As we approach the halfway point of 2019, I, along with the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of the Association for Vascular Access (JAVA) are proud to present the summer issue, our second under the self-publishing model completed with publisher-services partner Allen Press, Inc. I eagerly await feedback from subscribers and Association for Vascular Access (AVA) members on this issue, which contains numerous research articles and a powerful patient perspective column submitted by a mother of a pediatric patient.

The latest installment of JAVA represents the considerable work put in by the article authors, journal reviewers, and production team at Allen Press. Fewer speed bumps accompanied the publishing process for Issue 2 of 2019 than the spring issue, a result of gaining experience with our new publishing partner and the diligence of the writers featured in...

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