It gives me great personal pleasure to introduce this special issue of the Journal of Sound and Vibration in honour of Professor Philip E. Doak, our first Editor-in-Chief. Professor Doak was the consummate editor. His exceptional sense of editorial propriety, combined with the very highest academic standards that he set for the journal, have together ensured its lasting success. The Journal of Sound and Vibration continues to this day to be one of the most significant and prestigious journals in the allied fields of acoustics and vibrations research, and this is a legacy that we largely owe to Professor Doak’s long and outstanding leadership. I would like to thank all those who have contributed to this very special issue. I hope that you will enjoy reading it.
- Philip E. Doak
- sound and vibration