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J Assist Reprod Genet. 2017 Jan;34(1):3-5. doi: 10.1007/s10815-016-0857-3. Epub 2016 Dec 21.

2017 in-training initiative of the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics: the JARG Young Investigator Forum.

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New York University Langone Medical Center, NYU Fertility Center, 660 First Avenue, 5th floor, New York, NY, 10016, USA.
Yale Fertility Center, 150 Sargent Drive, Suite 2nd floor, New Haven, CT, 06511, USA.
Center for Human Reproduction, 21 East 69th Street, New York, NY, 10021, USA.


The Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics introduces the JARG Young Investigator Forum, an in-training initiative aimed to expand opportunities for young investigators. The JARG Young Investigator Forum has three primary goals: first, to increase opportunities for trainees and young investigators to contribute as researchers and writers. Trainees will be invited to publish mini-reviews based on their area of research interest/expertise and will have the opportunity to indicate "in-training" when submitting manuscripts as first author Educational research pertaining to reproductive medicine training will be added to the purview of the journal. Second, the Young Investigator Forum will increase opportunities for trainees to serve as journal reviewers and will provide mentorship throughout the peer review process. Third, trainees will have the unique opportunity to gain editorial experience by serving as a "guest editor" of the Young Investigator Forum, overseeing all editorial aspects of their assigned particular issue. Through authorship, peer review, and editorial experience, we seek to nurture the academic skills that are critical to a well-rounded career. The JARG Young Investigator Forum aims to foster career development for a generation of trainees who represent the future of reproductive medicine, and here, we outline the primary goals and objectives of the initiative.


Education; Guest editor; In-training; Peer review; Young Investigator Forum

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