From the Editor-In-Chief

By Donald H. Silberberg

Donald H. Silberberg

Donald H. Silberberg

This issue of World Neurology is the last for which I will serve as editor. Fulfilling this role for the past three years has been an exciting endeavor. I greatly appreciate that I was invited, and that I accepted the challenge and opportunity to develop World Neurology as an online publication.

In late 2012, then WFN President Vladimir Hachinski invited me to assume the position as editor-in-chief and oversee the transition from paper to an online newsletter. Rhonda Wickham and her colleagues at Ascend Integrated Media, World Neurology’s publishing partner, taught me what I needed to know, and, in general, they helped to make the transition to electronic distribution smooth. In addition to my thanks to Rhonda, I am indebted to Vladimir Hachinski and WFN President Raad Shakir for their support and interesting contributions, and also at WFN to Keith Newton for managing the calendar and carefully proofing galleys. Peter Koehler has unfailingly personally contributed, or he asked a colleague to contribute important articles on the history of neurology and neurological sciences for every issue.

As Raad Shakir notes in his gracious article about the transition to the editorship of Steven Lewis, effective for the March 2016 issue, generating a comprehensive list of email addresses has remained a persistent problem. I am hopeful all the member organizations of WFN will help Steven address this.

So, as I finish my three-year term, I also want to thank the many other individuals who have contributed articles, book reviews, ideas and guidance. I have enjoyed my tenure, and I wish Steven Lewis the best as he assumes the editorship.