***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** To all readers of "Social Networks" The editorship of Social Networks has recently changed from Lin Freeman and Ron Breiger to Pat Doreian and Tom Snijders. As new editors, we are profoundly grateful to Lin and Ron, for bringing the journal to its current excellent position in publishing and promoting good research about social networks, and for advancing the visibility and use of this research in diverse fields in the social sciences. Lin, the founding editor, has steered the journal since 1978 and deserves much credit and gratitude for his efforts. The management of submissions and reviews has changed and now is fully automatic at Elsevier's author gateway. This is easily found using a search machine; the link for Social Networks is http://authors.elsevier.com/JournalDetail.html?PubID=505596 There is a rather large backlog of papers in press (we try to do something about this); note that these can be viewed at Science Direct through the link http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03788733 Scientific journals are possible only through collective efforts and we are very grateful to authors, reviewers, and Elsevier as the publisher, for their cooperation in keeping this journal alive and further improving it. We are now working on the transition (of editorship and the automatic review system) and we apologize for the lack of smoothness that this may have for some previously submitted papers. We realize that handling of papers during this transition is not always as prompt as it could be, and we are doing our best to return to the normal situation where all submitted papers have an acceptably brief time under review. Pat Doreian Tom Snijders ============================================================> patrick doreian professor department of sociology university of pittsburgh phone (412) 648-7537 fax (412) 648- 2799 -- tom a.b. snijders professor of statistics and methodology department of sociology, university of groningen grote rozenstraat 31 9712 tg groningen the netherlands +31-(0)50-3636188/6216 http://stat.gamma.rug.nl/snijders/ _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.