ACPA Spreads Research Through The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal

ACPAACPA News, President's Letter


The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal is an excellent resource for professionals in the ACPA community, providing professionals with the latest basic science and clinical research of cleft and craniofacial anomalies. I am pleased to announce that the journal is having more impact than ever before. The 2018 Impact Factor for the CPCJ has been released and CPCJ achieved its highest impact factor to date­–a factor of 1.471. Impact factor is the average number of times articles from the journal published in the past two years have been cited in the year.

Congratulations to Editor Jack Yu, Associate Editor Stephen Conley, members of the editorial board, reviewers, and all who contributed in the past year for setting a record factor for the journal. A special thanks to SAGE Publications, the publisher of the journal, for assisting us as we increase CPCJ’s impact. This remarkable accomplishment is an acknowledgment of our combined community efforts.

Jack Yu, DMD, MD MS ED, has led the journal since 2011.  I would like to thank Jack for leading the journal through ACPA’s transition in leadership and the publisher transition.  Through it all, his dedication to both ACPA and the research published in the journal has been first-class.  After Jack decided his time as an editor was coming to an end, ACPA conducted a search for the 12th editor of the journal.

I am pleased to announce that the ACPA Board of Directors selected Jamie Perry, PhD. to be the editor of the journal starting in 2019. Jamie is a speech and language pathologist, and speech scientist, as well as Associate Professor and current chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. We are fortunate to have her lead CPCJ into its next chapter, and we are pleased to have found a qualified, energetic and respected leader for such an important role. Read the press release.

Thank you to all who make the journal such an incredible resource for our community, ultimately resulting in the best care for the patients we serve. Here’s to another record-setting year!