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Editorial To Our Readers – and to Werner Fricke Richard Ennals, Øyvind Pålshaugen, Danilo Streck As you may already have noticed, IJAR has a new editor-in-chief, Danilo Streck. The editor-in-chief of the first five volumes of IJAR (2005-2009), Werner Fricke, has retired – or rather, he will retire. There is no point in keeping it a secret to our readers that even though Werner wanted to be the editor-in-chief of IJAR only until the end of 2009, he has nevertheless been the editor-in-charge of this first issue of IJAR in 2010. This is not because he didn‘t believe in Danilo Streck as the new editor, rather the opposite: Werner is so certain Danilo is the right person to be the new editor that he was will- ing to accept some extra workload in order to have Danilo in place from the first issue of 2010, regardless of the fact that Danilo had made it clear he had no possibility of contributing substantially to this very first issue of his period. We tell this story/anecdote just to give a glimpse of the strong com- mitment to IJAR that has characterised Werner throughout his whole period as an editor-in-chief. Actually, from a strict personal point of view, Werner may have wanted to retire earlier than he really did, but he did not want to do it before he knew that a new, competent editor-in-chief was in place. To obtain this, Werner has made lots of efforts in searching and relating to people. Rather early Danilo Streck turned out to be his first choice, and in the end Danilo accepted. But this is the happy end of the story; we have to start with the beginning. Many readers will remember that IJAR is a renewed continuation of the journal Concepts and Transformation (CAT), which was founded in 1996 and published by John Benjamins (Amsterdam). The choice of Benjamins International Journal of Action Research 6(1), 2010: 11-15 ISSN 1861-1303 (print), ISSN 1861-9916 (internet) © Rainer
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