It is with great pleasure that I welcome all of you to Journal of Advanced Instrumentation in Science (JAIS).
We are experiencing an era of profound technological transformations that will significantly change the organization of our society. Even basic scientific research will be able to face the challenges of the next decades only if adequate instruments will be available in laboratories all over the world to carry out increasingly complicated measurements and experiments. How can we forget that it was the development of the telescope that gave rise to the Galilean revolution towards our modern vision of the universe?
The greatest fundamental discoveries of recent years, such as the Higgs boson and gravitational waves, have been made possible by high-tech instruments and the development of new methodologies in various fields, such as cryogenics, laser physics, microelectronics.
It should also be emphasized that, while in the last century basic research has had a priority role in guiding applied research, the present paradigm sees technology research as a development factor in society and research agencies are allocating more and more important funds.
Furthermore, multidisciplinary is increasingly becoming an added value in the organization of academies and in the allocation of resources.
All the previous considerations have prompted us to propose a new instrumentation magazine that is capable of intercepting new needs, which is highly multidisciplinary, which bridges the gap between basic research and applied engineering research.
JAIS is a new peer-reviewed, open access journal specialized in advanced instrumentation both for experimental research in basic science and for technological developments and applications in different environmental and bioengineering fields. JAIS aims to span over a large variety of items, from new generation of gas and silicon detectors for particle and astroparticle physics to innovative sensors for environmental monitoring and medical diagnostic, also with laser driven technologies. Since important role in the instrumentation development is related to the readout electronics and data processing, JAIS also intends to offer its platform to review frontier achievements in the area of microelectronics and machine learning algorithms. The goal is to provide the community of physicists and engineers involved in the above mentioned fields with a platform to publish informative summaries of important findings.
We invite all colleagues to share our vision and to contribute to the spread of JAIS in their reference community. We aim for a collaborative and open vision of the management of the magazine, in which innovative ideas and non-traditional forms of scientific dissemination can also be proposed and discussed.
The creation of JAIS could have not happened without the support of an outstanding international editorial board and the trust from Andromeda, its publisher. It will be a pleasure working with both of them in order to bring JAIS to our readers and authors.