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1 September 1998 Financial Analysts Journal Volume 54, Issue 5

From the Editor

  1. H. Gifford Fong

The Financial Analysts Journal has served the investment community for more than 50 years. With a growing readership of more than 35,000 professionals, it is one of the leading practitioner-oriented journals in the world. To be offered the position of editor is a great honor; to accept the position is a sacred responsibility.

My goal is to maintain and improve a fully refereed journal that can serve its broad constituency with a high-quality platform for original research and knowledge. Our imprimatur will be the practical significance and readability of the material we print; we will honor the FAJ's standard of quality by pursuing academic rigor.

The initiatives we will be pursuing include emphasis beyond the core of articles to include powerful introductions to topics and useful bibliographies on subjects. We will make use of technical appendixes to relieve mathematical congestion in the articles, and we will compile some issues according to themes in order to provide extensive coverage of specific topics of interest.

The effort required to maintain the FAJ's standards and carry out the initiatives will draw heavily on an excellent staff, our active editorial board, and other selected referees. It is the individual and collective wisdom and input of this talented group that I will rely on as we go forward. Thankfully, we have the tenure of Van Harlow, our previous editor, to build on.

I hope this brief reflection casts some light on the direction we are headed. You, the readers, are what we are all about. Your input is welcome and important as we proceed.

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