It is with a tremendous sense of gratitude that I have been given the opportunity
to assume duties of Editor-in-Chief for Arthroplasty Today (AT) as it begins its sixth
year of publication. It is an honor to serve in this capacity and I have many people
First and foremost, Brian J. McGrory, MD, Editor Emeritus, has been an exemplary mentor
and guide. His selfless service to the journal’s conception and development has been
nothing short of a labor of love and I am humbled to follow in his footsteps. This
issue includes a tribute to his invaluable contributions.
I am also grateful for the editorial board and their dedication to growing and promoting
our mission of publishing a high-quality open-access journal focusing on arthroplasty
of the hip and knee. Brett R. Levine, MD, has taken the reins as Deputy Editor, with
a primary role editing the case reports. Each of our associate editors will lead in
their respective areas of expertise. Thomas J. Blumenfeld, MD, will lead CME; Antonia
F. Chen, MD, MBA, will lead systematic reviews; Stefano A. Bini, MD, will lead digital
orthopaedics; Aaron J. Johnson, MD, will lead periprosthetic fractures; Jonathan R.
Danoff, MD, will lead periprosthetic joint infection; Mark J. Spangehl, MD, will lead
in clinical outcomes; and Bryan D. Springer, MD, is our liaison to AJRR, which publishes
its annual report in AT. Their collective expertise and volunteer service is highly
valued. I also want to extend my appreciation to our editorial board, many of whom
have been with the journal since it started.
Taylor Bowen deserves special mention. As the peer review manager for both Arthroplasty
Today and Journal of Arthroplasty, he is reliable, organized, and a frequent source
of guidance and support that I am immensely grateful to have on our team.
I also want to express my gratitude to John J. Callaghan, MD, and Michael A. Mont,
MD, from the Journal of Arthroplasty for their generous support of our journal and
for their personal mentorship. Thanks in part to their willingness to initiate a process
to encourage transfer submissions to AT, we have seen a significant increase in submissions
over the last few quarters.
I am grateful to our peer reviewers who do an amazing volunteer job of evaluating
manuscripts. Their comments and suggestions ensure that our publication meets the
quality standards our readers deserve.
Of course I am grateful to the readers of AT because our primary mission is to serve
the arthroplasty community by providing timely scientific articles to enhance their
knowledge and understanding.
I would be remiss if I did not mention my gratitude to the AAHKS Board of Directors
and AAHKS staff who have helped enable the launch and continued growth and success
of the journal. Denise Smith Rodd, Michael J. Zarski, JD, and Sigita Wolfe are regular
sources of assistance and direction and without their efforts we would not be able
to function. I am also grateful to Kathey Alexander, our consultant, who has been
a determined champion of our open access format and management of the journal.
Finally, I am grateful to our publisher, Elsevier, in particular Ginny Pittman and
Sara Miller, who have been enormously helpful in transition.
With the start of our sixth year of publication, we have a new vision for the future.
I am pleased to announce that we are starting article-based publication, meaning articles
will be published as soon as the final proofs are approved. The articles will still
be compiled into issues but will have a PMID right away, which is what authors expect
from an open-access publication.
We now offer CME and plan to have 8 additional CME courses online by the end of 2020.
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We are currently indexed in PubMed and are working toward indexing with Clarivate
so that an impact factor can be associated with the journal. It is with great pride
that I am able to report that we are diversifying our editorial board to include members
who represent a wider cross section of the profession.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve.
Respectfully, Gregory J. Golladay, MD, FAOA