This issue includes the first set of manuscripts that have qualified for publication under our new editorial procedures, which seek to promote the highest quality by a double-blind refereeing process and by providing constructive comments to authors.
Our refereeing process draws on the knowledge and expertise of a talented editorial review board as well as a specially selected group of ad hoc referees. Each referee is distinguished by having expertise in specific areas and an ability to provide timely reviews and comments. I am very grateful for the support of this dedicated group.
As we go forward, we will be pursuing some new editorial initiatives. For example, we are planning to devote an entire issue to the topic of behavioral finance. This issue will include an introductory overview and articles covering a number of areas of application.
Please join me in the pursuit of making the Financial Analysts Journal an even better publication than it is already. Your suggestions and comments are welcome, and high-quality practitioner-oriented manuscripts are especially appreciated.