Bill Goodfellow and Tim Canfield, SETAC Globe Co-Editors-in-Chief

As we take the opportunity to reflect on the Globe and SETAC for 2019, we find a lot of exciting accomplishments. This year, SETAC held annual meetings in four of the five geographic units. We held successful focused topic meetings and workshops around the world and continue to show strong committee representation and active regional branches and chapters. Our SETAC journals remain a cornerstone of scientific outreach, and we are excited to begin our next publishing relationship with Wiley in 2020. We are proud that the Globe was involved in promoting and reporting on these events, and thank you all for your planning, participation and submissions. Keep up the great work of providing interesting content to our readership.

Speaking about our readership, we hit a new high this past year. The Globe reached more than 13,500 individuals with an open rate per issue of consistently nearly 4,000 each month. This is considerably above the norm for electronic magazines and newsletters. In addition, our year to year growth in readership over the past decade remains more than 10%. These accomplishments could not have happened without you, our members and friends, supplying the content that attracts our readership, who wants to know what SETAC is doing. The Globe is your electronic magazine, and we try hard to give you a wide selection of articles and information from the geographic units, SETAC World Council, journals, chapters and branches, committees and Interest Groups, while addressing important topics, such as diversity equality and our role in ethical behavior, and reporting back from our annual meetings. Please keep sending us your articles, and if you have any ideas for other special interest or training articles, please let us know.

We wish each of you a safe and joyous holiday season and a happy new year. We are truly grateful to be a part of an international community of scientists, who make our world a little better each and every day by advancing the knowledge in environmental issues in all parts of the globe. We thank all our SETAC members and friends for their continued support.

Authors’ contact information: globe@setac.org

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