Academic journal article Law & Society Review

Co-Editors' Note

Academic journal article Law & Society Review

Co-Editors' Note

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This is the second-to-last issue we will co-edit and it is important to take this space to thank Danielle McClellan, our Managing Editor.

Dani has been with the Review since 2006. She has, consequently, worked over the terms of a number of editorships. The continuity of excellence the journal enjoys is in large part due to her diligence, wise managerial oversight, and agile problem solving. Under her skillful management the journal has flourished, growing in reputation with readers and desirability as a publication site with authors.

Our co-editorship-three editors, each in a different university, across both Canada and the United States-has been unique in the history of the journal. For the first time, the journal had a non-American editor, and, also for the first time, an AfricanAmerican editor. These were, we believe, important milestones. More, generally, co-editorship has clear strengths for a journal as successful as the Review. At its best, a team of editors allows a heavy workload to be shared and effective consultation across different disciplines, expertise, and experiences. But, from a managing editor's perspective, we suspect it may be less obviously advantageous. Communications were more complex, time zones more confounding, and tight organization more important. Dani managed this all, keeping us on track, and smoothly providing oversight for three streams of work, each with multiple manuscripts in various stages of the editorial process. …

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