Journal of Applied Biomechanics

An Official Journal of the International Society of Biomechanics

Volume 37 (2021): Issue 3 (Jun 2021)

JAB JIF: 1.833Mission

The mission of the Journal of Applied Biomechanics (JAB) is to disseminate the highest quality peer-reviewed studies that utilize biomechanical strategies to advance the study of human movement. Areas of interest include clinical biomechanics, gait and posture mechanics, musculoskeletal and neuromuscular biomechanics, sport mechanics, biomechanical modeling, and biomechanics education and outreach. Studies of sport performance that explicitly generalize to broader activities, contribute substantially to fundamental understanding of human motion, or are in a sport that enjoys wide participation, are welcome. Also within the scope of JAB are studies using biomechanical strategies to investigate the structure, control, function, and state (health and disease) of animals.

JAB is published bimonthly, and contains original research articles, technical notes, computational model articles, review articles, target articles, and book reviews. JAB is an official journal of the International Society of Biomechanics, and has a working affiliation with the American Society of Biomechanics. JAB was formerly known as the International Journal of Sport Biomechanics, and has been continuously published since 1985.


Michael L. Madigan
Virginia Tech, USA

Deputy Editor

Sara E. Wilson
University of Kansas, USA

Editors-in-Chief Emeriti

Richard C. Nelson (Founding Editor: 1985–1990)
Robert J. Gregor (1991–1996)
Mark D. Grabiner (1997–2002)
Thomas S. Buchanan (2003–2011)
J.J. Trey Crisco (2012–2016)

Associate Editors

Biomechanical Modeling
Ross Miller
University of Maryland, USA

Katherine Saul
North Carolina State University, USA

Biomechanics Education and Outreach
Kimberly Bigelow
University of Dayton, USA

Clinical Biomechanics
Laura A. Frey Law
University of Iowa, USA

Tom Kernozek
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, USA

Erika Nelson-Wong
Regis University, USA

Gait & Posture Mechanics
Tanvi Bhatt 
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA 

Jason R. Franz
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Christopher McCrum
Maastricht University, Netherlands

Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
Warren Darling
University of Iowa, USA

Stephanie Forrester
Loughborough University, UK

Mark C. Miller
University of Pittsburgh, USA

Neuromuscular Biomechanics
Kelly J. Cole
Appalachian State University, USA

Jae Kun Shim
University of Maryland, USA

Sport Mechanics
Matthew T.G. Pain
Loughborough University, UK

Steve Rowson
Virginia Tech, USA

Editorial Board

Dennis Anderson, Harvard Medical School, USA

Marius Henriksen, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark

Steven Kautz, Medical University of South Carolina, USA

Rebecca L. Krupenevich, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Alberto Leardini, Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, Italy

Jason Machan, Rhode Island Hospital (Statistician), USA

Clare E. Milner, Drexel University, USA

Richard R. Neptune, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Riann M. Palmieri-Smith, University of Michigan, USA

Xingda Qu, Shenzhen University, China 

Michael Rainbow, Queen's University, Canada

Stacie Ringleb, Old Dominion University, USA

Andrew Sawers, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA 

David John Saxby, Griffith University, Australia

Brian Umberger, University of Michigan, USA

Human Kinetics Staff
Doug Hoepker, Senior Journals Managing Editor

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The Journal of Applied Biomechanics (JAB) disseminates the highest quality peer-reviewed studies that utilize biomechanical strategies to advance the study of human movement.

Authorship Guidelines

The Journals Division at Human Kinetics adheres to the criteria for authorship as outlined by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors*:

Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content. Authorship credit should be based only on substantial contributions to:

a. Conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data; and
b. Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
c. Final approval of the version to be published.

Conditions a, b, and c must all be met. Individuals who do not meet the above criteria may be listed in the acknowledgments section of the manuscript. *Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. (1991). New England Journal of Medicine, 324, 424–428.

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Authors should ensure their manuscript complies with the JAB formatting guidelines. These guidelines, as well as a sample manuscript template, can be found here (updated September 2020).  

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