This is the second issue of the second year of Audiological Medicine. A new journal is usually 'a risk'; a new scientific journal is more than that, it is an adventure undertaken with many difficulties and uncertainties. The questions that one might ask in these cases are:\ud • is there really the need for a new journal? \ud • who are the target readers to whom this journal is addressed? \ud In particular, when Dai Stephens, Agnete Parving and Alessandro Martini, representing the other members of the board of the International Association of Physicians in Audiology (IAPA), met the new publisher Taylor & Francis, they found themselves facing a rapidly evolving situation. On the one hand the most important historical journals of audiology (Audiology, British Journal of Audiology, Scandinavian Audiology) had merged into the new and very well produced International Journal of Audiology (increasingly devoted to the non-medical aspects of audiology)
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