Well it’s been a busy year – increasingly so due to the volume of papers being submitted to the WPSJ online. It appears that our little journal goes from strength to strength, attracting more authors all the time, which is very good news for us in the office as well as for our members. As I’m writing this well in advance, by the time the September issue appears, we have already passed some milestones of 2012, including the Brazilian World Poultry Congress in August. It looks to be a very exciting event, well represented at a scientific and a trade level. Congratulations to the organisers – it’s hard work getting such a large and prestigious event co-ordinated.
For all of you on the editorial board – I’d like to thank you in advance for your attendance and contributions in our WPC meeting. Sometimes it can feel a bit isolated being an editor – as you are often several degrees removed from those writing the papers – so it’s always rewarding to meet authors at scientific meetings. Of course the WPC marks a new WPSA President, and the outgoing of the previous incumbent. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Bob Pym for all his help and support with the Journal during his years as president. He has performed his role very well in my opinion, and has even contributed a centennial paper for us in this issue.
I do hope you enjoy this issue – we have plenty more paper stacked up into 2013 to be getting along with, and the Journal continues to progress in terms of variety as well as numbers of papers. Please make us your first port of call for any reviews you may have.
Dr Lucy Waldron