You will find mailed with this issue of ENTtoday a collection of clinically relevant articles published in The Laryngoscope during 2012. The featured articles come from seven of the nine content areas regularly covered by the journal, and are representative of the scope of our content.
Every year, The Laryngoscope receives more than 2,000 new submissions from all over the world covering the broad spectrum of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery, including topics ranging from clinical medicine to basic science research. It is the daunting task of the Editorial Board and reviewers to select the best and most relevant content for our readership, and we are able to publish almost 500 articles annually, which cover the spectrum of the specialty. In addition to these original articles and the Triological Society Candidate Theses (many of which are or become classics), several sections of the journal are developed specifically for the clinician in practice:
- “How I Do It” articles report innovative approaches to clinical problems.
- “Contemporary Reviews” address controversial and topical issues, summarizing the best evidence and the state of the art in contemporary treatment.
- “Triological Society Best Practices” are designed specifically for the busy clinician and provide concise evidence-based reviews that answer a pertinent focused clinical question.
The Laryngoscope has always been and continues to be a highly read print journal, and the number of citations per article (measured by the Impact Factor) is the highest of all general otolaryngology journals. As more physicians have adopted online reading, we are now offering the journal as an online-only subscription. This discounted online subscription includes the full content of each issue of the journal—including its 100+ year archive—and the ability to sort the content by your area(s) of interest. I encourage you to browse the journal online at laryngoscope.com.
As Editor-in-Chief, my goal is for The Laryngoscope to be a useful forum for all otolaryngologists, addressing issues pertinent to contemporary practice, summarizing the best evidence in a manner useful to the practicing clinician, and publishing the best research and latest advances in treatment and technology. Again, please enjoy this abridged issue of The Laryngoscope, complements of The Triological Society and its publisher, John Wiley & Sons.