The Journal for Research in Mathematics Education is an outlet for the publication of high-quality scholarship on mathematics teaching and learning. In particular, it is a place for scholars to publish the findings of research studies that pertain to a wide variety of issues in this broad domain. As the National Research Council noted in its recent report on educational research (NRC, 2002), it is through the processes of peer review and journal publication that research questions, methods, and findings are made available for professional and public scrutiny. Peer review and publication are central to the development and dissemination of scientific knowledge. Thus, JRME, along with other research journals in our field, can be seen as playing a key role in the transformation of individual research into community property, which Shulman (1999) argues is a requirement for scholarship to become “useful and credible” (p. 161).