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January 2023 - Volume 51 - Issue 1

  • Sandra K. Hunter, PhD, FACSM
  • 0091-6331
  • 1538-3008
  • 4 issues / year
  • 9/81 in Physiology; 8/87 in Sports Science
  • 6.642
    Total Cites:4,281
    Eigenfactor score: 0.00227
    Cited Half-Life: >8.4


Professor Roger Enoka finishes his 10th year as editor-in-chief (EIC) of Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (ESSR) at the end of December 2022. Roger's involvement and valuable contribution to ESSR first as a reviewer, then as associate editor, and EIC has spanned at least half of the 50 years the Journal has been in publication. Under his leadership as EIC, ESSR grew substantially from an impact factor of 4.491 (2012) to 6.642 (2022). During this time, Roger shepherded ESSR into the digital space and increased reader engagement, through actions including appointing the first digital editor, creating a Journal club on select articles, and overseeing initiation of digital abstracts and videos. Importantly, Roger will be known for intentionally appointing equitable numbers of women and men onto the editorial board and shaping the journal into publishing excellent, cutting-edge, and forward-thinking reviews in sports medicine and exercise science. We sincerely thank Professor Enoka for his leadership, inclusion, and persistence in adhering to high-quality, clearly defined and hypothesis-driven science.

As the incoming EIC, I am delighted to continue serving on the editorial board of ESSR and committed to maintaining the scientific rigor and growing impact of the Journal. Our priority is to publish Brief Reviews based on a novel hypothesis derived from several of the contributing authors peer-reviewed publications. These reviews are intended to synthesize emerging ideas that represent opportunities for future research rather than providing a comprehensive review on a topic. Hence, authors are required to propose an original hypothesis that explains a relevant issue from a unique perspective that is illustrated in a conceptual figure. We also publish Perspectives for Progress reviews by invited senior investigators. These reviews provide a synthesis of the current state in a particular field, identify gaps in knowledge, and suggest key questions that need to be addressed. High-quality reviews can serve as an important foundation for the translation of science into evidence-based policies and practices in sports medicine and exercise science.

Additionally, you may notice that the ESSR cover looks remarkably different! Upon conducting surveys and competitor analysis, the ACSM marketing and design team brought forth this refreshed cover design for the journal.

Please see more in this January issue of the journal. Ideas and insights are welcome and can be done by emailing us at [email protected]More details on the requirements for each type of article can be found at https://edmgr.ovid.com/essr/accounts/ifauth.htm. ACSM professional members receive a subscription to this journal as a member benefit​.


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Sandra K. Hunter, Ph.D., FACSM
ESSR Editor-in-Chief​​

Daily Stress and Microvascular Dysfunction: The Buffering Effect of Physical Activity

Greaney, Jody L.; Darling, Ashley M.; Saunders, Erika F.H.; More

Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews. 51(1):19-26, January 2023.