Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the journal of genetic counseling

Deborah Eunpu, Robert Resta, Allyn McConkie-Rosell, Bonnie S. Le Roy

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Genetic Counseling
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes

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service would take us on. Who would want to publish their work where it wouldn’t be accessible through the indexing services of the day? How could we publish a journal when there was no paradigm for what research in genetic counseling should or could be? Where would the manuscripts come from? So, we started with what we knew: clinical reports and narratives of projects. I remember holding the first issue in my hands, the feeling of wonder akin to that of holding a newborn baby, and wondering how we would keep doing it again and again four times a year. I am grateful for all the board members, all the authors, the NSGC’s support, and the continued willingness of our profession to commit time, talent and financial support to the journal. When I receive the journal now, it is still a special event. In its continued growth over the years is reflected the growth of our profession. To the first editorial board members, I send a special message: “See, we weren’t crazy. The Journal you nurtured is thriving”. That is all to the benefit of the patients and families we serve.

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