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The Journal of Sport Behavior publishes original, empirical, investigative, and theoretical papers dealing with the studies of behavior in the areas of game and sport. Unsolicited reviews of books will also be accepted for publication. Empirical studies or innovation which have practical application for the coach or athlete are also accepted. Essentially, the Journal of Sport Behavior is interested in sociological, psychological, anthropological, and related applications to the science of sport.
This journal is published quarterly (March, June, September, & December), and is listed in the Physical Education on Index, the Psychological Abstracts, PsychINFO, the SPORT database, and SPORT Discus. Subscriptions rates: In the USA and its possessions - $40.00 library rates; Foreign - $60.00 per year (airmail only) beginning Volume 25 2002.
Directions for Authors
Manuscripts should conform to the style and procedure described in the most recent publication manual for the American Psychological Association. Manuscripts must be accompanied by an abstract in English of 200-250 words typed on a separate sheet of paper. Where appropriate to the nature of the article, the abstract should contain statements of (a) the introduction/problem, (b) the method, (c) the results, and (d) the discussion. Authors must provide a cover letter, a title page containing all identifying and affliation information, and a blinded title page. Manuscripts submitted that do not adhere to the approved submission process will not be reviewed or returned.
Authors should submit the following:
1. Cover Letter
a. Within your cover letter, please provide the names of at least 3 individuals (full name AND email contact information) who might be willing to review your manuscript. These individuals should be reliable reviewers, meaning they have the necessary skill set to review and have completed reviews in this content area previously.
2. Title page containing affiliation information for all authors and the full contact information for the corresponding author
a. Blinded title page containing NO identifying information
b. Abstract (200-250 words)
c. Manuscript text (double spaced, Times New Roman 12 point font, line numbering, page numbers)
6. Tables/Figures (should be submitted as a separate document)
All manuscripts MUST conform to the style and procedure described in the most recent publication manual for the American Psychological Association. Manuscripts submitted that do not adhere to the approved submission process will not be reviewed. Please make sure to review all headings, labeling, references, and tables/figures before submitting to make certain that you are adhering to APA formatting.
Types of submissions accepted:
Review: These are usually between 2000-3000 words (8-12 pages), and seek to systematically review a particular area of research, intervention, or policy. These papers are peer-reviewed.
Research paper: These are usually between 3,000 and 6,000 words (15-25 pages), but we also consider longer length papers up to 8,000 words (32 pages). Research papers should not exceed 35 pages in length, including references, tables/figures, and appendixes. Research papers are usually based on original empirical analyses, but may also be discursive critical essays. These papers are peer-reviewed.
Short report: These can be up to 2,000 words, with one table, and no more than fifteen references. These papers are peer-reviewed.
All papers should be double-spaced. If you have questions regarding page length, please email the editor.