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Editorial Board

Tatum Cummins, Journal Editor

Tatum Cummins pictureTatum has a BSc in Biological Sciences from Birkbeck College, University of London, and an MSc in Neuroscience from King’s College London where she specialised in Psychiatric Genetics. She went on to complete a PhD in Neuroscience at King’s College London under the supervision of the late Sherrington Professor of Physiology at the Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, Prof. Stephen B. McMahon. Tatum’s PhD was focussed on investigating pain mechanisms in humans using psychophysics to elucidate how pain perception may be modulated by internal and external factors in health and disease. During her PhD, Tatum developed and validated a conditioned pain modulation protocol to estimate individual capacity for endogenous analgesia. Prior to starting her MSc, Tatum worked as the Editorial Administrator for the British Journal of Cancer and now joins the BMC Series as Journal Editor. Tatum is passionate about research integrity and publication ethics. Tatum is based in the London office.

Senior Editorial Board Members

Fred DiMenna

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New Content ItemFred DiMenna earned a PhD in exercise physiology from University of Exeter in the UK in 2010. His PhD research was in oxygen uptake kinetics. After returning to the USA, he continued to work with the group at Exeter in addition to assuming a position as a Research Associate at the New York Obesity Research Center at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in Manhattan. He is also working with researchers at the Lung Institute at the Sheba Medical Center in Israel and the Faculdade de Ciências at São Paulo State University in Brazil. DiMenna, who is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Movement Sciences at Columbia University Teachers College, joined the Editorial Board of BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation as Section Editor for the ‘Exercise physiology’ section in April 2014. Prior to studying exercise, DiMenna had a 20-year career as a competitive bodybuilder including 10 years at the professional level.

Angie Fearon

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New Content ItemAngie was appointed a Senior Editorial Board Member with BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation in December 2020. Angie obtained her B(App)Sc (Physio) from Lincoln Institute of Health Science, her Masters (Physio) from the University of South Australia, and her PhD (Medical Science) from the Australian National University. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  Angie’s areas of research interest include quantitative and qualitative research and outcome measure design and has published works covering tendinopathy, osteoarthritis, rehabilitation, exercise science, outcome measures and biomechanics. Angie is committed to improving the quality of published research. 

Stuart Goodall

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After completing a BSc in Sport Science, Stuart stayed on to complete an MSc in Applied Sport Science at St. Mary's University College. Stuart then studied for a PhD within the Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance at Brunel University before taking up a Research Associate post at Northumbria in February 2011. Stuart began as a Senior Lecturer in October 2012 and was appointed Associate Professor in September 2019. Stuart’s research interests include studying the mechanisms of fatigue, exercise performance and recovery, and sex differences in physiology. In addition to Stuart being a Senior Board Member for BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, he also acts as an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Exercise Physiology and Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.



Associate Editor
Tatum Cummins, PhD, MSc, BSc, MA, Springer Nature, UK

Assistant Editors
Prajakta Chougale, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Gayatri Rashinkar, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India

Manuscript Editors
Harshal Dhondge, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Nikhil Ghate, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Akshay Ravindra Joshi, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Rajasree K P, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Raunaq Singh Nagi, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Noohi Nasim, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Vaishnavi Nimbalkar, MSc, Springer Nature, India
Pranitha Pandit, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Priya Sharma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Varsha Shetty, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Neha Tiwari, PhD, M.Tech, B.Tech, Springer Nature, India
Pratibha Verma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India

Senior Editorial Board Members
Fred DiMenna, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Angela Fearon, University of Canberra, Australia
Stuart Goodall, Northumbria University, UK

Editorial Board Members 
Millán Aguilar-Navarro, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Spain
Gopala Alaparthi, Ph.D (Doctor of philosophy), Manchester metropolitan university, UK
Sampath Kumar Amaravadi, University of Chichester, UK
Felipe Araya-Quintanilla, PhD, Universidad San Sebastian, Chile
Hamid Arazi, University of Guilan, Iran
Makoto Ayabe, PhD, Okayama Prefectural University, Japan
Abdul Rashid Aziz, PhD, Singapore Sport Institute, Singapore
Georgian Badicu, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania
Stephen Bailey, Loughborough University, UK
Kalyana Chakravarthy Bairapareddy, PhD, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Russell Baker, University of Idaho, USA
Theodoros Bampouras, Ph.D., Liverpool John Moores, UK
Helmi Ben Saad, University of Sousse, Tunisia
Fabrizio Brindisino, MSc, Department of Medicine and Health Science “Vincenzo Tiberio”, University of Molise, Italy
Chiara Busso, MD, University of Torino, Italy
Carlos Augusto Camillo, Universidade Pitágoras UNOPAR / State University of Londrina, Brazil
Francesco Campa, University of Bologna, Italy
Luis Carrasco, PhD, University of Seville, Spain
Luis Ceballos-Laita, PhD, University of Valladolid, Spain
Christoph Centner, University of Freiburg, Germany
Giuseppe Cerullo, PhD, University of Padova, Italy
Helmi Chaabene, University of Potsdam, Germany
Matthew Chiwaridzo, University of Zimbabwe, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Antonio Cicchella, Tongji University, China
Błażej Cieślik, ​IRCCS San Camillo Hospital, Italy
Filipe Manuel Clemente, PhD, Escola Superior de Desporto e Lazer, Portugal
Tom Clifford, Loughborough University, UK
Tara Coppinger, Munster Technological University, Ireland
Daniel Cabral, Ph.D., Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC , USA
Dario Calafiore, Territorial Social Health Company of Mantua, Italy
Claudio Curci, ASST Carlo Poma, Italy
Alessandro de Sire, University of Catanzaro "Magna Graecia", Italy
Andrea Demeco, University of Parma, Italy
Debora Di Mauro, Department of Biomedical, Dental and Morphological and Functional Imaging Sciences of University of Messina
Katharina Diehl, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Raúl Domínguez, University of Seville, Spain
Mário Espada, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Dulce Esteves, Ph.D., Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Gary Farkas, PhD, MSCTI, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Miami Project to Cure Paralysis , USA
Luca Farinelli, MD PhD, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Carmen Ferragut, University of Alcalá, Spain
Carlo Ferri Marini, Department of Human Movement Sciences, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands
Shirley S.M. Fong, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Damiano Formenti, Ph.D. , University of Insubria, Italy
Amador García Ramos, University of Granada, Spain
Jovan Gardasevic, University of Montenegro, Montenegro
Gianpiero Greco, University of Bari, Italy
Pedro Gil-Madrona, Doctor, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha (UCLM), Spain
Monika Grygorowicz, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
Yaodong Gu, Ningbo University, China
Gurkan Gunaydin, Aydın Adnan Menderes University, Turkey
Jeffery Heileson, PhD., Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, USA, USA
Souhail Hermassi, Qatar University, Qatar
Peter Hosick, Montclair University, USA
Tao Huang, Ph.D., Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Yih-Kuen Jan, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Ivan Jukic, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Hyunsik Kang, Ph.D., Sungkyunkwan university, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
Raci Karayigit, Ankara University, Turkey
Hyojune Kim, PhD, Chung-Ang University Hospital, South Korea
Maryam Koushkie-Jahromi, Shiraz University, Iran
Žiga Kozinc, Ph.D., University of Primorska, Slovenia
Goran Kuvačić, Universtity of Split, Faculty of Kinesiology, Croatia
Luciana Labanca, Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute, Italy
Raquel Leiros-Rodreguez, SALBIS Research Group. Universidad de León, Spain
Lorenzo Lippi, University of Easten Piedmont, Italy
Heather Logan-Sprenger, Ontario Tech University, Canada
Alvaro Lopez-Samanes, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Spain
Domiziano Tarantino, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Marcin Maciejczyk, Department of Physiology and Biochemistry, University of Physical Education, Kraków, Poland
Pablo Jorge Marcos-Pardo, PhD, University of Almería, Spain
Dominic Malcolm, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Nicola Marotta, University of Catanzaro “Magna Graecia”, Catanzaro, Italy
Saúl Martín Rodríguez, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Gabriele Mascherini, University of Florence, Italy
Filippo Maselli, PT BSc, MSc, OMPT, PhD, Department of Human Neuroscience - Rome University Sapienza, Italy
Amit Meena, MBBS, MS, DNB, Shalby Hospital, Jaipur, India
Jan Mieszkowski, Univesity of Physicsl Education and Sport in Gdańsk, Poland
Lucrezia Moggio, University of Catanzaro “Magna Graecia”, Italy
Mohamad Motevalli, PhD, University of Innsbruck (Department of Sport Science), Austria
Thomas Muhlbauer, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Agnieszka Nawrocka, Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, Poland
Francesco Negrini, University of Insubria, Italy
Pantelis Theodoros Nikolaidis, University of West Attica, Greece
Shibili Nuhmani, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Eisuke Ochi, Hosei University, Japan
Anna Ogonowska-Slodownik, Jozef Pilsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland
Rafael Oliveira, Sport Sciences School of Rio Maior, Politechnic Institute of Santarem, Portugal
Sam Orange, Newcastle University, UK
Giorgio Orlando, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Angela Palomba, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy
Giorgos Paradisis, University of Athens, Greece
Antonino Patti, University of Palermo, Italy
Daniel Peart, Northumbria University, UK
Alberto Pérez-López, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain
Valentina Presta, Researcher, University of Parma, Italy
Olaf Prieske, University of Applied Sciences for Sports and Management Potsdam, Germany
Mark Rakobowchuk, PhD, Thompson Rivers University, Canada
Domingo J. Ramos-Campo, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. INEF, Spain
Hariharasudhan Ravichandran, Ph.D., Alvas College of Physiotherapy and Research Centre, India
Ravi Shankar Reddy, PhD, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia
Sílvia Rocha-Rodrigues, Escola Superior de Desporto e Lazer-IPVC, Portugal
Federico Roggio, PhD in Health Promotion, University of Catania, Italy
Antonio Jesús Sanchez-Oliver, University of Seville, Spain
Fabio Santacaterina, DPT,  Msc,OMPT, PhD student, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Italy
Boris Schmitz, Ph.D., University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany
Shazlin Shaharudin, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Ant Shepherd, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Ana Silva, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Ehsan Sinaei, MGH Institute of Health Professions, USA
Wayne Spratford, University of Canberra, Australia
Agnieszka Suder, University of Physical Education in Kraków, Poland
Stefania Toselli, University of Bologna, Italy
Eric van Breda, Dr. med., University of Antwerp, Belgium
Kavitha Vishal, Manipal College of Health Professions, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India
Damien Vitiello, School of Sport Sciences - University of Paris, France
Szczepan Wiecha, PhD, Jozef Pilsudski University of Physical Education,  Poland
Jodie Wilkie, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Keith Winwood, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Liangliang Xiang, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Junjie Xiao, Shanghai University, China
Junjie Xu, PhD; MD, Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China
Xiangdong Yun, PhD, Lanzhou university second hosipital, China
Damir Zubac, University Hospital Cologne, Germany

Editorial Advisors
Anthony Blazevich, Edith Cowan University, Australia                                                          
Antonio Cuesta-Vargas, University of Malaga, Spain                                                           
George Kelley, West Virginia University, USA                                                                                
Nicola Maffulli, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    1.9 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.4 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.839 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.471 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    26 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    154 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    1,132,722 downloads
    1,249 Altmetric mentions

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