A Note From the Supervising Editor

Welcome back, James W. (Bill) Moore, Jr., Ph.D.!

After a nearly two year absence, it is with the greatest pleasure and the most profound relief that I announce the return of our technological expert, my friend and Co-Editor. Bill will be returning to duty in time to supervise the publication of the Spring, 2001 issue. In addition to restoring uniformity of appearance to JRCP, Bill is also going to be working on getting all issues, archived, nearly archived, recent and current, into PDF - which will mean faster downloading and easier printing for our subscribers. Welcome back, Bill, it is wonderful to have you back on board!

Calls for Manuscripts and Reviewers for Two Special Issues!

This issue also includes the announcement of two special issues. Dr. Ronald Jackson will be serving as the Special Editor for an issue focusing on the challenges faced by, and the issues important to, ethnic and cultural minority peoples in rural areas. Ms. Connie Zirkle, M.A., will be serving as the Special Editor for the second special issue, focused on the needs and concerns of gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans-sexual and transgender rural residents. These issues will allow JRCP subscribers to update their knowledge concerning these rural populations. Some manuscripts are already being reviewed for these issues, and the quality of these has been outstanding.

The special issue announcements include calls for additional related manuscripts. With the intention of publishing information of qualtiy and value for the rural practitioner, let me assure you that all manuscripts received will receive careful consideration and, if there are more publishable submissions than space available in any one issue, other appropriate articles will still be published in future issues. The standard manuscript guidelines will apply for both issues, although submissions should be directed to the Guest Editors rather than to Bill or myself.

There is also a call for volunteer reviewers for the special issue on gender orientation and identity in rural communities. If these populations are of interest to you, please consider volunteering your time as a reviewer. Please direct questions related to the reviewing process to me and I will be in touch with you very quickly.


In closing, I am pleased to be able to offer good news all around and every reason to believe that JRCP will continue to expand publication horizons, providing information of use to rural services providers.

Looking forward,

Pamela L. Mulder, Ph.D.

Supervising Editor

September, 2000