Academic journal article Women in Sport & Physical Activity Journal

Preface

Academic journal article Women in Sport & Physical Activity Journal

Preface

Article excerpt

As this issue goes to press, it is the last one that will be published by Women of Diversity Productions, Inc.. The journal is in transition to its new home with the National Association of Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS) where it will become an electronic journal. Thus, the legacy of Marlene Adrian will live on! As Marlene's organization produces its last journal, we should thank her and reflect on that legacy. Marlene's vision brought this journal into being. She saw the need for a journal that focused on women in our profession, a place where women's views are respected and sought after, a place where women authors are mentored and encouraged, and a journal devoted to the topic of women in sport and physical activity. The women who have worked on this journal, the editors of the journal, the authors of articles, the reviewers and section editors, and all of our readers(!) all owe Marlene a huge debt of gratitude for her vision in developing this wonderful journal that we all enjoy today. Hats off to you, Marlene Adrian, and thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

We are changing the format of this issue slightly. Given the most recent attack on Title IX and how it is faring in the aftermath, the editorial board decided that a theme that incorporates Title IX issues would be very appropriate for this edition. Ellen Staurowsky was kind enough to give of her time and talents to put this theme together, while several of the WSPAJ reviewers gave generously to make sure that the articles were top quality. Ellen introduces the theme in her lead article, and we hope you enjoy this departure from our regular publications. …

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