Journal Watch: 2021

By Katharina Gatterer

A list of doping-related publications from our members and others in 2021


Albaker, W., Alkhars, A., Elamin, Y., Jatoi, N., Boumarah, D., & Al-Hariri, M. (2021). Anabolic-androgenic steroid abuse among gym users, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. Medicina, 57(7). https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina57070703 

Arbouche, N., Bottinelli, C., Gerace, E., & Gheddar, L. (2021). Interest of HRMS systems in analytical toxicology: Focus on doping products. Toxicologie Analytique et Clinique [in press]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxac.2021.10.001 

Arun, P.J. (2021). Analysis on awareness of doping among physical education students in Calicut University. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education, 6(2), 165-167.

Barkoukis, V., & Elbe, A. M. (2021). Moral behavior and doping. In E. Filho & I. Basevitch (eds.) Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology: Research Directions to Advance the Field, Oxford University Press. 

Barkoukis, V., Kaffe, S., Atkinson, A., Sumnall, H., Koskelo, J., Jussila, H., Jagminiene, K., & Banyte, R. (2021). Fitness professionals’ perceptions of acceptability and usability of anti-doping education tools for recreational sports. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2021.1967293 

Barkoukis, V., Petrou, M., Lazuras, L., & Ourda, D. (2021). An empirical investigation of sport stakeholders’ beliefs about whistleblowing against doping behaviour. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2021.1948585 

Bedard, E., Gheta, I., & Duncan, L. R. (2021). How do adolescent athletes learn about doping-prevention by playing the educational videogame true champion? A directed content analysis. Sport Psychology, 52(1).

Begović, M. (2021). Athletes in Montenegro—silent voices. Sport in Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2021.1950141 

Boardley, I. D., Chandler, M., Backhouse, S., & Petróczi, A. (2021). Co-creating a social science research agenda for clean sport: An international Delphi study. The International Journal of Drug Policy, 92(5). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103161 

Bordin, D. M., Bishop, D., de Campos, E. G., Blanes, L., Doble, P., Roux, C., & Spinosa De Martinis, B. (2021). Analysis of Stimulants in Sweat and Urine Using Disposable Pipette Extraction (DPX) and Gas Chromatography Coupled to Mass Spectrometry in the Context of Doping Control. Journal of Analytical Toxicology. https://doi.org/10.1093/jat/bkab116 

Burr, J., Cheung, C., Kasper, A., Gillham, S., & Close, G. L. (2021). Cannabis and athletic performance. Sports Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-021-01505-x 

Chanda, S., Tarun, & Star, S. (2021). Contouring E-doping: A menace to sportsmanship in Esports. Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry, 12(8), 966-981. 

Cox, L. (2021). An exploration of doping in recreational Welsh rugby: an ethical analysis of policy responses

. (Doctoral dissertation, Swansea University, Wales, UK). Retrieved from cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa58472. 



Daher, J., El Khoury, D., & Dwyer, J. J. M. (2021). Education initiatives to improve knowledge, beliefs, intentions and practices with respect to dietary supplements and doping substances: a narrative review. Nutrients, 13, 3935. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13113935 

Dasgupta, L. (2021). Doping in non-olympic sports. New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003082309 

Delcourt, V., Garcia, P., Pottier, I., Mansoibou, N., Bache, N., Galvieux, Y., Chabot, B., Perot, I., André, F., Loup, B., Barnabé, A., Popot, M.-A., & Bailly-Chouriberry, L. (2021). Development of a Standardized Microflow LC Gradient to Enable Sensitive and Long-Term Detection of Synthetic Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids for High-Throughput Doping Controls. Analytical Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.1c03392 

Doewes, R.I., Elumalai, G., Azmi, S.H., Razak, N.A., Hendarto, S., & Ramdhani, R.N. (2021). RUMI DOPING application development as anti-doping information media for Indonesian national paralympic comittee athletes. Bali Medical Journal, 10(3), 918-924. https://doi.org/10.15562/bmj.v10i3.2781 

Equey, T., Pastor, A., de la Torre Fornell, R., Thomas, A., Giraud, S., Thevis, M., Kuuranne, T., Baume, N., Barroso, O., & Aikin, R. (2021). Application of the Athlete Biological Passport approach to the detection of growth hormone doping. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. https://doi.org/10.1210/clinem/dgab799 

Equey, T., Sletten, C., Dehnes, Y., D‘Onofrio, G., Brugnara, C., Baume, N., & Aikin, R. (2021). Standardization of reticulocyte counts in the athlete biological passport: A practical update. International Journal of Laboratory Hematology. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijlh.13732 

Esposito, M., Cocimano, G., Ministrieri, F., Li Rosi, G., Di Nunno, N., Messina, G., Sessa, F., & Salerno, M. (2021) Smart drugs and neuroenhancement: what do we know? Frontiers in Bioscience. http://doi.org/10.52586/4948 

Exner, J. (2021). Intent, substances of abuse, aggravating circumstances, protected persons and recreational athletes: does the World Anti-Doping Code 2021 provide proportionate sanctions? The International Sports Law Journal. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40318-021-00200-3 

Folkerts, D., Loh, R., Petróczi, A., & Brueckner, S. (2021). The Performance Enhancement Attitude Scale (PEAS) reached ‘adulthood’: Lessons and recommendations from a systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 56(8). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2021.101999 

Frias, F. J. L., Diaz, B., & Park, R. (2021). A framework to evaluate justice claims in the Russian state-led doping case. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy. https://doi.org/10.1080/17511321.2021.1979636 

Gatterer, K., Streicher, B., Petróczi, A., Overbye, M., Schobersberger, W., Gumpenberger, M., Weber, K., Königstein, K., Blank, C. (2021). The status quo before the International Standard for Education: Elite adolescent athletes’ perceptions of anti-doping education. Performance Enhancement and Health. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.peh.2021.100200 

Gheddar, L., Raul, J.-S., & Kintz, P. (2021). Development and validation of SARMs and metabolic modulators screening in hair using UHPLC-MS/MS: Application to a doping case and first identification of S23 in authentic human hair. Journal of Chromatography B, 1187. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchromb.2021.123048

Ghosal, A. (2021). Doping in the field of sports – An overview. Bulletin Monumental. 22(2). 

Gleaves, J., Petróczi, A., Folkerts, D., de Hon, O., Macedo, E., Saugy, M., & Cruyff, M. J. L. F. (2021). Doping Prevalence in Competitive Sport: Evidence Synthesis with “Best Practice” Recommendations and Reporting Guidelines from the WADA Working Group on Doping Prevalence. Sports Medicine, 51(9), 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-021-01477-y 

Gomez-Bruton, A., Marin-Puyalto, J., Muniz-Pardos, B., Matute-Llorente, A., Del Coso, J., Gomez-Cabello, A., Vicente-Rodriguez, G., Casajus, J.A., & Lozano-Berges, G. (2021). Does Acute Caffeine Supplementation Improve Physical Performance in Female Team-Sport Athletes? Evidence from a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Nutrients, 13(10). https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13103663 

Gonsalves, M., & Schneider, A. J. (2021). The athletes‘ voice and a feminist ethics of care: The Russian doping scandal at the 2016 Olympic Games. The International Journal of History of Sport. https://doi.org/10.1080/09523367.2021.1996354 

Hasan, O., Houlihan, M., Yang, D., & Kohler, T. (2021). Testosterone as a performance enhancer. In Mulhall J.P., Maggi M., Trost L. (eds) Controversies in Testosterone Deficiency (pp. 123-138) Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-77111-9_10 

Hurst, P., Ring, C., & Kavussanu, M. (2021). Ego orientation is related to doping likelihood via sport supplement use and sport supplement beliefs. European Journal of Sport Science. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2021.1995509 

Kambhampati, A., & Star, S. (2021). Playing True? A critique of the 2021 WADA code. The International Sports Law Journal. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40318-021-00193-z 

Kintz, P. (2021). The forensic response after an adverse analytical finding (doping) involving a selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM) in human athlete. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 207. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpba.2021.114433 

Krombholz, S., Thomas, A., Piper, T., Lagojda, A., Kühne, D., & Thevis, M. (2021). Urinary phenylethylamine metabolites as potential markers for sports drug testing purposes, Biomedical Chromatography. https://doi.org/10.1002/bmc.5274 

Kurowska, K., Antosik, K., Kobylińska, M., & Decyk, A. (2021). Beetroot juice – legal doping for athletes? Central European Journal of Sport Sciences and Medicine, 35(3), 57-70.  https://doi.org/10.18276/cej.2021.3-06 

Kwak, Y. B., Yu, J., Im, E. J., Jeong, B. S., & Yoo, H. H. (2021). Study of cobalt doping control via various routes in thoroughbred horses. Drug Testing and Analysis. https://doi.org/10.1002/dta.3192 

Lemettila, M., Leppä, E., Pohjanoksa-Mäntyla, M., Simula, A., & Koskelo, J. (2021). Anti-doping knowledge and educational needs of Finnish pharmacists. Performance Enhancement and Health, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.peh.2021.100195

Leogrande, P., Jardines, D., Martinez-Brito, D., Domenici, E., de la Torre, X., Parr, M. K., & Botrè, F. (2021). Metabolomics workflow as a driven tool for rapid detection of metabolites in doping analysis. Development and validation. Rapid Communication in Mass Spectrometry. https://doi.org/10.1002/rcm.9217 

Lima, G., Kolliari-Turner, A., Malinsky, F. R., Guppy, F. M., Martin, R. P., Wang, G., Voss, S. C., Georgakopoulos, C., Borrione, P., Pigozzi, F., & Pitsiladis, Y. (2021). Integrating Whole Blood Transcriptomic Collection Procedures Into the Current Anti-Doping Testing System, Including Long-Term Storage and Re-Testing of Anti-Doping Samples. Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, 8. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmolb.2021.728273 

Lima, G., Muniz-Pardos, B., Kolliari-Turner, A., Hamilton, B., Guppy, F., Grivas, G., Bosch, A., Borrione, P., Gianfrancesco, A., Fossati, C., Pigozzi, F., & Pitsiladis, Y. (2021). Anti-doping and other sport integrity challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 61(8), 1173-83. https://doi.org/10.23736/S0022-4707.21.12777-X 

Massaro, P., Tygart, T. T., Neal, T., & Wright, K. (2021). Learn how anti-doping legislation potentially impacts college athletics administrators. College Athletics and the Law. https://doi.org/10.1002/catl.30904 

McNamee, M., Parnell, R., & Vanlandewijck, Y. (2021). Fairness, technology and the ethics of Paralympic sport classification. European Journal of Sport Science. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2021.1961022 

McVeigh, J., Hearne, E., Boardley, I., Bates, G., Hope, V., Ralphs, R., & Van Hout, M. C. (2021). Generating evidence on the use of Image and performance enhancing drugs in the UK: Results from a scoping review and expert consultation by the Anabolic Steroid UK network. Harm Reduction Journal. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12954-021-00550-z 

Miskulin, I., Stimac Grbic, D., Domacinovic, T., Nujic, D., Kovacevic, J., & Miskulin, M. (2021). Performance-enhancing drugs attitudes among young amateur Croatian athletes. European Journal of Public Health, 31(3). 

Moyer, V. (2021). Leaky bodies and the stickiness of testosterone in women’s athletics. Somatechnics, 11(2), 211-227. https://doi.org/10.3366/soma.2021.0352 

Parent, M., Hoye, R., Taks, M., Thompson, A., Naraine, M. L., Lachance, E. L., & Séguin, B. (2021). National sport organization governance design archetypes for the twenty-first century. European Sport Management Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1080/16184742.2021.1963801 

Pavot, D., & Laperle-Forget, L. (2021). The Emergence of Objective Guidelines for Granting Immunity to International Non-Governmental Organizations. Chinese Journal of International Law. https://doi.org/10.1093/chinesejil/jmab012 

Petróczi, A. (2021). Why clean sport is more than just drug-free. Nature, 592(7852), 16. https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-00820-7 

Petróczi, A., Heyes, A., Thrower, S., Martinelli, L., Backhouse, S., & Boardley, I. D. (2021). Understanding and building clean(er) sport together: Community-based participatory research with elite athletes and anti-doping organisations from five European countries. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 55(4). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2021.101932 

Petrou, L., Lazuras, L., Hillier, M., & Mojtahedi, D. (2021). Doping behaviour in mixed martial arts athletes: the roles of social norms and self-regulatory efficacy. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2021.1948587 

Piacentino, D., Sani, G., Kotzalidis, G. D., Cappelletti, S., Longo, L., Rizzato, S., Fabi, F., Frati, P., Fineschi, V., & Leggio, L. (2021). Anabolic androgenic steroids used as performance and image enhancing drugs in professional and amateur athletes: Toxicological and psychopathological findings. Human Psychopharmacology. https://doi.org/10.1002/hup.2815 

Rabin, O., & Corazza, O. (2022). Emerging Drugs in Sport

. Springer, Cham. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-79293-0 



Rawat, M., & Rajsingh, S. (2021). Athletes’ right to a fair trial in ‘non-analytical positive doping cases’: An analysis. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 13(3). https://doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2021.1891947 

Reinold, M. (2021). Techniques of deceptive communication about doping. European Journal for Sport and Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/16138171.2021.1930944 

Salih M. R. M., & Abd A. Y. (2021) Knowledge, attitude, and behaviour regarding doping in sports among physicians and pharmacists: a questionnaire-based study. Journal of Advanced Pharmacy Education and Research, 11(2), 29-35. https://doi.org/10.51847/TIT76VnUlP 

Salm, J., & Sefiha, O. (2021). Restorative justice in sports: does restorative justice have a place in anti-doping governance? Sport in Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2021.1981294 

Shelley, J., Thrower, S., & Petróczi, A. (2021). Racing Clean in a Tainted World: A Qualitative Exploration of the Experiences and Views of Clean British Elite Distance Runners on Doping and Anti-Doping. Frontiers in Psychology, 12. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.673087 

Skoufa, L., Barkoukis, V., Lazuras, L., & Tsorbatzoudis, H., (2021). Effect of muscle dysmorphia on image-and-performance-enhancement drugs use intentions in a non-clinical sample: The role of social cognition. Performance Enhancement and Health [in press]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.peh.2021.100204 

Stull, T., Morse, M., McDuff, D. (2021). Substance use and its impact on athlete health and performance. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 44(3). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psc.2021.04.006 

Svedsäter, G., Svennberg, L., Westfelt, L., Qvarfordt, A., & Lilja, M. (2021). Performance and image enhancing substance use among young people in Sweden. Performance Enhancement and Health, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.peh.2021.100194 

Thevis, M., Kuuranne, T., Fedoruk, M., & Geyer, H. (2021). Sports drug testing and the athletes' exposome. Drug Testing and Analysis. https://doi.org/10.1002/dta.3187 

Thevis, M., Kuuranne, T., & Geyer, H. (2021). Annual banned-substance review -analytical approaches in human sports drug testing 2020/2021-. Drug Testing and Analysis. https://doi.org/10.1002/dta.3199 

Tirla, A., Vesa, C. M., & Cavalu, S. (2021). Severe Cardiac and Metabolic Pathology Induced by Steroid Abuse in a Young Individual. Diagnostics, 11(8). https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics11081313 

Vasques, D. G., Myskiw, M., Trabal, P., & Stigger, M. P. (2021). Anti-doping faced with the demands of the world agency: An ethnography of ‘compliance’ in action. Movimento. https://doi.org/10.22456/1982-8918.111756 

Wagener, F., Guddat, S., Görgens, C., Angelis, Y. S., Petrou, M., Lagojda, A., Kühne, D., & Thevis, M. (2021). Investigations into the elimination profiles and metabolite ratios of micro-dosed selective androgen receptor modulator LGD-4033 for doping control purposes. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-021-03740-7 

Weber, K., Patterson, L. B., & Blank, C. (2021). An exploration of doping-related perceptions and knowledge of disabled athletes in the UK and Austria. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 58(5). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2021.102061 

Woolway, T., Elbe, A.-E., Barkoukis, V., Bingham, K., Bochaver, K., Bondarev, D., Hudson, A., Kronenberg, L., Lazuras, L., Mallia, L., Ntovolis, Y., Zelli, A., & Petróczi, A. (2021). One Does Not Fit All: European Study Shows Significant Differences in Value-Priorities in Clean Sport. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 3. https://doi.org/10.3389/fspor.2021.662542 

Yan, Y., Lian, K., Zhang, H., An, J., Zhang, Y., Kang, W., & Ai, L. (2021). Doping-control analysis of 14 diuretics in animal-derived foods using ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Microchemical Journal. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.microc.2021.106948 

Yang, C., & Sun, C. (2021). Letter to the Journal The Swiss Federal Tribunal Annulled the Arbitral Award in the SUN Yang v. WADA & FINA Case: The Applicant’s Duty of Curiosity on the Qualifications of an Arbitrator and the Neutrality of the Arbitrator. Chinese Journal of International Law. https://doi.org/10.1093/chinesejil/jmab017