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Can you feel the real paper?
  1. Mats Börjesson1,
  2. Magnus Forssblad2,
  3. Jón Karlsson3
  1. 1Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden
  2. 2President of the Swedish Society of Exercise and Sports Medicine, USA
  3. 3University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jón Karlsson, Department of Orthopaedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital/ölndal 41380 Mölndal, Sweden, Sweden; jon.karlsson{at}

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Welcome to the third annual Swedish theme issue of BJSM! The Swedish Society of Exercise and Sports Medicine (SFAIM) is proud of the ongoing collaboration with BJSM, and we are happy to continue to offer our members the journal online, as part of their national membership benefits.

Today, new discoveries have many ways of finding a wide audience including through e-journals, the web, Twitter and Facebook. This maximises dissemination, which can only be a good thing. Yet in this age of new technology, a print journal such as BJSM may have more to offer than ever before. We highlight a few advantages of the old ‘paper journal’.

  1. The paper journal does not need a power supply. You might say that the internet and computer can work on batteries. But, consider a nice holiday, out sunbathing in the archipelago, far from any electrical source. The batteries never run out in paper journals!

  2. In addition, in the sun, on said island, without protection for your screen, the paper journal offers superior viewing; something that is always a problem with any kind of screen…

  3. In case of wet weather, protecting iPads and computers is a …

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