The journal for continuing professional development from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists


With its mixture of high-quality, peer reviewed articles, The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG) is an ideal resource for your continuing professional development in women’s health.

Journal scope

TOG aims to provide all health professionals working within the field of obstetrics and gynaecology with an up-to-date, peer reviewed information resource delivered through a range of current, educational articles.

The RCOG has just completed a review of the aims and scope of TOG. Find out more about the review and the recommendations for the future development of the journal.


TOG is available both in print and online. The print version is sent to Members and Fellows of the RCOG, as well as trainees on the Trainees' Register, providing them with CPD creditable questions. The journal is also relevant to all trainees and health professionals working within the field of obstetrics and gynaecology.


If you're currently unable to access TOG, find out how you can get a subscription, access back issues of TOG or read the subsciption FAQs.

The journal regularly features:

  • Reviews
  • Clinical governance articles
  • Education papers
  • Views and counterviews articles
  • Book reviews
  • Letters
  • CPD creditable questions

Information for authors and reviewers

Find out more about writing and reviewing for TOG. Information and resources are provided on the following topics:

  • Submitting an idea for an article
  • Preparing an article for submission, including instructions for authors and the RCOG style guide
  • TOG’s membership of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
  • Peer review, including guidelines for peer-reviewers

Early view

TOG articles are published online ahead of print. Find out more about early view and how to register for an email alert when new content is published online.

Editorial Board

Find out more about the TOG Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board members, as well as the staff members working on the journal.


Find out who to contact if you have enquiries regarding:

  • Submitting a manuscript
  • Status of a manuscript in review

CPD questions

Complete the TOG CPD questions online.


Advertising in TOG gives you direct access to an international audience of specialists and trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology, in addition to other health professionals with an interest in women’s health.

Contact Liz Day for more information.

Classified advertising in TOG is an excellent way to inform RCOG Fellows, Members and Trainees of upcoming meetings and courses. Information on specifications, rates and copy deadlines can be found in the media pack.

TOG in the media

The RCOG regularly produces press releases regarding TOG articles.

Open access publishing

Find out more about TOG’s open access policy.

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