Academic journal article The Government Accountants Journal

A Look at Budgeting and a View of History

Academic journal article The Government Accountants Journal

A Look at Budgeting and a View of History

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The Fall 1996 issue marks the end of the first year of the reinvented Government Accountants Journal. It has been quite a year, in which the Association quickly learned that publishing a four-color magazine is an amazingly complicated, yet satisfying, endeavor. On the complicated side, we have had to educate ourselves on the many details that result in the magazine you receive each quarter. We have been very fortunate to rely upon the able guidance of Rochelle Gray and the staff of TGD Communications to steer us through the maze. Rochelle is responsible for the design that gives the Journal its unique look.

Filling a 56-page Journal is the role of the editor and as that job has become more and more about hunting down photographs and researching department items, we have decided to bring in a professional copy editor to ease the burden a bit and so we welcome Elizabeth Sheley to the Journal staff this quarter.

When the new design was unfolded, we expected the surge in advertising interest that has occurred. What we could have never predicted however, was the tidal wave of new articles that we have received in recent months. This renewed interest in publishing in the Journal has been a truly satisfying result of the new format. However, the Journal Editorial Committee has had to somewhat alter its policy regarding the acceptance of unsolicited manuscripts.

Henceforth, an article that successfully completes the review process will be held for publication for up to one year. The Association will reserve the right to publish or not publish the article during that year. Authors will be kept apprised of the status of their article and will be able to remove their article from consideration at any time. Author's Guidelines appear on page 31 to help facilitate the article submission process.

What we do still need on the editorial side is submissions to our departments, including Line Items, Bottom Line On-Line, Balancing the Books and Final Entry. …

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