We are pleased to share that 2019 was another very successful year for the Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials. We published 44 outstanding papers, including a Special Issue on Temperature Dependence of Material Behaviour at High Strain-Rate Edited by Martina Scapin, Patricia Verleysen, Mikko Hokka, and Nadia Bahlouli of Politecnico Di Torino in Italy, Ghent University in Belgium, Tampere University in Finland, and Université de Strasbourg in France respectively. All papers can be found here or as a free member benefit through the Society for Experimental Mechanics website.
We continue to be highly international with manuscripts published with authors from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Thanks to robust submissions of high-quality papers we continuing to publishing full outstanding issues while maintaining our ability to offer timely reviews and prompt publication.
In January 2020, the Editor-in-Chief position passed from Eric Brown to Jennifer Jordan, as selected by the SEM Board. This is the first change in Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials. We bid a fond farewell to Arun Shukla as Chair of the International Advisory Board and welcome Eric Brown as the new Chair. We thank the Technical Editors who ended their terms in December 2019: Neil K. Bourne, Ellen K. Cerreta, Trevor Cloete, and Bo Song. The success of the journal would not have been possible without the authors, Technical Editors, and International Advisory Board.