JSCR Editorial Excellence Award

This award is presented to members of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research Editorial Board in recognition of their service to the association.

Congratulations to the 2020 winners!

Paul Comfort, PhD, CSCS,*D

Dr. Paul Comfort is a Reader in Strength and Conditioning and program leader for the MSc Strength and Conditioning at the University of Salford. Paul is also an adjunct professor at Edith Cowan University. Paul is a founder member and accredited member with the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association, has been a member of the NSCA for nearly 20 years and is a CSCS*D. He is also a senior associate editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Paul has co-authored >150 peer reviewed journal articles along with numerous book chapters and is co-editor of the textbooks, ‘Advanced Strength and Conditioning: an evidence-based approach’ and ‘Performance Assessment for strength and Conditioning.’

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Jason Winchester, PhD, CSCS,*D

Dr. Jason Winchester did his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Biomechanics at Louisiana State University. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has been recertified with distinction (CSCS *D). Dr. Winchester has been highly active within the NSCA for almost two decades. He is currently a Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Within the NSCA, he has served on both the Exam Development Committee and the Job Task Analysis Task Force for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Certification. In addition, he has served as a Grant Reviewer for the NSCA Foundation, an Abstract Reviewer for the National Conference, a Session Moderator for the National Conference, an Abstract Judge for the National Conference, as chair of the Student Link Executive Council, as a reviewer for NSCA’s Hot Topics series, and as a reviewer for the Strength and Conditioning Journal. Dr. Winchester has had his research highlighted in several popular media outlets, has coached athletes in collegiate and amateur settings, and has worked as a Sport Science Consultant. Dr. Winchester is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Physical Therapy at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX.

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Past Award Recipients Include:

2019 - Dawn Anderson, PhD, CSCS and Rhodri S. Lloyd, PhD, CSCS,*D 2008 - Terry J. Housh, PhD, FNSCA
2018 - David R. Hooper, PhD, CSCS,*D and Joseph P. Weir, PhD, FNSCA 2007 - Jill A. Bush, PhD, CSCS
2017 - Brend Alvar, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D and Joseph F. Signorile, PhD 2006 - Nicholas A. Ratamess Jr., PhD, CSCS,*D
2016 - N. Travis Triplett, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA and Jared W. Coburn, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA 2005 - Ann M. Swank, PhD
2015 - Loren Chiu, PhD, CSCS and Tammy Evetovich, PhD, CSCS 2004 - Steve Fleck, PhD, CSCS
2014 - G. Greg Haff, PhD, and Maren S. Fragala, PhD, CSCS,*D 2003 - Bruce Craig, PhD
2013 - Jakob Vingren, PhD, CSCS and Patrick Jacobs, PhD, CSCS 2002 - Lee E. Brown, EdD, CSCS,*D
2012 - John Caruso, PhD and Sean P. Flanagan, PhD, CSCS,*D 2001 – Jay R. Hoffman, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D. and Jeffrey R. Stout, PhD
2011 - Joel T. Cramer, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA and Duncan N. French, PhD, CSCS 2000 - Jerry L. Mayhew, PhD and Dan Wathen , CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA
2010 - Mike R. McGuigan, PhD, CSCS,*D and Kent J. Adams, PhD, CSCS 1999 - E. Paul Roetert, PhD
2009 - William P. Ebben, PhD, CSCS,*D and Brian Schilling, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA 1998 - Larry W. Weiss, PhD

How are recipients selected?

The Editor-In-Chief selects the recipient(s) of the JSCR Editorial Excellence Award annually in April-May from members of the JSCR Editorial Board based on their overall contribution to the review and editorial process over the past year. Recipients may only be awarded this award once.  

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