Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Editor's Page

Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Editor's Page

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My two favorite months for writing the Editor's Page are December, when I am able to reflect on the year that has passed, and the month in spring in which I acknowledge the work of the journal's peer reviewers. So many people work behind the scenes to make the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) what it is that I enjoy any opportunity that allows me to publically acknowledge their contributions. This month I honor the journal's peer reviewers by publishing the names and affiliations of those who reviewed manuscripts in 2009. Please take a moment to read these names and affiliations; they represent the most highly respected experts from around the world in the field of visual impairment and blindness who freely offer their time to help shape the literature of the field that is published in JVIB. I am certain that authors submit their work to JVIB because they want access to its 290 peer reviewers. The peer review process, and the reviewers themselves, provide the unique value and ultimately the prestige that comes from being accepted for publication in JVIB. Of this esteemed group, the Peer Reviewers of the Year represent the two individuals who reviewed the highest number of manuscripts in 2009 and whose reviews were extraordinary in quality in terms of the comments and suggestions they included for authors. The 2009 Peer Reviewers of the Year are Sharon Sacks, from the California School for the Blind, and Duncan McGregor, from York Region District School Board, Ontario, Canada. These two individuals have consistently supported JVIB in a variety of ways and it is my pleasure to honor them for their contributions. Congratulations, Sharon and Duncan!

In our continued effort to offer readers of JVIB practical information they can use in their work, this month's issue offers information on many topics of interest to practitioners interleaved with the usual high-quality research that is featured every month in the journal. The issue begins with another installment of Jane Erin's "Practice Perspectives" column. In her introductory essay, Dr. …

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