Aims and Scopes
The Journal of Sport and Health Science (JSHS), launched in May 2012, is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal dedicated to the advancement of sport/exercise/health sciences. By publishing original research studies, scholarly reviews, opinion papers, and research highlights/commentaries, JSHS aims to build a communication platform for international researchers to effectively share scholarly achievements.
With a distinguished editorial board, JSHS is dedicated to maintaining high academic standards, integrity, and excellence by publishing scholarly work of the highest quality in the sub-disciplines of sport/exercise/health sciences.
Fields of particular interest to the journal include (but are not limited to):
• Sport medicine
• Sport and exercise physiology
• Public health promotion
• Sport and exercise biochemistry and nutrition
• Sport and exercise psychology
• Motor behavior
• Physical education
• Traditional Chinese sports and wellbeing
• Growth and maturation
Journal of Sport and Health Science (JSHS) has been indexed by SCI, SSCI, Scopus, EMBASE, and CSA.
All articles published by JSHS are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication on both http://www.asiaandro.com/index.asp and http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/20952546.
Contributions falling into the following categories will be considered for publication: Research Highlight, Commentary, Opinion, Review, Original article, Case Study, Letter to the Editor.
Please ensure that you select the appropriate article type from the list of options when making your submission. Authors contributing to special issues should ensure that they select the special issue article type from this list.
Research Highlights are by invitation only and present short updates on new progress in the field of sport and health. They should be no more than 900 words.
Commentary articles comment on articles that have been published in JSHS. They should contain no more than 1000 words of text, one display item (figure or table) and a maximum of 20 references. Commentary articles do not contain an abstract.
Opinion pieces cover a wide variety of topics that are of current interest in sport and health and highlight their interaction with society. They may discuss policy, ethics, science or society and should be written in an accessible, non-technical style. They can be written with authority, color, vivacity and personal voice. Opinion pieces should be 1500 to 2500 words and should contain no more than 25 references. They do not contain primary research data, although they may present ‘sociological’ data (funding trends, demographics, bibliographic data, scientific and social development, etc.). Opinion pieces do not contain an abstract, and apart from keywords there is no obligation to divide the text into sections. In all other respects, the directions for full papers should be followed.
Review Articles survey recent developments in a topical area of sport and health. Reviews have a word limit of 6000 words including abstract but excluding references, tables and figures.
Studies that are of high scientific quality and that are of interest to the diverse readership of the journal. Manuscripts should include an abstract and appropriate experimental details to support the conclusions. Original Articles should be no more than 5000 words and should not normally include more than six display items (tables and/or figures).
A Case Study should report on specific cases that are unique, exciting, and current to exercise and sport science, sports medicine, health, and other relevant fields of study. Case studies should make a distinct contribution to the scientific field and/or question existing paradigms. A case could be an individual or a community depending on the nature of the study. We expect most case studies to include an abstract, an introduction, a brief case report and a discussion.
Letter to the Editor
Letters to the Editor present preliminary reports of unusual urgency, significance and interest, whose subjects may be republished in expanded form. They should contain no more than 900 words of text, one display item (figure or table) and a maximum of 10 references. Letters to the Editor do not contain an abstract, and apart from keywords there is no obligation to divide the text into sections. In all other respects, the directions for full papers should be followed.
All materials must adhere to high ethical and animal welfare standards. Any use of animals must be based on ethological knowledge and respect for species-specific requirements for health and well-being. For investigations of human subjects, an appropriate institutional review board approved the project and the informed consent was obtained from the study participants.
For detailed information on Ethics in Publishing and Ethical guidelines for journal publication see http://www.elsevier.com/publishingethics and http://www.elsevier.com/ethicalguidelines