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December 2020 - Volume 42 - Issue 6

  • T. Jeff Chandler, EdD, CSCS*D, FNSCA
  • 1524-1602
  • 1533-4295
  • 6 issues / year
  • Sport Sciences 65/85
  • 1.455


Welcome to Volume 42, the 2020 edition of the Strength and Conditioning Journal

I would like to recognize many groups of people who help make the SCJ a quality journal.  We have a first-class senior editorial team composed of a Managing Editor/Assistant and Associate Editors in Chief, along with an outstanding group of Associate Editors and Column Editors.   The authors who submit to the SCJ are some of the top authorities in the world on strength and conditioning.  The "unsung heroes" of the review process are the reviewers who get very little recognition.  And it is always a pleasure to work with our publisher, LWW, as well as our NSCA national office staff.   I would like to offer my sincere gratitude to all these individuals for a job well done!  

We hope you enjoy this issue of the SCJ!  If you need assistance in preparing a submission to the SCJ, please contact the Managing Editor; [email protected]  



 T. Jeff Chandler, EdD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FNSCA, Editor in Chief



The SCJ currently has 6 columns published on a rotating basis.  All columns are peer-reviewed.

    Colin Wilborn, Nutrition and Ergogenic Aids: [email protected]

    Jay Dawes, Exercise Technique:  [email protected]

    Peter Ronai, Special Populations: [email protected]

    Paul Sorace, One on One: [email protected]

    Ben Reuter, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation: [email protected]

    Brad Schoenfeld, Evidence Based Personal Training: [email protected]

For more information on submitting a column, please contact the column editor or [email protected]


CALL FOR PAPERS! The Strength and Conditioning Journal

When publishing in the field of strength and conditioning, consider submitting review papers and applied evidence-based papers to the Strength and 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 utilize.  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 Editorial Manager website at  All potential submissions to the SCJ: columns, letters to the editor, articles, review articles, etc. should be submitted through this site. 

We are actively seeking manuscripts appropriate for the SCJ.  We highly encourage consider submitting Supplemental Digital Content (SDC) with your manuscript.  The 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 the Strength & Conditioning Journal

Instructions for Authors Submit a Manuscript


​​If you are interested in publishing in the Strength and Conditioning Journal, submissions to the the SCJ are open to all.  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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