This is an exciting time for the ISU Library! To recap: This summer Clinical Practice in Athletic Training − the scholarly open source journal hosted by the Library − enters its second year of publication.
In addition to hosting, the Library has also assumed responsibility for oversight of copyediting. This past year CLIN-AT’s editorial board includes experts from ISU, Dartmouth, George Mason University, the University of South Carolina, St Luke’s Sport Medicine, Northwestern, Ball State, the University of Indianapolis, and Boston University.
It has been blind peer reviewed by over thirty experts from a wide variety of educational, research, and practitioner institutions across the country such as the Steadman Clinic, the State University of New York, the University of Michigan, and the US Marine Corps.
In the inaugural publication year, 3 separate issues featured a total of 18 articles which have been downloaded 4,200 times to date.
CLIN-AT started out modestly, but continues to grow by featuring a new model of scholarly communication. It now incorporates a video podcast series #ATAnswers that demonstrates the therapeutic techniques, issues, and research discussed in the articles. Since CLIN-AT is an evidence-based publication, this video component is particularly relevant and elevates the journal to a new level of scholarship. CLIN-AT’s social media presence is also steadily growing with 1000 followers across the journal’s Twitter feed, @ClinATJourn, and Instagram account, @clinatjournal.
To see the new issue of CLIN-AT follow: http://clinat.indstate.edu
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The editorial board of Clinical Practice in Athletic Training is seeking manuscript submissions from athletic trainers, educators, students, and researchers focused on practice-based, outcomes, and action research within the field as it relates to clinician-friendly measures at the point-of-care. We are seeking submissions for Volume 2, Issue 1 of Clin AT expected to be published in February 2020.