As you have undoubtedly learned by attending our
annual meetings, SAA and the discipline have grown substantially over the past
few years. Two articles in this issue give us some insight into not only our
size, but our composition as well. Mindy Zeder concludes her summary of the SAA
census, and I think you'll find a number of important insights in her work as
well as some surprises. Barbara Stark and her colleagues provide us with a
different perspective on our field--gender bias in editorial board composition.
Although as a discipline we have included women in ever greater numbers in many
academic, field, government, and management settings--as our census has
shown--it seems that much of this growth has yet to include editorial boards of
major and minor journals. I hope the publication of these papers will act as an
incentive to reform these boards when possible.