The year 2014 was a great success for the European College of Sport Science on many levels and the icing on the cake was the very successful annual congress in Amsterdam in July. The President of the ECSS, Professor Marco Narici reports:

“My top priority for the year, as for my immediate predecessor Professor Sigmund Loland and for all ECSS past-Presidents, was to maintain and foster the scientific standing of our College, placing sport science as a central discipline in the understanding of the performance of human beings in health and disease and in response to environmental and societal challenges.

Our Annual Congress is a true reflection of this commitment and a verification of the validity of the strategies adopted by our Executive and Scientific Boards; we were thus extremely pleased to see that our 19th ECSS Annual Congress held in Amsterdam in 2014 attracted 2,760 delegates from 75 countries and was independently rated by as ‘The Best-Yet Annual Meeting of the European College of Sport Science’."

The ECSS Annual Report provides a peek behind the scenes of ECSS. It describes the membership development and the importance of the ECSS partners and supporters as well as presents the impressive network of ECSS affiliations (n=130) with sport science institutions, associations and federations worldwide. Scanning through the finance section of the review it demonstrates the non-profit principles of the ECSS and highlights the importance of the congress for the ECSS society.

The ECSS Young Investigators Award is the highlight of the annual congresses and as Juliane Melber (ECSS Office and Congress Manager) states:

“We believe in promoting young scientists and fostering state-of-the-art research. It is great to experience the young and fresh spirit at our Annual Congress. The ECSS Young Investigators Award provides an opportunity to be part of the exciting ECSS network.”

ECSS YIA Winners 2014 and Exhibition at ECSS Amsterdam 2014

The European Journal of Sport Science (EJSS) has steadily increased its impact factor, now being 1.314. In addition the journal is now listed in MEDLINETM which marks the fact that EJSS is a great journal to publish your articles in sport sciences, as the Editor in Chief, Andrew Jones highlights:

“EJSS is now listed by MEDLINE™ and, through careful and strategic review of submitted articles, has reduced the time from acceptance to print publication to <6 months. This sets the scene for an improving impact factor and positions the journal as one of THE very best places to publish in the sport sciences.”

In addition, the newly appointed social media editor for the EJSS has brought journal to wider audience in social media.

In general, ECSS media and communication activities are diverse. ECSS is publishing regularly media releases on the relevant topics as well as spreading news and communicating in diverse media. Please follow @E_C_S_S and @ECSS2015 on twitter, check the new photo albums from Flickr and subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

Turning Torso in Malmö

ECSS would like to thank everyone who have been part of the successful ECSS year and is hoping to have all of you with us again at ECSS Malmö 2015 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the European College of Sport Science.

To read and download the annual review, please click here.           


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Tuulia Hokkanen
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