Those of you who have visited the Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (ESSR) Web site recently will be aware that Dr. Priscilla Clarkson has resigned as editor-in-chief of ESSR. The notable changes to the Journal developed by Editor-in-Chief Clarkson during 6.5 yr of service included:
- An increase in the impact factor from 3.000 to 4.491 with the Journal now ranked second out of 84 in the sport sciences category.
- Timely publication of 28 issues of the Journal, which involved supervising more than 200 articles. In addition, the Journal began publishing color figures.
- Enabled the transition of the Editorial Office to the ACSM National Center in Indianapolis.
- Developed policies and procedures to improve the recruitment of manuscripts by the Editorial Board.
- Reorganized some sections of the Journal; established the Perspectives for Progress section; began publishing Letters to the Editor; changed the News Brief column into a Commentary to Accompany feature.
- Launched a Web site for the Journal (July 2009) that includes a From the Editor column, a Published Ahead-of-Print section, and a Journal Club feature.
- Established social media connections via Twitter and Facebook.
We are most appreciative of the leadership provided by Editor-in-Chief Clarkson, and we wish her well with her future endeavors.
On behalf of the Journal, I also thank the outgoing Editorial Board members who contributed much to the Journal throughout their terms: Richard G. Carson, Ph.D.; Andrea M. Kriska, Ph.D., FACSM; James D. Fluckey, Ph.D.; and Donald C. McKenzie, M.D., Ph.D. We also welcome to the Editorial Board those who are beginning terms as associate editors: Michael D. Brown, Ph.D., FAHA, FACSM; Roger A. Fielding, Ph.D.; Kevin M. Guskiewicz, Ph.D., FACSM; Thomas J. Hawke, Ph.D.; Bradley C. Nindl, Ph.D., FACSM; Christopher R. Woodman, Ph.D.; and Matthew W. Hulver, Ph.D., who will be serving as an assistant editor.
ESSR features articles based on contemporary, novel, integrative concepts or hypotheses that are developed by the authors and supported by their own published research. To read more about ESSR article types and to learn how to submit your ideas, visit the ESSR Instructions for Authors page: http://edmgr.ovid.com/essr/accounts/ifauth.htm. You can continue to share your ideas, thoughts, and insights by e-mailing us at [email protected]