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.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
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.
TOPICS OF INTEREST:
- Strength and Conditioning for Football (PLANNED SPECIAL TOPIC ISSUE)
- Tactical Strength and Conditioning (PLANNED SPECIAL TOPIC ISSUE))
- Personal Training
- Special Populations
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