So lengthy, farewell, aufwiedersehen: and thanks for all of the enjoyable!

I’ve had the nice honor of serving because the Editor-in-Chief for the Worldwide Sports activities Legislation Journal for a number of years; this subject of the Journal marks the closing of the seventh quantity that I’ve had the chance of enhancing. I’m happy that the Journal throughout my time at its helm has printed greater than 100 scholarly articles. Each a kind of articles, which cowl a various vary of points and jurisdictions on practically each continent, has made an essential contribution to our collective information and understanding of sports activities legislation. As such, I strongly really feel that the Journal fulfills its mission to help and additional the world of worldwide sports activities legislation and I’m proud that I’ve been capable of contribute to this.

Nonetheless, all good issues should come to an finish, and as I step down, a large number of thanks are so as. At the start, I need to thank all of the authors who’ve submitted articles for consideration, whether or not we had been capable of settle for them or not. Producing analysis is sluggish and arduous work and it’s an absolute privilege to be given the chance to publish the fruits of the authors’ exhausting labor.

I additionally need to lengthen my gratitude to the Journal’s trustworthy reviewers who generously donate their time, effort, and immense experience to uphold scientific requirements and to enhance the standard of articles via their insightful feedback. Double-blind peer overview lies on the core of making certain the very best scientific high quality and unbiased publication practices. As such, the worth of all of the unpaid labor that reviewers do for his or her colleagues can’t be overstated.

All journals rely closely on the editorial workforce that deal with the numerous day-to-day work that goes into processing submissions and the Worldwide Sports activities Legislation Journal isn’t any exception. The Journal and I’ve benefitted drastically from the diligent work of two nice Managing Editors: Christopher Flanagan and Shaylla Shabbir. Thanks each, because it couldn’t have been finished with out you. Additionally, nice because of Alexander Krüger (Affiliate Editor), the Advisory Board, and the Editorial Board: Antoine Duval, Borja Garcia, Mark James, Dionne Koller, Despina Mavromati, Richard Parrish, Ryan Rodenberg, and Ben Van Rompuy. A particular thanks goes out to Antoine who, in his capability as the pinnacle of the Asser Institute Sports activities Legislation Centre, has been a terrific good friend and asset to the Journal. I’ve had the enjoyment of co-organizing the Worldwide Sports activities Legislation Convention 4 instances with Antoine and the Convention has, in my not-so-humble opinion, developed right into a must-attend occasion on sports activities legislation students’ calendars.

After I began as Editor-in-Chief, I benefitted from taking on from Professor Jack Andersson and his work on the Journal. It’s with heat needs that I now hand the place over to Professor Mark James, feeling sure that the Journal will proceed to develop and enhance below his competent management.