An Editorial Comment
Riffe, Daniel, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
The quality of a peer-reviewed journal depends on the publication of rigorous and rich scholarly work, both original research and commentary. Publication follows submission of work that is itself of high quality and import, of course, but it is also a direct result of the outstanding scholars who provide the detailed reviews that help the editor and associate editors evaluate submitted manuscripts, and that help authors determine how to improve the submitted work as well as future efforts. We are extremely fortunate to rely on the seventy-two members of the Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly Editorial Advisory Board identified on the inside front page of each issue and on the service of other reviewers from throughout the world. During 2007, Quarterly was fortunate to have as associate editors Julie Andsager of the University of Iowa, T.K. Chang of the University of Minnesota, Louisa Ha of Bowling Green State University, Jeffery A. Smith of the University of WisconsinMilwaukee, and the late Michael Salwen of the University of Miami. The editor of the book review section, Patricia A. Curtin of Oregon, has completed her term and is succeeded by Edward "Ted" Pease of Utah State University.
Not counting the editor and the outstanding associate editors, a total of 154 nationally and internationally known scholars participated in the manuscript reviewing process for Quarterly in 2007. The listing that follows is offered to identify our colleagues who have provided reviews during the past year and to afford a chance to express our gratitude. Thank you for your service.
Claes de Vreese
William "Chip" Eveland
Maria "Betsy" Grabe
Douglas Blanks Hindman
Diana Knott Martinelli