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Greetings from Editor-in-Chief
25 April 2017 (online)
It is with great pleasure I announce that Current Research: Concussion (CRC) has joined the Thieme group of journals.
When we founded CRC, there was a concern whether the subspecialty “concussion” warrants its own medical journal. As a society, we have learned that this is a condition with significant incidence and prevalence and a lack of objective diagnostic tests and efficacious treatments. The purpose of this journal is to facilitate the advancement of science in this regard and to foster global collaboration through our readership, editorial board, and the associated conference. My vision for this journal is to balance content for health care practitioners, policy makers, and athletes.
During the initial phases of the journal, I traveled across North America to build our editorial board with leading experts in concussion. This month I'm traveling to China, Japan, and Vietnam, and will be focusing on expanding the reach of our journal.
The next 10 years will be extremely exciting in the field of concussion as we publish and report on advances in diagnostics and treatments. In addition, we will feature articles on changing policy in worker safety boards, school boards, insurance companies, amateur and professional sports leagues.
The days of reading periodicals off the shelf of a medical library have been replaced by access to online research databases, and now we are moving into a time where we expect content at our fingertips instantaneously. Thieme provides us with the infrastructure and platform to leverage digital technology to further advance these initiatives.
I am fortunate at CRC to work with bright, young, and dynamic individuals who educate me on the advances in digital technology—last week one of my staff corrected me when I mispronounced Instagram as Instant Gram....I said Snap and they said Snapchat...I'm learning every day.