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European Journal of Sport Science

European Journal of Sport Science (EJSS) is the official journal of the European College of Sport Science. The editorial policy of the Journal pursues the multi-disciplinary aims of the College: to promote the highest standards of scientific study and scholarship in respect of the following fields:

  • Applied Sport Sciences
  • Biomechanics and Motor Control
  • Physiology and Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Sports and Exercise Medicine and Health.

The Journal facilitates and enhances communication across all sub-disciplines of the sport sciences. The College is not exclusively committed to any particular schools of thought or methods of research.

For the purposes of the EJSS, ’sport’ is defined inclusively to refer to all forms of human movement that aim to maintain or improve physical and mental well-being, create or improve social relationships, or obtain results in competition at all levels. Defined thus, the Journal publishes articles from across the disciplinary spectrum concerning inter alia the motivation, attitudes, values, responses, adaptations, performance and health-related aspects of persons engaged in sport.

The Journal publishes original research as well as review articles of topics of contemporary importance or interest from across the world.

EJSS only publishes high caliber research, which is reflected in our impact factor and indexing:

  • 2015 Impact Factor: 1.785
  • Indexed in Medline, Pubmed, SCOPUS and more!

If your paper is accepted by European Journal of Sport Science, you will benefit in many ways, including:

  • Your research will be validated by our robust peer review process
  • You will have many options to help you share your research, such as 50 free e-prints and tips on promoting your article via blogs and social media courtesy of our Author Resources site
  • You will be able to see the impact your research makes in the sports science community immediately by tracking downloads, citations, and the Altmetric Score of your article on My Authored Works

Instructions for Authors

Best Paper Award

The EJSS Best Paper Award has recently been established to create a stronger link between the journal and the congress of the European College of Sport Science.

The winners of the Volume 16 Best Paper Award can be seen below in rank order. These articles have been made free to access to celebrate the award.


Author: Lennart Raudsepp
Title: Bidirectional association between sedentary behaviour and depressive symptoms in adolescent girls

Runner up

Authors: Stine D. Søndergård, Flemming Dela, Jørn W. Helge, Steen Larsen
Title: Actovegin, a non-prohibited drug increases oxidative capacity in human skeletal muscle

Third place

Authors: Andreas M. Kasper, Scott Cocking, Molly Cockayne, Marcus Barnard, Jake Tench, Liam Parker, John McAndrew, Carl Langan-Evans, Graeme L. Close, James P. Morton
Title: Carbohydrate mouth rinse and caffeine improves high-intensity interval running capacity when carbohydrate restricted

Equally placed

Authors: Dace Reihmane, Martin Gram, Andreas Vigelsø, Jørn W. Helge, Flemming Dela
Title: Exercise promotes IL-6 release from legs in older men with minor response to unilateral immobilization

Authors: Victor Wennemar Wiltmann, Hans-Christer Holmberg, Pasi Pelttari, Jussi Mikkola, Keijo Häkkinen, Olli Ohtonen, Vesa Linnamo
Title: Biomechanical analysis of different starting strategies utilized during cross-country skiing starts

Authors: Adam S. Gale-Watts, Alan M. Nevill
Title: From endurance to power athletes: The changing shape of successful male professional tennis players

Authors: Andrew M. Lane, Tracey J. Devonport, Andrew P. Friesen, Christopher J. Beedie, Christopher L. Fullerton, Damian M. Stanley
Title: How should I regulate my emotions if I want to run faster?

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