Dear Biomch-L subscribers,

I am sending this email to announce a call for Golf Biomechanics papers
for a special edition of the Sports Biomechanics journal (ISBS):

Sports Biomechanics

Call for Papers: Special Issue on 'Golf Biomechanics'

In a major attempt to emphasise the importance of biomechanics research
in advancing all aspects of golf performance, the Sports Biomechanics
journal will publish a special issue on Golf Biomechanics in 2011. Golf
is one of the world's most popular sports enjoyed by millions of people
of all ages and abilities. However, the task of hitting a golf ball with
power and accuracy is a most challenging motor skill from a
biomechanical perspective. The full golf swing is a mechanically
complex, asymmetrical multi-planar movement of multiple body segments
that are actuated by the powerful and precisely timed contractions of a
number of skeletal muscles. In order to hit the ball more effectively,
golfers seek assistance from the vast amount of technical coaching
information that is available in the market such as books, magazines,
websites and DVDs. Unfortunately, there is not a corresponding amount of
in-depth peer-reviewed biomechanical research on the golf swing in the
literature. This special issue of Sports Biomechanics calls on authors
to submit original research that enriches the current understanding of
golf swing biomechanics. The scope of the research will include (but not
be limited to) all aspects of biomechanics research related to golf
swing technique with respect to motion pattern understanding,
performance indicators, injury risk mechanisms and applied coaching.
Multidisciplinary fields in golf research will also be considered, if
there is a significant biomechanics component in the analysis
methodology. There is a strong focus on applied methodologies in order
to reach a wide readership. Golf coaches are also encouraged to
collaborate with biomechanics researchers.

Author Guidelines and Submission Deadline:

Instructions for authors and submission guidelines can be found at the
Journal's homepage: Deadline for full
paper submission is December 15, 2010.

All papers will be subjected to the peer-review procedures of the
Journal. Papers should be submitted online at Mark that the manuscript is for a
special issue and enter 'Golf Biomechanics' as the issue title.

Please email all special issue-related enquiries to the Guest Editor:

Dr. R.E.D. Ferdinands

Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Sydney

Direct all journal-related enquiries to the Editor-in-Chief:

Dr. Young-Hoo Kwon

Biomechanics Laboratory

Texas Woman's University


Dr. Edouard Rene Ferdinands

School of Exercise and Sport Science
The University of Sydney
East Street
PO Box 170 Lidcombe
NSW 1825 Australia

Ph (Wk): +61-2-9351 9776

Fax: +61-2-9351 9204