The Editorial Board of Stroke personifies the best in our field: its members are devoted, accomplished physicians, scientists and other professionals who ensure the growing quality of our Journal.
Our Journal is dedicated to publishing the best in all aspects of stroke, and the Editorial Board membership reflects this. Expertise is a major but not the only consideration in asking someone to serve on the Board.
In addition, we aim at some geographic representation and at a balance among different areas and between established and rising individuals. The American Heart Association requires that 40% of the Board members be women and minorities, adding another complexity to the choices. Luckily for the field, and at times, unluckily for the Editor-in-Chief, there are many more worthy individuals than positions on the Board. Upon being chosen, the Editor was advised, “Count your friends—you will never have as many!” He thought that this hazard of losing friends applied only to disappointed authors, but has learned that it also represents a risk in the selection of Board members.
We ask colleagues to be conscientious and prompt with their reviews, to submit editorials, to attend the annual Editorial Board meeting, and to contribute to the continuing improvement of Stroke.
We are grateful for the contributions of the outgoing Editorial Board members:
We hope that they will continue to help us past their term on the Board.
We welcome the new members added to the masthead and trust that incoming and outgoing Board members alike will take interest and pride in the advances that we can achieve togetherTable.