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Sensors and Materials,
Volume 30, Number 1 (2018)
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Published: January 12, 2018
Origins and History of Sensors and Materials [PDF]
(Received November 7, 2017; Accepted November 7, 2017)
Keywords: Sensors and Materials
The origins of Sensors and Materials go back to the early 1970s when the founding editor of the journal, Professor Kohji Toda, who was working at Stanford University as a visiting scientist, met then a graduate student, now Dr. Yuji Hazeyama, who was studying at Berkeley, at a small get-together near San Francisco, California. Professor Toda showed Dr. Hazeyama a few papers he had written. Dr. Hazeyama was stunned by the clarity and succinctness of his papers and wished all research papers published in scientific journals could be written in the same manner. They discussed the publication of science and predicted a sharp increase in scientific output from Asian countries in the future. Although there were many scientific journals based in America and Europe, not many English-language journals focusing on science, particularly non-society-affiliated journals, were based in Asia. After that, they met many times and discussed how to increase the visibility of scientific findings from Asia and agreed to work together in the future to promote publication of research in English by Asian scientists. Dr. Toda returned to Japan and resumed his work as a professor at the National Defense Academy and Dr. Hazeyama continued his doctoral work.
Corresponding author: Makoto Ishida
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Makoto Ishida, Origins and History of Sensors and Materials, Sens. Mater., Vol. 30, No. 1, 2018, p. 1-3.
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