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Reflecting on our shared success

Reflecting on our shared success EDITORIAL SMS13.1 Intro pp1-6 KT2 4/11/11 18:57 Page 5 Editorial It is my pleasure to introduce our latest issue with The continuing success of the Journal has led to an excellent news. Our (your) journal was recently increasing number of submissions. With four issues per accepted for the prestigious Ôimpact factorÕ ranking. This year, it means that our rejection rate has increased. It is is the latest milestone for the publication and has been never a pleasant task to inform authors that their paper achieved as a result of much hard work from all has been rejected, but the obvious consequence is that involved, including contributors, the editorial board and the standard of those accepted has risen. the production staff. The achievement represents an To maintain quality and review the many submissions, ideal opportunity to reflect on the JournalÕs history. we needed a Ôdream teamÕ, and since 2008 the editorial The Journal was founded in 1999 by Winthrop board has been assisted by a group of excellent new Publications and edited by Professor John Amis (1999- reviewers. I would therefore like to use this opportunity 2003), then Professor David Shani (2003-05). In 2005 to thank the following people for their work. the Journal was acquired by IMR and given a complete redesign, and Professor Simon Chadwick was appointed Marijke Taks, University of Windsor, Canada as editor. At the same time, IMR archived all abstracts, Christophe Durand, UniversitŽ de Caen, France summaries and authors on their website to help make Craig Hyatt, Brock University, Canada indexing and searching for content much easier. Yue Meng, University of Bournemouth, UK Professor ChadwickÕs hard work paid dividends when Marc Mazodier, ISG Paris, France in 2008 the journal was indexed by PsycINFO and SSCI. Wladimir Andreff, UniversitŽ Paris I, France I was appointed editor in 2009 and would like to thank Artemisia Apostolopoulou, Robert Morris College, USA the previous editors for putting in so much to create and Bjšrn Walliser, UniversitŽ de Nancy, France develop this publication. Without them, the publication Jan Drengner, Technische UniversitŠt Chemnitz, Germany would have never have achieved its status as the Jeffrey James, Florida State University, USA leading journal in sports marketing. Christopher Hautbois, UniversitŽ Paris Sud 11, France In the past few years the Journal has developed Joe Cobbs, Northern Kentucky University, USA further and broken new ground in terms of its global reach and content. Initially, it is fair to say, the focus I hope you enjoy this issue and continue to support the was primarily on North America and Europe. Now we quality and excellence of our Journal, by submitting, have editorial board members, contributors and reviewing and reading the articles. I look forward to subscribers from all over the world and readers will no working with you as we continue to pioneer research in doubt have noticed the increasing geographical diversity this exciting industry. of content. Similarly, we have run a number of special editions: football (soccer), the Olympics, Australia-New Zealand, scandal and technology. For us, the positioning of the Journal has been always clear: the publication is not affiliated to any conference or association, it is independent and its goal is to bridge a gap between academics and practitioners by publishing the highest quality papers in our field. That is why our editorial board has 42 members, 40% of Professor Michel Desbordes, Editor whom are practitioners. Email: mdesbordes@iscparis.com http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1464-6668
DOI
10.1108/IJSMS-13-01-2011-B001
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EDITORIAL SMS13.1 Intro pp1-6 KT2 4/11/11 18:57 Page 5 Editorial It is my pleasure to introduce our latest issue with The continuing success of the Journal has led to an excellent news. Our (your) journal was recently increasing number of submissions. With four issues per accepted for the prestigious Ôimpact factorÕ ranking. This year, it means that our rejection rate has increased. It is is the latest milestone for the publication and has been never a pleasant task to inform authors that their paper achieved as a result of much hard work from all has been rejected, but the obvious consequence is that involved, including contributors, the editorial board and the standard of those accepted has risen. the production staff. The achievement represents an To maintain quality and review the many submissions, ideal opportunity to reflect on the JournalÕs history. we needed a Ôdream teamÕ, and since 2008 the editorial The Journal was founded in 1999 by Winthrop board has been assisted by a group of excellent new Publications and edited by Professor John Amis (1999- reviewers. I would therefore like to use this opportunity 2003), then Professor David Shani (2003-05). In 2005 to thank the following people for their work. the Journal was acquired by IMR and given a complete redesign, and Professor Simon Chadwick was appointed Marijke Taks, University of Windsor, Canada as editor. At the same time, IMR archived all abstracts, Christophe Durand, UniversitŽ de Caen, France summaries and authors on their website to help make Craig Hyatt, Brock University, Canada indexing and searching for content much easier. Yue Meng, University of Bournemouth, UK Professor ChadwickÕs hard work paid dividends when Marc Mazodier, ISG Paris, France in 2008 the journal was indexed by PsycINFO and SSCI. Wladimir Andreff, UniversitŽ Paris I, France I was appointed editor in 2009 and would like to thank Artemisia Apostolopoulou, Robert Morris College, USA the previous editors for putting in so much to create and Bjšrn Walliser, UniversitŽ de Nancy, France develop this publication. Without them, the publication Jan Drengner, Technische UniversitŠt Chemnitz, Germany would have never have achieved its status as the Jeffrey James, Florida State University, USA leading journal in sports marketing. Christopher Hautbois, UniversitŽ Paris Sud 11, France In the past few years the Journal has developed Joe Cobbs, Northern Kentucky University, USA further and broken new ground in terms of its global reach and content. Initially, it is fair to say, the focus I hope you enjoy this issue and continue to support the was primarily on North America and Europe. Now we quality and excellence of our Journal, by submitting, have editorial board members, contributors and reviewing and reading the articles. I look forward to subscribers from all over the world and readers will no working with you as we continue to pioneer research in doubt have noticed the increasing geographical diversity this exciting industry. of content. Similarly, we have run a number of special editions: football (soccer), the Olympics, Australia-New Zealand, scandal and technology. For us, the positioning of the Journal has been always clear: the publication is not affiliated to any conference or association, it is independent and its goal is to bridge a gap between academics and practitioners by publishing the highest quality papers in our field. That is why our editorial board has 42 members, 40% of Professor Michel Desbordes, Editor whom are practitioners. Email: mdesbordes@iscparis.com

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International Journal of Sports Marketing and SponsorshipEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 1, 2011

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