It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2008 impact factor:1.702 which was released on June 22th 2009 by the Journal Citation Reports, ISI Web of Knowledge. JBB’s impact factor increased by 0.754 points from the rate of 0.958 in 2005.

On behalf of the editorial board, we warmly congratulate all the authors, peer-reviewers and editors for this success.