The IUSCA IJSC is a leading peer-reviewed, academic journal specialising in Sport Science, Sport Performance, and Strength & Conditioning. The IJSC is Diamond Open Access. 

There has been a recognised need for innovation and progression within the field of S&C/Sport Science to ensure that evidenced based research is available to the entire community. Often, research will take several years to be published, be subject to high publications costs, and the content will then only be accessible through a paywall. Furthermore, in order to help bridge the gap between academia and the field of practice, there is a need to open up publication to a broader range of academics, students, coaches and other practitioners.

The IJSC aims to deliver a unique and innovative model to transform the current industry. The IJSC will cover original research, commentary, opinion, case study, and review in all areas related to S&C:The IJSC allows all members of the community to submit free-of-charge an article that fits within the remit of the journal. This will undergo initial quick review by the editorial panel. If accepted, it will be published online for community peer review by the IUSCA community. Following 4 weeks of commentary and review, the author will have the opportunity to make changes and submit for final traditional peer-review by our independent review panel. If accepted, then the article will be assigned a DOI number and officially published in the IJSC. 

Benefits of this model include:

  • Ability for all members of the community to create published research and articles
  • Opens up areas not usually covered in the academic literature
  • Bridges the gap between practitioner and researcher
  • Fosters community discussion and interaction
  • Cost effective and efficient

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