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The tenure of chief editors for the specialty journals is limited and the editorship is rotated on a regular basis. Fortunately for the Archives of Dermatology there always appears to be a number of very able candidates to assume the title of chief editor when the incumbent retires, and this year is no exception. The search committee that advised the AMA on the appointment of an editor selected Dr Fred Malkinson from a group of exceptionally well-qualified people, and Dr Malkinson assumes the editorship this month with the first issue of volume 115 (January 1979) of the Archives of Dermatology. In accepting this responsibility, Dr Malkinson succeeds Dr John Epstein, who is a hard man to follow. Under Dr Epstein's direction the Archives maintained its position of preeminance among dermatology journals and struck a fine balance between clinical reports and basic research papers. Its reputation is well established and the
Barclay WR. Welcome to the New Editor. Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(1):31. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010010003001