Academic journal article College Student Affairs Journal

Editorial: A Fresh Look for Important Ideas

Academic journal article College Student Affairs Journal

Editorial: A Fresh Look for Important Ideas

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This issue of The College Student Affairs Journal looks different from previous issues. Readers will immediately notice that a list of articles can be found on the back cover, abstracts appear in the Table of Contents, and additional author information accompanies each article. Importantly, we have moved to continuous pagination. This issue begins on page 105, following the final page of Volume 22, Number 1, which ended on 104. Never again will graduate students (or faculty for that matter) need to worry about using issue numbers in APA-style references for these articles.

Other changes in the journal's format may be less obvious, but we hope they are similarly helpful. Previous issues used text that was justified only on the left margin. This issue is right-justified as well. Previous issues used serif fonts throughout, similar to the typestyle in this paragraph. This issue employs a sans serif font for headings and other text that might be read at a glance. The word editorial above is an example of a sans serif font. This use of different types of fonts for different types of text should help the reader scan for specific information. Perhaps only editors care about font styles and layouts, but we hope that readers will appreciate the ease of reading that comes with these changes.

Of course the true value of any journal is its content, and the appearance of the journal is designed to lead the reader to the articles inside. …

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