Since this is the last issue of the Journal for which I have re-sponsibilities as Manuscripts Editor, I would like to reflect on several aspects of the Journal during my term as a member of the Editorial Staff.
My approach to the responsibilities of the Manuscripts Editor appears to have been similar to that of my predecessor. After re-ceiving a manuscript for possible publication, I forwarded it to two selected members of the Editorial Board for blind reviews. Based on their recommendations, the manuscript was accepted, not accepted, or returned to the author for revision. In cases where the reviews of the manuscript resulted in one acceptance and one re-jection, the manuscript was forwarded to another member of the Editorial Board. Ad hoc reviewers were occasionally used when it was thought to be in the best interest of the author. While the Manu-scripts Editor has the final say as to whether or not a manuscript is published, my policy was to rely on the recommendations of the re-viewers. In each instance I was most pleased with their comprehen-sive reviews, and I never felt it was necessary to alter their recom-mendations. Regardless of the decision concerning a manuscript, comments of the anonymous reviewers were provided to the author. As Manuscripts Editor, I felt it was not only my responsibility to edit the manuscripts, but also to edit the other material in the Journal.
The established format of the Journal was basically maintained with separate sections for Feature Articles, Historical Nuggets, Book Reviews, and Doctoral Research; however, some changes were made to streamline the presentation. Information about the Editorial Staff was moved from the inside front cover to later pages of the Journal, and information on The Academy of Accounting Historians was put on this inside cover. Both the Guide for Submitting Manu-scripts and the Reproduction Policy were revised. The Journal was expanded to approximately 150 pages per issue. Attempts were made to maintain the international scope of the Journal, as well as to continue to have a balanced composition of articles on the various areas of accounting history.
A major accomplishment during my term as Manuscripts Editor was co-editing and codifying the first three years of The Accounting Historian (forerunner of the Journal) into one bound volume similar in size and format to that of the Journal. This volume and Volumes