Ivan Egry and Jean-Francois Sacadura
First of all, on behalf of the editors and the publishing staff, let us wish you a happy and successful New Year!
2016 was again a successful year for HTHP. We have made progress in several areas and consolidated our position in the thermophysics community. In particular, the impact factor of our journal increased again from 0.138 in 2013 and 0.455 in 2014 to 0.522 in 2015. With the help of our authors, reviewers and readers, we look forward to maintain this positive trend.
Our editorial board member Renato Cotta was appointed president of the Brazilian Nuclear Energy Agency; we wish him all the best for this extraordinary and important position.
With deep regret we had to bemoan the death of Mickey Haynes in 2016, our friend, colleague, and editor of the International Journal of Thermophysics. This year we look forward to the 21st European Conference on Thermophysical Properties in Graz, Austria. On this occasion, we will present, for the first time, the “Best Referee Award” for HTHP, to acknowledge the hard work our referees provide on an honorary basis.
To act on some fruitful comments about our website and online submission system, we are working, with the help of our publisher, Old City Publishing, towards a major upgrade of the website, expected later in the year.
Ceterum censeo …:
We would like to remind authors to follow the notes for contributors closely. They can be found at: http://journals.sfu.ca/hthp/index.php/hthp/about/submissions#authorGuidelines. If manuscripts are submitted as TEXfiles, style and layout are automatically taken care of by the corresponding style files. For submissions in MS Word format, headings and, in particular, the list of references need to be formatted manually according to journal style by authors. Manuscripts not conforming to these rules will have to be sent back to authors for revision. Regardless of the scientific quality of the paper, non-compliance with the journal style can lead to unnecessary delays in publication.
As editors, we continue our efforts to support the thermophysics community as best as we can and to maintain and improve the quality of the journal. We look forward to receiving and publishing high-quality thermophysical property research papers in HTHP, volume 46.
Once again, a happy and prosperous New Year to you all!
Ivan Egry, Jean-Francois Sacadura