Psychology of Sport and Exercise

Psychology of Sport and Exercise

An Official Journal of the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC)





Editors-in-Chief:N. Ntoumanis





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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.


Academics carrying out research or teaching in universities with a sport and exercise psychology or health psychology programme and professionally accredited sport and exercise psychologists and national sports councils; exercise and health promotion sp

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Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Focus On: Sports Science and Medicine, Research Alert, SPORT Database / Discus, Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
Editors-in-Chief N. Ntoumanis School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK, B. Strauss Institute of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Horstmarer Landweg 62b, 48149 Muenster, Germany, Founding Editor S.J.H. Biddle BHF Natl. Centre for Physical Activity & Health, School of Sport and Exercise, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU, UK, Editorial Assistant L. Schücker Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Munster, Germany, Associate Editors Hulya Asci Dept. of Sport Sciences, Baskent University, Baolyca Kampusu Eskipehir Yolu 20, km., 06530 Anka Ankara, Turkey, Chris Blanchard QEII Health Sciences Centre, Centre for Clinical Research, Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine, 5790 University Avenue, Halifax, B3H 1V7, Canada, Robert Brustad School of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Northern Colorado, 501 20th Street, Greeley, 80639, USA, Nikos Chatzisarantis Natl. Inst. for Education, Nanyang Technological University, 469 Bukit Timah Road, 1025 Nanyang, Singapore, Mark Eys Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, N2L 3C5, Canada, Chris Lonsdale School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia, Claudio Nigg Dept. Of Public Health Sciences, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Mãnoa, 1960 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA, Markus Raab Deutsche Sporthochschule, Am Sportpark, Müngersdorf 6, 50933 Köln, Germany, Claudio Robazza School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Ashby Road, Leicestershire, Loughborough, LE11 3TU, UK, Brett Smith School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Ashby Road, Leicestershire, Loughborough, LE11 3TU, UK, Editorial Board M. Adriaanse Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands, D. Alfermann Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, C. Armitage University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, F. Bakker Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, S. Bray McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, E. Cerin Deakin University, Burwood, VIC, Australia, D. E. Conroy Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, P. Ekkekakis Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA, P Gaudreau University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada, A. Haase University of Bristol, Bristol, England, UK, N. Hagemann Universität Kassel, Kassel, Germany, M. Hagger Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia, B. Hatfield University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, K. Hodge University of Otago, Alsager, Dunedin, New Zealand, M. Kavusannu University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, M. Lindwall Göteborgs Universitet, Göteborg, Sweden, D. Memmert German Sport University Cologne, Cologne, Germany, N. Meyers University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA, A. Pensgaard Norwegian University of Sports Science, Oslo, Norway, T. Rees University of Exeter, Exeter, UK, C. Sabiston McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, P. Sarrazin UFRAPS - Universitie Grenoble, Grenoble, France, R. Seiler Universität Bern, Bern, Switzerland, S. Serpa Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, C. Spray Loughborough University, Leicestershire, England, UK, N. Stambulova Halmstad University College, Halmstad, Sweden, M. Standage University of Bath, Bath, England, UK, R. Stelter University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Y. Theodorakis University of Thessaly, Trikala, Greece, R. Vallerand Université du Quebec à Montreal (UQAM), Montréal, Canada, J. van Raalte Springfield College, Springfield, MA, USA, S. Vlachopoulos Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Serres, Greece, M. Weed Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, England, UK, T. Woodman Bangor University, Bangor Gwynedd, UK, P. Wylleman Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Bruxelles, Belgium
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