Gradus is the brainchild of Adelaide H. P. Silva and Ubiratã K. Alves, researchers in the field of Laboratory Phonology. They are the editors of this journal, and they invited me to be its technical editor. As such, I'm responsible for both the website and the layout of the published articles.
I was also invited to submit an article to the first issue, although not on Phonology. This is an article, written by my friend Dr. Adriano F. Holanda and by me, discussing several legal and philosophical problems with Brazilian regulations on research with human beings.