Thursday, January 31, 2013

Editor Retiring

Editor-in-Chief James B. M. Schick announces in the new issue of The Midwest Quarterly that it is last issue in that position. Having served as editor since the autumn issue of 1981, he has been with the magazine for 31 years. "Over that span the journal has changed in many ways," he writes. "What has not changed is the inspiration countless academics have displayed in their submissions, not all of which have been accepted, and their dedication , as revealed in their willingness to undertake revisions, often of a substantial nature, that I have asked of them."

He ends his note with a thank you to the readers: "I must express my appreciation for your loyalty. To all of you, thank you for making my task more easily accomplished and profoundly more satisfying. I now being a period of phased retirement after teaching forty-five years at Pittsburg State University, a winding-down that will, if taken full term, finish with a half-century of service to this institution.