About the Journal
Atena Journal of Urology is an online-only, open access journal. This journal is committed to publishing high-quality research articles that contribute to advancing urology worldwide. The editors-in-chief of the journal are responsible for the application of the editorial policy and management.
This journal has a continuous publishing model. One volume is published every year and the papers are added to the current volume immediately after acceptance (maximum time from acceptance to publication: one week).
The journal is indexed/abstracted in: Google Scholar
Mission Statement: We aim to improve the health and quality of life of people with urological conditions, through innovation, education, research guidance and promotion.
Vision: To provide an integrated multi-platform for publication of research and educational material, for discussion of current ideas in urology and for patients‘ engagement and education. We aim to be the number one urology platform for patient centered peer-reviewed publications of written, audio and video materials.
Why another urology journal?
We aim to create an urology journal that has the patient in the centre. We aim to listen to our patients. We want to empower them to define the “questions” they want to be answered or the problem that they want to be sorted out. There is a different question and answer or solution when asking different stakeholders: healthcare providers, doctors, trainees, and patients. We want to answer the problems defined by the patients with validated research methods and solutions designed by experts. The answer to the question might be a systematic review of the literature or it might require to design a randomised controlled trial to offer solution to an existing problem. We would provide value by helping patients define the question or the problem, by facilitating to put together a network of medical experts with patient groups, charities and other funding organisations to design and run the clinical trial, to publish and promote the information in a patient friendly way.
We aim to be super patient focused to define the problems that our patients want sorted out or the questions they want answered.
We live in a digital era with multiple platforms, where patient can be empowered to be active and engaged to make the change. The patients can help at every stage of the process, process that is supervised, facilitated and accomplished by medical and research experts. We aim to be number one urology platform for patient centred peer-reviewed publications of written, audio and video materials so that we can accomplish our mission to improve the health and quality of life of people with urological conditions.