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

This issue of the SETAC Globe has a new fresh look, with the same great content developed by you, our members. When the SETAC Globe was recast as a digital newsletter from our original print-only version, the content centered around a format that was easily delivered by email. This format served us well over the last 8 years. But, as with every electronic media, the technology has not stayed stagnant, it has kept advancing to accommodate our mobile world. The new SETAC Globe offers a format that is much more adapted to mobile and tablet technology, while still allowing easy reading on your main computer.

We have developed the new SETAC Globe to help better organize the content. This includes menu items for quickly accessing:

  • Current Issue
  • Events: For news and recaps on SETAC meetings, symposia and workshops, including session summaries
  • Publications: For the latest from our journals, books, science briefs and technical issue papers, and information about publishing policies
  • Leadership Corner: For insights from SETAC leaders: Governance at all levels, from student chairs to World Council presidents and executive directors
  • Group News: For highlights on branch, chapter, committee and Interest Group activities
  • Member News: For awards, spotlights and in memoriam announcements
  • Archive: To access all of the past SETAC Globe issues since we started the Globe digital format

While this new format will look and feel different, we will continue publishing the SETAC Globe as a monthly issue and notifying you of publication through email. We think that this new format will offer you the flexibility of a mobile- and tablet-friendly digital magazine, while organizing the articles in a way to have an interesting and useful compilation in an electronic newsletter that is familiar for SETAC members and friends of our society.

The new format will also allow us to turn on a comment option for articles that are seeking opinions from our readership. However, for now we have decided to phase the comment option in gradually, largely because “old dogs” such as Tim and I can only learn so many new tricks during a given period of time.

If you get a chance, please let us know what you think of the new face and format of the SETAC Globe. We are excited about it, and we hope once you have a chance to experience it you will be, too.

Authors’ contact information: globe@setac.org

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