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Editor’s Annual Report





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Journal of Marital and Family Therapy



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This marks my seventh and final Journal of Marital and Family Therapy (JMFT) Editor’s Report. Dr. Fred Piercy has been appointed the new JMFT editor and know the journal is in great hands with Fred taking the reins. I have had the distinct pleasure of working with him as one of JMFT’s Associate Editors during my two terms as Editor and I look forward to seeing him take the journal to new heights of preeminence.

In addition to the usual activities of managing the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy (JMFT) in 2010–2011, I have also had the honor of working with Dr. Douglas Sprenkle to complete the next edition of the marital and family therapy effectiveness special issue in JMFT. Dr. Sprenkle, as guest editor of the issue, has worked tirelessly in mentoring our authors and providing the final edits for the papers as well as the introductory essay. Together I think we have produced a fine volume of cutting‐edge reviews of MFT research which will appear in the January 2012 issue of JMFT.

The journal continues to prosper due to our positive relationship with Wiley‐Blackwell, our publisher. We continue to receive excellent support and guidance from the Wiley‐Blackwell marketing and production team including Margaret Zusky, Associate Publisher; Benjamin Hogan, Production Editor; Jill Yablonski, Product Manager; Leigh Stroecker, Marketing Manager; and Sean Wagner, PR Specialist.

As journal editor I am quite fortunate to have the collective knowledge and wisdom of my associate editors, Drs. Carmen Knudson‐Martin, Fred Piercy, Mudita Rastogi, Thorana Nelson, and Mark B. White, as well as statistical editor, Colwick Wilson, who all help with the challenging task of reviewing manuscripts and rendering editorial decisions on the rich variety of papers received at the journal. The journal could also not operate as effectively as it does if it were not for the consistently efficient and professional support provided by Kimberly Cronin, our superb Editorial Assistant and her assistant, Thedly Nicolas. One of the responsibilities Kimberly manages is the creation of questions AAMFT uses as a part of the JMFT continuing education program the Association offers. Our thanks and appreciation also goes out to all of the article authors who provided their materials as well as to Kathleen Byrnes, Lauryn Gilliam, Rob Kebbler, Tyon Hall, Harriet E. Kiviat, Elizabeth Martinson, Michelle Manley, Maria Mejia, Sofia Robirosa, and Melanie Smith, who also contributed questions to the program.

Dr. Shelley Green continued in the role of Reviews Editor and worked tirelessly in coordinating the efforts of many reviewers in order to populate the pages of JMFT with outstanding reviews on important works in the field. Dr. Green and I also appreciate all of those who have written book reviews this year including: Andria Botzet, Janet Yeats, Jinhee Lee, Christopher Mehus, Charmaine Borda, Elaine Hatfield, Holli M. Kelly‐Trombley, Anne Rambo and Yulia Watters.

The staff of AAMFT continues to provide the support and assistance the journal needs to be the high quality publication it is. Through their strong leadership and vision we continue to further the mission of JMFT. Executive Director Michael Bowers has been exemplary in his support once again for the journal.







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