Psychology of Sport and Exercise
An Official Journal of the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC)
Psychology of Sport and Exercise is an international forum for scholarly reports in the psychology of sport and exercise, broadly defined. The journal is open to the use of diverse methodological approaches. Manuscripts that will be considered for publication will present results from high quality empirical research, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, commentaries concerning already published PSE papers or topics of general interest for PSE readers, protocol papers for trials, and reports of professional practice (which will need to demonstrate academic rigour and go beyond mere description. The CONSORT guidelines consort-statement need to be followed for protocol papers for trials; authors should present a flow diagramme and attach with their cover letter the CONSORT checklist. For meta-analysis, the PRISMA prisma-statement guidelines should be followed; authors should present a flow diagramme and attach with their cover letter the PRISMA checklist. For systematic reviews it is recommended that the PRISMA guidelines are followed, although it is not compulsory. Authors interested in submitting replications of published studies need to contact the Editors-in-Chief before they start their replication. We are not interested in manuscripts that aim to test the psychometric properties of an existing scale from English to another language, unless new validation methods are used which address previously unanswered research questions.
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If you wish to contact one of the Editors-in-Chief for any reason, (e.g. becoming a reviewer, interest in joining editorial board, issue about journal policy) please email Nikos Ntoumanis or Bernd Strauss (please go to "View full editorial board list" to send an email). All manuscripts should be presented as concisely as possible, and our preference is to receive manuscripts that are 30 pages in length or less including references, tables and figures. Longer submissions are allowed (mainly for multi-study papers or other relevant reasons which have to be explained in the letter to the editors; the final decision is to the editors' discretion). For most papers, authors should consider making available some of their material as supplementary electronic material to keep the overall page limit within 30 pages. All submissions are screened by one of the two editors before they are sent out for review to assess their suitability for the journal. Hence, there is no need to contact the editors prior to submission. The editors will also consider brief reports and research notes for publication and such submissions should be a maximum of 15 pages including abstract (150 words max), main text, references, tables and figures. Commentaries should be a maximum of 5 pages, including abstract, references, tables and figures.