As Editor-In-Chief I want to welcome you to the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
). We have made dramatic changes over the last couple of years culminating with our move to publishing 12 issues a year. With this increased number of journals we will dramatically reduce in press time and gain quick exposure with LWW’s Published Ahead-of-Print process for accepted papers.
has a world class group of Associate Editors and we pride ourselves on treating each manuscript as it if were our own. We publish more applied sport science and conditioning papers than any other journal in the world. In addition our moves to make each article have high applied impact to target audiences beyond the readership underscores the National Strength and Conditioning Association's resolve to put more knowledge into the hands of the end users from strength and conditioning specialists to coaches to personal trainers to athletes. From studies on sets and reps for optimal resistance training programs to applied science of sport to nutritional interactions with training, manuscripts seek to improve the knowledge based practices in the world of strength and conditioning and improve our understanding of sport science. I urge you to look below at the many attractive features of the journal and support it with manuscript submissions and membership in order to continue the great progress we have made over the past decade. I thank each of you and wish you all the best in your work and research. Remember it is the individual athlete or client we are trying to help in our quest for excellence.
William J. Kraemer, Ph.D., CSCS*D, FNSCA