Submissions

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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in the Microsoft Word template provided on the journal's website.
  • The submission file is anonymised.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The author/s is/are prepared to submit a Summary Slide, which will be published together with the article.

Author Guidelines

In addition to reports of original research, the Journal publishes review articles, reports (including case studies, short communications, theoretical or practical reflections),  invited commentaries, editorials and target articles.

Target articles are by invitation only and are usually encouraged and coordinated by a Section Editor, a Guest Editor or the Editor-in-Chief. They typically focus on: (A) the report and discussion of empirical research that may have broad scope and implications for sport science; (B) an unusually significant theoretical article that formally models or systematises a body of research; or (C) a novel interpretation, reflection, or critique of existing experimental or theoretical work. Topics dealing with social or philosophical aspects of sport sciences will also be considered. Authors with ideas for an interesting Target topic may suggest this by getting in touch with the Editor-in-Chief.

CISS prefers to receive files in Word's .docx format; however, we accept pdf-format, but please consider that you might be asked for a resubmission with highlighted changes in your manuscript after reviewing. 

This journal has a double-blind review policy (if reviewers do not decide for an open review). Therefore, we require authors to submit an anonymous version of the article file. Please upload the anonymous manuscript file and separately the cover sheet. Include your tables and figures in the manuscript document, following APA guidelines. Be prepared to submit the figures as individual graphic files (.jpg, .png or .gif format) once the article has been accepted for publication. The main text body of an article (i.e., not including title page, abstract, key words, acknowledgments, references, tables, figures and captions) should not exceed 5,000 words.

For your submissions, please download our Word templates provided here:

CISS cover page template

CISS article template

CISS target article/comment template

Please note that articles which are not in accordance with our formal guidlines (templates) might be rejected without scientific review.

Conflict of Interests

Reviewers, authors and editors must disclose any and all possible financial or non-financial conflict of interest in regard to the manuscript. If unsure, the journal editor should be contacted.

Resubmissions

If you are asked to resubmit, please submit an anonymous version of the article file in which your changes are highlighted along with a point to point reply to the reviewers queries. Please upload ONLY one anonymous manuscript file. Include your tables and figures in these document, following APA guidelines.

If you do not resubmit within a period of 1 month from the decision, your article will be formally rejected and archived based on failure to observe the time-limit.

Peer review process

Plagiarism

CISS is committed to publish only original material that has not already been published or reviewed elsewhere. Any manuscript that raises concerns about plagiarism will be checked and cases of plagiarism will be sanctioned

Privacy Statement

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