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  • Passing the Torch
  • Nigel Waters, Editor, Cartographica

This is the last issue of Cartographica for whose content I was fully responsible as Editor. I took over the duties of Editor from Jeremy Crampton on January 1, 2011, although I was appointed to this position in the summer of 2010. During the final months of 2010 I was involved in developing the content of the first issue of 2011; the lengthy timelines for the production of a journal issue have meant that I have been involved in reviewing and editing the material that appears in this issue of Cartographica and some of what will appear in the second issue of 2014.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my Editorial Assistants, whose names have appeared on Cartographica’s masthead since the beginning of 2010. I was fortunate indeed to have the support of Jenell Walsh-Thomas and Lori Mandable; without their contributions I simply could not have carried out my duties as Editor. While acting as Editorial Assistants, both Jenell and Lori completed their master’s degrees in the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science at George Mason University, and both have now started their doctoral studies. I would also like to thank George Mason University for funding the Editorial Assistant position while I was Editor. This was and is a wonderful opportunity for a graduate student to participate in the entire peer-reviewed publication process.

I would like to thank my entire Editorial Board, whose names appear at the beginning of each issue of Cartographica. Especially noteworthy were the contributions of our Book Review Editor, Chris Perkins; our Content Editors, Dan Cole and Cliff Wood (now retired); our Maps and Figures Editor, Paul Wozniak; and my Co-Editors, Roger Wheate (also Editor of Cartographica’s Technical Notes and Ephemera section), Germana Manca, Matt Rice, and (formerly) Andrew Crooks.

I also want to thank the entire team at the University of Toronto Press, including Adele D’Ambrosio, Anne Marie Corrigan, Sandra Cumming, Lizzie Di Giacomo, Sylvia Hunter, and Nara Nadesan.

Being Editor of an internationally recognized peer-reviewed academic journal is a relentless and all-consuming undertaking, and one of the most difficult tasks is finding talented and willing referees. Thus I would like to thank some of those who, in recent months, have willingly given their time to this onerous and time-consuming task. Cartographica’s recent peer reviewers include Samuel Adu-Prah, John Andrews, Gennady Andrienko, Natalia Andrienko, Sarah Battersby, Michael Batty, Joe Bryan, Ryan Burns, Guido Cervone, Sidonie Christophe, Kevin Curtin, Drew Dara-Abrams, Thomas Duxbury, Anne Godlewska, Sostenes Gomes, Michael Goodchild, Amy Griffin, Guntram Herb, Gary Higgs, Irene Hirt, Arnold Horner, Jean-Luc Houle, Toru Ishikawa, Don Janelle, Thierry Joliveau, Andreas Korsos, John Kostelnick, Menno-Jan Kraak, Jukka Krisp, Konstantin Krivoruchko, Mark Kumler, Micke Nicander Kuwahara, Brian Lawton, Yongmei Lu, Kenneth Lymer, Germana Manca, David Martin, Steve McClure, Richard Medina, Jeremy Mennis, Mark Monmonier, Daniel Montello, Karen Morin, Thomas Nocke, Patrick Oberle, Chris Oxendine, Chris Perkins, Joe Poracsky, Catherine Porter, Ross Purves, Britta Ricker, Stephane Roche, Lauren Rosenshein, Michael Shin, Julia Siemer, Aidan Slingsby, Mukul Sonwalker, Daniel Strebe, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Joe Weber, Nancy Wiegand, Roger Wheate, Denis White, and Brent Yarnal.

Finally, as I bow out from my duties, I would like to welcome the newly appointed joint Editors of Cartographica, Monica Wachowicz and Emmanuel Stefanakis from the Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering at the University of New Brunswick. [End Page 1]



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