"XAS Research Review" opened

February 27, 2010

It is my greatest pleasure to announce that OPEN ACCESS to Web Magazine XAS Research Review is now available.

The XAS Research Review (denoted as XReview hereafter) is a newly opened web magazine at the IXAS official web page, which will report the research front for world-wide relevant topics of x-ray absorption and related phenomena.

The web magazine is planned to provide the registered IXAS members the cutting-edge research highlights, reviews, news, and correspondents about x-ray absorption research. In order to subscribe the magazine, one needs to log in first using id and password for the IXAS registration. Why registration is needed and how users gain opportunities and advantages are described in the IXAS portal.

The mission of XReview is to pick up expertise information (wide enough in categories), and provide focused information directly to the IXAS members. In addition to contributed articles and unpublished reports from IXAS members, XReview editorial board is going to contribute editorials (short essays) conveying messages from the editorial board to readers.

Details of electronic manuscript submission will be available shortly. The categories of the magazine are:

a. RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS (Open contribution)
b. NEWS (Links to facilities and institutes)
c. REVIEWS (Invited/open contribution)
d. EDITORIAL (Open contribution from editors and coeditors)
e. CORRESPONDENCE (Open contribution)

We sincerely hope that the XReview project will be successful and appreciate your understanding and cooperations.

Editor in Chief
Hiroyuki Oyanagi
Representing editors and coeditors