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    are a multidisciplinary journal and it is good tos is clearly reflected in the articles being accessedworld. Our high flyers include a range of papersof sports medicine, sports injury, physical activ-

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    and one that examined a wide range of methodsnitor physical activity in children.5rnal has a strong focus on sports science anded disciplines, and as such, it is no coincidencel of our highly sort-after papers are in this area.nclude the very popular paper on applied physio-nutritional aspects of elite and non-elite triathlone,6 a paper that reported on the effects of increasedining intensity on adaptations to endurance exer-g,7 an examination of heart rate and blood lactatef perceived exertion in soccer,8 and the effects ofn run time to exhaustion.9 Another well soughtis one that investigated the effect on post-exercisecommonly used water immersion methods.10only have the opportunity to highlight a small

    our commonly downloaded and cited papers, itnstrate the truly multidisciplinary nature of thethe areas which our readers see as valuable.

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    JP, Ondrak KS, Guskiewicz KM, et al. The effects of menstrualase on clinical measures of concussion in healthy college-agedJ Sci Med Sport 2009;12:3837.r CE, Ginn KA, Cathers I. The empty can and full cannot selectively activate supraspinatus. J Sci Med Sport

    4359.D, Finch C, Roediger E, et al. Preventing lower limb injuries:

    est evidence being translated into the football field? J Sci Med09;12:4526.M, Wijndaele K, De Bourdeaudhuij I, et al. Specific associ-tween types of physical activity and components of mentalSci Med Sport 2009;12:46874.JJ, Tudor-Locke C. Objective monitoring of physical activity

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    7. McNicol AJ, OBrien BJ, Paton CD, et al. The effects of increased abso-lute training intensity on adaptations to endurance exercise training. JSci Med Sport 2009;12:4859.

    8. Coutts AJ, Rampanini E, Marcora SM, et al. Heart rate and blood lactatecorrelates of perceived exertion during small-sided soccer games. J SciMed Sport 2009;12:7984.

    9. Wittekind AL, Beneke R. Effects of warm-up on run time to exhaustion.J Sci Med Sport 2009;12:4804.

    10. Ingram J, Dawson B, Goodman C, et al. Effect of water immersionmethods on post-exercise recovery from simulated team sport exercise.J Sci Med Sport 2009;12:41721.

    Editor-in-ChiefGregory S. Kolt (PhD)


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