Editor's Farewell Note PUBLIC ACCESS

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Vijay K. Dhir


J. Heat Transfer 127(7), 669 (Jul 01, 2005) (1 page) doi:10.1115/1.1994859 History:

Serving as Editor for the Journal of Heat Transfer (JHT) from 2000 to 2005 has been rewarding as well as challenging. Increasing the submission base of JHT and insuring that papers are reviewed in a timely manner has been a goal of mine from the start. Achieving this goal has only been possible through the support and diligence of JHT's Board of Editors, and it has been a great pleasure to work with a group so dedicated to the well being of this journal and the technical community.

The frequency of the journal has increased from quarterly to bi-monthly (although efforts in this direction were made by the previous Editor, Jack Howell) in February 2001, and now since January 1, 2005, it is published monthly. The impact factor has also improved significantly and stood at 1.252 in the 2003 JCR Science Edition.

During my term JHT has published three special issues covering the areas of micro/nanoscale heat and mass transfer, electronics cooling, and gas turbine heat transfer. There are also two special issues currently in the works: one on fuel cells and one on boiling and interfacial phenomena. Besides presenting outstanding archival material on a particular area of heat transfer, special issues help to increase readership because they invite readers from industry as well as academia, especially students.

I am indebted to my assistant, Jenell Rae, for her dedicated service to the Journal and her support of the Associate Editors. She interacted well with the authors, reviewers, and ASME staff. I am grateful to the contributions of the Executive Committee of the Heat Transfer Division (HTD) of ASME for supporting my visions and goals for the Journal throughout my term. I am equally grateful for the support and guidance of ASME's capable staff: Philip DiVietro, Colin McAteer, Cynthia Clark, and Beth Darchi.

On July 1, 2005, the Journal will be handed over to Dr. Yogesh Jaluria. Dr. Jaluria is an eminent figure in the heat transfer community, and as the past Chair of the Heat Transfer Division, I am confident that he will uphold the excellent reputation of the Journal.

Best wishes to all,

Copyright © 2005 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Heat transfer
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