The Scientist has been in print for more than 11 years now--this is the 279th consecutive issue. During that time it has evolved through various stages guided by its founder and publisher, Eugene Garfield, who has brought it to its present position as a respected and established source of news and information for the life sciences professional. Recently, it was a great honor and challenge to me to assume the role of publisher. It is my primary goal and responsibility to guide The Scientist through its second decade and beyond.

The world of science publishing is undergoing momentous changes, with the development, after decades of promises and false starts, of a viable means of electronic publication through the Internet. The Scientist is proud to have been one of the first journals to appear in full text form on the Internet. Our gopher version began with 1990 issues. Subsequently, a World...

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