With this issue my name is listed as editor of this journal. Some have asked me what changes I plan to make. The journal has now passed the quarter-century mark, and so one change that seemed appropriate was the one evident to you before you opened the cover of this issue. There will be other changes before the end of my term. By that time, an electronic version of the journal should be a well-established option for our readers. And I intend for the time lag between acceptance of manuscripts and publication to be much shorter than it is now. Steps have already been taken to reduce the backlog of accepted manuscripts, as was noted in the November 1996 editorial.