As I mentioned in the preface of the second issue, the idea of this journal started during our casual discussions with many members of the present board of editors at the SAMPTA ’95 workshop in Latvia. With more extensive consultation, especially for the name of the journal and its scope, I decided in January 2000 to launch our own journal “Sampling Theory in Signal and Image Processing – An International Journal.” I have received a lot of help from many members of the editorial board, and have the fortune to have Professor Ahmed I. Zayed as managing Editor[1].

In leading the journal we are still committed to publishing high standard articles with a speedy publication process.

We are happy to announce dedicating a special issue(s) for SampTA ’03 Papers.

Also, it is our pleasure to dedicate a special issue(s) to honor Professor Paul L. Butzer’s 75th birthday, and we are sure that all members of our sampling group will want to wish him a happy birthday.

Those of you who had subscribed, or showed the intention to subscribe, will soon receive the first issue of the second volume. We are still awaiting more subscriptions of interested researchers and the libraries of their institutions, as they constitute the only support for our journal. There is a good discount for developing countries. We do have back issues.

Abdul J. Jerri

Founding Executive Editor


Clarkson University

Potsdam, New York 13676




[1] Please note the change of address and e-mail for Professor Zayed, and my e-mail at Clarkson University on the Editorial Board page.