Sections

Reports in Sport and Exercise offers eight unique sections. Each section is led by a Section Editor who coordinates with relevant experts within the field to evaluate submissions. We appreciate that many studies do not fit clearly into a single section and ask that you read the descriptions below to identify the closest fit before submitting your manuscript.

Biomechanics

Submissions to the Biomechanics section can include the biomechanics of musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, mechanics of hard and soft tissues (bone, ligament, tendon), mechanics of prostheses, orthotics and implants, mechanics of fracture, analysis of gait, and sports performance.

Coaching and Sports Pedagogy

The Coaching and Sport Pedagogy section welcomes submissions from those interested in the science of coaching and teaching in sport. We are particularly interested in, but not limited to, research that seeks to empirically examine (1) effective coaching, teaching practice and education, (2) psychosocial development in and through sport, (3) the influence of the environment, and (4) the role important others. We accept submissions from those researching at every level of sport (e.g., novice through to expert) and from those adopting a variety of research methods and methodological approaches.

Exercise and Sport Psychology

Submissions to the Exercise and Sport Psychology section involve the study of psychological predictors, correlates, and effects of participation in sport and physical activity. This Exercise and Sport Psychology section encourages research aimed at understanding and promoting physical activity and exercise behavior, improving mental skills for sports performance and the enhancement of sports experience, and enhancing psychological health and wellness in the broad context of physical activity. This section equally welcomes submissions related to the psychometrics, psychophysics, and measurement of psychological and psychophysiological constructs. 

Physical Activity, Health, and Disease

Both the behaviors of participating in sport, physical activity, and exercise in addition to their outcomes (e.g. increased physical fitness) may be important factors in health and disease. We accept all research pertaining to physical activity behaviors and their effects on health and disease. This includes both observational and experimental work, including measurement and evaluation of physical activity behaviors and outcomes in free living humans and work using both quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods approaches to investigating physical activity, health, and disease.

Physiology and Nutrition

We encourage submissions that cover a diverse area of research in physiology and nutrition. Research in this domain should further our understanding of physiology under environmental (e.g. climate), nutrition, and exercise conditions. This may include work related to occupational health, sporting performance/health, and physical activities in daily life and recreation throughout the aging process.

Sensorimotor Control

Sensorimotor Control is how the nervous system regulates purposeful movements. The Sensorimotor Control section encourages submission of papers from a variety of fields including, but not limited to, behavioral neuroscience, motor adaptation, motor learning, somatosensory integration, neurophysiology, brain stimulation, neuroimaging, and motor disorders.

Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

This section welcomes submissions broadly related to sports medicine and rehabilitation, including but not limited to physical therapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation therapy, and athletic training. Submissions focused on treatment and injury related to sport and physical activity behavior are encouraged.

Training and Performance Analysis

Training, Testing, and Performance Analysis We welcome submissions from those researching within training science and performance analysis who empirically examine technical, tactical, and physical aspects of athlete and team development. Example topics include skill acquisition, performance analysis, test validation, training interventions and periodization strategies.