Reviews in Urology, the official journal of LUGPA, announces plans to relaunch in late March following a short publishing hiatus. New publisher Specialty Networks will continue the journal’s longstanding focus on cutting-edge urology advances while expanding coverage to feature an even broader range of urological conditions and specialty care concerns.
First launched in 1999, Reviews in Urology is a PubMed-indexed, quarterly journal featuring peer reviews, case studies, thought leader interviews, and insights on emerging trends and research shaping the field of urology today.
“We are very happy to partner with Specialty Networks to relaunch Reviews in Urology,” said Evan Goldfischer, MD, President of LUGPA, the only nonprofit urology trade association in the U.S. “The official journal of LUGPA serves as a crucial platform for our organization to disseminate cutting-edge research, share advancements, and foster academic dialogue within our community.”
“We are honored for our Reviews in Urology publication to be designated as the official journal of LUGPA and further strengthen our partnership and commitment to LUGPA’s mission of preserving and advancing the independent practice of urology,” said Specialty Networks’ CEO, Shailendra Sharma.
The journal’s relaunch issue, Volume 23, Number 1, will be mailed to every U.S.-based urologist on March 30. Journal articles — along with expanded digital content including interviews with physicians, practitioners, and contributors — will also be available on the journal’s website, Reviews in Urology, and its new app set to be launched for both iPhone and Android users in February.
The journal’s newly revamped editorial strategy will continue to focus on news to support private practice urologists, while adding new sections spotlighting trends affecting others within the broader field of urology, including advanced nurse practitioners, clinical health navigators, and practice administrators.
Under the leadership of new editor-in-chief Neal D. Shore, MD, associate editor David M. Albala, MD, and members of the journal’s revamped, representative editorial board, each quarterly issue will include insights on topics such as:
- Men’s and women’s urological health
- Prostate, kidney, and bladder cancer
- The business of urology
- Health policy
- Technology/AI innovations
- Patient navigation
- News for advanced practice providers
- Coding/reimbursement trends
Jeff Arnold of Opt-in Communications, LLC will serve as the journal’s managing editor, working in partnership with Specialty Networks.
Subsequent issues of Reviews in Urology will continue to be mailed free of charge to practicing U.S. urologists. Others can freely access its articles online at Reviews in Urology.
About Specialty Networks: Specialty Networks (SN) (specialtynetworks.com) is an integrated, multi-specialty organization with GPOs, Life Sciences, and Research solutions in urology, gastroenterology, and rheumatology. SN solutions include population health management, patient engagement, clinical research, and workflow automation technologies to achieve Center of Excellence status in Standards of Care, Clinical Research, Practice Operations, and Value-based Care. SN leverages the Power of its Network, represented by almost 11,000 providers, to help independent physician practices, industry, wholesalers/distributors, payers, and policymakers improve patient outcomes.
About LUGPA: LUGPA is the only nonprofit urology trade association in the US. Since its founding in 2008, LUGPA has earned national recognition in the pursuit of its mission to preserve and advance the independent practice of urology while demonstrating quality and value to patients, vendors, third-party payors, legislators and regulatory agencies. The robust resources LUGPA provides help member groups to meet the challenges of independent practice in today's rapidly changing healthcare marketplace. For more information, visit lugpa.org.