Welcome to Strength and Conditioning Journal, August, 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. I hope that you will find both factual and practical information you can use whether you are young practitioner or a seasoned veteran in the strength and conditioning field.
I am pleased to announce the 2013 Impact Factor for SCJ increased 29% from 0.59 to 0.77. I would like to thank our Associate Editors, reviewers, and authors for their contributions to the journal. The success of Strength and Conditioning Journal is due to the outstanding quality of your work!
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 for Soccer Players" by Anthony N. Turner and Perry F. Stewart.
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.
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.
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