"Bridging the Gap: Connecting Research and Practice in Sports Performance and Exercise Science through Diamond Open Access"
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.
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
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
- VIVA, Virginia's Academic Library Consortium
- Iowa State University
- KU Leuven
- University College Birmingham
- 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
- 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.
- 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 [firstname.lastname@example.org] 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.
We encourage research librarians to list this journal among their library's electronic journal holdings. As well, it may be worth noting that this journal's open source publishing system is suitable for libraries to host for their faculty members to use with journals they are involved in editing (see Open Journal Systems). As a Diamond Open Access journal we rely on donations, contributions and agreements with institutions to enable us to operate for the benefit of the community. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the IJSC.