With this issue we complete the first full year of Journal of the Royal Society Interface. I am pleased say that it has been a very successful 12 months, for not only has the number of submissions continued to grow, but also we have attracted increasingly high-quality contributions from authors at the forefront of their disciplines. For example, in this issue we include a review by Professor Ioannis Yannas on induced organ regeneration, and a forthcoming article is co-authored by Dr Matteo Santin, winner of this year's J Leray Award presented by the European Society for Biomaterials.
Interface's success has also been acknowledged by the publishing industry: it received a Highly Commended award in the Best New Journal category from the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers and the Charlesworth Group. The category was open to all publishers worldwide for recently launched print and electronic journals. The judges praised both the content and appearance of Interface, as well as the effectiveness of its launch campaign.
As a direct consequence of Interface's achievements, in 2006 it will increase in frequency to six issues, published bimonthly. A themed supplement comprised of papers from the ‘Statistical Mechanics of Molecular and Cellular Biological Systems’ programme held at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, will appear in the first issue, to be published in February.
I am sure that as an author, reader or both you will find Interface an increasingly valuable resource in 2006.
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