We have published the first issue for the open access journal Processes, a new publication outlet for process engineering related research. The issue contains papers by several well respected members of our community, including Paul Barton (MIT), Dominique Bonvin (EPFL), Richard Braatz (MIT), Tom Edgar (U. Texas), Rafiqul Gani (Technical University of Denmark), Marianthi Ierapetritou (Rutgers) and Doraiswami Ramkrishna (Purdue). All the papers published in this issue can be found here:

I encourage members of the CAST community to consider submitting their work to Processes. We will waive paper charges for all manuscripts submitted in 2014 to encourage growth of this new journal. More information about the journal can be found here:

Please contact me if you have any questions about Processes.

Michael A. Henson
Founding Editor-in-Chief of Processes
University of Massachusetts Amherst