Editorial Board

The Publication Committe elects the Editor-in-Chief, the Editor-in-Chief elects Editors and the Scientific Board:

The Editor-in-Chief elects the editors and proposes the members for the Scientific Board. The Board of Directors appoints other editors and board members on the recommendation of the Editor-in-Chief. The Editor-in-Chief acts independently in accordance with the Journal's editorial policy, which is proposed and adopted by the Journal's Board of Directors and approved by the Publication Committee.

The Publication Committee holds all publication rights and has a contract with the current publisher, which acts as the de facto publisher for the association. The members of the association elect a board of directors to serve as the publication body and oversee the editorial work.



Jürgen M. Steinacker, MD, Professor of Medicine

c/o University Ulm
Parkstraße 11
89075 Ulm, GERMANY

- H-index 44 (Scopus)
- 299 original papers in peer-reviewed journals
- 72 reviews in peer-reviewed journals
- >100 articles in edited books
- 14 edited books or editions
- >400 abstracts
- https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Juergen_Steinacker
- https://www.mendeley.com/authors/57204495459/
- http://www.researcherid.com/rid/E-6876-2015

- German Society of Sports Medicine
- International Society of Oxygen Transport to Tissue
- American College of Sports Medicine
- German Society of Cardiology
- European Respiratory Society
- German Society of Internal Medicine
- European College of Sports Science
- European Society for Cardiology
- German Society for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation
- European Association of Preventive Cardiology

Member of Scientific Board of Journals:
- Chief Editor, German Journal of Sports Medicine (Deutsche Zeitschrift fur Sportmedizin)
- Journal of Sport Medicine and Physical Fitness
- International Journal of Sports Medicine

Phone:+49 731 500 45360
Fax:+49 731 500 45353




Scientific Editors

Andreas Nieß, MD, Professor of Medicine

Medical Director
Department for Sports Medicine
Medical Clinic
University Hospital Tübingen
Hoppe-Seyler-Strasse 6
72076 Tübingen, GERMANY

- H-index 36 (Scopus)128 original papers in peer-reviewed journals
- 49 reviews in peer-reviewed journals
- 43 articles in edited volumes

- Vice President of the DGSP
- Head of the scientific committee of the DGSP


Phone:+49 7071 29 86493
Fax:+49 7071 29 5162


Holger Schmitt, MD, Professor of Medicine

Sports Orthopaedics - Sports Traumatology
Hip and Knee Surgery
ATOS Clinik Heidelberg
Bismarckstrasse 9 - 15
69115 Heidelberg, GERMANY  

Phone:+49 6221 98 31 80
Fax:+49 6221 98 31 89


Karsten Hollander, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine

Director, Institute of Interdisciplinary Exercise Science and Sports Medicine
MSH Medical School Hamburg 

University of Applied Sciences and Medical University
Am Kaiserkai 1 
20457 Hamburg, GERMANY

- H-index 19 (Scopus)
- 74 original papers in peer reviewed journals
- 12 reviews in peer reviewed journals
- 22 Chapters in edited books
- 1 editor of book or edition
- >25 abstracts
- https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Karsten-Hollander
- https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5682-9665

Phone:+49 40 36 122 640 
Fax:+49 40 36 122 6430



Associate Editors

Christian Brinkmann, PhD, Professor (FH), PD

German Sport University Cologne
Institute of Cardiology and Sports Medicine
Dept. I - Preventative and Rehabilitative Sports and Performance Medicine
Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6
50933 Köln, GERMANY


Department Fitness & Health
IST University of Applied Sciences,
Erkrather Str. 220, 40233 Düsseldorf, GERMANY

- H-Index 12
- 33 Original articles in peer reviewed journals
- 20 (Systematic) Reviews in peer reviewed journals
- 5 Papers in edited books/books
- 2 Editor of books/special journal issues
- 43 Abstracts
- https://fis.dshs-koeln.de/portal/en/persons/christian-brinkmann(e00c3480-2f46-46e8-a6b1-5c5f0d3d8d7b).html
- https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Christian-Brinkmann
- https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Brinkmann

- Member of the German Diabetes Association (DDG e.V.)
- Member of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)
- Member of the German Obesity Association  (DAG e.V.)
- Member of the German Society of Sports Medicine (DGSP e.V.)

Member of Scientific Board of Journals:
- Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents, Editorial Board
- Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Topic Board
- Associate Editor of German Journal of Sports Medicine (GJSM)




Susanne Kobel, Dr. biol.hum., PD

Program „Komm mit in das gesunde Boot“
University Ulm
Division of Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine
Leimgrubenweg 14
89075 Ulm, GERMANY

- H-Index: 14 (Scopus)
- 50 original research papers in peer reviewed journals
- 1096 Citations
- https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Susanne-Kobel
- https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=55052030600

- Associate Editor of German Journal of Sports Medicine (GJSM)




Karsten Königstein, MD

Rehabilitative und Regenerative Sports Medicine
Department for Sports, Activity and Health
University of Basel
Mittlere Allee 18, 4052 Basel, SWITZERLAND

- H-Index 7 (Scopus)
- 34 original research papers in peer reviewed journals
- 1 review paper in peer reviewed journals
- > 50 abstracts
- https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=k%C3%B6nigstein+k&size=50
- https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=koenigstein+k&size=50
- https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Karsten-Koenigstein

- Associate Editor of German Journal of Sports Medicine (GJSM) (responsible Editor for development and publication of “Sports medicine standards” & Special issues)
- “VascAgeNet”, WG 4 “Data and studies” (lead of subgroup 8 “Flow-mediated dilation”), WG 1
- “Organigram” (responsibility for collaboration partner’s repository)- “DZHK” (German Centre of Cardiovascular Diseases”), Germany
- Verbandsärzte Deutschland e.V., Germany (VÄ)
- German Society of Pediatric Sports Medicine” (GPS)- Swiss Sports and Exercise Medicine Society (SSEM)



Patrick Müller, Dr. rer. medic.

Neuroprotection Lab
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) within the Helmholtz Association
c/o University Hospital Magdeburg
Leipziger Straße 44
39120 Magdeburg, GERMANY



- H-index 19 (Scholar)
- 29 original papers in peer-reviewed journals
- 12 reviews in peer-reviewed journals




- German Centre for Mental Health (DZP), Young Investigator
- Member of the German Society of Neurology (DGN)
- Member of the German Society of Internal Medicine (DGIM)

Member of Scientific Board of Journals:

- Journal of Clinical Medicine, Guest Editor
- Brain Sciences- Guest Editor
- Medicines, Topical Advisory Panel Member
- Associate Editor of German Journal of Sports Medicine (GJSM)