I am pleased to share that 2020 was a successful year for the Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials. We published 42 outstanding papers, including a special issue “Impact Matters: On the Contribution of Professor K.T. Ramesh to Dynamic Behavior in Honor of His 60th Birthday” edited by Leslie Lamberson, Colorado School of Mines, and Emily Retzlaff, United States Naval Academy. All papers can be found at https://link.springer.com/journal/40870 or as a free member benefit through the Society for Experimental Mechanics website (SEM.org).
We continue to be highly international with manuscripts published with authors from the United Kingdom, France, Japan, Australia, China, India, Norway, Algeria, and the United States of America. We continue to receive high-quality papers and have been able to publish full outstanding issues while maintaining our ability to offer timely reviews and prompt publication. I would like to thank Tracy Vogler, whose term on the Editorial Board will end in December 2020, for his service. For the International Advisory Board, we welcomed Eric Brown as the new Chair in January 2020. We’d like to thank Dana Dattelbaum, Bill Fourney, Yogi Gupta, and Naresh Thadhani for their service on the International Advisory Board. In 2020, we welcomed Neil Bourne, Stefan Hiermaier, Su Peiris, Vikas Prakash, and Tracy Vogler to the International Advisory Board. The success of the journal would not be possible without the authors, Technical Editors, and International Advisory Board.