Journal of Surfactants and Detergents: Cheers to the Next 20 Years!

Journal of Surfactants and Detergents, Sep 2017

George A. Smith

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Journal of Surfactants and Detergents: Cheers to the Next 20 Years!

J Surfact Deterg Journal of Surfactants and Detergents: Cheers to the Next 20 Years! George A. Smith 0 1 0 Huntsman Performance Products , The Woodlands, TX , USA 1 & George A. Smith - To help celebrate the twentieth anniversary, each issue of JSD in 2017 has featured a guest editorial from past editors. In January, Michael Cox spoke about the early years and the need for a journal to bridge the gap between the fundamental science and industrial application of surfactants. With the help of Arno Cahn and AOCS, JSD was created in 1997 to help fill this unmet need in the surfactants industry. In March, Mark Nace, the second editor-inchief for JSD, discussed the critical role of technical editors in helping young authors improve the quality of their manuscripts and the contributions of people like Russ Elms, Catherine Watkins, Lisa Quencer, and Brian Moore in helping to build the editorial team and manage publication of the journal. In July, Jean-Louis Salager, the third editor-in-chief, discussed the transition to Springer and the efforts to improve the originality and scientific quality of the articles published in JSD while maintaining a focus on industrial application of surfactants. Under Jean-Louis’s leadership, with the help of the very efficient and always ready administrative assistant Pam Landman, the number of publications more than doubled with JSD going from four to six publications a year in 2012. In September, long time technical editor and contributor to the journal Charles Hammond spoke about JSD’s unique position in teaching formulation science to young researchers and industrial application of surfactants. Lastly, the editorial board is looking into creating an open access website as a companion to JSD. Over the last 20 years, JSD has published hundreds of papers about the behavior of surfactants in different applications. As is often the case in scientific publications, authors have expressed their results in different units and formats. The proposed website is meant to summarize this information in a searchable database using common units to allow for comparison of different surfactant systems, thus providing an easy-to-use source of information for scientists from industry and academia working in the field of surfactant science. With your help and support, we hope to get this running next year and continue to provide a valuable resource to our readership and contribute to the wonderful world of surfactant science. George A. Smith Editor-in-Chief Journal of Surfactants and Detergents Huntsman Performance Products The Woodlands, TX USA George A. Smith has a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Institute of Applied Surfactant Research at the University of Oklahoma. He is currently a research fellow at the Huntsman Corporation, and manages the Home, Personal Care and Industrial Additives Technology group for the Americas.


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George A. Smith. Journal of Surfactants and Detergents: Cheers to the Next 20 Years!, Journal of Surfactants and Detergents, 2017, 1223-1224, DOI: 10.1007/s11743-017-2013-1