On behalf of the Editorial Board of Geologia Croatica, I would like to sincerely thank all our retiring members of the Editorial Board. They have all contributed in different ways to the development of the journal. Some have been members for many, many years and have given generously of their time, energy and expertise.

 Special thanks are addressed to Dr Ivo Velić as Editor-in-Cheif and the spiritus movens from 1991 to 2008. In 1992 he improved Geološki vjesnik (established in 1947 as a sequel of Vijesti geološkog povjerenstva established in 1911 by Dragutin Gorjanović- Kramberger) to a modern journal publishing internationally reviewed articles in English. Dr Velić has achieved citation of Geologia Croatica in SCImago since 1999 as an important international recognition of the journal. As an author, he published in Geološki vjesnik four, and in Geologia Croatica 18 scientific papers, three Editorials and four In Memoriam. Furthermore, he is still the most cited author of Geologia Croatica.

Prof. Josipa Velić was a member of the Editorial Board from 1997 and she is the most fruitful author in Geologia Croatica, with 20 published scientific papers. It is a real challenge for all of us to reach such a goal. Josipa Velić did a great job by lobbying for recognition of articles published in Geologia Croatica as equivalent to articles published in CC journals in authors promotions.

Academician Vladimir Bermanec was a member of the Editorial board from 1997 and he published 13 scientific articles, one Editorial as a Guest Editor and two In Memoriam. He has been an outstanding reviewer and a dedicated Associate Editor of many papers.

As a director of the Croatian Geological Survey from 2005 to 2017 and as a president of the Croatian Geological Society, Dr Josip Halamić has been financially supporting the publication of Geologia Croatica. He published 9 scientific papers in the journal.

 

To all of them, we are extremely grateful!

 

Dr Lidija Galović

Editor-in-Chief