Survey Practice has been issued monthly since August 2008. We planned that during the first two years, we would experiment using different formats, publication schedules, content, and the number of articles. We believed that the flexibility offered by an Internet publication could allow us to adjust the publication as it develops. The SP editors are now considering a number of changes.
Our first change is to a bimonthly publication schedule. We will publish the next issue in June. Instead of 3–4 articles in each monthly issue, we will publish 6–7 in each bimonthly issue. We are doing this to reduce the number of email announcements and to provide a wider range of topics in each issue.
During the AAPOR meeting in May, we will be discussing possible changes with the SurveyPractice Advisory Committee. We also hope to discuss the changes informally with others who attend the meeting.
If you have thoughts on changes or improvements to SP, please contact us through email or talk to us during breaks and meals at the AAPOR meeting. We very much welcome your thoughts on how to make SP better and more useful to you.
John Kennedy Diane O’Rourke
David Moore Andy Peytchev