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Issue No. 01 - January-February (2004 vol. 10)
ISSN: 1077-2626
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Great changes are continuing to occur with TVCG. Starting with this issue, TVCG will be published six times per year, with an increase in the yearly number of pages as well. These changes reflect the continued success of the journal and have also helped us eliminate the temporary publication backlog that we experienced last year. Our new review process using Manuscript Central has also allowed us to reduce the review time for submitted papers. During 2003, the average number of days from paper submission to decision was 74 days-less than 3 months! IEEE CS Digital Library also has facilities for multimedia content, allowing TVCG authors to include animations with their papers, and all issues will appear as elec-tronic preprints two months before each cover date. In the latest impact factor from Journal Citation Reports, TVCG ranks 29th out of 338 computer science titles and 23rd out of 104 IEEE titles. We will be publishing two special issues this year, our annual Best of Visualization issue (which will also include InfoVis) and an issue on mathematical visualization.
It is my pleasure to announce TVCG's new Associate Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Charles Hansen, who will assist with the man-agement of submissions and also actively work to help TVCG continue to grow. Finally, I would like to stress that the suc-cess of the journal relies on the quality of the submissions, the quality of the reviews, and the work of the associate editors. I strongly encourage you to submit your great research to TVCG and be willing to review manuscripts in a timely fashion when asked.
David S. Ebert
Editor In Chief

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Charles Hansen received the BS degree in computer science from Memphis State University in 1981 and the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Utah in 1987. He is an associate professor of computer science at the University of Utah. From 1997 to 1999, he was a research associate professor in computer science at Utah. From 1989 to 1997, he was a technical staff member in the Advanced Computing Laboratory (ACL) located at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he formed and directed the visualization efforts in the ACL. He was a Bourse de Chateaubriand PostDoc Fellow at INRIA, Rocquencourt, France, in 1987 and 1988. His research interests include large-scale scientific visualization and computer graphics.
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