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Scientific Paper of the Year Awards Announced by ACSM


Newswise — The American College of Sports Medicine® (ACSM) has announced the 2023 Article of the Year for each of its six highly acclaimed journals, including its latest publication, Exercise, sport and movement.

The annual Paper of the Year Award recognizes the demonstrated scientific and scholarly importance and impact of an article published within the preceding year. Selections for this award, now in its fifth year, were made by each journal’s editorial board after receiving nominations from associate editors.

“ACSM has a long-standing reputation for publishing top-tier scientific journals,” said Karyn Hamilton, Ph.D., chair of the FACSM Publications Committee. “This is a direct reflection of the quality of the submissions we receive, and we congratulate the author groups on winning this prestigious award.”

The selections for the article of the year 2023 for each of the journals are:

Journal: ACSM® Health and Fitness Journal | November/December 2023

Title: The Advent of Resistance Exercise as a Primary Form of Exercise for Health

Authors: Stuart M. Phillips, Jasmin K. Ma and Eric S. Rawson

Journal: Current Reports in Sports Medicine | March 2023

Title: Sports medicine and pelvic floor

Authors: Grainne M. Donnelly and Isabel S. Moore

Journal: Exercise and Sports Science Reviews | July 2023

Title: Gender Differences in Sports Performance: Perspectives on Transgender Athletes

Authors: Natalie J. Nokoff, Jonathon Senefeld, Csilla Krausz, Sandra Hunter and Michael Joyner

Journal: Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise® | May 2023

Title: Breaking up prolonged sitting to improve cardiometabolic risk: dose-response analysis of a randomized crossover trial Authors: Andrea T. Duran, Ciaran P. Friel, Maria A. Serafini, Ipek Ensari, Ying Kuen Cheung, and Keith M. Diaz

Journal: Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine | Fall 2023

Title: The Effect of Lightweight Footwear on Air Force Basic Training Related Injuries: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Authors: Korey B. Kasper, Nathaniel S. Nye, Theresa M. Casey, Meredith G. Cockerell, and Steven D. Trigg

Journal: exercise, sport and movement | Spring 2023

Title: Critical environmental limits for human thermoregulation in the context of a changing climate

Authors: Daniel J. Vecellio, Rachel M. Cottle, S. Tony Wolf and W. Larry Kenney

Authors and their papers will be recognized at the 2024 ACSM Annual Meeting, May 28-June 1 in Boston, MA. The Paper of the Year Symposium will take place on Friday, May 31 from 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Journalists interested in attending the annual meeting and symposium can contact Paul Branks to obtain media credentials.

Media Contact: Paul T. Branks, Director of Communications

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About the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

ACSM is the world’s largest sports medicine and exercise science organization. More than 50,000 international, national and regional members and certified professionals are dedicated to the advancement and integration of scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. Learn more at


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