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Ear, Nose & Throat Journal: past and future.

It is a great privilege, pleasure, and responsibility to assume the position of editor-in-chief of EAR, NOSE & THROAT JOURNAL, as it begins its 83rd year of publication. The journal was launched in February 1922 as the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Monthly. For 54 years, it addressed issues of interest to ophthalmologists and otolaryngologists. This combination of topics was natural in the early days of the journal, since practitioners in both disciplines were members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, and there were still many Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat practitioners. However, ophthalmology and otolaryngology evolved as independent disciplines, the Academy split, and in July 1976, the name of the journal was changed to EAR, NOSE & THROAT JOURNAL.

At the time of its founding in 1922, the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Monthly was only the fifth journal dedicated to disorders of the head and neck. It was available for an annual subscription price of $3.00 and was edited by Thomas G. Atkinson. James E. Lebensohn became editor in 1934 and was succeeded in 1939 by H.T. Garard.

During these early years, the journal published articles by the pioneers in otolaryngology, included abstracts and important contributions from other journals, and introduced a "Student Forum" section in 1939 to answer questions submitted by medical students.

A.R. Hollander became editor in 1946. The journal continued to publish articles of academic importance and clinical interest to otolaryngologists (and ophthalmologists) throughout the next 30 years until 1976, when Harland A. Wade presided over the transition to the single-specialty EAR, NOSE & THROAT JOURNAL that we know today. A.G. DiBiasio assumed the position of editor-in-chief from September 1976 through December 1979. In January 1980, Alan D. Kornblut became editor-in-chief. He edited the journal for a decade. In March 1991, Ian Windmill and Serge A. Martinez became coeditors. Jack Pulec began as editor-in-chief in September 1992.

At present, EAR, NOSE & THROAT JOURNAL has an exceptionally distinguished Editorial Board of peer reviewers who assess submissions for scientific quality and clinical relevance. The journal has been listed in Index Medicus for many years, so its articles are readily accessible through computer databases. EAR, NOSE & THROAT JOURNAL has remained committed to publishing not only clinical and basic research, but also high-quality case reports.

The mission of ENT JOURNAL focuses on practical value to our readers, with special concern for practicing otolaryngologists, residents and fellows, and otolaryngological nurse practitioners and physician assistants. In the coming years, we plan to continue providing our readers with high-quality articles and case reports written by otolaryngology's current and future leaders. We anticipate also augmenting the current journal format by adding an online version that will contain even more articles of practical value, as well as video footage of diagnostic and surgical procedures to enhance the content of the articles.

With a circulation of approximately 15,000, ENT JOURNAL reaches more readers than any other otolaryngology journal published in the United States. We are committed to maintaining and increasing the journal's standard of excellence and to providing our readers with the latest, best, and most useful information on all topics in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

ROBERT T. SATALOFF, MD, DMA

Editor-in-Chief

EAR, NOSE & THROAT JOURNAL
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Author:Sataloff, Robert T.
Publication:Ear, Nose and Throat Journal
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Date:Mar 1, 2004
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