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Vol. 25 No. 1+2, a special issue on Blockchain and Digital Currency Regulation, has just gone to the printer. After 25 years of the EJLR, this issue will also be the last one published by ElevenJournals, an imprint of Boom of the Netherlands. The editors, authors, and readers of the EJLR look back with gratitude and appreciation on the many years of fruitful collaboration with our publisher.

OVER THE YEARS, the editorial process was supported by the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Stiftung zur Förderung der rechtlichen und wirtschaftlichen Forschung an der Universität Basel, the Institute for European Global Studies at University of Basel, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, and by Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. We are more than grateful for this institutional support, which has been indispensable!

GOING FORWARD, the EJLR will receive even more support from the McKinney School to cover the expenses of editing, typesetting, and formatting the journal on the level of quality our readers have come to expect. In addition, we have secured the support of the Council on International Law and Politics, who will be hosting the EJLR on their website. Together with the continuing services of our Board of Editors consisting of Prof. Dr. Katharina Boele-Woelki (Bucerius Law School), Prof. Dr. Carmen Draghici (City Law School, University of London), Prof. Dr. Christiana Fountoulakis (University of Fribourg), Prof. Dr. Csongor István Nagy (University of Szeged), and myself, and the many colleagues who have served and continue to serve as peer reviewers, this allows as to publish the EJLR OPEN ACCESS, i.e. free of charge, for everyone. 

On behalf of the entire team, I would like to express our excitement as we are launching this new phase in the life of the EJLR! We will do our best to maintain everything that has always been great about the journal while adding the benefit of open-access publication. And we invite you to join us on this journey by visiting our website regularly, by reading, citing, and sharing the many excellent articles and contributions hosted there, and also by considering the EJLR for publication of your own research. Colleagues organizing symposia and research projects in the broader areas of law reform are specifically encouraged to get in touch to discuss the possibility of becoming special guest editors of a topical issue of the EJLR.

Please share this update widely. We look forward to the next 25 years of fruitful and inspiring collaboration with our authors, reviewers, readers, and friends!

Frank Emmert, Editor-in-Chief,

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