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, 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.

-  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

Coming Soon

Injury Prevention for MMA

Guidelines for Training with Elastic Bands

The Role of the Bilateral Force Deficit

Preventing Hamstring Strains in Soccer Players


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Quick Poll

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.