Newswise — INDIANAPOLIS – Continuing the trend from previous years, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) publishes two of the highest-ranked journals according to this year’s edition of Thomson Reuters’ Journal Citation Reports®. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise® (MSSE) has a journal impact factor of 4.459, while Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (ESSR) has an impact factor of 4.818. ESSR and MSSE are ranked third and fifth, respectively, in the Sport Sciences category.

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“Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews continues to sustain a strong presence in the field with its unique focus on novel hypotheses as a foundation for future work on topics within the college portfolio,” said Editor-in-Chief Roger M. Enoka, Ph.D.ACSM’s strong rankings by the Journal Citation Reports’ objective analysis, credibility within the industry and emphasis on research quality continue to reinforce the excellence of ACSM’s publications.

“I am very pleased to see the excellent impact factor ranking for the American College of Sports Medicine’s flagship journal,” said Editor-in-Chief L. Bruce Gladden, Ph.D., FACSM. “Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise® has the third highest impact factor in the Sport Sciences category among other non-review-only journals. While we are pleased with this ranking, our team will continue to work on increasing the quality of MSSE for not only ACSM members but the scientific community in general.”

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