The year 1995 was the busiest and perhaps the most complex in the history of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. A record total of 390 manuscripts was submitted to the Journal for review and possible publication. More than 60% of these reports were submitted by colleagues from outside the United States. We welcome the participation of our overseas colleagues and are pleased with the strength we derive from their contributions to the Journal.
In response to substantial increases in printing and mailing costs, we made the difficult decision to increase subscriber rates for the Journal after many years without such a change. This move should increase the stability of our financial position. While the new rates are competitive with other publications in the field, any increase presents problems for libraries, and we will need the input from Society members in encouraging their institutional associations to continue to subscribe to the Journal. Subscriber income is a major part of our financial base.