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January 2021 - Volume 20 - Issue 1

  • Shawn F. Kane, MD, FACSM
  • 1537-8918
  • 12 issues / year
  • 62/85 in Sports Science
    Total Cites = 1,542
    Eigenfactor Score = 0.00204
    Cited Half- Life = 7.4
    Google Scholar h5- index = 26
  • 1.510

Happy New Year!!!

Welcome to 2021. I hope you had a restful, joyous, healthy and safe holiday season. I am hopeful that the COVID-19 vaccines that rolled out at the end of 2020 will help us return to a degree of normalcy in 2021. 

2021 is a big year – it is the 20th anniversary of publication for Current Sports Medicine Reports. We have marked this occasion with a special 20th anniversary logo that will be on the cover of every issue this year.  It's my privilege to serve as the editor-in-chief during this special year.

We start the year off with the Head, Neck, and Spine section. Christopher A. McGrew, MD, FACSM, has assembled some interesting articles on a variety of topics for this year's kick off edition. We start with two very interesting section articles covering cerebral palsy: sport and exercise considerations and seizure disorders and exercise/sports participation. This month's case reports are awesome! Non-traumatic clay-shoveler's fracture in a runner, acute stuttering resulting after a sports-related concussion, ultramarathon induced corneal edema and delayed presentation of an acute traumatic subdural hematoma in a high school football quarterback. Please read them.

This issue also contains not one, not two, but THREE special communication articles. We are continuing with the sports medicine curriculum series this month focusing on Emergency Medicine. A report from the Summit on Exercise Collapse Associated with Sickle Cell Trait Finding the “Way Ahead".  Last but not least, The Future of Virtual Sports Ultrasound Education and Collaboration. If there is one thing we have learned in 2020 it's how to make high quality virtual education.

In Pearls & Pitfalls, E. Randy Eichner, MD, FACSM, discusses judgment calls in sports hematology. Web Alert reviews several interesting web sites and apps you'll want to check out. Thomas O'Grady, PhD, MPH and Lance Jordan, MS provide a well-written Invited Commentary entitled, “Creating a Safe, Return-to-Sport Environment in Upstate New York During the COVID-19 Pandemic."

Best wishes to each of you for a happy and healthy 2021. If there are topics you would like to see covered in the journal, please feel free to send your ideas to [email protected] for consideration.

Please spread the word about Current Sports Medicine Reports to your colleagues and co-workers.


Shawn F. Kane, MD, FACSM

Summit on Exercise Collapse Associated with Sickle Cell Trait: Finding the “Way Ahead”

O'Connor, Francis G.; Franzos, M. Alaric; Nye, Nathaniel S.; More

Current Sports Medicine Reports. 20(1):47-56, January 2021.