How quickly the last year has passed since our new editorial team assumed management of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum! I would like to thank Coeditors Drs. Scott Steele and John Monson, Managing Editor Margaret Abby, and Assistant Editor Taris Truax for their help during this transition year following the retirement of Editor-in-Chief Dr. Rob Madoff, Coeditors Drs. Tom Read and Don Buie, Managing Editor Patricia Oldenburg, and Assistant Editor Nancy Truax. As we begin a new year, I would like to recap some of the changes made in the journal over the last year, categorizing these into changes affecting authors, readers, and reviewers for the journal. I will close with a brief discussion about relations with our publisher Wolters Kluwer, and some of the features we plan to introduce in the coming year.