About the Journal
The editorial mission of this electronic journal Scientific Journal of Sport and Performance (SJSP) is to advance through research in the knowledge about physical activity and performance in sports and also in other topics of related areas in which physical exercise is used preferably. This journal wishes primarily to promote the publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts which add to our understanding of physical activity and sport performance through applied science. Secondarily, this journal wants also to offer a scientific space where outstanding young and/or emergent researchers can divulge their findings.
Due to one of the aims of the journal is stimulate the publication of outstanding young and/or emergent researchers, when manuscripts be sent to peer-review process an official document of their institution must be presented showing that: (i) young researches: the study belongs to a final degree project, master's degree or doctoral thesis; (ii) emergent researchers: it is necessary to have the opportunity to publish due to a specific situation/s of the institution, city or country. To guarantee an egalitarian scientific dissemination of the knowledge, these both type of submissions will have a special consideration in the Scientific Journal of Sport and Performance.
SJSP contributes to the continuing professional development of sport and exercise sciences, including a high-level research in biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports history, nutrition, and a wide range of social and ethical issues in physical activity, and other aspects of sports medicine related quality of life and biophysical investigation of sports and functional performance.
SJSP has the following double-blind peer-reviewed indexed sections:
Performance Analysis of Sport and Physical Conditioning.
Sport and Physical Activity Psychology.
Peer Review Process
All manuscripts received will be reviewed in the first instance by the chief editors, associate editors and / or section editors, who will decide whether the article follows the editorial line of the Journal and whether it meets the formal requirements established in the authors' regulations.
Manuscripts that do not comply with these formal characteristics will be returned to their authors to adapt the manuscript to current regulations, and those who do not follow the editorial line will be rejected for publication in the Journal.
Papers that present a correct adaptation to the current regulations and that follow the editorial line of the Journal will be sent anonymously to two external reviewers of the Journal for review.
All articles received (except letters to the Editor) will be reviewed through a double-blind peer review system.
The article review process is done with the Open Journal System (OJS) software that guarantees automated and auditable electronic registration of all interactions. It is a transparent process, which enables the improvement of texts when their publication is viable. The following video describes the review process for evaluating an article using OJS (Source: Public Knowledge Project).
The review criteria are as follows: originality, novelty, topicality, interest, quality and methodological rigor and relevance.
The articles may be rejected, accepted with modifications or accepted without modification:
- In case of requesting minor changes, the manuscript will be accepted as soon as it includes the modifications requested, with no need for further revisions.
- In case of major changes, the manuscript with modifications will be evaluated by one of the first reviewers with the aim of giving greater coherence and fluidity to the process. This new revision will last for a maximum of 30 days.
- In case of rejection, it will be at editorial discretion the possibility of accepting a new submission of the modified manuscript or its definitive rejection.
The average review time will be between 30 and 45 days. Once the deadline has expired, the publisher will undertake to send a resolution to the author of the article.
Accepted papers will be assigned and published in the first issue of the available Journal and according to the needs of the Journal. Authors will know this information and the date of publication at the time of acceptance.
Transfer of Copyright
In consideration of SJSP's publication of the Work, the authors hereby transfer, assign, and otherwise convey all copyright ownership worldwide, in all languages, and in all forms of media now or hereafter known, including electronic media such as CD-ROM, Internet, and Intranet, to SJSP. If SJSP should decide for any reason not to publish an author’s submission to the Work, SJSP shall give prompt notice of its decision to the corresponding author, this agreement shall terminate, and neither the author nor SJSP shall be under any further liability or obligation.
Each author certifies that he or she has no commercial associations (e.g., consultancies, stock ownership, equity interest, patent/licensing arrangements, etc.) that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article, except as disclosed on a separate attachment. All funding sources supporting the Work and all institutional or corporate affiliations of the authors are acknowledged in a footnote in the Work.
Each author certifies that his or her institution has approved the protocol for any investigation involving humans or animals and that all experimentation was conducted in conformity with ethical and humane principles of research.
Biomedical journals typically require authors and reviewers to declare if they have any competing interests with regard to their research.
Scientific Journal of Sport and Performance require authors to agree to Copyright Notice as part of the submission process.
Once accepted, all articles are published immediately, and with all of them, each year, a single volume is published in electronic version with four quarterly numbers. The publication dates of each issue are as follows:
No. 1 - January, 01.
No. 2 - April, 01.
No. 3 - July, 01.
No. 4 - October, 01.
Open Access Policy
Scientific Journal of Sport and Performance is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
In accordance with the open access policy described above, subscriptions to SJSP are completely free of charge.
This title is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).
You are free to:
Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material.
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.
Scientific Journal of Sport and Performance takes reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In no case shall SJSP and/or its editors encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. In the event that a journal's publisher or SJSP editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in our journal, SJSP shall follow COPE's guidelines in dealing with allegations.
Scientific Journal of Sport and Performance submits all its articles to plagiarism detection and prevention software Turnitin. Articles with more than 25% similarity to another reference will be withdrawn.
Archiving and Digital Preservation
This journal uses the PKP Preservation Network system to digitally preserve OJS journals. The LOCKSS program offers decentralized and distributed preservation, seamless perpetual access, and preservation of the authentic original version of the content. The PKP PN ensures that journals that are not part of any other digital preservation service (such as CLOCKSS or Portico) can be preserved for long-term access. For additional details about the PKP PN, see the high level overview (an early discussion document).
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
LOCKSS system has permission to collect, preserve, and serve this Archival Unit.