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    Sports Biomechanics
    Call for Papers: Special Issue - “Hit the Ball”

    Hit the Ball. It sounds simple, but the biomechanics of successful hitting are complex. In fact, in a USA Today survey, hitting a baseball, hitting a golf ball, and returning a tennis serve were 3 of the 5 hardest things to do in sports ( In an attempt to address this challenge, the Sports Biomechanics journal will publish a special issue in 2011. This special issue will include original research and review articles. Submitted articles can present biomechanical data on hitting the ball in baseball, softball, tennis, cricket, table tennis, racquetball, squash, field hockey, or other sports. Articles should generate knowledge to improve sports performance and/or reduce the incidence of injury, and to communicate this knowledge to sports scientists, coaches, and sports participants. Possible topics include swing kinematics, kinetics, factors related to ball exit velocity, injury mechanism, equipment properties related to ball impact and hitting performance, etc.

    Author Guidelines and Submission Deadline:

    Instructions for authors and submission guidelines can be found at the journal's homepage:

    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 “Hit the Ball” as the issue title.

    Deadline for full paper submission is January 15, 2011.

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

    Glenn S. Fleisig, Ph.D.
    Research Director, American Sports Medicine Institute

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

    Young-Hoo Kwon, Ph.D., FISBS
    Professor & Director, Biomechanics Laboratory, Texas Woman's University


    Young-Hoo Kwon, Ph.D., FISBS
    Professor & Director, Biomechanics Laboratory
    Texas Woman's University
    Editor in Chief, Sports Biomechanics (

    P. O. Box 425647
    Denton, TX 76204-5647
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