As a member of CEC/DCCD for more than 20 years, I have seen the journal now titled Communication Disorders Quarterly (CDQ) grow and change with the changing needs of the readers and the supporting organization. The contents of the journal represent a breadth of viewpoints and professional interests. It is currently a highly respected source of professional information. The alliance between DCCD (now the Division for Communicative Disabilities and Deafness [DCDD]) and PRO-ED, and the quality work of Dr. Alejandro Brice as editor, have enhanced the value of this resource. The close working relationship between DCDD and PRO-ED has been a productive and successful collaboration. As the newly appointed editor, I face an exciting challenge--the prospect of further enhancement as the journal continues to evolve. My goals for the journal are as follows:
* to publish manuscripts from a diverse representation of authors;
* to solicit guest editors to assist in production of issues targeting special topics of interest to the profession;
* to solicit editorial partnerships between those in academe and those practitioners who typically do not submit publications (including students);
* to include international representation in publications;
* to diversify the format of the journal by developing a "clinical forum" that would encourage "discussion/debate" among authors; and
* to explore and institute further diversification of the format, including short reviews of books, clinical feedback on assessment or intervention tools, and reactions to current policy decisions/ actions.
Overall, the intent is to build on the solid foundations already established for the journal by increasing awareness and participation among professionals in deaf education, speech--language pathology in all segments of the field, special education, …