Letter from the Editor

by Lois Carter Fay [ Center for International Stabilization and Recovery ]

Welcome to our first annual issue of The Journal of ERW and Mine Action. We are excited to present this issue, which covers one topic, Land Cancellation and Release, in a bit more depth. We hope you enjoy it.

When you receive your printed copy, you’ll notice that the layout of this issue is a bit different. We wanted to set the annual issue apart from our normal issue. In addition to having longer articles, we have increased the typeface size and printed the magazine two-color instead of full color. The design of the online magazine is not affected by these design changes, however; it is still produced in full color. Some of the design changes will continue into our fall issue as well. We have also added a new feature with this issue: a glossary of common terms used in many of our articles. It is currently a fairly short list, though it may become more robust in the future as necessary. While not meant to be all-inclusive, the list takes the place of many of the endnotes we previously used repeatedly, and we hope it provides the information in a more reader-friendly format. Please have a look at the list of terms at Common Terms and Definitions.

Please let us know what you think about the articles, design or any other issue related to The Journal. As always, we look forward to your feedback.

May peace prevail on Earth,

Lois Carter Fay
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of ERW and Mine Action