To our readers:
In the April 2014 issue of International Journal of Exercise Science (Vol. 7 Iss. 2), we published a manuscript entitled "Unrestricted Paleolithic Diet is Associated with Unfavorable Changes to Blood Lipids in Healthy Subjects" (Smith et al.). The article and its authors, as well as the journal and its editors, have been roundly criticized in public forums recently by proponents of the Paleolithic diet, and particularly by those who engage in common forms of high intensity interval training. They have alleged misconduct by the authors, fraud by the Editors, and they have requested a retraction of the article. We have informed them that the article was subject to peer-review, as are all submitted manuscripts, and we also followed up with the authors to investigate their claims of misconduct. The authors were forthright in their answers to us, and indeed stated, appropriately, the limitations to the research in the Discussion section of the paper. Upon suggesting that any further pursuit of alleging research misconduct should be directed towards the Institutional Review Board that approved the research, the critics chose rather to continue espousing their vitriol towards the authors, and towards us as well. To be clear, we will not be bullied by those who know nothing about research design, data collection, inherent limitations in research, peer reviewing, publication, or other components of the general research process, and we will not retract the article. We have worked very hard for nearly eight years to build an international, peer-reviewed journal that publishes quality research. While some articles and their findings may not align with a group’s chosen dogma, that does not give them the right to attempt to discredit the work of dedicated professionals. We at the International Journal of Exercise Science are a community of scholars dedicated to scientific integrity, and in this case, that means supporting our fellow professionals and standing our ground against the unfounded opinions of our critics. As always, thank you for your support of the International Journal of Exercise Science.
T. Scott Lyons, Ph.D.
James W. Navalta, Ph.D.
The primary aim of the International Journal of Exercise Science is to engage undergraduate and graduate students in scholarly activity as authors and reviewers as they develop into professionals. In accordance with this aim, on manuscript submissions it is mandatory that at least one author be a student that has played a prominent role in the overall study (see Policies).
Current Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1 (2015)
Actual Versus Predicted Cardiovascular Demands in Submaximal Cycle Ergometer Testing
Amanda M. Hoehn, Megan J. Mullenbach, and Charles J. Fountaine
Acute Effects of Whole-Body Vibration and Resistance Exercise on Cortisol Levels in Young Men
Zhaojing Chen, Pragya Sharma-Ghimire, Xin Ye, Daeyeol Kim, Michael Bemben, and Debra A. Bemben
Use of Sports Science Knowledge by Turkish Coaches
Koray Kilic and Mustafa Levent Ince
Functional Performance in Older Adults After a Combination Multicomponent Exercise Program and Bingo Game
K. Jason Crandall, Ciaran Fairman, and James Anderson
The Effects of a 12-Week Faculty and Staff Exercise Program on Health-Related Variables in a University Setting
Michael J. Rebold, Mallory S. Kobak, Kylene Peroutky, and Ellen L. Glickman
The Effects of Vascular Occlusion Training on Respiratory Exchange Ratio and Energy Expenditure When Coupled With Cardiovascular Training
Justin Sprick, Richard Lloyd, and James Eldridge
Acute High Intensity Anaerobic Training and Rhabdomyolysis Risk
William Goodenkauf, Matt Heesch, Brent Hassenstab, Robert J. Shute, and Dustin Slivka
The Acute Effect of Hip External Rotator Stretches on Hip Internal Rotation Range of Motion
Cody B. Bremner, Tedd J. Girouard, Michelle N. Samuel, Catherine L. Turner, Antonio S. Santo, and John A. Mercer
Resistance Training Recovery: Considerations for Single vs. Multi-joint Movements and Upper vs. Lower Body Muscles
John A. Korak, James M. Green, and Eric K. O'Neal
Reflective Blankets Do Not Effect Cooling Rates after Running in Hot, Humid Conditions
Kory A. Reynolds, John Jacob Evanich, and Lindsey E. Eberman