Catherine J. Stevens
2017 Music Perception  
issues ago, Professor Lola Cuddy set out her goals including, "to encourage and nurture the exciting expansion of the interdisciplinary field represented by the journal" (Cuddy, 2002, p. 1). We are all acutely aware of Professor Cuddy's success, through her scholarship, leadership, and dedication in achieving-indeed surpassing-her goals. Professor Cuddy's stewardship, together with the commitment and specialist expertise of the boards of Associate Editors and Consulting Editors past and
more » ... have been integral to the standing and recognition of the journal. Editorial Assistant Douglas Gifford too has given unstinting service since 2002. On behalf of the journal's readers, authors, and University of California Press (UCP), sincere thanks to all. I feel a great privilege and honor in taking up the editor role, recognizing Professor Cuddy's deep scholarly contribution that built on the intellectual foundation and vision of predecessors Professors Deutsch, Bharucha, and Gjerdingen. In 2017, there are more journals, conferences, research groups, and centers than ever with "music perception" as a theme. This is, in part, the legacy of the journal and its editors, reviewers, and authors. Such a populated landscape of journals and conferences is helping guide the planning of the journal's next phase. A first step has been our transition to the web-based Scholar One platform Manuscript Central for submitting and reviewing manuscripts. The web system tracks and organizes all files and correspondence [https:// mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ucpress-mp]. In collaboration with UCP, our aim is to spotlight articles and authors using the journal website, UCP blog, and social media. I encourage you to read and, where relevant, cite articles from the riches of Music Perception back issues. Specialist e-collections may also be produced with a virtual issue on a topical theme gathered from previously published articles. Guest editorials on trends, journal policy, and hot topics, for example, will be encouraged. Building on the achievements of the journal's 34 years, the Associate and Consulting Editors and I intend to emphasize and promote our niche, captured in the journal's prescient subtitle "an interdisciplinary journal."
doi:10.1525/mp.2017.35.1.1 fatcat:7i7oxwfwqbe2lffs4lk4m6k4aq