Change is a fundamental feature of life and living; without it, few things would survive, and fewer, if any, would thrive. The New England Journal of Public Policy has undergone a change, having elected to assume an electronic form. Since coming into being in this form three months ago, the success it has realized with its earlier issues has been remarkable. It is as if it were being waited on.
In the month of December 2012, for example, the journal was the second most popular publication series on ScholarWorks at the University of Massachusetts Boston, with a total of 2,783 downloads. To date, (just over three months), the 600 publications that make up the run of the NEJPP have been downloaded 17,116 times. And so it should be.
The journal's name, which represents the site from which it is published, is belied by the variety of issue areas it comprehends; the local, national, and international emphasis of its coverage, and the global character of its interests and concerns, as well as the global nature of the leadership the person who edited it for some 25 years, Padraig O'Malley, the John Joseph Moakley Chair of Peace and Reconciliation, has exhibited. It would be accurate to state that the journal is pan-human in its orientation and commitments.
Langley, Winston E.
New England Journal of Public Policy: Vol. 24
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/nejpp/vol24/iss1/2