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      Gratitude and vision

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      Arthroplasty Today


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          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 to thank. 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. I encourage you to use this resource as part of Maintenance of Certification requirements. It’s cost-effective and efficient and can be taken on any connected device. 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 Editor-in-Chief

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          Arthroplast Today
          Arthroplast Today
          Arthroplasty Today
          03 March 2020
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          Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, VCU Health, Richmond, VA, USA
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