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 Regulation Journal for a number of years; this challenge of the Journal marks the closing of the seventh quantity that I’ve had the chance of modifying. I’m happy that the Journal throughout my time at its helm has printed greater than 100 scholarly articles. Every a type of articles, which cowl a various vary of points and jurisdictions on almost each continent, has made an essential contribution to our collective data and understanding of sports activities regulation. As such, I strongly really feel that the Journal fulfills its mission to help and additional the world of worldwide sports activities regulation and I’m proud that I’ve been in a position to 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. Initially, I need to thank all of the authors who’ve submitted articles for consideration, whether or not we had been in a position to settle for them or not. Producing analysis is gradual and arduous work and it’s an absolute privilege to be given the chance to publish the fruits of the authors’ arduous labor.

I additionally need to prolong my gratitude to the Journal’s devoted reviewers who generously donate their time, effort, and immense experience to uphold scientific requirements and to enhance the standard of articles by way of their insightful feedback. Double-blind peer overview lies on the core of guaranteeing 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 staff that deal with the numerous day-to-day work that goes into processing submissions and the Worldwide Sports activities Regulation Journal isn’t any exception. The Journal and I’ve benefitted vastly from the diligent work of two nice Managing Editors: Christopher Flanagan and Shaylla Shabbir. Thanks each, because it couldn’t have been carried out 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 Regulation Centre, has been an excellent good friend and asset to the Journal. I’ve had the enjoyment of co-organizing the Worldwide Sports activities Regulation 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 regulation students’ calendars.

After I began as Editor-in-Chief, I benefitted from taking up 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 underneath his competent management.