President’s Letter

ACPAACPA News, Journal, President's Letter

Amelia F. Drake, MD

Now is an especially exciting time for The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal (CPCJ) for numerous reasons.

The transition from Allen Press to Sage Publishing was a success and contributed toward a fully responsive redesigned website with new features.

Thank you to all who contributed and made the journal transition a success. Right now, we are compiling names of all the peer reviewers that worked tirelessly on the journal in 2017 and will formally recognize them in the April issue of The CPCJ. Please keep an eye out for these people at ACPA’s 75th Annual Meeting and pay special thanks to them.

We could always use additional help with the journal, especially since manuscript submission has increased during the transition. If you or some you know is interested in providing peer reviews for The CPCJ, sign up here.

The first issue of 2018 mailed last week and includes a copy of the newly revised, “Parameters for Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Cleft Lip/Palate or Other Craniofacial Differences” document, so be sure to read that if you haven’t already.

You will also notice a redesigned journal cover, which will highlight artwork submitted for ACPA’s “My Cleft Journey” art contest for the first few issues in celebration of ACPA’s 75th Anniversary and scientific images representative of the articles published thereafter.

Lastly, if you know someone that is interested in oral cleft and craniofacial research, all CPCJ articles will be open access until March 21, 2018.