Call for Papers: IUJ Special Collections

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Call for Papers: IUJ Special Collections

The International Urogynecology Journal (IUJ) editorial team is excited to announce a Call for Papers for several forthcoming Special Collections. Authors contributing to Special Collections in the IUJ will enjoy the advantage of spotlighting their research within a dedicated space, enhancing the visibility of research among fellow urogynecologists and specialists. These collections will provide a focused platform for the in-depth exploration of specific topics, fostering a concentrated body of knowledge to advance the urogynecology field. Please note that all submissions will undergo full peer review.  Accepted submissions will also be displayed on the Collections page of the IUJ website as well as appear in a print issue. 

The International Urogynecology Journal (IUJ) is currently seeking submissions for the following Special Collections:

  • Sacrocolpopexy
    We invite submissions for our upcoming special collection dedicated to sacrocolpopexy. Share your original research, clinical experiences, surgical videos, and innovative approaches that advance our understanding of this essential surgical technique for pelvic organ prolapse. This special collection aims to advance the discourse on sacrocolpopexy, drive improved patient outcomes, and ultimately enhance the field of urogynecology.
    Collection Editor: Catherine Ann Matthews, MD

  •  Urogynecological Care for Transgender Individuals
    We invite reviews and original articles addressing the challenges in providing high-quality urogynecological care for transgender individuals. Submissions for this special section will address the evolving landscape of urogynecological care for transgender individuals and explore innovative approaches, clinical outcomes, and patient perspectives. Share your research and insights to advance the field and promote inclusive healthcare practices.
    Collection Editor: Rufus Cartwright

  • The Microbiome, Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs), and Bladder Pain
    We welcome submissions including original research, clinical experiences, and reviews on the intricate interplay between the microbiome, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and bladder pain. Share your latest research and findings to deepen our understanding of these complex relationships and advance treatments in this critical area of urogynecology.
    Collection Editors: Maria Bortolini and Harry Horsley

  • Gynecologic Oncology, Pelvic Floor, and Quality of Life
    We invite submissions to our medical journal exploring the intersection of gynecologic oncology, pelvic floor health, and the enhancement of women's quality of life. Share your research and insights to contribute to a holistic understanding of women's well-being, with a focus on innovative approaches, clinical outcomes, and patient experiences.
    Collection Editors: Tamara Serdinšek and Holly E. Richter

  • Mesh-Related Complications Pain Management 
    Mesh-related complications and effective pain management are of paramount importance in urogynecology as they directly impact the quality of life and well-being of patients. Effective care requires comprehensive research to advance treatment options and improve patient outcomes. We seek contributions to journals that address mesh-related complications and advanced pain management strategies. Share your original research, reviews, and clinical insights to improve patient outcomes and enhance the understanding of effective treatments for this challenging issue.
    Collection Editors: Symphorosa Chan and Jaromír Mašata

 By submitting your work for consideration in these Special Collections, you will have the opportunity to share your expertise with a global audience of urogynecologists, researchers, and healthcare professionals. Your valuable contributions will shape the current discourse in urogynecology and pave the way for future advancements in patient care. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

More information on these collections is available on the IUJ website. Authors can submit their manuscripts here. Please contact the IUJ Editorial Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.