Academic journal article Pre- and Peri-natal Psychology Journal

Editorial

Academic journal article Pre- and Peri-natal Psychology Journal

Editorial

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Putting together each issue of this Journal is always exciting for me because I never know in advance how the final product will turn out. You see, each week I receive a number of submissions. I read each one. Some are quite clearly inappropriate for our Journal and are returned to the author. Others, I am not sure about and these are sent to an assistant editor for further assessment. A large proportion of papers lack an abstract, a summary (there are several of these in this issue) or references. Quite a few require a rewrite. So, at any one time, we have papers floating around in various stages of readiness for publication.

When the deadline for an issue arrives, I pull together all the papers that are print ready. Sometimes, I have more than I need for one issue in which case I have the luxury of being able to choose the best mix. At other times, I barely have enough to fill one issue. In either case when I finish assembling the contents and order them in a manner which can best be described as purely intuitive, I finally get to see the whole Gestalt. Then, and only then can I emit a sigh of relief or even enjoy a moment of happy contentment. …

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