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Sports Engineering

Sports Engineering

Editor-in-Chief: Lloyd Smith

ISSN: 1369-7072 (print version)
ISSN: 1460-2687 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12283

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Why Publish in Sports Engineering?

Founded in 1998, ‘Sports Engineering’ is the longest running journal in the field of Sports Engineering and Technology and publishes quality international articles on engineering and technology in sport. The Editor-in-Chief is Prof. Lloyd Smith from Washington State University and the Associate Editors are Dr Tom Allen and Dr Simon Choppin, from Sheffield Hallam University. The Journal intends to fill the niche area which lies between classical engineering and sports science and aims to bridge the gap between the analysis of the equipment and the athlete. The Journal acts as a forum where research, industry and the sports sector can exchange knowledge and ideas.
We welcome articles which extend the frontiers of Sports Engineering and Technology.

Official Journal of the International Sports Engineering Association 

The launch of Sports Engineering coincided with the formation of the International Sports Engineering Association and it remains as the official journal of the association. The International Sports Engineering Association also promotes the field of Sports Engineering and Technology through a biannual conference, The Engineering of Sport. Authors who submit high quality papers to the conference are often invited to submit full research papers to The Journal.

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  • Aims and Scope

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    Sports Engineering publishes papers on the application of engineering to sport and is the journal of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA). The journal is primarily interested in original contributions which concern the effect of equipment on athlete performance and safety. Using both experimental and theoretical approaches, areas of interest include: mechanics; dynamics; aerodynamics; fluid dynamics; instrumentation; sports surfaces; materials; biomechanics (related to the interaction with equipment) and safety. The journal serves as a forum where research, industry and the sports sector exchange expertise, knowledge and innovative ideas.              

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