CJSM Changes


The CJSM Team (L to R): yours truly, Executive Editor Chris Hughes, Publisher Kivmars Bowling

2015 has been a very good year for CJSM.  As we pass the halfway point, I think it is time to sit back and reflect for a brief moment.

We are celebrating our 25th anniversary at CJSM:  yes, 2015 represents our 25th year as a leading sports medicine journal!  We were ‘born’ 25 years ago on January 1 1991. Check out our first issue here.  I must confess, I only recognize the name of one of the authors, and it turns out he is a good friend of mine, and a frequent contributor to the journal and visitor here on the blog.

Dr. Avery Faigenbaum, who knew you were so long in the tooth?  I suspect you had a little less gray hair when you authored ‘Physiologic and symptomatic responses of cardiac patients to resistance exercise?’ Thank you for that submission and thank you for the continued work you have done in your career on the health benefits of resistance exercise.  In my world of pediatric sports medicine, your work has been huge.  I am old enough to remember the old saw that lifting weights as a child would stunt growth or cause physeal injury.  Dr. Faigenbaum’s work here in the pages of CJSM and elsewhere has helped disabuse mainstream thinking of these notions.

But enough about Dr. Faigenbaum and more about CJSM!  🙂

We anticipate some more celebrating as we approach our 25th birthday.  Our Executive Editor and Publisher have some things in the works as we turn the corner toward our next quarter century.  Keep your eyes open for these celebratory flourishes!

We have also begun a Continuing Medical Education (CME) program for selected articles in the journal and have just named an Associate Editor for CME:  Holly Benjamin, M.D.   The Editorial Board is honored to have her join the crew. Dr. Benjamin has played major roles in one of our partner societies, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).  With her leadership, we anticipate some exciting CME offerings for readers with upcoming featured studies.

Finally, as I finish my coffee and wrap up these reflections, I am happy to say that our podcast efforts, which began just a year ago, continue to expand and will be a significant part of our overall mission as we head into these next 25 years. The world of media in general, and sports medicine journals in particular, is changing all the time.  Journals, blogs, podcasts, social media, CME, eTOC….on and on it goes.

Who knows how we’ll all be interacting in 25 years?


About sportingjim
I work at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio USA, where I am a specialist in pediatric sports medicine. My academic appointment as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics is through Ohio State University. I am a public health advocate for kids' health and safety. I am also the Deputy Editor for the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.

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