Dear Human Animal Interaction Bulletin readers,
Welcome to the second issue of HAIB. The time since our first issue has been one of solid growth and development. I am pleased to report we have over 600 HAIB subscribers, and have received numerous high quality manuscript submissions. This speaks volumes to the interest and the need that HAIB fills within the field of -human-animal interaction (HAI).
Due to our success and projected growth, we have expanded and created an invaluable editorial group. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce our new editors. We have three new action editors: Drs. Eckardt Erlanger, Jacobson, and Signal as well as two style editors: Dr. Uttley and Ms. Volsche. I would like to personally thank each of our editors for all their hard work in bringing you our current issue.
Volume 1, Issue 2 offers readers a wonderful representation of scientific studies that cover a broad range of HAI related topics, possible only through the high volume and quality of submitted manuscripts. Therefore, I would also like to thank each of our authors. I would also like to take this opportunity to request personal involvement from you, our readers. Our success depends on the continued growth in readership, as well as talented researchers submitting HAI research manuscripts.
The primary objective of HAIB is to create a supportive, open-access venue to foster the development of all HAI related research. This includes aspects of the human animal bond as well as animals and interpersonal violence. To this end, HAIB welcomes manuscripts that pertain to either of these two broad categories. We ask that each of you help us spread the word about HAIB to potential readers, researchers, and students to foster this growth.
As we continue to offer a platform for exemplary, open access, HAI research, we welcome all input and suggestions to further this end. Please feel free to contact me with any thoughts or questions.
Enjoy our latest issue!
Lori Kogan, PhD