Academic journal article Journal of Leisure Research

A Special Anniversary Issue: JLR Turns 40

Academic journal article Journal of Leisure Research

A Special Anniversary Issue: JLR Turns 40

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At the JLR Associate Editor Board meeting in Baltimore last fall one of the current AEs suggested that we do a special issue in recognition of JLR 's 40 years of history. We all thought it was a wonderful idea. We felt a special issue would give us the opportunity to reflect on how JLR has both changed and remained the same over the years. I contacted previous editors and asked them if they would like to contribute to this special issue; four agreed to participate. They were not asked to write about a specific issue, but rather were asked to reflect on the history of the journal and/or the research that has appeared in the journal. Their papers are all unique and I thank them for their contributions.

As a way of looking back, we decided to republish some of the first papers that appeared in JLR. Thus, the papers in this special issue were all published in the first five years of the journal's existence. Selecting which papers to publish was not an easy task. We wanted to offer a variety of topics from our field. …

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