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The editorial office for JGIM is at Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis, and we have worked by teleconference and e-mail with Martha Gerrity in Portland along with Bill Tierney in Indianapolis. Our work with JGIM began because of Bill Tierney’s presence here. Cindy had worked with Bill previously on the journal Medical Care, and he asked her to work in the same capacity if he took on JGIM. With that background, she was ready to hit the ground running five years ago. One might say we’ve been running ever since. When we began in 2004, we were working with around 25 deputy editors; under the new editors, we now work with around 50. Working with so many deputy editors is complex and highly variable. We thank JGIM’s many authors, reviewers, and editors for their patience with the two of us. Editorial office life is fast paced and as loaded with deadlines as you might imagine. Especially when managing one or more supplements, we sometimes feel like Lucy Ricardo in the chocolate factory and are thankful that manuscripts are not delivered on a conveyor belt.
Bill and Martha have helmed the journal with good humor and great purpose. They have guided JGIM to new heights, and we are grateful for the opportunity to be a vital part of the process. Working for them has been a pleasure, and we have always known that our contributions were appreciated. We thank Bill and Martha for their direction, support, and encouragement.
With that encouragement, we gratefully accepted the opportunity to continue with the journal. We are pleased to be continuing with Rich Kravitz and Mitch Feldman as they begin their tenure with JGIM. During the transition, we have already been impressed by their enthusiasm and vision for the future of JGIM. We look forward to that future.