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​​Call For Papers

When publishing evidence-based practical experiences in the field of strength and conditioning, or practical applications of research in the field, consider submitting to the Strength & Conditioning Journal, the professional journal of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  The SCJ provides practical evidence-based information the strength and conditioning professional can use every day.  Be a part of the leading “practical applications” publication in the field! 

The Strength and Conditioning Journal is reviewing appropriate submissions to the journal through the SCJ/Editorial Manager website at  All potential submissions to the SCJ: columns, letters to the editor, articles, review articles, should be submitted through this site. 

We are actively seeking manuscripts for the following topics, as well as other topics in our field.  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 information directly applicable to everyday work with athletes and clients.
  • Indexed by Journal Citations Reports with an impact factor of 0.9
  • 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 the SCJs, 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

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


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