Exercise and Sports Sciences Reviews Unveils New Cover Art

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Exercise and Sports Sciences Reviews Unveils New Cover Art

ACSM Publications |  Dec. 12, 2022

ESSR unveils new cover artACSM is excited to announce a fresh new look for Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (ESSR), thanks to the diligent work of the publication team and longtime ACSM designer Dave Brewer. The new cover made its debut on the January 2023 issue.

ESSR had its start in 1972 as annual hardcover volume and in 2000 transitioned to a quarterly journal, a publication schedule it retains to this day. The latest redesign took into account extensive reader surveys and competitor analyses.

Then came the brainstorming: “The first step was to deconstruct the old cover down to the basic elements and then experimenting with different groupings/positions with the journal title,” Dave says.

After much ideating and iterating, Dave came up with a series of conceptual designs that he shared with the team. Once these were narrowed down to a few top picks, and after incorporating further feedback, he shared them with a wider group of constituents for final approval.

The design the team landed on has been well-received within the ACSM community.

“I’m thrilled with the new and contemporary cover of Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews,” says ESSR Editor-in-Chief Sandra Hunter, Ph.D., FACSM. “The design team did a fabulous job … resulting in a strong cover redesign that appropriately houses the cutting-edge and forward-thinking review articles in sports medicine and exercise science. It’s an exciting time to be a contributor to the high-quality journals of ACSM.”

ACSM Publications Committee Chair Karyn Hamilton, Ph.D., R.D., FACSM, agrees.

“What an exciting time for ACSM Membership!” she says. “Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews has a brand new look, a talented new editor-in-chief with outstanding new ideas for the journal, and a continued commitment to publishing the most relevant scientific, medical and research-based topics emerging in the field.”

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