Strength & Conditioning Journal

Editor-in-Chief: T. Jeff Chandler, EdD, CSCS*D, FNSCA
ISSN: 1524-1602
Online ISSN: 1533-4295
Frequency: 6 issues / year
Ranking: Sport Sciences 73/82
Impact Factor: 0.438
Editor's Notes

​Welcome to Strength and Conditioning Journal, December, 2016!

Strength and Conditioning Journal invites the submission of appropriate evidence-based manuscripts and review papers to SCJ for review and publication.  Please review the Instructions for Authors.





Strength and Conditioning Journal is pleased to announce special topic issues in the solicitation phase.  If you are interested in submitting for any topic, please contact the guest editor. 

Special Topic: Sports Medicine.  Michael Miller ( and Ben Reuter (, Guest Editors.

Special Topic: Soccer.  Ian Jeffreys ( and Andy Bosak (, Guest Editors. 

Special Topic: Youth.  Gregory Myer (, Rhrodri Lloyd (, and Rick Howard (, Guest Editors.

Special Topic: Conditioning for Speed and Agility.  David Szymanski ( and Jay Dawes (, Guest Editors.


CALL FOR PAPERS, Strength and Conditioning Journal

When publishing in the field of strength and conditioning, consider submitting review papers and practical applied evidence based papers to Strength and Conditioning Journal, the professional journal of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  SCJ provides practical evidence-based information the strength and conditioning professional can use.  Be a part of the leading “practical applications” publication in the field!  Strength and Conditioning Journal is reviewing appropriate submissions to the journal through the SCJ/Editorial Manager website at  All potential submissions to SCJ: columns, letters to the editor, articles, review articles, should be submitted through this site.

We are actively seeking manuscripts appropriate for SCJ.  We highly encourage consider submitting Supplemental Digital Content (SDC) with your articles, including video and audio files that support the content of your article.

  • Emphasis on applied science. Focus on published evidence-based research directly applicable to everyday work with athletes and clients.
  • Indexed by Journal Citations Reports with an impact factor of 0.596 
  • Shortened time to press with individual articles Published ahead of Print and full issues published to the web site ahead of the mail date
  • Videos submitted with articles may be selected to appear in the journal's popular Video Library
  • Keep track of your article's citation rate with new article citation alerts available from the journal web site after publication
  • Web site offers access to complete contents, including fully searchable archives
  • Access via Ovid Technologies for libraries and other institutions to expand the global reach SCJ's, offering an enhanced Web presence in Europe, Asia, and around the world.
  • Published by Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a leading international publisher of professional health information resources

Strength and Conditioning Journal reflects the NSCA’s commitment to leadership in supporting manuscripts based on high-quality scientific research and evidence-based practice. 

Become a Contributor to Strength & Conditioning Journal

Instructions for Authors | Submit a Manuscript


We hope you enjoy this issue of SCJ.  If you need assistance in preparing a submission to SCJ, please contact the Managing Editor; 


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 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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Special Topic Issue: Youth Training


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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.