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Celebrating JCP’s 80th Year

With age comes clarity of purpose, and as JCP begins its 80th year of continuous publication, our objective remains constant: to help you, our readers, provide better care for your patients by bringing you the most clinically useful and scientifically rigorous content about the central nervous system.

For the past 44 years, JCP has been in my family’s hands, and I served as copublisher with my dad, Irving Shelton, until his passing in 2005. I have been involved with many facets of the business, from the development of tracking systems, to sales, to administration; and I’ve watched proudly as Physicians Postgraduate Press has evolved from a “mom-and-pop” company to a modern publishing operation.

During its 8 decades, JCP has undergone many changes, including a name change (from Diseases of the Nervous System), its expansion from a traditional print publication to one with wide print and electronic followings, and the addition of our Continuing Medical Education activities. The journal’s content has moved with the times, too, reflecting shifts in treatment modalities: from the early days of antipsychotics to the newest advances in noninvasive treatments and soon the application of genetics to help diagnose psychiatric disorders.

JCP has always benefited immensely from the wise leadership of its editors in chief—thought leaders who have generously given their time and lent their expertise to guiding the journal and curating its content. JCP’s growth and success are also due largely to its wonderful staff, without which it never would have thrived.

I can’t say what the future holds, but if the past 80 years is an indication, it will be one filled with hard work and gratifying results.

John S. Shelton, PhD

Publisher

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