This December issue not only marks the end of the year 2003, but it also ends the quarterly publication of the Journal of Mechanical Design. In January 2004, the journal begins bimonthly publication. The move to six issues each with 16 to 17 articles will balance production activities and decrease the time to publication of accepted papers.
I am pleased to introduce three more of our colleagues, who have committed themselves to serving our community as Associate Editors. They are:
Prof. Clive Dym, Dept. of Engineering, Harvey Mudd College, Technical Area: Design Theory and Methodology
Prof. Wei Chen, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Technical Area: Design Automation
Prof. John Clarkson, Dept. of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Technical Area: Design Theory and Methodology
An Associate Editor processes approximately 20 papers in a year, which means they rely on the contributions of over 60 reviewers each. Please support their efforts to maintain and enhance the quality of the Journal of Mechanical Design.