First and foremost, I hope that all of the members of our mathematical communities and their families have been healthy and safe, and will continue to be so during the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank all of our authors, editors, referees, and readers for their continued support, loyalty, and hard work during these extraordinary times. Despite our many challenges this year, we are proud that with your help and perseverance we have continued to be able to publish some of the most seminal results and advances in mathematics in our journals. 2020 has also been a time of important new beginnings for us, as we have published the inaugural volumes of our new journals SN Partial Differential Equations and Applications and SN Operations Research Forum this year.
Over the Summer, SN Partial Differential Equations and Applications has also begun a new weekly webinar series, which comprises live lectures based on several of the first articles published in the journal. Our Birkhäuser family of journals also proudly welcomes Sampling Theory, Signal Processing, and Data Analysis to our portfolio. Finally, we are happy that this year we have been able to extend our collaboration with the Association for Women in Mathematics beyond their book series, as we have reached an agreement with them to publish their new journal La Matematica beginning in 2022.