Call for Paper


The needs for a multi-disciplinary journal in the field of sport science has become apparent over the past decades. While many excellent journals publish articles of relevance to the sport science in their own national languages, until now, no international communication within the Asian scholarly community has been available. Not only Asian scholars but western colleagues demonstrate strong support in favor of the launch of an international journal initiated in an Asian country. The Internation Journal of Applied Sports Science(IJASS) will help sport science communities increase their academic interactions and communicate globally between Asian and Western countries in the sport sciences.

Manuscript Submission

Topics and Scopes

Empirical researches, technical reports, and theoretical development/reviews on issues pertaining to the area of applied sport science are the focus of the journal. Submissions concerning social and natural scientific approaches to sport are welcomed. Since sport is a truly global phenomenon, the International Journal of Applied Sports Science(IJASS) is strongly committed to publishing contributions from all regions of the world.


The International Journal of Applied Sports Science(IJASS) is published semi-annually in June, and December (beginning Dec, 2000) by the Korea Institute of Sport Science.

Notes for Contributors

  • All manuscripts must be submitted in English
  • Manuscripts are considered for publication only when they are not simultaneously under consideration elsewhere, And they are the original work of the author(s).
More Information on Paper Submissions
  • Editorial correspondence to: Editor-in-Chief. Young-Ok Park(President, Korea Institute of Sport Science)
  • E-Mail :,
  • Phone : 82-2-970-9538, 9579
  • Fax : 82-2-970-9651
  • Address : Korea institute Sport Science, 727 Hwarang-lo Nowon-gu Seoul,Korea, 01794

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts are invited on a variety of applied, theoretical, and empirical research on issues pertaining to the area of applied sport science, including (but not limited to):social and natural scientific approaches to sport.

The International Journal of Applied Sports Sciences follows the American Psychological Association (APA) publication style. Notes and references should appear at the back of the manuscripts in separate sections. Manuscripts normally should not exceed 30 single-sided typewritten pages with 1-inch margins. All text should be double spaced (including abstracts, references and notes). MS Word documents preferred. Contributors should include an abstract of no more than 100 words, as well as 4-5 keywords,on a separate page following the title page. The name(s) of authors should appear only on the title page. Contact information, including mailing address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address for each author must be provided on the title page. Manuscripts submitted to the International Journal of Applied Sports Sciencesshould not be under review elsewhere. Authors of manuscripts accepted for publication in the International Journal of Applied Sports Sciences will be sent a more comprehensive style sheet to which they must adhere.

Contributors should submit their manuscript at this site:

Manuscript Submission
Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors. If any, as well as by the responsible authorities ­ tacitly or explicitly ­ at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.
Online Submission
Authors should submit their manuscripts online. Electronic submission substantially reduces the editorial processing and reviewing times and shortens overall publication times. Please follow the hyperlink "Submit online" on the right and upload al of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen.
The review process
  • All submitted manuscripts are read by the editor. Manuscripts judged to be of potential interest to our readership are sent for formal review, typically to three reviewers. The editor then makes a decision based on the reviewers' advice, from among several possibilities:
  • Accept, when all two reviewers judge ‘accept’ with or without editorial revisions
  • Reject, when all two reviewers judge ‘accept’ with or without editorial revisions
  • Final Decision by the relevant area majored editorial board member, when all two reviewers judge ‘accept’ with or without editorial revisions.
File on Objection Procedure
  1. Step1.The authors files on objection when they disagree the editorial decision.
  2. Step2.The editor ask to review the manuscript to a relevant editorial board member
  3. Step3.The editorial committee will be summoned to discuss the result reviewed by the relevant editorial board member.
  4. Step4.The editor provides resubmission opportunity when it is judged ‘reject’ or the editor assigns new reviewers when the editorial committee judges that the objection acceptable.
  5. Step5.The decision by the editorial committee will be sent to the authors.

Ethics approval of research

There are differing definitions of scientific misconduct. We deal with these problems at the IJASS on a case by case basis while following guidance produced by bodies that include the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). WAME gives a useful overview of misconduct, using a slightly amended version of the US Office of Research Integrity definition of scientific misconduct and including these behaviors:

Falsification of data
ranges from fabrication to deceptive reporting of findings and omission of conflicting data, or suppression and/or distortion of data
The appropriation of the language, ideas or thoughts of another without crediting their true source and representation of them as one’s own original work.
Improprieties of authorship
improper assignment of credit, such as excluding others, misrepresentation of the same material as original in more than one publication, inclusion of individuals as authors who havenot made a definite contribution to the work published or submission of multi-authored publications without the concurrence of all authors.
Misappropriation of the ideas of others
an important aspect of scholarly activity is the exchange of ideas among colleagues. Scholars can acquire novel ideas from others during the process of reviewing grant applications and manuscripts. However, improper use of such information can constitute fraud. Wholesale appropriation of such material constitutes misconduct.
Violation of generally accepted research practices
serious deviation from accepted practices in proposing or carrying out research, improper manipulation of experiments to obtain biased results, deceptive statistical or analytical manipulations, or improper reporting of results.
Material failure to comply with legislative and regulatory requirements affecting research
including but not limited to serious or substantial, repeated, willful violations of applicable local regulations and law involving the use of funds, care of animals, human subjects, investigational drugs, recombinant products, new devices, or radioactive, biological or chemical materials.
Inappropriate behavior in relation to misconduct
this includes unfounded or knowingly false accusations of misconduct, failure to report known or suspected misconduct, withholding of information relevant to a claim or misconduct and retaliation against persons involved in the allegation or investigation.
Many journals, including the BMJ Journals, also include redundant publication and duplicate publication, lack of declaration of competing interests and of funding/sponsorship, and other failures of transparency to be forms of misconduct.
What we do at IJASS if we suspect such misconduct?
  • We take seriously all possible misconduct.
  • an Editor has concerns that a submitted article describes something that might be considered to constitute misconduct in research, publication or professional behavior, we may discuss the case in confidence with the IJASS Ethics Committee.
  • If the case cannot be resolved by discussion with the author(s) and the Editor still has concerns, s/he may report the case to the appropriate authorities. If, during the course of reviewing an article, an Editor is alerted to possible problems (for example, fraudulent data) in another publication, the IJASS editor may contact the journal in which the previous publication appeared to raise concern.