The EJSS Best Paper Award is now in its second year. Supporting the ECSS’s mission to “disseminate high quality, innovative science and its application”, the award aims to create a stronger link between the journal and congress, in terms of readership, engagement, and high quality science.

EJSS Section Editors have been busy reviewing the articles published in the ten issues of Volume 17, 2017, and have nominated their selections based on:

  • originality
  • significance
  • methodological rigour
  • potential impact

EJSS statistics

  • EJSS publishes content across 5 sections: Sports and Exercise Medicine and Health; Applied Sport Sciences; Physiology and Nutrition; Biomechanics and Motor Control; and Psychology, Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • It is Medline listed and has an impact factor of 2.690.
  • In 2017, EJSS received a total of 1,300+ submissions.
  • EJSS had a 9% acceptance rate during this period.
  • In 2017, the processing time from submission to decision was 23 days.

The results

The results are now in and we can confirm the below papers have been ranked in the Volume 17 EJSS Best Paper Award! Click each paper’s title for free access.

Click each paper’s title for free access.


Author: Grant M. Tinsley, Jeffrey S. Forsse, Natalie K. Butler, Antonio Paoli, Annie A. Bane, Paul M. La Bounty, Grant B. Morgan & Peter W. Grandjean 
Title: Time-restricted feeding in young men performing resistance training: A randomized controlled trial
Published in Volume 17, Issue 2 | DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2016.1223173

Runner up

Authors: Nessan Costello, Kevin Deighton, Joshua Dyson, Jim Mckenna & Ben Jones
Title: Snap-N-Send: A valid and reliable method for assessing the energy intake of elite adolescent athletes
Published in Volume 17, Issue 8 | DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2017.1337815

Third place

Authors: Thijs M. H. Eijsvogels, David L. Oxborough, Rory O’Hanlon, Sanjay Sharma, Sanjay Prasad, Greg Whyte, Keith P. George & Mathew G. Wilson
Title: Global and regional cardiac function in lifelong endurance athletes with and without myocardial fibrosis
Published in Volume 17, Issue 10 | DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2017.1373864

Equally placed

Authors: Craig Whitworth-Turner, Rocco Di Michele ORCID Icon, Ian Muir, Warren Gregson & Barry Drust
Title: A shower before bedtime may improve the sleep onset latency of youth soccer players
Published in Volume 17, Issue 9 | DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2017.1346147

Authors: Anne-Marie Elbe, Johan Michael Wikman, Miky Zheng, Malte Nejst Larsen, Glen Nielsen & Peter Krustrup
Title: The importance of cohesion and enjoyment for the fitness improvement of 8–10-year-old children participating in a team and individual sport school-based physical activity intervention
Published in Volume 17, Issue 3 | DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2016.1260641
Authors: Ann M. Swartz, Nora E. Miller, Young IK Cho, Whitney A. Welch & Scott J. Strath
Title: A prospective examination of the impact of high levels of exercise training on sedentary behaviour
Published in Volume 17, Issue 2 | DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2016.1251496
Authors: Pamela Wicker, Paul Downward & Fernando Lera-López
Title: Does regional disadvantage affect health-related sport and physical activity level? A multi-level analysis of individual behaviour
Published in Volume 17, Issue 10| DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2017.1376119

Authors: Chris Mawhinney, Helen Jones, David A. Low, Daniel J. Green, Glyn Howatson & Warren Gregson
Title: Influence of cold-water immersion on limb blood flow after resistance exercise
Published in Volume 17, Issue 5 | DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2017.1279222

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

“Following an exhaustive nomination and review process, this paper was selected based on a high level of originality, significance, methodological rigour, and potential impact. The EJSS Editors were impressed by the design and advanced methods employed in this study which has the potential to have a significant impact on strength training, especially in contexts in which weight management is a key issue.
– Professor Andrew Jones

What happens next?

  • The ECSS Office will be in touch with all first authors by email.
  • The award ceremony will take place before the plenary session on Saturday at the 2018 ECSS Congress in Dublin, Ireland. The award will be announced and the winner will be called to the stage by the congress Chair. A cheque will be presented to the winner by Editor-in-Chief, Professor Andrew Jones and ECSS President, Professor Joan Duda.
  • Please note: Prize money (€1000 cheque) is only granted if collected in person at the congress.


Congratulations to all authors, from the ECSS!


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