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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 13 — Dec. 17, 2001
  • pp: 674–674
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Optics Express, Vol. 9, Issue 13, pp. 674-674 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.9.000674


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Any time is a good time for reflection but at the end of the year reflections are so traditional that I don't even need an excuse and my reflections are entirely pleasant. In a few weeks we will begin Vol. 10, but these remarks will be the final editorial from me. It's always best to leave on a high note, and I'm lucky to be able to do that.

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Any time is a good time for reflection but at the end of the year reflections are so traditional that I don’t even need an excuse and my reflections are entirely pleasant. In a few weeks we will begin Vol. 10, but these remarks will be the final editorial from me. It’s always best to leave on a high note, and I’m lucky to be able to do that.

I’ve valued the opportunity to lead OSA into what more and more clearly looks like the future of science publishing, and want to share a particularly nice recent statistic that supports this view. We were surprised to be ranked 10th in impact among international journals in all phases of optics, in the first year Optics Express was eligible for ranking. On closer inspection of the rankings, we can even claim to be 8th, because two of the journals ranked above us aren’t journals but hard-cover review books. Our impact position is now higher than many longer-established optics journals, and it will be interesting and important to interpret this correctly and a challenge to maintain our position. More than one long-running science journal has closed or been merged out of existence in recent years.

In turning the controls over to Mike, I know he’ll value getting the same support I’ve steadily received, in the way of creative suggestions, occasional criticisms, and an increasing flow of submitted articles. I close with my best wishes to him, and my usual offer to the optics community - send an article or two and enjoy the benefits of 8-week peer-reviewed high-impact publishing.

J. H. Eberly, Editor

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Photonic crystal fiber

History
Original Manuscript: December 17, 2001
Published: December 17, 2001

Citation
J. Eberly, "Editorial," Opt. Express 9, 674-674 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-9-13-674


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