AbstractScandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2007; 14: 139 Editorial For a scientific magazine to gain acceptance in the scientific community both editor-in-chief and reviewers are required to possess a high degree of competence. Once this has been achieved there is every possibility for the magazine to reach international acceptance. The first issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy (SJOT) was released in 1994. The initial years demanded hard and sacrificial work from all involved. It goes without saying that each issue has required thorough craftsmanship. We have also noted a steadily increasing quality in manuscripts submitted over recent years. All this put together has contributed to the high level and standing that the Journal has attained today, something we can be proud of. Grateful thanks to all contributors over the years, not least to Chris Henriksson who is now leaving her position as our editor-in-chief ! Chris Henriksson was rushed in at short notice in January 2001 since the then editor-in-chief suddenly passed away. Chris has done a formidable job with the Journal. She further developed the administrative routines and the review procedures. She established new and important contacts enabling further international contributors to submit their manuscripts.