From the Editor-in-Chief . . .
I am pleased to introduce our Winter 2023 compendium of the Translational Journal of The American College of Sports Medicine (TJACSM). TJACSM uses a continuous publication approach. As such, this group of articles appeared online prior to being published in this collection. Moreover, we continue to offer continuous publishing without publication fees. This allows TJACSM to provide a level of access without fees to authors that is unique in the field. I hope that you will consider TJACSM as the outlet of choice for your translational research.
Two things of note. First, TJACSM has a new cover! This may seem excessive for an online journal, but we really like the change and appreciate all of the work that went into designing the cover. Second, TJACSM is especially proud to support the ACSM American Fitness Index. As you likely know, the Fitness Index is used to track support for physical activity in cities across the United States. In the past, the Fitness Index has been shared via a website, with no supporting peer-reviewed publication regarding its development and findings. TJACSM is now providing that outlet with the publication of “The ACSM American Fitness Index: Using Data to Identify Opportunities to Support Physical Activity." We look forward to our continuing partnership in this work and our support for other ACSM initiatives.
As always, we thank all of our authors for their contributions and entrusting TJACSM as the outlet for their research!
John B. Bartholomew,