Movement, sport and exercise: New open access

May 31, 2021 – Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, is expanding its publishing partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Exercise, Sport and Movement (ESM).

exercise, sport and movement will be an international open access, peer-reviewed journal focused on all aspects of exercise science and sports medicine. Submissions for the new journal are now open, marking the opening of the 2022 ACSM Annual Meeting and World Congresses in San Diego.

“Exercise, sport and exercise will proudly serve as ACSM’s open access journal, attracting high-quality research contributions from around the world, covering broad areas of ACSM’s diverse disciplines,” commented Gary Liguori, PhD, FACSM, first editor-in-chief of the new journal. Dr Liguori is Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, and a long-time contributor to ACSM educational and publishing projects.

Wolters Kluwer has been the editor of ACSM’s list of scientific journals, including its flagship research journal, for many years Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise. dr Liguori comments: “At a time when the academic publishing industry is rapidly changing, ACSM, together with its publishing partner Wolters Kluwer, is positioned to stay at the forefront with the launch of ESM.”

A golden open access journal, ESM presents new reports on scientific, clinical, public health, community and policy issues. dr Liguori and the editorial team encourage manuscripts dealing with exercise, fitness, exercise, physical activity, health promotion, sports, and the prevention and treatment of injuries and diseases.

The journal will operate on a continuous publication model, with articles being posted online as they are completed. The papers will then be compiled into quarterly compendia, the first of which is scheduled for January 2023. A link to future updates can be found at Manuscripts can now be submitted at

With the start of ESM As an open-access journal, ACSM members and scientists from around the world have a new forum for publishing open-access research and clinical work—particularly research supported by federal funding, which often dictates open-access distribution. “ESM expects to be at the forefront of Open Access publishing in our broad field,” said Dr. Liguori.

“Another of my goals for ESM is to create leadership and mentoring opportunities for historically underrepresented faculty and scholars so that the future of academic publishing literally looks different than the past,” adds Dr. Liguori added. “Also, I look forward to working within the ACSM publishing ecosystem to ensure that the college, ESM continues to publish top-notch, compelling research that forever expands the body of knowledge in our fields.”

Annual Meeting attendees are invited to attend a journal session, American College of Sports Medicine Journals: Three Years in Review, where Dr. Liguori will speak about the new open access journal. The special symposium will be held on Friday, June 3 at 1:30 p.m. PDT and will serve as the official launch of ESM.


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