Now that our latest special issue on documentary film is out safe, it is with some pain in my heart I have to announce this was also my last issue as the chief Editor of the Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies. Due to new responsibilities I have decided to take a step back from the daily editorial tasks and pass on my position of Editor. When I started this endeavor back in 2014, I was honoured and excited to take over an already successful journal: Dr. Enric Castelló and his team at URV had founded a journal from scratch, and quickly managed to put it on the academics metric charts. Six years and twelve issues later, the CJCS has a CiteScore impact factor of 0.8 SJR (projected for 2020) in Scopus, and is indexed by Clarivate’s Emerging Sources Index.
But, above all, the CJCS has grown mature. It has consolidated an editorial line that prioritizes novel research in the field of cultural studies and communication, including authorships from underrepresented groups or geographical areas. The journal has grown as to the amount and the quality of submissions, and receives numerous manuscripts from all over the world. The articles withheld for publication are very diverse and of excellent quality, which was one of our aims when we started out. I would like to thank all the scholars and authors that have chosen our journal as an outlet for their work, and hope they will continue doing so!
There are also some other people I want to thank.
It has been a true pleasure to lead a team that not only supported me in the daily management of the journal, but also put passion and devotion into their work: Dr. Carlota Moragas, Dr. Antonio Caballero and Dr. Natàlia Lozano as Managing Editors, and Dr. Iolanda Tortajada as our Book Reviewer. Thanks to them, and to our excellent Production Managers Tim Mitchell and Mareike Wehner at Intellect Books, I can say this was a wonderful and exciting journey!
Now I am passing on the task to Dr. Carlota Moragas, whose qualities, experience and skills make her the best possible successor as an Editor. Wishing you all the best in taking on this challenge!