23 J. Legal Aspects Sport 1 (2013)

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Journal of LegalAspects of Sport, 2013, 23, 1-2  OF SPORT  Official Journal of SRLA
@2013 Sport and Recreation Law Association        wwwJLAS-JournaLconi
COMMENTARY
Editor's Welcome
John Miller, Editor
J.O. Spengler, Associate Editor
We are delighted to serve you as we enter into a new phase of the Journal
of Legal Aspects of Sport (JLAS) with our association with Human Kinetics. We
would like to thank the Sport and Recreation Law Association (SRLA) Board of
Directors for their support during this transition. In addition, we would like to
thank Greg Reed, Human Kinetics Journals Division Director, and Doug Hoepker,
Senior Journals Managing Editor at Human Kinetics, for their efforts in seeing this
process through to fruition. Finally, we would like to acknowledge the members
of the article review board for their willingness to continue their roles and provide
their expertise as we transition to a new page in the history of this amazing journal.
JLAS has undergone several changes since its inception in 1991 as the Journal
of Legal Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity. Yet, the mission of the journal to
publish submissions of the highest scholarly quality and scientific rigor that can
inform policy, advance the body of knowledge, and influence decision-making
remains constant. Further, the Journal remains committed to improving the
knowledge base on legal issues as applied to all aspects of the sport and recreation
paradigms by serving as an interdisciplinary outlet to meet the needs of research-
ers, practitioners, and policymakers. As the editor and associate editor, our primary
roles are to ensure that JLAS continues to publish manuscripts that are based on
significant, current, and legal-specific issues that are analyzed through rigorous
methods of inquiry so that a deeper and more informed understanding of how
legal aspects impact individuals, organizations, and the overall sport and recreation
industry can be achieved.
The relationship with Human Kinetics will provide JLAS with a vehicle to
promote outstanding contributions. To this end, a unique domain web site has been
designed to showcase the Journal (http://jlas-journal.com). In addition to providing
an online version of each article within a designated issue prior to release of the
print issue, the website will display ancillary content, such as news items about the
journal, webinars on relevant topics, and occasional open access articles from the
journal for promotional purposes. Human Kinetics will also digitize and display on
the web site all JLAS back issues. Finally, JLAS will be indexed with Lexis-Nexis,
Westlaw, HeinOnline, SPORTDiscus, and Cabell's. We believe that the relationship
that has been developed with Human Kinetics will allow JLAS, as well as SRLA,
to reach a broader audience.
While our goal is to continue to move the Journal forward, it is important to
understand the history of the Sport and Recreation Law Association. To that extent,
we present an exact re-print of the article written by one of the founders of SRLA (or

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