This is the inaugural edition of NeoReviews, an exciting new online section of Pediatrics in Review. The purpose of NeoReviews is to deliver high-quality, up-to-date reviews of important subjects in neonatal-perinatal medicine. These reviews are designed to provide the reader with detailed basic information about a subject as well as discussion and evaluation of current and projected clinical practices. Every month, we will address one important subject in two or three articles by experts in the field. Where appropriate, these articles will be supplemented with case reports, clinical rounds, insights into new technologies, future research directions, and letters and commentaries from readers. The review topics will be selected by the coeditors, Dr Bill Hay and Dr David Stevenson, after careful review by noted experts in neonatal-perinatal medicine who are members of the editorial workgroup. Membership of the workgroup will rotate every few years to assure broad representation and expertise. The members of the editorial workgroup also will assist the coeditors in manuscript review to help produce the best final product for readers.
We are enthusiastic about this project. Like its parent, Pediatrics in Review, NeoReviews quickly should become a leading source of current information and critical evaluation of practice. It should help keep readers fully knowledgeable about important topics in neonatal-perinatal medicine and provide an outstanding means of preparing for board examinations and recertification. Further, it should help residents in training in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine to learn just what the experts in a field know and think about a subject of current importance.
We encourage you, the readers, to let us know what you think of NeoReviews and of each article. We will do our best to modify future editions to meet your needs and to address your recommendations for improvements. An important feature will be our effort, personally and through the assistance of other experts, to address controversial issues that concern you. In fact, in many cases, we will use selected authors to present conflicting points of view about a controversial topic. This should allow you to see the evidence for and against a point of view and to aid in making your own judgement about how to understand an issue or to develop a particular clinical approach.
We look forward to working with all of you on this exciting new journal.
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