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!
As Editors-in-Chief, we continue our efforts to support the thermophysics community as best as we can and to maintain and improve the quality of the journal.
2015 was another successful year for HTHP. We made progress in several areas and achieved most of our targets. In particular, the impact factor of our journal more than tripled within a year, from 0.138 to 0.455. This figure exceeds that of 2003, the last active year of HTHP under the previous management. With the help of our authors, reviewers and readers, we look forward to consolidating this positive trend.
Old City Publishing, our publisher, has finally succeeded in making the archive for HTHP, starting from the first volume in 1969. This was a major effort, but it was worthwhile. More than 40 years of thermophysical property research are now available from a single source. The archive is accessible to our subscribers through the new website at https://www.oldcitypublishing.com/journals/hthp-home/. Please recommend access to the archive to your library.
As in the past, some of our editorial board members received prestigious awards or have obtained key positions. In 2015, HTHP editorial board member Renato Cotta was appointed President of the National Nuclear Energy Commission of Brazil (CNEN). This governmental institution is both the regulatory agency and research body for nuclear energy in Brazil, comprising 14 research units and employing more than 2,500 researchers. The editors wish Dr Cotta all the best in his new position and count on his continuing support for HTHP.
The Editors-in-Chief have also decided to offer a prize for the best referee. The Best Referee Award will be presented for the first time during the European Conference on Thermophysical Properties (ECTP) to be held 2017 in Graz. With this award the editors want to acknowledge the invaluable, but unpaid, work of our referees.
Ceterum censeo …:
We would like to gently 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 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 journal style needs to be done 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, non-compliance with the journal’s style can lead to unnecessary delays in publication.
We look forward to continuing to receive and publish high-quality thermophysical property research papers in 2016. Once again, a happy and prosperous New Year to you all!
Ivan Egry, Jean-Francois Sacadura