I am pleased to report that in 2013, the Journal of Mechanical Design had 568 submitted papers, which is an all-time record. I am thankful to the authors who continue to entrust the Journal with their best papers and thus position JMD at a higher level of excellence and impact. I am also grateful to the Journal's reviewers, associate editors, and staff members who are hard at work to expedite the review of the submitted papers. Our data continue to show that, on the average, the papers submitted to JMD are taking significantly less time to review and publish as compared to prior years.

I am delighted to announce and welcome seven new associate editors who recently joined the Journal's editorial board. These are highly respected educators and researchers in their respective design engineering fields.

Shorya Awtar is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at...

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