International Journal of

Strength and Conditioning

ISSN 2634-2235

The IUSCA Journal is now the International Journal of Strength and Conditioning


100% Free, Peer-reviewed Journal

The journal is the world’s first journal in Strength and Conditioning (S&C) and Sport Science to be:

  • Free-to-submit

  • Free-to-publish

  • Open access

There has been a recognised need for innovation and progression within the field, to ensure that evidenced based research and articles are available to the entire sports science community.


Often, research will take several years to be published, be subject to high publications costs, and the content will then only be accessible through a paywall.

Furthermore, in order to help bridge the gap between academia and the field of practice, there is a need to open up publication to a broader range of academics, students, coaches and other practitioners.


The International Journal of Strength and Conditioning aims to deliver a unique and innovative model to transform the current industry. 

The journal covers original research, commentary, opinion, case study, and review in the following areas related to S&C:

  • Periodisation

  • Programming

  • Evidence based theory and rationale

  • Datum from teams and athletes

  • Sport and Exercise Physiology

  • Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

  • Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology

  • Applied Nutrition

  • Coaching and Cognition within S&C

Writing on a Notebook

The journal allows all members of the Association to submit, free-of-charge, an article that fits within the remit of the journal.


This will undergo initial quick review by the editorial panel. If accepted, it will be published online for community peer review by the IUSCA community.


Following 4 weeks of commentary and review, the author will have the opportunity to make changes and submit for final review by the editorial panel. If accepted, then the article will be assigned a DOI number and officially published. 


Benefits of this model include:

  • Ability for all members of the community to create published research and articles

  • Opens up areas not usually covered in the academic literature

  • Bridges the gap between practitioner and researcher

  • Fosters community discussion and interaction

  • Cost effective and efficient



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