Tue. May 21st, 2024

Journal of Sport, Exercise and Cultural Psychology

Aims and scope

Journal of Sport, Exercise and Cultural Psychology is an international refereed journal publishes quarterly online open access by KMF that publishes empirical and theoretical contributions in the human movement sciences from all over the world. The aim of the journal is to provide psychology practitioners involved in the sport industry with sound information that is immediately applicable to their work; and to disseminate results of rigorous and relevant studies, to expose positions and commentaries regarding the development of theory and confirmation or contradiction of previous findings. It provides sport psychologists with useful and sensible informed guidance that will make a difference in the way they practice. The scope of the journal is any information that assists sport psychology practitioners to better understand, assess, and intervene with clients (individuals, families, groups, organizations, community) in order to promote more effective functioning. In all sport settings, practitioners are likely to encounter a range of issues that require understanding of performance enhancement, health and well-being, clinical disorders, ethical guidelines and dilemmas, all forms of diversity, coaching and support, and so forth. Although the core audience of Journal of Sport, Exercise and Cultural Psychology is psychologists and consultants practicing in the sport domain, we also wish to appeal to a range of other informed delivers and consumers, including students, trainee psychologists, educators and supervisors, sports scientists and medics, sports coaches and parents, performance directors and managers, the media, and athletes themselves. Manuscripts related to psychology, sport pedagogy, exercise and sport performance are suited to the Journal’s scope. It entertains various methodologies encompassing coherence among epistemology, research questions, tools, statistical or clinical analyses and discussion or potential applications. Qualitative and quantitative analyses as well as case studies are of interest when appropriately used.

KMF Publication Ethics Statement

Journal of Sport, Exercise and Cultural Psychology is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics. KMF takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. KMF takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use latest software to check submissions against previous publications.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal’s News & Announcements section.

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Journal of Sport, Exercise and Cultural Psychology will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution Law. The copyright is retained by the author(s). KMF will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2020 by the authors; licensee KMF. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution Law.


Reprints may be ordered. Please contact for more information on how to order reprints.

Announcement and Advertisement

Announcements regarding academic activities such as conferences are published for free in the News & Announcements section of the journal. Advertisement can be either published or placed on the pertinent website.