VOLUME 32 / NUMBER 1/ 2006 
 
Publisher's Comments  

This issue ushers in the Journal's 32nd Volume, and the 8th issue published electronically. We have been very pleased with the positive responses received to date regarding the electronic publication of JBC. Please take a moment to offer your comments about JBC's publications, or make suggestions about content for future issues. Simply take a moment to share you thoughts with any of the JBC Management Board Members or Association Editors.

This issue offers two fine biocommunication features. One is Camillia Matuk’s paper “Seeing the Body: The Divergence of Ancient Chinese and Western Medical Illustration.” The other is Andrea Stevenson’s “Three Methods of Generating Digital Models for a Virtual Reality Model of The Nose.” Showcase features a selection of artwork from the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) 2005 Exhibition. JBC is most grateful for GNSI’s willingness to share their images in this cooperative effort. I'm sure you will be intrigued by their exceptional images!

Also in this issue, Gallery hallmarks the award-wining illustrations from the Association of Medical Illustrators' 2005 Salon. This annual juried competition gives recognition to the highest caliber medical and scientific illustrations that are produced in both traditional and digital art methods. Take a good look at these wonderful works of art, the best-of-the-best in medical and scientific illustration.

From the various columns you will also see the latest events and some featured professional products in Association Calendar and News; another historical review of biophotography that was the norm a quarter of a century ago is presented via Twenty Five Years Ago in JBP; and Tech Bytes addresses the continuous challenges facing biocommunicators attempting to stay current with digital projection systems. All in all, the Columns are a good blend of past, present, and future biocommunication techniques.

And speaking of the future, I'm pleased to make a preliminary report that our colleagues in the Australian Institute of Medical and Biological Illustration (AIMBI) are preparing to consider joining the JBC consortium. For the past few months they have held informal discussions about this opportunity and all indications seem positive. Soon they will vote to confirm their intentions, and then the JBC Management Board will review this matter for final approval. JBC looks forward to this milestone opportunity to expand its readership with yet another professional biocommunication society.

This issue will reach you just after the time of year when many Associations conduct their annual meetings - a time when we are torn between attending and participating, or staying home to address professional and personal responsibilities. This challenge is especially difficult during budget-sensitive times. Some people choosing not to attend feel they are indeed missing out on the chance to communicate through presenting a talk and displaying their images. JBC appreciates these difficult times and reminds everyone to consider submitting a paper for the next JBC issue as an alternate method of presenting your "words and images." The capability of electronic publishing that allows readers to view interactive motion-media will further help communicate your message. Please, give publishing in JBC serious consideration as a means not only to share knowledge but to enhance, and possibly advance, your career.

And again, do take a moment to contact JBC through any of the Management Board Members or Association Editors. We need you input to keep us attuned to you needs, wants, and desires in keeping the Journal a valued publication. Thank you. 



Bob Turner,
Chair, JBC Management Board
bturner@scripps.edu



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Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) Co-Editor: Gary Lees
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Management Board: Bob Turner, Chairman (The Scripps Research Institute)  * Connie Johansen (National Geospatial Intelligence Agency) * Gary Lees (Johns Hopkins) * Lee Potts (Merck Research Laboratories) * Ken Michaels (National Cancer Institute) * Gary Schnitz (Indiana Hand Center) * Gillian Duncan (Rochester, MN)

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Editorial Review Board: Scott Barrows (Medical Art Associates) • Janis Brown (University of Southern California) • Susan G. Deihl (Virginia Commonwealth University) • Craig Gosling (Indiana University) • Christine Gralapp (Fairfax, Calif.) • Carol Asimow Gray (UCLA Medical Center) • Jamie Guth (Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) • Winifred Hamilton (Baylor College of Medicine) • Tom Hurtgen (Duke University School of Medicine) • Dale Kennedy (VA Medical Center - Albuquerque, New Mexico) • Lori J. Klein (National Library of Medicine) • Dale Knorr (Naval Medical Center, San Diego, Calif.) • Gregory Lucier (University of Calgary) • Patrick Lynch (Yale University) • Steven Moon (Ohio State University) • Darisse Paquette (Tufts-New England Medical Center) • Stephen Pendry (Iowa State University) • Michael Peres (Rochester Institute of Technology) • Sue Seif (Seif & Associates.) • Bobb Sleezer (Christiana Care Health Services) • Herbert R. Smith, Jr. (Houston, Tex.) • Keith Stenehjem (Mayville State University) • Judy Tyler (National Student Nurses Association) • John Vetter (Pittsburgh, Pa.) • Susan Zimmerman (Wordcraft Communications)

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