Population Research and Policy Review 21: 1–2, 2002.
© 2002 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands.
Editorial: Public thanks to reviewers
ELWOOD CARLSON, Editor
Volume 20 of this journal initiated the practice of publishing, in the ﬁrst
issue of the year, a short recognition of the time-consuming but vital ser-
vice rendered to our discipline by the many highly-qualiﬁed scholars who
reviewed manuscripts submitted to Population Research and Policy Review.
The editorial staff goes to considerable lengths to seek out and secure this
cooperation from leading experts in the speciﬁc ﬁelds explored by each sub-
mitted paper. This often involves ‘cold calls’ to perfect strangers, but the
professionalism and commitment shown by these scholars insures that they
do not remain strangers long. We like to think that in some small way, the
resulting review process actually helps the reviewers as well as guaranteeing
top-quality feedback and evaluation to the authors of our manuscripts.
The following scholars from many different disciplines and several coun-
tries around the world contributed reviews of manuscripts for the preceding
year, including those accepted for publication, recommended for revision
and resubmission, and those judged not ready for publication. Each of these
reviews was as valuable and as important as any of the others, regardless
of the outcome for the manuscript. On behalf of the Southern Demographic
Association and the readers of this journal, I take this opportunity to express
our thanks and appreciation to the following persons for their service:
C. Loring Brace
Thomas J. Espenshade