We are always keen to hear from people who wish to contribute to The Sport and Exercise Scientist, the main aim of which is to provide a valuable resource that contributes to the continuing professional development of sport and exercise scientists.
By contributing to your Association's publication, you can earn CPD credits:
Member of the TSES Editorial Advisory Board (5 credits per year)
Article as TSES author (5 credits per article)
Published letter - 2 credits
Review an app - 2 credits
Please note that The Sport and Exercise Scientist is not a peer-reviewed journal.
For further details, please read the Guidelines for Contributors to The Sport and Exercise Scientist
Please email any enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: planning takes place much earlier than dates above, so you are advised to contact the editor ASAP if you wish to submit an article for publication in The Sport and Exercise Scientist.
Key criteria include:
"An article should be long enough to cover the subject, short enough to be interesting."
As such, articles should not exceed a word count of 1,600 (a 2-page spread). This word count includes everything in the document, for example, the reference list, author profiles, tables and figures.
Over-long articles are often submitted accompanied by authors’ claims such as, “Because this is so important/novel/complex we exceeded the word length that is allowed.”
It exemplifies the expression attributed variously to, among others, Thomas Jefferson, George Bernard Shaw and Winston Churchill: “I’m sorry this so long, I didn’t have time to shorten it.” The second clause could have said “take care” for “have time”.
So, when word limits are specified, articles exceeding word counts will not be considered for publication.
Letters, which may be edited or shortened, should be no longer than 300 words, must refer to an article that has appeared in the last issue, and must include the writer's name.
The Sport and Exercise Scientist has its own unique reference style. Examples of references are below:
Reference citations in text examples:
Reference list examples
Arrange entries in alphabetical order by the surname of the first author.
Baumeister, R.F., Zell, A.L. & Tice, D.M. (2007). How emotions facilitate and impair self-regulation. In J.J. Gross (Ed.), Handbook of emotion regulation (pp. 408-426). New York: The Guilford Press.
Child Protection Support Unit. (2005). Standards for Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport. Available: www.thecpsu.org.uk
Lazarus, R.S. (2000). How emotions influence performance in competitive sports. The Sport Psychologist, 14, 229-252.
If more than 3 authors write Elliott, B. et al. (1996).
The emphasis of the article should be on contributing to the continuing professional development of sport and exercise scientists by promoting evidence-based practice. It would typically be a reflective article highlighting what has been learnt from the process and providing practical knowledge that readers can take away and apply.
It should be able to answer the “So what?” question. It may take the form of an article, an interview, reflections and top tips, or include a commentary from another person.
Articles that are either extended research abstracts or conference reports will not be accepted.
The case study should include the following:
Evaluation of the process is the most critical aspect. The writer should honour promises of confidentiality and anonymity. The maximum word count (including everything) is 1,600.