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 Calling ALL Biomechanists!

 National Biomechanics Day

Two-Minute-Tweet Competition

Sponsored by the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports

Like the ethos of National Biomechanics Day, the goal of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports is to bridge the gap between the excellent research happening in labs around the world with those who use it and are interested in it – the general public, athletes, and applied clinicians and practitioners.

This National Biomechanics Day we want to showcase the outstanding biomechanics activities and research that are happening around the world, and publicize them using Twitter. Are you a researcher or practitioner using biomechanics in your everyday job, particularly in the areas of sports performance or sports medicine? If so, tell us what you are doing!

To apply, record a video of up to two minutes describing your research or an aspect of your research that applies to sports biomechanics and can be interpreted by the wider community. Videos can include anything that helps describe your project. This can include but is not limited to infographics, Powerpoint slides and/or action shots of your lab and/or testing protocol.

Deadline for video submission is 11:59 PM EST on April 4th. Upload your video in MP4 video format to Dropbox and create a shareable link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The top 10 videos will be randomly tweeted individually between April 9th & 10th and all will be retweeted on the 11th April when National Biomechanics Day starts. Judging will be performed by a panel of five ISBS directors and winners will be announced at 5 PM EST on the 11th April.

Note – you do not need to be a current member of ISBS to be eligible to enter this competition

There are three prizes up for grabs:

  • Best submission led by student: One year ISBS student membership
  • Most retweeted video between release and close of NBD (4.59PM EST): €100 cash prize sponsored by ISBS PLUS one year ISBS full membership

Video Format & Guidelines:

  • Must include in the first 15 s your name, any collaborators/co-authors involved in the research and personal/lab/organization twitter handle(s) in text at the bottom of the video.
  • Videos must be no longer than 2 minutes in length.
  • Maximum resolution: 1920x1200
  • Aspect ratios: 1:2.39 – 2.39:1 range (inclusive)
  • Maximum frame rate: 40fps
  • Maximum bitrate: 25Mbps


  • Make sure your visuals are in focus and legible!
  • Less is more: text and complicated graphics can distract your audience – you don’t want them to read your slide instead of listening to what you have to say. 
  • Personal touches: personal touches can allow your audience to understand the impact of your research.
  • Work your message: is there a metaphor that helps explain your research?
  • An engaging visual presentation can make or break any oration, so make sure your media is legible, clear and concise.

Performance and Technique Analyst (Biomechanics)

High Performance Sport NZ (HPSNZ) is seeking an outstanding Biomechanist to join the Performance and Technique Analysis (PTA) team to support coaches and athletes in the Athletics NZ High Performance Programme.

The successful candidate will focus on Athletics NZ's priority and targeted event groups of Throws, Middle Distance and Pole Vault.

Candidates should have a background of effective delivery in biomechanics and performance analysis to high performance programmes. A sound understanding of physics and most importantly an unquenchable thirst for continual learning and development of performance understanding is required. As part of a wider performance team (both within HPSNZ and Athletics NZ) the ability to build and maintain robust relationships is critical. Previous experience in modelling performance will be an advantage. Academically candidates are expected to have a degree (or higher) in sports science, engineering or science.

The successful candidate will be required to provide support regionally in New Zealand and on occasion at international competitions. Candidate must have the ability to travel.

More Details available here.

The current ISBS Newsletter 33 (2), November 2017, is now published.

pdfVolume 33, No.2 (November 2017)



In this Issue:

  • Message from the President,
  • ISBS 2017 Post Conference Report,
  • ISBS Awards 2017,
  • ISBS Grants 2017,
  • ISBS Student Mini Research Grant 2016,
  • ISBS Student Mentor Programme 2017,
  • Guest Article: Bridging the Gap,
  • ISBS Sponsors,
  • Short Communications,
  • Call for hosting of ISBS 2021,
  • ISBS Officers,
  • ISBS Directors


Please click here for all past issues and feel free to forward the newsletter to anyone interested in sports biomechanics.

Kind Regards,


Sarah Clarke

ISBS Vice President (Publications)

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The National Biomechanics Day in 2017 was a huge success, with >7,000 high school students attending biomechanics labs all over the world

The third National Biomechanics Day will be held on April 11, 2018, and we encourage ISBS biomechanists around the globe to get together and celebrate our science by hosting an event in your local community. You can register your interest in hosting an event here.

Sports Biomechanics

Dear Biomechanics Colleagues,

On behalf of the Search Committee for the Call for Associate Editor(s), I invite you to self-nominate or nominate whoever appropriate to serve as Associate Editor for Sports Biomechanics, official journal of The International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS).

ISBS was founded in 1982. To date, we have members / conference participants from over 50 countries. In 2002, Dr Ross Sanders started the Sports Biomechanics journal as the founding editor and the first issue was published by the Edinburgh University Press. In 2004, Dr Roger Bartlett took up the position as the editor of the journal. In 2006, the journal started to publish with Taylor & Francis and was indexed by Thomson Reuter in Scientific Citation Index Expanded, Journal Citation Reports and Web of Knowledge. From 2007, Dr Young-Hoo Kwon served as the editor, and we have increased the number of issues per year to 3 in 2007 to 4 in 2009. In 2014, Dr Daniel Fong took up the Editor-in-Chief role. The journal gained its first impact factor as 0.451 in 2008 and its current impact factor in 2016 is 0.826.

We are now calling for Associate Editor(s) to serve the journal. Candidates should have good record in scholarly paper publishing, reviewing, and editing in applied biomechanics of sports and exercise. A good record in reviewing for Sports Biomechanics will be an advantage. Candidates do not need to be a current ISBS member but will be encouraged to participate more in ISBS conferences. The duties include handling of submissions to the journal, invitation of reviewers for each submission, recommendations to accept good quality papers, and promotion of the journals, etc.

Interested individuals should prepare (1) a short curriculum vitae with emphasis on peer-reviewed publications in sports and exercise biomechanics, (2) a summary or a list of record of reviewing scholarly papers for related journals, and/or (3) any additional information which will help the Search Committee to give an objective assessment for the current application.

Email the abovementioned material to Dr Daniel Fong, Editor-in-Chief, Sports Biomechanics, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., on or before 31 August 2017. The Search Committee will start the selection process in September 2017 and will announce the selection results as soon as possible. Successful candidate(s) will receive some training on the review process and the use of the online submission system, and will officially start the appointment in January 2018.


For enquiries please contact Dr Daniel Fong at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or twitter @dtpfong.


Dr Daniel Fong

Editor-in-Chief, Sports Biomechanics

2 August 2017


Search Committee:


Daniel Fong, Editor-in-Chief


Young-Hoo Kwon, ISBS President, Former Editor-in-Chief                       

Sarah Clarke, ISBS Vice President (Publications)                   

Ross Sanders, Former Editor-in-Chief                     

Duane Knudson, Former ISBS Vice President (Publications)

Elizabeth Bradshaw, Associate Editor

Daniel Herman, Associate Editor

Gerwyn Hughes, Associate Editor

Hiroyuki Nunome, Associate Editor

Veni Kong, Associate Editor