In our third century: outstanding in the field since 1869

The January 2010 issue of the Journal, volume 202, number 1, marked its 90th year of continuous publication and its 141st with a brief hiatus.

During the first 41 years (18691919) of the Journal's existence, its title was the American Journal of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children. Financial difficulties closed that journal's doors after the publication of volume 50.

The need persisted, however, and the interruption was short lived. Renamed the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the Journal was revived, renumbered with volume 1, in 1920 by the C. V. Mosby Company (now Mosby, Inc.), which continues to hold the copyright.

Since 2001, when Reed Elsevier purchased Harcourt, of which Mosby is a part, AJOG's publisher has been Elsevier, Inc.

The publisher, editors, and staff of the Journal are proud to uphold its long tradition of presenting groundbreaking research and clinical observations in all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology.