Dear PowerPlant Chemistry readers:
For the sixth and last time in 2014 I'm writing the opening comments for the new issue of our journal. 2014 is coming to an end – what a year this has been! A lot of changes have taken place in the last 12 months, especially regarding the people involved in the production of the journal.
Let's first look back on the biggest change we've faced regarding our editorial team: the founder and long-time editor of the journal, Albert Bursik, retired after 15 years and took a seat on the International Advisory Board (IAB). From January onward, the responsibility for finding appropriate submissions and for the production of the journal was handed over to me.
I would like to thank all of the people involved in this process for their patience, indulgence and support towards the unexperienced freshman I still am. Only through the help of our team in the editorial office, the expertise and advice of all of the members of the IAB and the support of the publishing company has it been possible to meet this challenge.
Secondly, I would like to use my space here to thank all of the people who support – in one way or the other – our journal. It is only due to the commitment of all the authors, the readers, the advertisers and the rest of those involved that six times a year we are able to deliver a new issue containing theoretical papers and papers dealing with practical operating experience from all around the world.
Finally, let's bid a fond farewell to the old year and welcome the new one with optimism. I wish you all a happy and prosperous new year!
PowerPlant Chemistry® Journal