Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews

Editor-in-Chief: Roger M. Enoka, PhD
ISSN: 0091-6331
Online ISSN: 1538-3008
Frequency: 4 issues / year
Ranking: 11/83 in Physiology; 4/81 in Sports Science
Impact Factor: 4.259
From the Editor

The 2014 Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (ESSR) impact factor (released summer 2015) is 4.259. The Journal is ranked fourth in Sport Sciences category. Despite the limitations of the metrics that underlie an impact factor, it remains a significant criterion when recruiting authors to share their knowledge with our readers. To help us maintain a strong impact factor, we ask that you cite relevant ESSR articles in your peer reviewed publications whenever appropriate.

Each article we publish must establish a rationale for a novel hypothesis that is illustrated in a conceptual figure. To accomplish this goal, authors must synthesize the contemporary literature on a topic, including several of their own peer-reviewed publications, and then extrapolate this knowledge to an emergent idea that represents opportunities for future research. Moreover, articles must be understandable by a broad audience. Our intent is to engage non experts in the field, especially those who are early in their careers and have a wide range of interests.

On behalf of the Journal, I would like to thank the outgoing editorial board members who contributed to ESSR throughout their terms: 

  • Associate Editor-in-Chief Stephen Roth
  • Daniel Ferris
  • Romain Meeusen
  • Pope Moseley
  • Ron Plotnikoff
  • LaDora Thompson
  • Dianne Ward
  • Kenneth Wright
  • E. Paul Zehr

We also welcome to the editorial board the following individuals with expertise in the ACSM categories of Biomechanics and Neural Control of Movement; Cardiovascular, Renal, and Respiratory; Metabolism and Nutrition; Skeletal Muscle, Bone and Connective Tissue:

  • Louise Burke
  • Paul DeVita
  • Karyn Esser
  • Jane A. Kent
  • Janet Taylor
  • Anni Vanhatalo

Roger M. Enoka, Ph.D.
ESSR Editor-in-Chief



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