At the outset of New Year 2010, we look
at the preceding year 2009 as a period of sincere
work, large challengers and unexpected
changes. This year, in the face of the worldwide
economic recession vortices, The Baltic
Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering has
further grown and improved: the successfully
implemented Gross Check program has helped
with protecting the articles of the Journal from
plagiarism possibilities, an increase in the
Journal Impact Factor has reached index 1.6,
thus allowing to take up the eighth position
in the worldwide ranking among 91 journals
of Civil Engineering in the ISI Database and
publishing the Journal was agreed to be further
supported by the Baltic Road Association.
In the year of the economic crisis, financing
scientific researches has been reduced.
However, a wish of scientists, engineers and students to perfect themselves and get ready for the processes of economic
recovery has increased. These tendencies give us hope that a number of our subscribers will steadily grow
in the future.
This year, the geography of the authors publishing scientific articles has widened (the articles have already
been sent by the scientists from China, Japan, the USA, Italy, Austria, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom etc.).
Two new members have joined the International Editorial Board of the Journal (Assoc. Prof. Dr Filippo Giammaria
Praticò from Italy and Prof. Miroslaw J. Skibniewski from the USA). Regrettably, we have also lost Julius
Christauskas who was one of the members of our editorial staff and Assoc. Prof. at the Road Department of Vilnius
Gediminas Technical University. Julius Christauskas worked for the Journal since the very start of the periodical,
and therefore his colleagues will always remember the days spent together.
On the eve of Merry Christmas and a New Year, I wish you all a festive mood, good health, endless patience,
creative success, high aims and realization of expectations.