Sports is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal published monthly online by MDPI. The Strength and Conditioning Society (SCS), The European Sport Nutrition Society (ESNS) and The European Network of Sport Education (ENSE) are affiliated with Sports and their members receive discounts on the article processing charges.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, ESCI (Web of Science), PubMed, PMC, and other databases
  • Journal Rank: CiteScore - Q1 (Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 20.9 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
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Topic in Education Sciences, Societies, Sports, Sustainability
The Scholar Practitioner in Sport, Education, and Physical Culture Topic Editors: David Brown, Robyn Jones
Deadline: 30 June 2023
Topic in Education Sciences, IJERPH, Societies, Sports, Sustainability
Educating at the Nexus of the Physical and Environmental Topic Editors: Gregor Wolbring, Dunja Anđić
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Topic in Societies, Sports, Healthcare
Sport and Society Topic Editors: José Carmelo Adsuar, Mitchell Alberto Alarcón Diaz, Jorge Carlos-Vivas, Roxana Paola Palacios Cartagena, Carmen Galán Arroyo, Ana Fondón-Ludeña
Deadline: 31 July 2024
Topic in Healthcare, Hygiene, JCM, Life, Sports
Physical Exercise Impacts on Human Physical and Psychological Health Topic Editors: Xueqiang Wang, Li Li, Li Hu
Deadline: 30 June 2025
Special Issue in Sports
2nd Edition: Physical Activity and Mental Health Guest Editors: Eric E. Hall, Matthew Jenkins
Deadline: 30 June 2023
Special Issue in Sports
Strength and Conditioning Society 2022: Sports Performance, Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Health Improvement Guest Editors: Pedro E. Alcaraz, Irineu Loturco, Tomás T. Freitas
Deadline: 20 July 2023
Special Issue in Sports
Advances in Lower Extremity Biomechanics and Lower Extremity Injury Risk Guest Editor: Jesper Augustsson
Deadline: 20 August 2023
Special Issue in Sports
Sports Psychology and Performance Guest Editors: Rafael Reigal Reigal-Garrido, Antonio Hernández-Mendo, Verónica Morales-Sánchez, Coral Falco
Deadline: 31 August 2023
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