Editor-in-Chief: T. Jeff Chandler, EdD, CSCS*D, FNSCA
ISSN: 1524-1602
Online ISSN: 1533-4295
Frequency: 6 issues / year
Ranking: Sport Sciences 65/84
Impact Factor: 0.598
Editor's Notes

Welcome to Strength and Conditioning Journal, 2014!

As you will see in the Table of Contents, each issue covers a number of interesting and relevant topics in the field of strength and conditioning.  With the variety of topics presented in each issue, I trust that you will find practical information you can use whether you are young practitioner or a seasoned veteran in the strength and conditioning field. 

We have a first class group of Associate Editors working with SCJ, overseeing the review process for submitted manuscripts for the purpose of making each manuscript strong and relevant to our field.  We have a top group of reviewers who provide thoughtful, meaningful comments to challenge authors to make each article the best it can be.  Finally, we have the top authors in the world in the field of strength and conditioning submitting articles to SCJ. 

The methods used to relay information continue to progress.  I would encourage you to take advantage of the video files accompanying several of the articles.  Appropriate video submissions can greatly add to our knowledge base in strength and conditioning. If you are reading an article, consider viewing any video files associated with a manuscript.  If you are an author, consider how video can be used to get your message across efficiently and effectively.   The video abstracts and video figures add a new dimension to the information provided in the article.

I encourage you to consider submitting an article to Strength and Conditioning Journal. Go to the Editorial Manager website, http://www.editorialmanager.com/scj/default.asp, and submit your manuscript according to the instructions provided. Please notice the updated Instructions for Authors for 2014.

Please review the 2014 Instructions for Authors. A well-prepared manuscript that follows these instructions is one of the best ways to make a positive impression on the editors and reviewers when you submit a paper to the journal for review.

SCJ publishes "video abstracts" for inclusion in the electronic version available online. Video abstracts should be submitted on or before the "Minor Revisions” stage and the “Accepted for Publication” stage. Authors can prepare a Video Abstract and submit this digital file along with the manuscript.  Guidelines for preparation of the Video Abstract, along with links to sample Video Abstracts, can be found here:

Video figures can be included in a manuscript to provide detailed examples of exercises and more. 

-  Strength and Conditioning for Football (PLANNED SPECIAL TOPIC ISSUE)
-  Tactical Strength and Conditioning (PLANNED SPECIAL TOPIC ISSUE))
-  Personal Training
-  Special Populations
-  Nutrition

If you need assistance to get started, please contact SCJManagingEditor@gmail.com.

T. Jeff Chandler, EdD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA, Editor in Chief


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Strength & Conditioning Journal Call For Papers

If you are interested in publishing and article or column in Strength and Conditioning Journal, submissions to SCJ are open to all, and manuscripts that meet the stated mission of the journal will be peer reviewed prior to a decision on acceptance for publication. 

Call for Papers | Instructions for Authors | Submit a Manuscript

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iPad Users: When it comes to video on the iPad edition of the Strength & Conditioning Journal, what is your preference? Streaming video requires online access to play, but will have a smaller issue size. Embedded video does not require online access to play and is downloaded with the issue, which makes the issue size much larger.

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Thank you to our reviewers!

On behalf of the NSCA and the Editorial Staff of Strength and Conditioning Journal, we would like to recognize and thank all the individuals who served as reviewers for SCJ over the years.