Advancing Motor Learning and Development Research: A New Era for Our Journal

Maarten A. Immink
2021 Journal of Motor Learning and Development  
As the incoming Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Motor Learning and Development (JMLD), I take the helm of a thriving journal entering a new era as it approaches its 10th year. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the excellent leadership of Daniella Corbetta as the Journal's second Editor-in-Chief. I also would like to point out that recent strong journal performance presents several promising opportunities as JMLD approaches the start of a second decade. This second issue of
more » ... he ninth volume marks the completion of Daniela Corbetta's 6-year tenure as Editor-in-Chief. Her commitment, dedication, and effective leadership of the Editorial Board has translated into several noteworthy achievements, including an increase in annual citations and journal h-index. Importantly, under Daniela's leadership, JMLD has established a sustainable publication rate with three-issue volumes since 2018. In March, the Editorial Office received notice that the Journal will be indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection as part of the Emerging Sources Citation Index. It is anticipated that the Journal's content will be available in the Web of Science by the Fall of this year. This is a momentous step forward for the Journal to increase its exposure, attract high-quality submissions, and establish journal prestige through eventual receipt of an impact factor. It is important to recognize that this achievement is the result of a collective scholarly community effort and collaboration from: Daniela, the JMLD Editorial Board, our support staff at Human Kinetics, the peer reviewers who generously provide their time and expertise, and most importantly, our colleagues who have published their ideas, theorical advances, and empirical evidence within the Journal. As one of the official journals of the North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA), JMLD is an extension of the Society's mission to develop, advance, disseminate, and improve the quality of research in motor learning and development. Advancing the partnership between the Journal and the Society presents a mutually beneficial opportunity. NASPSPA members Immink
doi:10.1123/jmld.2021-0027 fatcat:tjtkn5cp3be6fax4hbt6wczkoe