Hollida Wakefield and Ralph Underwager
This is the last print issue of the journal, Issues in Child Abuse
Accusations. We wish to thank all of those who have assisted
us in many ways, especially those who have served as peer reviewers for
the articles. We are shifting to an electronic journal available
on the Internet. Volume 11 will appear on the Internet in the
summer of 1999.
We began publishing this journal ten years ago because we believed
there was a need for swift review and speedy publication of material
that represented both a solid scholarly and responsible scientific
approach to the research data relevant to child abuse and a sensitivity
to the possibility of accusations that were not accurate. We
wanted the journal to be multidisciplinary and include articles from
law, psychology, social work, medicine, history, and any other
discipline with a relevant approach. We believe this has been
accomplished. We wanted the journal to be at the cutting edge.
We believe this has also been accomplished. Concepts that we first
began to publish are now appearing in many other journals. As an
example, it is now clear to all professionals that the way and manner of
interrogating children is a crucial factor in understanding allegations
We have not yet determined whether we will have the journal on our
current home page or if we will set up a new web site for the journal.
As soon as we have made that decision, we will let our readers know1.
Our current website and e-mail addresses are at the end of this note.
We have chosen not to charge anything for the electronic journal but to
make it available to anyone who logs on. We also believe that the
rapid development of the Internet means we will get a larger audience
and the articles will get more exposure to more people more quickly than
in a print medium. We will archive hard copies here and, if
needed, will provide copies.
We will continue to include the new section of important out-of-print
or difficult to obtain government documents we inaugurated with this
issue. We will continue the book reviews and the multidisciplinary
articles we have had in the past. Please continue to let
colleagues or interested professionals know that the journal remains a
publication option for material that may be controversial but for which
the author seeks swift and prompt review and publication.
We look forward to continued publication to a wider audience and will
continue to respond to our readers' concerns and needs. If you
have questions please contact us at any time.
Hollida Wakefield, Editor
Ralph Underwager, Associate Editor
(Former) WWW Page: http://www.rc.umn.edu/nlhome/g012/under006/