The International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (IJSPP) publishes authoritative research in sports physiology and related disciplines that has direct application in enhancing sport performance, preventing declines in performance, and enhancing recovery of athletes. IJSPP is an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing the knowledge of sport and exercise physiologists, sport performance researchers, sport physicians, coaches, students, and other sport scientists. While other journals focus on exercise physiology research in controlled settings, IJSPP bridges a gap in the literature between theory and practical application.
IJSPP publishes original investigations, case studies, technical reports by submission, letters to the editor, brief reviews, and invited commentaries. The journal includes articles pertaining to individual and team sports, aspects of environmental physiology, applied sport nutrition, strength and conditioning, biomedical science, and applications of sport technology. Recent issues of IJSPP have focused on the validity and reliability of GPS units for measuring distance, temperature regulation during exercise, the use of simulated altitude exposure in training middle-distance runners, and the effects of low- and high-glycemic index foods on high-intensity exercise. Future issues of IJSPP will continue to offer the latest research in sports physiology and showcase articles that enrich the field.
IJSPP is also published in a digital format, providing online subscribers with the same authoritative content as the print edition but with additional advantages, including the ability to search entire issues in seconds and access to all back issues. The content of the online version of IJSPP is accessible weeks before the print version arrives by mail, and online subscribers can receive each issue’s table of contents by e-mail when a new issue is published.
Carl Foster received his PhD in exercise and sport science from the University of Texas at Austin in 1976. His interest in sport physiology stems from his experiences as an aspiring, although competitively undistinguished, middle-distance runner in college. After a postdoctoral year at Ball State University, he worked at Sinai Samaritan Medical Center in Milwaukee for 21 years before moving to his current position as professor of exercise and sport science at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse in 1998.
Since 1979 he has served as a member of the scientific and medical support team for U.S. Speedskating. His research has been wide ranging, including both high-performance and clinical physiology. He has written numerous refereed sport and exercise physiology research publications, book chapters, and books. He is the coeditor (with Peter Maud) of the second edition of Human Kinetics’ Physiological Assessment of Human Performance. Carl has been professionally active in a number of professional societies, including the American College of Sports Medicine (he served as president in 2005-2006 and received an ACSM Citation Award in 2009) and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (he received the Michael L. Pollock Established Investigator Award for 2006).
Carl has served as IJSPP’s editor in chief since 2009. He was an associate editor for Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise from 1988 to 2003 and was a member of that journal’s editorial board. In addition, Carl has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, the International Journal of Sports Medicine, and the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.