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Editor’s Annual Report





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Journal of Marital and Family Therapy



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2007–2008 marked a significant change for the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy (JMFT) as we introduced authors and reviewers to Manuscript Central, an online manuscript management system. With the migration to Manuscript One, JMFT moved to a totally online process for the submission, review, and postproduction of our papers and articles.

The move to Manuscript One is also a part of JMFT’s ongoing relationship with Wiley‐Blackwell as the journal’s publisher. We continue to receive excellent support and guidance from the Wiley‐Blackwell marketing and production team, including Margaret Zusky, Associate Publisher; Laura A. Bannon, Assistant Editor; Jon Speilburg and Benjamin Hogan, Production Editors; 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, who 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.

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 Anne Rambo, Jennifer Hodgson, Eric W. MacLeod, Laurie Charlés, Jacqueline Hudak, William Northey, Doug Greenlee, James Hibel, Arthur G. Mones, Thorana S. Nelson, Kevin P. Lyness, and AnnaLynn Schooley.

The staff of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (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.

2007–2008 also saw the continuation of the JMFT Virtual Internship Program (VIP). As part of the VIP interns learn the basics of the scholarly editorial process, including how to conduct blind, peer reviews. The inaugural VIP members were Amy Blanchard (East Carolina University), Holly Cox (Nova Southeastern University), Brian Distelberg (Michigan State University, Narkia Green (Virginia Tech University), Nichole Langley Huff (East Carolina University), Tara Lehan (Florida State University), Bill Oigarden (Barry University), Lisa Platt (Pennsylvania State University), Lindsay Ruddick (Kansas State University), Kami Lyn Schwerdtfeger (Texas Tech University), Rachel Tambling Blyskal (The University of Georgia), Sara Timmon (Michigan State University), and Henry Warnock (Southern Christian University). Marcela Polanco of Nova Southeastern University served as VIP Coordinator.

This year the JMFT staff also worked with AAMFT to help coordinate the journal’s successful continuing education (CE) program. In doing so we coordinated the development of the questions used to examine readers’ comprehension of the articles in JMFT. Many of the article authors contributed their own questions and answers and we supplemented these items with those produced by the members of our VIP. We are also grateful for the assistance of David Ransen and Gary Forrest, who helped us by generating the rest of the questions we needed to satisfy the needs of the CE program.







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