SPORTSCIENCE SETS THE PACE FOR PUBLISHING SPORT RESEARCH
Will G Hopkins PhD
Department of Physiology and School of Physical Education,University of Otago, Dunedin 9001, New Zealand.
Sportscience 3(1), sportsci.org/jour/9901/wghedit.html, 1999 (773 words)
Reviewed by Frank I Katch, Department of Exercise Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003
Welcome to the first issue of Sportscience, a new peer-reviewedquarterly journal specializing in human physical performance. Somearticles in this journal will be similar to those published at thissite over the last two years, but there will now be a more formalblind review process for all articles, and a more formal format forpresentation. We intend to review and reformat most of our earlierarticles into Volumes 1 and 2 of this journal.
Our immediate challenge over the next few years will be tomaintain a high standard of scholarship acceptable to the Institutefor Scientific Information. Until ISI's Current Contents and otherdatabases list our journal articles, authors will not submit theirbest work here. It's a Catch-22, of course. So we’re going to doour best to solicit quality articles. Which brings me to theprovocative title of this editorial.
I believe this issue sets the pace in our discipline for rational,creative approaches to scientific publishing. Inparticular...
New At ThisSite
Most new material at this site will now funnel through thecontents/homepage of the journal, so there is no further need for thefull page we called New At This Site. Instead, the editor will usethis editorial page to highlight articles or call attention tofeatures not listed in the Contents. Noteworthy articles and featuresfor this issue include:
There have been more than cosmetic changes at the site since ourlast upload. Mary Ann Wallace has left the team to pursue otherendeavors after nearly two years of dedicated and unselfish work asmanaging editor. We're late with this issue because of her absence.We've also lost Jason Nugent, our talented chief webmaster since theearly days. We wish Mary Ann and Jason the very best for thefuture.
We have three new members. BillSands and DarleneKluka join as members of the editorial advisory board, andMatt Kerner joins as acontributing editor and webmaster (check out his SportScience Alive pages).
We're now appointing section editors to manage the higher volumeof material. There are several vacancies. We also need more people onthe team who can write and edit, and we need a few more webmasters.