This issue marks the end of my term as editor of the American Journal on Mental Retardation. It was an honor to be selected for this position, which has been the high-point of my professional career in the field of intellectual disability. Overseeing the publication of a major scientific journal is highly stimulating and challenging, but afforded me the opportunity to work with colleagues from around the world, which was the most enjoyable aspect of the role.

My goal as editor was to continue the tradition begun by William Sloan, namely, to publish cutting-edge research in our field. To that end, I followed closely in the editorial footsteps of H. Carl Haywood, Nancy Robinson, Earl Butterfield, Steve Schroeder, and Don Routh. Although each of these editors had their own individual approach to promoting scientific accomplishments in our field, they all shared Sloan's vision that...

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