The ACSM Publications Committee established an annual Paper of the Year Award in 2020 for each of ACSM’s journals to recognize the demonstrated excellence in scientific and scholarly articles published during the previous year. The Editor-in-Chief of each journal selects the award winner from nominations submitted by associate editors of the journal. Associate editors consider article impact, research significance, conceptual design and/or technical innovation when making nominations. This is the second year for the Paper of the Year Award.
ACSM congratulates the 2020 Paper of the Year Award winners:
ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal®
| May/June 2020
“Promoting Physical Activity for Mental Well-Being
Stephanie L. Cooper, Ph.D., ACSM-CEP®
Current Sports Medicine Reports
| December 2020
“Making a Strong Case for Prioritizing Muscular Fitness in Youth Physical Activity Guidelines
Avery D. Faigenbaum, Ed.D., FACSM; James P. MacDonald, M.D., FACSM; Andrea Stracciolini, M.D., FACSM, FAAP; and Tamara Rial Rebullido, Ph.D.
Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
| January 2020
“A Time to Eat and a Time to Exercise
Evelyn B. Parr, Ph.D.; Leonie K. Heilbronn, Ph.D.; and John A. Hawley, Ph.D.
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®
| August 2020
“Exercise Induces Different Molecular Responses in Trained and Untrained Human Muscle
Marcus Moberg, Ph.D.; Malene Lindholm, Ph.D.; Stefan Reitzner, Ph.D.; Björn Ekblom, M.D.; Carl-Johan Sundberg, M.D.; and Niklas Psilander, Ph.D.
Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine
| Summer 2020
“Cognitive Testing and Exercise to Assess the Readiness to Return to Play Following a Concussion
Veronik Sicard, Ph.D.; Jean-Christophe Lortie, M.Sc.; Robert Davis Moore, Ph.D.; and Dave Ellemberg, Ph.D.
Current and previous Paper of the Year selections and editorials covering the selected articles can be found in the Paper of the Year Topical Collection on each journal’s website.