Academic journal article Michigan Family Review

Editor's Note: A Message of Thanks

Academic journal article Michigan Family Review

Editor's Note: A Message of Thanks

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Editor's Note: A Message of Thanks

Libby Balter Blume [1]

Michigan Family Review (MFR) is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary publication of MiCFR focused on professional application and scholarly inquiry. The main purpose of the Review is to publish articles and reviews about critical contemporary problems confronting families and those who provide service to them. Articles are intended to be succinct statements of issues, research findings, theoretical ideas, policies, or program recommendations that will be useful in practice. Each issue focuses on a single theme and provides a forum for a wide range of professionals and others interested in strengthening family life. Readers and contributors include educators at many levels in several fields, social service staff, researchers, attorneys, medical and health personnel, clergy, and public policy makers, as well as practitioners in community and citizen-action groups, and family members themselves.

With this issue of Michigan Family Review, we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the journal, and I complete my term as its founding co-editor. I want to thank many individuals for their support of the journal over the past ten years. Since it was begun by a small group of interested members of the Michigan Council on Family Relations (MiCFR) in 1996, the journal has achieved wide distribution as an open-access journal through The University of Michigan Libraries thanks to Maria Bonn, Director of the Scholarly Publishing Office, and the technical assistance of Brian Lee. The journal web page describes our mission, editorial review board, and manuscript submission requirements: http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/mfr/about.html.

The original creative group from MiCFR included myself, Anne Soderman (MSU) who also served a term as co-editor, Linda Dannison (WMU), Jeanne Brown (former MiCFR Executive Director), and Mary Ann Larzelere (former staff member of People's Church in East Lansing where our earliest meetings were held). Founding co-editor Margaret (Peg) Bubolz, Professor Emerita of Family and Child Ecology at Michigan State University, deserves ongoing credit for writing the editorial policies and author guidelines we still use today with only minor modifications for on-line submissions. …

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