this Editorial, it is my pleasure to announce three significant
developments in our overall plan for the Neuroendocrinology
please welcome some changes and innovations and additions to
our Editorial Board.
Beginning with this issue, a new position is created, that of
Honorary Editor, which appointments will be granted
to distinguished personalities from the International Scientific
Community, who while retired from their active academic life
still in a very significant way contribute to the current research
and practice in their fields and who have a very personal and
significant impact on the field of Neuroendocrinology and Psychoneuroimmunology
and allied disciplines and on our Journal in particular.
It is with great pleasure and pride that I today announce the
appointment of two eminent scientists, colleagues and friends
as Honorary Editors of the Neuroendocrinology Letters:
Raková, M.D., DrSc.. Dr.h.c., Professor Emerita,
Department of Pharmacology, Charles University, Prague,
Sakamoto, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.O.G. (Hon.), F.R.A.C.O.G. (Hon.),
F.A.O.F.O.G., Professor Emeritus, Department of Obstetrics and
Gynecology, Tokyo Women´s Medical University, Honorary
Director Maternal & Perinatal Center Tokyo Women´s
Medical University, Superintendent Aiiku Maternal & Child
Health Center, Honorary Director Saitama Medical Center, President
Japan Association of Obstetrics and Gynecologist, Past President
of the Word Association for Perinatology, Consulting Doctor
for Royal Family of Japan.
I have invited the following distinguished colleagues to join
the Board of Associate Editors:
Prof. Kuniaki Otsuka, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Division
of Neurocardiology and Chronoecology, Professor of Department
of Medicine, Tokyo Women´s Medical University, School
of Medicine, Daini Hospital, Nishiogu, Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan;
Conti, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Università
degli Studi dell´Insubria, Faculty of Medicine, Laboratory
of Pharmacology, Varese, Italy; Instituto Cantonale di Patologia,
Center for Experimental Pathology, Locarno, Switzerland; Alpine
Institute of Phytopharmacology and Envoromental Sciences (AIPES),
new august members to the Editorial Board are graciously joining
Hideaki Koizumi, Dr. Sc., Senior Chief Scientist, Hitachi
Central Research Laboratory; Former General Manager, Hitachi
Advanced Research Laboratory, Professor (adj), Faculty of Arts
and Sciences, The University of Tokyo; Vice President, Japan
Society of Infant Studies (Nippon Akachan Gakkai);
Former Director, Chemical Society of Japan.
Dr. Andrzej Lewinski, Chairman of the Department of Thyroidology,
Medical University of Lodz, Chairman of Clinic of Endocrinology,
Polish Mothers Memorial Hospital - Research Institute,
National Consultant of Endocrinology of Poland, Editor-in-Chief
of Endokrynologia Polska - Polish Journal of Endocrinology;
Hitoo Nakano, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chairman; Department
of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Graduate School of Medical Sciences,
Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.
am very pleased that the Japanese colleagues as listed above,
have kindly and graciously accepted an active cooperation with
the Neuroendocrinology Letters including Psychoneuroimmunology
and Chronobiology and I would like to express my sincere gratitude
would like to congratulate our Deputy Chief Editor, Prof. Michal
Karasek, M.D., Ph.D., to his nomination as Doctor Honoris
Causa of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland.
The ceremony will take place on 8th of September 2001.
I would like to stress in my Editorial, the publication of Abstracts
of the International Symposium on Melatonin: Clinical
Significance and Therapeutic Application in Polanica Zdroj
(Poland) 30.93.10, 2001 organized by the Polish Society
of Endocrinology and the Polish Society of Neuroendocrinology,
a meeting chaired by Prof. M. Karasek. Prof. Karasek provided
this issue of the Neuroendocrinology Letters with abstracts
both from the Congress Plenary Lectures and Short Communications.
The full articles will be published in this Journal in the first
issues of Volume 23, February and April 2002.
I would like you to pay close attention to the Philosophy
Behind Science, an article on Haptonomy entitled Confirming
Affectivity, the Dawn of Human Life by Dr. F. Veldman,
Oms, Ceret, France. This paper is reprinted from the International
Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine.
In my opinion, the broad topic of Affectivity concerns every
doctor, researcher and scientist, especially at this time of
rapidly changing values and attitudes towards the human life
and moral and ethical limitations and rules for experiments
underlying the evidence based truth.
Peter G. Fedor-Freybergh