Bridging the Gap: Connecting Research and Practice in Sports Performance and Exercise Science through Diamond Open Access

Aims and scope

The International Journal of Strength and Conditioning (IJSC) is a Diamond Open Access academic journal committed to providing the latest research, insights, and discoveries in sports performance and exercise science. Our mission is to connect academia, professionals, and practitioners by bridging the gap between research and practice, fostering a better understanding of the science behind sports performance and exercise.

Why Diamond Open Access?

At IJSC, we believe knowledge should be accessible to all. Diamond Open Access ensures our articles are available at no cost to readers, without any subscription fees or barriers. This commitment to open access allows us to share vital research with a global audience, promoting collaboration and innovation in sports performance and exercise science.

Our Focus:

The IJSC covers a broad range of topics within sports performance and exercise science, including:

  • Strength and conditioning • Biomechanics • Exercise physiology • Sports nutrition • Sports psychology • Coaching and leadership • Injury prevention and rehabilitation • Performance analysis

Submission and Peer Review:

The IJSC welcomes submissions from researchers, academics, professionals, and practitioners in sports performance and exercise science. All articles undergo a rigorous peer-review process to ensure the highest standards of scientific quality and integrity.

We accept various types of contributions, including:

  • Original research articles • Review articles • Case studies • Technical notes • Letters to the editor

Join Our Community:

By submitting your work to the IJSC, you join a global community of individuals passionate about advancing the field of sports performance and exercise science. As a contributor, you play a vital role in sharing knowledge, promoting innovation, and inspiring future generations of researchers and practitioners.

Submit Your Manuscript:

Interested in contributing to the IJSC? Visit our submission guidelines page for detailed information on the process and requirements. We look forward to receiving your manuscript and sharing your insights with our readers.

Stay Connected:

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All work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Articles published in IJSC will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s).


The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

General terms

The IUSCA Journal welcomes submissions from all suitably experienced and qualified members of the S&C community and associated scientific disciplines.
Submission and publication in the journal is free, and subject to our community and editorial review process. The following conditions must be met for submission:

  • The article must not have been published before
  • The article must be original work and not subject to plagiarism
  • The article should address an important topic within the field, helping to advance the profession
  • All authors must agree to publication
  • All work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
  • The Author Guidelines should have been read and the article must be formatted and styled accordingly
  • The editorial board reserves the right to remove any article, at any time, without prior notice or explanation
  • The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, etc. in the articles of this journal, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations
  • The members of the editorial board try to guide the review process as carefully as possible but cannot take legal responsibility for the outcome and aftermath of acceptance or rejection
  • While the advice and information in this journal is believed to be true and accurate on the date each article is published, neither the authors, the editors, or the IUSCA can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may have occurred.

Support the International Journal of Strength and Conditioning (IJSC) through University Partnerships

At the International Journal of Strength and Conditioning (IJSC), we rely on the support of universities and academic institutions to continue providing high-quality, Diamond Open Access research to our global audience. By pledging your support through community open access schemes such as JISC and LYRASIS, your university can make a meaningful impact on the dissemination of sports performance and exercise science knowledge.

Join Leading Universities in Supporting the IJSC

Several prestigious universities have already pledged their support for the IJSC, including:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • University of Washington
  • York St John University
  • Imperial College London
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Yale
  • VIVA, Virginia's Academic Library Consortium
  • Iowa State University
  • KU Leuven
  • University College Birmingham
  • Swarthmore
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Bath
  • University of Rhode Island

These institutions recognize the value of open access research in sports performance and exercise science and are committed to fostering innovation, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing within the academic community.

How Your University Can Support the IJSC

  1. JISC Community Open Access Scheme: UK-based universities can support the IJSC by joining the JISC community open access scheme. This collaborative initiative enables institutions to pool resources and collectively fund open access publications, ensuring that vital research remains accessible to all.
  2. LYRASIS Community Open Access Scheme: US-based universities can contribute to the IJSC by joining the LYRASIS community open access scheme. This partnership promotes the sustainable funding of open access publications, helping to advance research and knowledge-sharing in sports performance and exercise science.

Benefits of Supporting the IJSC

By pledging your support for the IJSC, your university will:

  • Contribute to the advancement of sports performance and exercise science research.
  • Promote open access to knowledge, fostering innovation and collaboration within the academic community.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to research excellence and the development of future leaders in sports performance and exercise science.
  • Enhance your university's reputation as a forward-thinking institution that values the importance of accessible, high-quality research.

Get Involved Today

Join the growing list of universities that support the IJSC and help us continue to provide the sports performance and exercise science community with groundbreaking research through Diamond Open Access. To learn more about how your institution can pledge its support through JISC or LYRASIS community open access schemes, please contact us at [] or visit the respective websites for more information.

Together, we can make a lasting impact on the field of sports performance and exercise science, shaping the future of research and practice for generations to come.