ACSM Announces Paper of the Year Awards for Scientific Journals

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ACSM Announces Paper of the Year Awards for Scientific Journals

April 2, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 2, 2024) - The American College of Sports Medicine® (ACSM) announced the 2023 Paper of the Year for each of its six highly acclaimed journals, including its newest publication, Exercise, Sport, and Movement.  

The annual Paper of the Year award recognizes the demonstrated scientific and scholarly significance and impact of an article published during the previous year. The selections for the award, now in its fifth year, were made by the editorial board of each journal after receiving nominations from the associate editors. 

“ACSM has a longstanding reputation for publishing premier scholarly journals,” said Publications Committee Chair Karyn Hamilton, Ph.D., FACSM. “That directly reflects the quality of submissions we receive, and we congratulate the author groups for winning this prestigious award.” 

The 2023 Paper of the Year selections for each of the journals are:  

2023 Papers of the YearJournal: ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal® | Nov/Dec 2023 

Title: The Coming of Age of Resistance Exercise as a Primary Form of Exercise for Health 
Authors: Stuart M. Phillips, Jasmin K. Ma, and Eric S. Rawson 

Journal: Current Sports Medicine Reports | March 2023 

Title: Sports Medicine and the Pelvic Floor  
Authors: Gráinne M. Donnelly and Isabel S. Moore 

Journal: Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews | July 2023 

Title: Sex Differences in Athletic Performance: Perspectives on Transgender Athletes  
Authors: Natalie J. Nokoff, Jonathon Senefeld, Csilla Krausz, Sandra Hunter, and Michael Joyner 

Journal: Medicine & Science in Sports & 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   

Title: The Effect of Lightweight Shoes on Air Force Basic Training 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 

The 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 be held Friday, May 31 from 3:45-5:45 PM. Journalists interested in attending the annual meeting and symposium can contact Paul Branks to secure media credentials. 



Media Contact: Paul Branks, Chief Communications Officer

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