, Volume 50, Issue 12, pp 1187-1188
Date: 25 Nov 2012

Valedictory editorial from the Chairman of the IFMBE Journal Committee on the occasion of a change of Editors

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The management structure of Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing differs slightly from many other similar journals in that it is the official journal of the IFMBE and is a valuable source of income for it. Rather than the usual structure of the editor and their staff, an editorial board and publisher, the IFMBE has created a Federation Journal Committee which oversees management aspects of the journal although not direct editorial matters. These latter are the province of the editor and their editorial board and advisers. This steers a course between the IFMBE and the natural requirement to generate income and the ambition to raise the profile and circulation of the journal. After sitting as member of the FJC, I became Chairman in 2009 and so had the privilege of advising the current editor on management issues with respect to the journal and also lead the search committee for the new editor.

It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with Jos Spaan over these 7 years wh ...