1. Guthy, Beth

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Why perinatal and neonatal nursing in one journal? It is our hope that a collaborative voice in the literature will provide support to antepartum, neonatal, intrapartum, and postpartum nurses as they manage patients, both in the community and in referral centers. The common theme in each issue will be presented from both the perinatal and neonatal perspectives. We hope that The Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing will be a hallmark within the nursing publications and that each issue will service as a reference for perinatal and neonatal nurses.


-From the Introduction by JPNN Journal Editors,


Diane J. Angelini and Rita M. Gibes,


JPNN, July-September 1987


What a success story!! With this issue, The Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing (JPNN) celebrates 25 years of publication. In 1987, JPNN was the first topical, theme-based journal to include both perinatal and neonatal perspectives. Today, we continue to publish theme issues, delivering in-depth coverage with the goal of improving clinical competence.


In 2006, we celebrated 20 successful years of publication with increased journal size and content, additional departments, and a second continuing education offering in each issue. How could we top that for 25 years of publication? We just may have done so through a redesigned print journal, which features updates to both the cover and interior, and the establishment of a dynamic, personalized Web site experience for our subscribers.


JPNN's Web site,, offers many opportunities for personalization. Have you visited it recently? The intuitive journals platform from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins comes loaded with new features, including self-service options tailored to your information preferences, improved search options, better article readability in HTML, and better tools to help you manage content that is vital to your practice and patient care. You can build topical collections to reference later, view most popular or most e-mailed content, and e-mail links to a colleague. You can also go back into the full-text archives and see what articles have been cited and view other articles that the author might have written on the topic. Searching the archives might even lead you to find the Introduction mentioned earlier, which concludes with the following sentiments:


...We wish to thank and acknowledge the Editorial Board members who have contributed many hours of assistance to develop the journal from an idea to a publication. Without their work, this journal would not have been possible.


As we celebrate 25 years and look forward to meeting the needs and challenges of readers in future generations, I wish to wholeheartedly thank our Editors, Diane J. Angelini and Susan Bakewell-Sachs, for their outstanding contributions and vision, professionalism, commitment, and dedication to JPNN. We also want to recognize the contributions of our past editors, contributing editors, and issue editors, and thank our Board members and reviewers for their time, effort, and commitment to excellence over the years!! One last thank you goes out to our readers and subscribers who embraced our vision and continue to look to JPNN to improve their clinical competence and provide the best care possible to their patients every day.


-Beth Guthy JPNN