At its core, TR is about identity—and in today’s world, identity is crucial. By illuminating and defining the nature of rheumatology practice, TR will hopefully shape it.
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Bonding with Baby
As the first physician editor of TR, I want this magazine to create a special bond with its readers—rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals. In this work, I will collaborate with two editors at Wiley: Lisa Dionne, the editorial director, and Dawn Antoline, the TR editor. Lisa and Dawn are both very talented, experienced individuals who have a strong commitment to journalistic excellence.
In addition, like a peer-reviewed journal, TR has an editorial board comprising an outstanding group of ACR and ARHP members from both practice and academia. This editorial board will have an activist role. They will write, edit, and advise, providing an invaluable perspective on key trends in the field. Unlike a traditional journal editorial board whose members are almost exclusively academics, the TR editorial board represents a much wider spectrum of ACR and ARHP members and will contribute diversity of experience and opinions as well as their knowledge of the field in determining TR content.
As the former editor of A&R, I rejoice that the ACR has created a publication that, while founded in scholarship, is nevertheless personal in its mission and extols engaging writing, a focus on people, and lively graphics as much as it does evidence-based medicine. TR will be a complement to the peer-reviewed journals of the ACR and will experiment with new ways to communicate exciting research developments and translate them into accessible and actionable forms.
To meet the education needs of our members, TR will offer engaging, easy-to-read articles on clinical topics and practice management from thought leaders in the field as well as experienced professional medical journalists. The content of these articles will rival that of a scholarly journal, but the style will be more personal and friendly.
While very honored and thrilled to be the first editor of TR, I do not consider myself a parent. My role has been, and is, different. Rather, I have participated in the birthing process. Using a medical analogy, I have served as an obstetrician, ready to intervene if needed, capable of yanking and tugging, but mostly guiding the emergence of a slippery creature from the womb of the ACR.