I am staring at a blank page, trying to figure out what my last contribution to AMSj will be. I have the honour of writing this editorial, as it will be my final contribution to this amazing journal. Recently, for the first time in my life, I discovered how hard it is to let go of something that is so close to your heart.
In one of the previous editorials I wrote about the first question I was asked while setting up AMSj, ‘Are you not contributing to the Publish or Perish by setting up another journal?’ I was astonished by this question, as this had never occurred to me, but nevertheless a fair thing to ask. As the years passed, I started to realise that it is never what you do but why you do it that counts.
AMSj is certainly a journal but the Why of its existence it not to publish but to serve as a mean that enables the older generation to educate the younger. It is about intrinsic motivation and teamwork. And it is about taking care of each other.
As for my contribution to AMSj, it has been as little as bringing intrinsically motivated people together. The content is the hard work of the authors and our reviewers. It makes me proud to be able to say that I have worked with such a wonderful team and I would not be honest if I would not acknowledge that it is still with a little heartache that I pass the baton. But at the same time it is also a pleasure to introduce to you our new AMC student Editor-in-Chief, Michiel Schuijt. Meeting Michiel made me feel reassured that he has the capacity and drive to contribute in the further growth of AMSj. AMSj remains in good hands.
Thank you for accompanying me on this pleasant journey.