Editorial Policies

Focus & Scope

 

Mission

 

International Journal of Racket Sports Science is an Open Access online journal, which publishes research articles, reviews and letters in all areas of sport sciences. The journal aims to provide the most complete and reliable source of information on current developments in the field. The emphasis will be on publishing quality articles.

 

Areas of interest

 

All areas related with Racket Sports.

Peer review process

All manuscripts received will be reviewed in the first instance by the chief editors, associate editors and / or section editors, who will decide whether the article follows the editorial line of the Journal and whether it meets the formal requirements established in the authors’ regulations.

Manuscripts that do not comply with these formal characteristics will be returned to their authors to adapt the manuscript to current regulations, and those who do not follow the editorial line will be rejected for publication in the Journal.

Papers that present a correct adaptation to the current regulations and that follow the editorial line of the Journal will be sent anonymously to two external reviewers of the Journal for review.

All articles received (except letters to the Editor) will be reviewed through a double-blind peer review system.

The article review process is done with the Open Journal System (OJS) software that guarantees automated and auditable electronic registration of all interactions. It is a transparent process, which enables the improvement of texts when their publication is viable.

IJRSS Review Form

The review criteria are as follows: originality, novelty, topicality, interest, quality and methodological rigor and relevance.

The articles may be rejected, accepted with modifications or accepted without modification:

  • In case of requesting minor changes, the manuscript will be accepted as soon as it includes the modifications requested, with no need for further revisions.
  • In case of major changes, the manuscript with modifications will be evaluated by one of the first reviewers with the aim of giving greater coherence and fluidity to the process. This new revision will last for a maximum of 30 days.
  • In case of rejection, it will be at editorial discretion the possibility of accepting a new submission of the modified manuscript or its definitive rejection.

The average review time will be between 30 and 45 days. Once the deadline has expired, the publisher will undertake to send a resolution to the author of the article.

Accepted papers will be assigned and published in the first issue of the available Journal and according to the needs of the Journal. Authors will know this information and the date of publication at the time of acceptance.

Open Access Policy

International Journal of Racket Sports Science is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

In accordance with the open access policy described above, subscriptions to IJRSS are completely free of charge.

 

Publication Frequency

Each year, a single volume is published in electronic version with two bianual numbers. The publication dates of each issue are as follows:

No. 1 – June
No. 2 – December

Publication Ethics

International Journal of Racket Sports Science takes reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In no case shall IJRSS and/or its editors encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. In the event that a journal’s publisher or IJRSS editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in our journal, IJRSS shall follow COPE’s guidelines in dealing with allegations.

International Journal of Racket Sports Science submits all its articles to plagiarism detection and prevention software Turnitin.