Editorial: Who's Who in Fluorescence 2004


The Who’s Who in Fluorescence 2003 volume was published in November 2003. It featured some 312 personal entries from fluorescence workers all over the world. Initially we were unsure how useful the volume would be. However, it wasn’t very long before we were inundated with requests for copies. In addition a significant number of copies were freely distributed at conference venues, such as at the Biophysical Society meeting in San Antonio. Texas, March 2003, and at the Methods and Applications of Fluorescence Spectroscopy conference (MAFS) in Prague, Czech Republic, August 2003, where these two venues probably host the largest gathering of Fluorescence workers anywhere. Even when we were initially taking e-mail based submissions, contributors were freely commenting on what a useful resource they saw the volume as being. We subsequently shared these comments on the back outside cover of the 2003 volume. As well as individual scientists supporting the 2003 volume, the Fluorescence based Companies also played a key role, where without their financial support, the volume probably would not have the impact it currently has. As such, the Who’s Who in Fluorescence 2003 has been a much bigger success than we ever envisaged. Subsequently, we are pleased to announce that the Who’s Who in Fluorescence 2004 volume is now available. The new volume features 359 personal entries from 35 countries around the world. In addition we have increased company support, which should enable us to distribute more copies at targeted venues in 2004. With regard to content we have changed the contents page layout to now include affiliations, as well as provided more in-depth Instructions for Contributors at the back of the volume. We have also made other cosmetic changes throughout the volume. In the next volume, i.e. 2005, we anticipate introducing a new Author Impact Measure (AIM) number which while voluntary, will give a measure of a contributor’s individual citation impact. Details will be posted on the Who’s Who website in due course: http://cfs.umbi.umd. edu/jf/ Finally we would like to thank Caroleann Aitken for undertaking the mammoth task of typesetting the entire volume in a very timely fashion, as well as Mary Y. Rosenfeld for support. A final thanks also goes out to Aaron Johnson and Kate Davis at Kluwer/Academic Plenum Publishers for helping to make this volume the success it is today, we thank you all.

DOI: 10.1023/B:JOFL.0000016654.51946.11

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@article{Geddes2004EditorialWW, title={Editorial: Who's Who in Fluorescence 2004}, author={Chris D. Geddes and Joseph R . Lakowicz}, journal={Journal of Fluorescence}, year={2004}, volume={14}, pages={125-125} }