljevic
Professor Emeritus, Department of Phychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Co-Editor (Fetal physiology)

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

Co-Editor (Fellowship programs)

Ulrich Honemeyer
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fetal Medicine, King’s College Hospital Dubai; Royal Hospital NMC, Sharjah, UAE

Co-Editor (Fetal behavioural science and 3D/4D ultrasound)

Mohamed Ahmed Mostafa AboEllail
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt

International Editorial Board Member
Abdallah Adra
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

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

Alaa Ebrashy
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Materno-fetal Unit, Kasr El Aini Hospital, Cairo University, Egypt

Aleksandar Ljubic
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, BioCell Hospital, Belgrade, Serbia; Vincula Biotech Group; DIU Libertas, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Alexandra Matias
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Porto University Centro Hospitalar Universitário S. João, Porto, Portugal

Aliyu Labaran Dayyabu
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fetal Medicine Unit, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria

Azen Salim
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rumah Sakit 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
Associate Professor, San Marcos National University, Lima, Peru

Fida Mahmoud Ahmad Thekrallah
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Gordana Adamova
Department of Perinatology, Sante Plus Hospital, Skopje, North Macedonia

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

Hari Kishor Shrestha
Department of Radiology and IVF Centre, Om Hospital & Research Centre Pvt Ltd, Kathmandu, Nepal

Hisham Arab
Program Director, Maternal and Fetal Health Program, Dr. Arab Medical Center, 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
Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Medicine of Tirana, Albania

Taib Delic
Director Polyclinic Agram, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

Syed Amir Gilani
Pro-Rector, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences; Director, Directorate of International Linkages, University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan

Vincenzo D’ Addario
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Bari, Italy

Yaron Zalel
Sackler School of Medicine Tel Aviv University, Israel

Sertaç Esin
Department of Perinatology, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey

Zorancho Petanovski
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, IVF Centre, Re-Medika, Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia; and Faculty of Medical Sciences, Goce Delchev University, Shtip, Republic of North Macedonia

Edin Medjedovic
Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Clinical Center University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; and Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, School of Medicine, Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Managing Editor

Nitesh Barthwal

Secretary of the Journal

Jadranka Cerovec

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