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39 Fam. Ct. Rev. 3 (2001)

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EDITORIAL NOTES


   This first issue of Volume 39 in the second year of the new millennium is particularly
important for a number of reasons. Changes have been adopted in the format of the Review,
the Editorial Board, the student editorial staff, and editorial policies that readers should be
aware of. In addition, this issue contains important substantive articles and material. My edi-
torial notes are thus a bit longer than usual. I hope that readers will bear with me.


                              FORMAT CHANGES

NAME   CHANGE

   The Review has long been known as the Family and Conciliation Courts Review. This
name was in keeping with the name of its sponsoring organization, the Association of Family
and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). As you may know already, AFCC has changed its name
from Association of Family and Conciliation Courts to AFCC, an association of family,
court and community professionals. Dropping the word conciliation from AFCC's name
required that the Review change its name too.
   After much deliberation and many suggestions, we have decided to change the name of
the Review to Family Court Review. To ensure that the interdisciplinary emphasis of the
Review continues to be a central part of its identity, a subtitle follows the formal title-An
Interdisciplinary Journal. The resulting name is thus as appears on the cover.

SIZE AND  COVER   CHANGE

   In consultation with Sage, we also decided to increase the size of the Review from 8 ,
inches by 5 Y inches to 10 inches by 7 inches. The larger size is more in keeping with other
journals. It will enable more articles to be published, and the articles will be easier to read.
   Because of the name change and the increased size, the Review's cover has been rede-
signed. The previous cover design was generally well received. We tried to preserve as much
of it as possible in the larger format.


                    EDITORIAL BOARD REORGANIZATION

   Up until this year, editorial board members were appointed by the editor and served no
fixed terms. This arrangement has been reexamined in light of the ongoing reorganization of
the AFCC  board.
   The editorial board, Sage, AFCC, the student staff, and I extensively discussed how the
editorial board should be organized to balance the need for continuity in membership with
the need to regularly have an infusion of new expertise and energy. Sage was able to pro-
vide us with input about how other journals organized their boards. The result was the fol-
lowing plan:

FAMILY COURT REVIEW, Vol. 39 No. 1, January 2001 3-8
0 2001 Sage Publications, Inc.


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