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Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition joins BioMed Central

BioMed Central, the world’s largest publisher of open access journals, is pleased to announce that the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (JISSN) is moving to BioMed Central’s open access publishing platform. The move allows the society to provide timely information on the rapidly expanding category of sports nutrition and ergogenic aids to its members more quickly, and publish peer-reviewed articles as soon as they are available, free from the constraints of print publication cycles.

“We chose BioMed Central because online, open access publishing makes our research available to the widest possible audience, as soon as research is available, and because research is automatically saved in open access repositories the minute it is posted on our journal site,” said Richard Kreider, Editor-in-Chief of JISSN. “It is very important that sports nutritionists and other fitness professionals provide evidence-based information on nutrition and supplements. Clearly, the JISSN will help accomplish this.”

The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) is the only nonprofit academic society dedicated to sports nutrition and growing the science of applied nutrition. JISSN, the society’s official journal, publishes a range of article types related to the role of exercise and nutrition on health, disease, rehabilitation, training and performance. The society journal provides a platform for peer reviewed research, editorial commentary and time-sensitive nutrition information and allows readers to determine nutritional strategies that may enhance exercise and training adaptations leading to improved health and performance.

“We are very pleased that JISSN has selected BioMed Central to publish its open access journal,” said Matthew Cockerill, publisher of BioMed Central. “ISSN society members and others publishing in the journal will benefit from rapid publication thanks to BioMed Central's streamlined manuscript submission tools and online peer review system. Indexing and archiving of articles in major databases and repositories will ensure maximum visibility. The open access research and commentaries published in JISSN will be highly relevant to all researchers and practitioners working in the field of sports nutrition.”

JISSN is part of a growing stable of society journals now published by BioMed Central. Most recently, Asia Pacific Family Medicine moved its publishing activities to BioMed Central. Others include Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, the official journal of the Veterinary Associations of the Nordic Countries, and Geochemical Transactions, the official journal of the Geochemistry Division of the American Chemical Society.

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About the International Society of Sports Nutrition

The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) (www.theissn.org) is recognized as the only not-for-profit academic-based society dedicated to sports nutrition and growing the science of applied nutrition. The ISSN conferences, tutorials, lectures and courses have been recognized by the American Dietetic Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association, American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, American Physical Therapy Association, National Association of Athletic Trainers and other organizations as well. Members of these organizations can earn continuing education credits by attending ISSN Conferences and Symposia. The ISSN is also recognized by many Universities as offering the latest, cutting edge and non-biased information about the science of applied and practical sports nutrition. Regional conferences are coordinated with many Universities all over the United States and throughout the world.

About BioMed Central

BioMed Central (http://www.biomedcentral.com/) is an independent online publishing house committed to providing immediate access without charge to the peer-reviewed biological and medical research it publishes. This commitment is based on the view that open access to research is essential to the rapid and efficient communication of science. In addition to open access original research, BioMed Central also publishes reviews and other subscription-based content.

For more information, please contact Charlotte Webber at BioMed Central
phone: +44 (0)20 7631 9980
email: press@biomedcentral.com

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Robert Brumfield at Fusion PR
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