July 7 is the tenth anniversary of Optics Express. It started in 1997 under the Editorship, and general championship, of J. H. Eberly and 9 Associate Editors, 8 of whom are from the USA. For comparison: at present there are 41 Associate Editors, 20 of whom are from the USA (more about them later). Around the time that Michael Duncan took over as Editor in 2002, submissions really took off, quadrupling between 2002 and 2004. This was in part because of the large number of papers in Microstructured Optical Fibers, for which, thanks to its rapid time to publication, Optics Express became the journal of choice. Optics Express has now evolved to be the journal of choice of the wider optics community: witness the recently released 2006 impact factor of 4.009, the highest of all optics journals.

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