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ASQ’s flagship publication reaches 50-year milestone

In the year of its inception—1968—Quality Progress published a column by ASQC’s president, R.M. Berg, titled "So You Want to Publish Your Paper":

"If you publish in Quality Progress, the entire Society membership will receive a copy and your article may be read by inspectors, quality control managers, company officers, educators and students of the quality sciences," it read. "In other words, Quality Progress is read by everyone involved or interested in the quality sciences at any level."

The terms we use have certainly shifted around a bit, but the purpose of QP today is just as clear as it was then—to be the publication written for and by everyone in the quality field. Further, it’s designed to bring you the information that you need, when you need it, to help you do your job better, advance in your career, and ultimately, make the world a better place. This is what you do; we strive to help you do it better.

Having this clarity of purpose for 50 years makes me proud to be the 10th QP editor. We are thrilled to present to you our special issue marking 50 years of QP. Inside you’ll find:

  • A look at the history of quality and how ASQ and QP came to be.
  • A timeline of formative events over the past 50 years.
  • Memories and wishes from QP’s readers, as well as from ASQ’s chair.
  • A special, commemorative pull-out poster featuring 114 covers of QP, spanning five decades. Hang your poster proudly to show your colleagues the magazine published just for you!

Finally, visit a custom website we created, QP-Yourself.com, and add your own photo to a special QP cover. Then print, post or share your creation on social media. Remember to use the hashtag #QP50 throughout the month.

Seiche Sanders

Seiche Sanders

Editor in Chief and Publisher

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