Welcome to Strength and Conditioning Journal, December, 2014! Strength and Conditioning Journal invites the submission of appropriate manuscripts to SCJ for review and publication. Please review the updated Instructions for Authors for 2015 appearing in this issue.
Strength and Conditioning Journal publishes 1) review articles from the field of strength and conditioning and related fields; 2) methodological and procedural articles from the field of strength and conditioning; 3) clinical articles with observations and scientific analysis of activities in the field; 4) philosophical, ethical, and social articles describing aspects of the field; and 5) related articles to expand the knowledge base in the field of strength and conditioning. All articles should be referenced primarily to original evidence-based practice research.
TOPICS OF INTEREST:
- Strength and Conditioning for Football (SPECIAL TOPIC ISSUE)
- Strength and Conditioning for Females
- Personal Training
- Special Populations
SPECIAL POPULATIONS: We emphasize that clients considered to be members of a "special population" are not always an individual or individuals with infectious or chronic diseases and disabilities. Special populations also encompass groups or individuals whose training needs require alternative strategies. Examples can include but not be limited to: pregnancy, injuries, young athletes (basketball, soccer, weightlifters, baseball players/pitchers, police, firefighters, emergency medical professionals, soldiers, post-rehabilitation clients, etc... or any group where special supplementary training to prevent injuries and enhance physical function is warranted. Authors should consider any "select population" meeting this description of a "special population". We welcome submissions to this area, and are recruiting authors for the entire 2015 Volume Year.
OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE: One article in each issue is free open access on the journal webpage. Encourage your colleagues, students, etc to take advantage of this free article. The free article for this issue is "Strength and Conditioning Preparation for the Transitional Track & Field Thrower" by Mike Waller, Matthew Gersick, Robert Townsend, and Candus Ford.
VIDEO ABSTRACTS: SCJ publishes "video abstracts" for inclusion in the electronic version available online. Guidelines for preparation of the Video Abstract, along with links to sample Video Abstracts, can be found here:
VIDEO FIGURES: Video figures can be included in a manuscript to provide detailed examples of exercises and more.
We hope you enjoy this issue of SCJ. If you need assistance in preparing a submission to SCJ, please contact the Managing Editor; SCJManagingEditor@gmail.com.
T. Jeff Chandler, EdD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA, Editor in Chief