Tradition indicates that it is that time of the year when we expect to review past events and reflect on future directions. As the JOURNAL OF GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING moves into the 1980s, it marks a milestone of five years of publication. As we look forward to a period of continued growth, there is every reason for optimism and hopeC .
We wish to acknowledge the interest; and contribution that authors; have made to consistantly improve the quality of our publication. The Editorial Board also deserves special appreciation of their services. To our readers who have been lavish in their praise and constructive when there was need to be critical, we extend our thanks and a promise to work toward even greater goals.
The new year will see us meet the long awaited goal of moving from a bimonthly to a monthly publication. This should solve some of our problems related to lack of space for significant articles and features. We will be asking Editorial Board members to share their expertise more often by writing guest editorials. In addition, we will be including a regular monthly book review section.
Your continued support will be needed in the coming months to allow the JOURNAL OF GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING to continue on the road of progress.