The first decade of SJDR has come to an end. At the starting line of the second decade the journal appears as even better than ever, both in terms of the number of articles submitted and its international focus. The Nordic Network of Disability Research (NNDR) is most indebted to the editors over these ten years, and in particular to Anders Gustavson and Karin Baron for the last three years. You have not only established a Scandinavian Journal – you have made a serious contribution to the establishment of disability studies as a multidisciplinary research field in Scandinavia.

As owners of the journal, the NNDR is dependent on competent editors, consulting editors, book reviewers and referees. From January 1st, the editorship has been transferred from Sweden to Norway. It is a great pleasure to warmly welcome the journal's new editor for the next three years, John Eriksen, Norway, and his assistant editor Anne Horgen.

Those of us who know John are convinced that he will continue to strengthen the academic quality of the journal and to further increase the journal's international focus and subscriptions. The journal will remain open-minded to different theoretical and methodological approaches. Presently, John is a Research Director at NOVA – Norwegian Social Research, Oslo, one of the largest social science research milieus in Norway. He has worked within disability studies for a long time on topics like disability; health and quality of life; disabled children and child care; living conditions; care arrangements; and family sociology. He also has experience from different Nordic and European professional boards and from editorial boards and as guest editor.

On behalf of the NNDR-board I wish John and his collaborators all the best and we look forward to receiving an even better journal!