First of all, on behalf of the editors and the publishing staff, let us wish you a happy and successful New Year 2014!
We will continue in our efforts to serve the thermophysics community as best as we can and to maintain and improve the quality of our journal.
For this year, we are awaiting the assignment of the first impact factor to HTHP by Thomson Reuters since the relaunch of the journal in 2008.
We also look forward to the 20th European Conference on Thermophysical Properties (ECTP2014), to be held from 31.8. – 4.9. 2014 in Porto, Portugal (http://ectp2014.fc.up.pt/). This conference series was in fact the birthplace of our journal, and we will keep up with the tradition of publishing selected papers.
For 2014, we have some new ideas to add to our services. Old City Publishing, our publisher, is presently updating its website at http://www.oldcitypublishing. com/HTHP/HTHPissuecontents.html. As part of this reconstruction, the full text of all previous issues of HTHP, starting from volume 1, will become available to our users.
Last year, we published two special issues, one dealing with atomic diffusion, the other with kinetic effects. We believe that such a collection of papers, written by leading experts and selected by acknowledged guest editors is a useful resource for the thermophysics community, and we will continue to commision such issues. Suggestions for topics and guest editors are welcome.
A final word to our authors: Please follow the notes for contributors closely. They can be found at: http://journals.sfu.ca/hthp/index.php/hthp/ about/submissions#authorGuidelines. When you submit your manuscript as TEX-files, style and layout are automatically taken care of by the corresponding stylefiles. For submissions in Word format (*.doc or *.docx), formatting of headings and in particular, of the list of references, according to journals style must be performed by authors manually. Manuscripts not conforming to these rules will have to be sent back to authors for revision, regardless of the scientific quality of the paper, leading to unnecessary delays in publication.
Once again, a happy and prosperous New Year. We look forward to receiving and publishing high-quality thermophysical property research papers.
Ivan Egry, Jean-Francois Sacadura
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