As 2014 draws to a close, it is an opportune time to reflect on the tremendous strides AJOT has made under the tenure of Sharon Gutman, whose 6 yr of service as Editor-in-Chief ended this past July, and to look forward to the exciting directions in which the journal is headed under its new Editor-in-Chief, Lorie Gage Richards.

Over the past 6 yr, AJOT’s 5-yr impact factor—the measure of a journal’s impact on research computed by Journal Citation Reports (JCR)—has grown from 0.971 in 2007 to 1.831 in 2013. The journal’s 2-yr impact factor has more than doubled, from 0.673 in 2007 to 1.552 in 2013. This growth reflects the increased quantity and quality of research as well as an insistence on a high level of rigor in any article to be accepted for publication (see...

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