In our current editorial for the March 2016 issue, we are pleased to take the opportunity to take stock on our joint editorship and reflect on our journey in leading the journal to continued success, as well as briefing our readers on the handover to new leadership as our term as co-editors at the helm of the journal is coming to an end. It has been a rewarding few years for us, and we are pleased to have contributed to significant changes. The most important contribution has been to enhance the evidence-base for coaching. We have seen a significant increase in submissions which in itself is testimony to the fact that the coaching community is increasingly aware of the need to root our practice in sound peer reviewed research. It has been particularly pleasing to see a significant increase in international submissions. When we first took over the journal, the majority of our submissions were UK-based or Antipodean, which in all likelihood reflected the strength of coaching practice in these countries. Lately, however, submissions have a much more international profile, both from Europe but also across the Atlantic. This is welcome news as coaching is culture and context dependent (e.g. Daouk-Oyry & Rosinski, 2010; Rojon & McDowall, 2010). Other positive trends we noticed is that the quality of submissions has also increased, including large scale meta-analyses which are so important to consolidate the evidence base, but also experimental research.
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