Journal of Science in Sport and Exercise (SSEJ) is an international double-blind peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of sport and physical activities. The journal publishes articles focusing on molecular, cellular, tissue, system and the whole-body response to a broad definition of physical activities. Submissions related to elite athletes, traditional cultural physical activities and exercise for health promotion are also welcome.

The Journal publishes original research article, review, commentary, and letter to the editor. The topics include but not limited to:

  • Physiological characteristics and training monitoring for elite athlete
  • Talent identification and selection for sport
  • Training program for competitive capacity
  • Sports equipment and performance and health
  • Adaptations to sport participation at all levels and all ages
  • Diets promoting increased sport performance and health
  • Dietary supplementation promoting increased sport performance and health
  • Exercise prescription promoting health benefits
  • Acute response to exercise training
  • Adaptations to the long-term performance of exercise training
  • Adaptations to cultural traditional exercise
  • Adaptations to physical activity in various disease states
  • Adaptations to physical activity of children and adolescents
  • Motor learning & control
  • Sports injury prevention & rehabilitation

Journal of Science in Sport and Exercise operates a double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers do not know the names or affiliations of the authors and the reviewer reports provided to the authors are anonymous. The benefit of double-blind peer review is that it allows reviewers to judge the manuscript based on content alone, and they are not unconsciously biased by knowledge of who the authors are.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The  Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

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  • Yang Hu
Deputy Editor-in-Chief
  • Steve Fleck
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78 days
Submission to first decision
142 days
Submission to acceptance
68,575 (2020)

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