Call for Papers: Winter Sports Topical Collection

Invitation to submit a manuscript to the Topical Collection on Winter Sports

In all winter sports, equipment is essential for athlete performance and safety. Sports Engineering research can therefore have a direct impact on the performance and safety of winter sports athletes. Prior to the Sochi 2014 and Pyeongchang 2018 winter games, Sports Engineering published two special issues on winter sports. This winter sports Topical Collection will be published prior to Bejing 2022. Researchers involved in winter sports research are invited to submit manuscripts describing original research, review papers or technical notes. Authors are encouraged to follow the author guidelines on the journals website.


All papers must fit the Aims and Scope of Sports Engineering which can be found on the journal’s website. Papers on any topics which fit the theme of the Topical Collection will be considered.

Topics might include:

• Development of new technologies, software or measurement devices in winter sports

• Equipment-player interactions during winter sports

• Equipment safety

• Computer aided design and analysis of winter sports equipment

• Computer vision or machine learning in winter sports.

Topical Collection Publication

Topical Collections will accept submissions between the opening and closing dates. Successful submissions will be published online in the Sports Engineering journal and feature as part of the Topical Collection. Please indicate your intention to submit a paper when possible with an email to the guest editors. Please include a tentative title and indicate the type of paper (original research, review, technical note). Submissions are open from 1st September 2019 to 1st June 2021 using the journal's online submission system. All manuscripts will undergo the usual review process.

Guest Editors

Dr Aimee Mears (

Dr David Pearsall

Dr Carolyn Steele

Dr Irving Scher