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Professor Andrew Jones running the Moscow Marathon in 2019

University of Exeter professor announced Editor-in-Chief of flagship journal

A top physiology professor at the University of Exeter has been appointed the Editor-in-Chief of the leading journal for the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world.

Professor Andrew Jones is set to become Editor-in-Chief for the American College of Sports Medicine journal: ‘Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise’.

He will work alongside the current Editor-in-Chief, L. Bruce Gladden PhD, from Auburn University over the next few months and will begin his official duties at the start of 2022.

Assistant Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research, Impact, Business and Innovation, Professor Andrew Jones said: “I’m delighted to be taking on the role of Editor-in-Chief of MSSE. It is a tremendous honour to lead such a prestigious journal and I am excited about contributing to its future success.

“The journal has been a part of my professional career for more than 25 years and I’m looking forward to introducing some new initiatives to keep the journal at the forefront of the field.”

Professor Jones has been a member of the American College of Sports Medicine since 1995 and a fellow since 2001. He has also been an Associate Editor of the Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise journal for the last 16 years.

In his new role Professor Jones will have full responsibility for content, working with the editorial board to ensure key values of the journal are upheld during the submission and publication of articles.

Professor Andrew Jones has mentored more than 30 PhD students and eight postdoctoral fellows, co-edited three books and published more than 380 research articles.

Some of this renowned research has included crucial findings of the beneficial effects that nitrate-rich dietary supplements can have on sport and exercise performance as well as cardiovascular and metabolic function.

He has also worked with elite athletes including providing some key insights into Eliud Kipchoge’s historic sub-2 hour marathon world record.

Date: 18 May 2021

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