LETTER FROM THE EDITORS
20 December 2004 (online)
Thieme New York began publishing Sleep and Breathing: International Journal of the Science and Practice of Sleep Medicine in 1998. This was its beginning as a truly professional scientific sleep journal. Earlier, Sleep and Breathing had been started as a private initiative, printed and published with a great deal of enthusiasm but not a great deal of technical expertise by a small printer in the Black Forest of Germany.
When the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine became a “partner” for the journal, a very important step was gained in propelling the field of dental sleep medicine forward.
Through Thieme's efforts and enthusiasm, Sleep and Breathing has become a leading scientific sleep journal. It has been listed in Index Medicus/MEDLINE by the National Library of Medicine since May 2001, and this has proven to have great scientific impact.
Thieme New York recently has made structural changes in its journals' division; starting in 2005 Springer Verlag, in Heidelberg and New York, will be publishing Sleep and Breathing.
We would like to express our deepest thanks to the staff of Thieme New York for their encouragement and teamwork. It has been a pleasure working with all of you.