The Journal of Applied Biomechanics (JAB) is a bimonthly journal devoted to the dissemination of high-quality studies that use biomechanical strategies to advance the fields of sport, rehabilitation, injury prevention, and posture and movement. JAB accepts articles that pertain to research studies on the effect and control of the forces that act on and that are produced by the human body.
The Journal of Applied Biomechanics (JAB) is a bimonthly journal devoted to the dissemination of high-quality studies that use biomechanical strategies to advance the fields of sport, rehabilitation, injury prevention, and posture and movement. These areas of interest to JAB authors, editors, and readers are not limited to applications in humans but also include the structure, control, function, and state (health and disease) of animals and biological systems. The journal contains research articles, technical notes, review articles, and other pertinent information highlighting current advances in the field. JAB accepts articles that pertain to research studies on the effect and control of the forces that act on and are produced by the human body. The journal also publishes reviews on topics of applied biomechanics and is divided into six editorial sections: biomechanical modeling, clinical biomechanics, gait and posture mechanics, musculoskeletal biomechanics, neuromuscular biomechanics, and sport mechanics.
In addition to original research, the Journal of Applied Biomechanics is interested in publishing symposium or workshop proceedings, articles on selected current topics, book reviews, and editorials. Past topics have included the roles of whole-body balance, the effects of bilateral fatigue on postural and power tasks, the variability in the application of force during the vertical jump, and changes in sagittal plane kinematics with treadmill familiarization to barefoot running.
For individual subscribers, JAB is available in online only or print plus online subscription formats. Both versions allow subscribers full access to the journal’s authoritative content and online access to digital archives of back issues. Those who wish to stay updated on recent content may visit the JAB website to sign up for the free notification of the table of contents, which details the articles and authors for each new issue.
Institutional subscriptions are offered in the same formats mentioned previously as well as print only. Institutional subscriptions must be placed by phone.
J.J. Trey Crisco, PhD, is the Henry Frederick Lippitt professor of orthopaedic research, professor of engineering, and director of the bioengineering laboratory in the department of orthopaedics at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital. Crisco’s primary research interests include normal and pathological mechanics underlying human wrist function, for which he has developed advanced imaging modalities for in vivo studies. He also has a strong interest in applied biomechanics in the field of sport injury prevention, comparative biomechanics, design, and toy technologies for pediatric rehabilitation. He serves on the scientific advisory committees of the International Federation of Women’s Lacrosse, US Lacrosse, and USA Baseball. He is a former president of the American Society of Biomechanics. His research has been primarily funded by the NIH, for which he also serves on several study sections. He has coauthored over 160 peer-reviewed publications. As editor in chief of the Journal of Applied Biomechanics, Crisco plans to continue supporting the journal’s recent successes and fortifying the journal’s stance as the premier journal for applied biomechanical research.