Conflicts of Interest: Dr. Ward declares no consulting, no paid research, and no speaker's bureau activity.
From the Editorial Office
From the Editorial Office
Article first published online: 8 JAN 2013
© 2012 American Headache Society
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 53, Issue 1, page 1, January 2013
How to Cite
Ward, T. N. (2013), From the Editorial Office. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 53: 1. doi: 10.1111/head.12018
He draws a salary from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and has received a stipend from the American Headache Society as the most recent Editor-in-Chief of Headache Currents.
- Issue published online: 8 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 8 JAN 2013
With this issue, I assume responsibility for our journal as Editor-in-Chief. My predecessor, Professor John Farr Rothrock, has skillfully guided the journal by making changes during his tenure to keep it relevant, timely, and something to eagerly anticipate. The American Headache Society (AHS) owes John a debt of gratitude for his fine stewardship as Editor of the journal, and I hope to continue his tradition of advocacy for high-quality educational content. I also hope to benefit from his sage counsel in the future.
I am keenly aware that Headache is “our” journal. I want to keep the content such that the readership will continue to look forward to receiving each and every issue. To accomplish this, we need our “stars” to remember to submit their best work to the journal, but I want to strongly encourage new members of the field to consider us as well. I want to include a broad selection of research and clinical matters such as reviews and case reports. The journal is making a strong effort to attract submissions from around the globe and to make our audience truly international. We will also continue to have our regular features including Expert Opinions, Abstracts and Citations, Supplements, and the Resident and Fellow section. Dr. Todd Schwedt of the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale serves as the journals' Online Editor, and as we move into an ever more “electronic” future, that aspect of Headache will become increasingly important. I am open to suggestions and criticism (favorable or otherwise) and ask that our readers contact me at Thomas.N.Ward@hitchcock.org. I appreciate any advice that will keep our journal attractive for authors and readers alike.
Professor Stewart Tepper of the Cleveland Clinic will be replacing me as Editor of Headache Currents, our “journal within a journal,” which provides high-quality reviews of topics in the field of Headache Medicine in a succinct format. Headache Currents will move to publishing 10 times yearly, in each issue of the main journal. I appreciate the fine assistance of the Managing Editor of Headache Currents, Wendy Krank.
The publications committee, ably chaired by Dr. Kathleen Digre, and the board of the AHS have approved a wonderful editorial board to assist me. I want to acknowledge the hard work done by these individuals as well as our extensive pool of reviewers. Without their help, the journal would not exist in the form we have come to expect. Importantly, I have learned what a wonderful asset we have in Jason Roberts, PhD, who is the journal's Executive Editor and is dedicated to continually improving the content and position of Headache. He brings a level of energy to our journal that serves us extremely well.
I want to thank everyone for their support of the journal as we go forward, and I am very excited and honored to have this opportunity.