Aims and Scope

Gorontalo Sport Science has an international reputation for publishing articles of a high standard. It publishes research on various aspects of the sports and exercise sciences, including anatomy, biochemistry, biomechanics, performance analysis, physiology, psychology, sports medicine and health, as well as coaching and talent identification, kinanthropometry and other interdisciplinary perspectives.

The emphasis of the Journal is on the human sciences, broadly defined and applied to sport and exercise. Besides experimental work in human responses to exercise, the subjects covered will include human responses to technologies such as the design of sports equipment and playing facilities, research in training, selection, performance prediction or modification, and stress reduction or manifestation. Manuscripts considered for publication include those dealing with original investigations of exercise, validation of technological innovations in sport or comprehensive reviews of topics relevant to the scientific study of sport.

Physical Activity, Health and Exercise

Submissions should have a clear focus on the public health outcomes associated with physical activity. Papers may stem from any established scientific approach, including population studies, randomized control trials or structured reviews and should include a clear rationale for the work and ideally practical implications arising from the findings.

Physiology and Nutrition

The Physiology and Nutrition section publishes original work with a strong conceptual backdrop associated with the following areas of scientific investigation: exercise physiology; nutrition; molecular and cellular biology; genetics; epigenetics; and kinanthropometry.

Social and Behavioural Sciences

This section publishes original work associated with the following areas of scientific investigation: psychology; neuroscience; motor control and learning; motor behaviour; and expert performance. The work will have clear theoretical and applied implications and ideally have implications beyond the domains of sport and exercise.

Sports Medicine and Biomechanics

This section publishes articles associated with the following two broad research areas: sport and exercise medicine and sport and exercise biomechanics. We specifically welcome studies related to: injury and rehabilitation; clinical studies in sport and exercise medicine; sport biomechanics; musculoskeletal and neuromuscular biomechanics; biomechanics modelling and sports technology underpinned with significant human data; biomechanics of strength and conditioning; and gait and posture studies related to the main areas. Studies that utilise experimental research designs are particularly welcome.

Sports Performance

The Sports Performance section publishes original work with a focus on the measurement of one or more aspects of sports performance. We particularly invite manuscripts from the sub-disciplines of performance analysis and coaching and from cross-disciplinary areas such as talent identification. Papers that involve interventions, performance and training modelling, or on modelling methodology and measurement are particularly welcome. Please note that manuscripts involving sports participants that focus on the core sub-discipline of physiology, and do not include measurements of sports performance, should be submitted to the Physiology and Nutrition section.

The readership for this Journal is varied and ranges from academics to practitioners from a range of disciplines and areas of application.