President’s Letter

Hillary JonesJournal, President's Letter

Robert J. Havlik, MD

Many in the scholarly publishing community recently recognized Peer Review Week, which is a time to highlight the knowledge, expertise, insight, and tireless dedication of those throughout the world that ensure high-quality scientific publishing.

The Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal (CPCJ) is a crucial asset to ACPA, as its research serves a vital role in contributing toward ACPA’s vision to create a world, through team care, where individuals with oral cleft and craniofacial conditions thrive. The endless hardworking individuals that devote their time to The CPCJ maintain research that remains accurate, innovative, relevant and significant from issue to issue.

I would like to take the opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to Editor-In-Chief Jack Yu, Associate Editor Stephen Conley, numerous section editors, and abundant peer reviewers whose ongoing support and valuable service is critical to the success of The CPCJ, and more importantly, to the field of cleft and craniofacial care. In addition, I am honored by the authors who choose The CPCJ as the vessel to share their instrumental research on oral cleft and other craniofacial conditions.

As we move toward 2018 and complete the transition of the new journal publisher, I am confident we will continue to maintain the high-quality global effort that The CPCJ depends on. A few items to look forward to that will contribute towards the success of The CPCJ in 2018 are the opportunity to have your artwork featured on the cover of The CPCJ during ACPA’s 75th Anniversary Year, the increased page and issue count to help with article turn around time, and the publication of the long-awaited revised “Parameters for Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Cleft Lip/Palate or Other Craniofacial Differences,” which will be included in a CPCJ issue.

Lastly, I hope you will join the efforts in ensuring The CPCJ continues to publish the highest quality scientific information on oral cleft and other craniofacial conditions by volunteering to become a peer reviewer or section editor.