In 2019, Experimental Techniques (ET) again achieved a strong impact factor and attracted a record number of manuscript submissions with excellent representation from all around the world. The aims and scope of the journal were recently revised and we have been very pleased with the quantity, quality and range of coverage of new submissions to the journal. In particular, we still aim to be more relevant and open to our IMAC conference attendees and authors, whose focus is largely in the area of structural dynamics.
We are actively developing special issues in the topics of “New Frontiers and Innovative Methods for Hybrid Simulation” and “Optical Techniques for Vibration Measurement”. We very much welcome further ideas for special issues and series; please just get in touch with the editor if you would like to discuss this.
I would like to thank our Technical Editors, whose hard work is absolutely key to the success of the peer review process and of the journal as a whole: Masoud Allahkarami, Matt Allen, Bonnie Antoun, Sezer Atamturktur, Javad Baqersad, Juan Caicedo, Alfredo Cigada, Cosme Furlong, Jeff Helm, Luciano Lamberti, Brian Owens, Xing Zhang, Kristin Zimmerman. I’d also like to welcome our new recruits to the editorial board in the last year; Juan Caicedo, Yuanchang Chen, Ricardo Mejia-Alvarez, Wei-Chung Wang and Yongfeng Xu.