- Editor’s Note
This issue marks my last as Editor of the Journal of Sport History. Now that it has ended, my three-year term appears to have flown by! I am deeply appreciative of the membership of NASSH for giving me the opportunity to edit our Journal. The high quality of submissions has allowed me to provide a variety of research perspectives to the membership that reflects the growing diversity of our field.
There are so many people to thank for their support during my term as Editor. The backing of the Publications Board—in particular Chairpersons Doug Brown and Sarah Fields—has been essential. The hard work of my editorial team has allowed us to continue to produce a first-rate journal. Assistant Editors Jaime Schulz and Matthew Llewellyn handled the “Test of Time” and copy edited each issue respectively. Book Review Editors Jerry Gems and Annette Hofmann ensured that we had a steady supply of book reviews. Film, Media, and Museum Review Editors Russell Field, John Gleaves, and Travis Vogan all provided detailed editorial support in this diverse section. Thomas Hunt and Scott Jedlicka carried on the tradition of introducing the work of our new scholar/colleagues in the Dissertation Abstracts section. Finally, the members of the Editorial Board, as well as invited reviewers, upheld the high standards of the Journal of Sport History and provided timely, detailed reviews of an increasing number of submissions over the course of my editorial term.
This issue is also the last that we will publish “in-house.” Beginning with the summer 2015 issue (volume 42, number 2), the University of Illinois Press will publish the Journal of Sport History for NASSH. This is an exciting transition for the organization. It also means that Ron and Sue Smith will finally get a break from handling the myriad duties associated with distributing the Journal of Sport History to the membership. Finally, my appreciation for JoDee Dyreson’s work over the years as our Technical Editor cannot be understated. I/We would not have been able to produce this journal without the support of JoDee, Ron, and Sue.
I pass the Editorship on to the very capable hands of Murray Phillips. As Murray has demonstrated in his three years as Associate Editor—with responsibility for the Forums section of the journal—he is an outstanding scholar and a strong editor. I look forward to [End Page 1] supporting Murray during this transition to his editorship. After more than forty years the Journal of Sport History is still viewed as a leading (if not the leading) journal in our field. This is due to the quality of the work that is submitted. I encourage my colleagues to continue to support the Journal of Sport History by considering it first when you are looking for a venue to publish your research. [End Page 2]