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Arthroscopy Journal at 35

      Abstract

      As we commence our 35th year, we acknowledge our team and launch 2 new initiatives: Infographics and Arthroscopy Journal Podcasts.
      In 2019, we introduce and celebrate Volume 35 of Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. At the start of a new year, particularly our milestone 35th, it is tempting to look both forward and back.
      • Brand J.C.
      • Provencher M.T.
      • Rossi M.J.
      • Lubowitz J.H.
      Auld lang syne: A new year brings awards and a new cover.
      However, as our growth and development accelerates,
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      • Brand J.C.
      • Rossi M.J.
      Quality submissions and editorial commentaries require heavy lifting: Journal growth risks information overload.
      having proudly lauded award winning past research,
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      • Rossi M.J.
      • Lubowitz J.H.
      Arthroscopy announces annual awards.
      we turn our gaze unambiguously and explicitly forward.
      Our new Editorial Board pages demand examination. We function as a team, most of the team are volunteers, and all are exemplary with regard to allegiance, aptitude, and artistry. Of particular note, our reliable, organized, accountable, and productive Assistant Managing Editor Deborah VanNoy has most deservedly been promoted to the position and title of Managing Editor.
      Our team of Associate Editors has evolved, and as initiated 1 year ago,
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      • Brand J.C.
      • Rossi M.J.
      Editors’ disclosure of potential conflicts of interest.
      the Associate Editors', Assistant Editors', and Editor-in-Chief’s disclosure of potential conflicts of interest have been updated as supplemental material to this editorial. Our Editorial Board has been expanded in terms of both numbers and rightfully, in listing their names, size of font! (For the record, all of our editors are selected and promoted based exclusively on the quality and timeliness of their reviews). Our Journal Board of Trustees are experienced leaders who provide guidance and advice and protect our editorial freedom. Elsevier, our publisher, is “a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals advance healthcare, open science and improve performance for the benefit of humanity.” Our publisher’s representatives are uniformly concentrated on our journals' educational purpose and are respected and appreciated.
      In terms of education, while our core focus remains the original scientific articles, editorials, editorial commentary, letters, expert opinions, and technical notes with video we publish in Arthroscopy and Arthroscopy Techniques, beginning this month we introduce two new initiatives:
      First, we are excited to publish “Infographics” under the purview of our first Infographic Editor, Jorge Chahla, M.D., Ph.D. Rather than regaling readers with 1,000 words of definition of the new term, readers can simply review the worthy picture in the current issue for elucidation. In 2019, submission of Infographics will be solicited by editorial invitation; in the future, based on feedback and utility, we anticipate expanding infographic and related offerings and broadening our guidelines for submission.
      Second, as also publicized in the current issue, we launch an ambitious program of podcasts under the purview of our first Podcast Editors, Christopher J. Tucker, M.D., and Martin Leland III, M.D. (who also serves as our Technology Associate Editor). For the record, historically Editor-in-Chief Lubowitz did not prefer the podcast medium as a means of either education or entertainment. However, having previewed each of the January podcasts, Jim strongly advocates for Arthroscopy Podcasts as outstanding channels for both. In retrospect, and with apologies to Marshall McLuhan, it’s the message, not the medium. Our readers and subscribers are now invited and encouraged to also become our listeners and podcast subscribers and avail themselves of our lively and absorbing podcasts as they are released. Readers should definitely give Arthroscopy Journal Podcasts a go. Skeptics should be pleasantly surprised; experienced users will not be disappointed.
      Forward we progress in 2019.

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