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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • All authors are listed and have agreed to its upload to SportRxiv. Warning: failure to do so will result in the removal from the manuscript from the server and a potential ban from posting future preprints.
  • The first, or cover, page includes a statement on whether this is a preprint or postprint.
  • An example citation for the manuscript is included on the first, or cover, page.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The manuscript meets current reporting standards. (See:
  • A submission file is in PDF (recommended), Microsoft Word, or HTML file format.
  • Where available, the DOI for the references have been provided.
  • The text of the manuscript is written in the English language.

Author Guidelines

If this is your first time submitting to SportRχiv please read our submission tutorial.

At SportRχiv we accept submissions from those working in all aspects of the disciplines of sport and exercise science (also known as kinesiology and movement science), sport and exercise studies, rehabilitation and therapy, through to theatre, dance, and performance studies. Sub-disciplines include biomechanics, development and management, history, philosophy, physiology, physiotherapy, psychology, and sociology — to name a few.

Submissions fall under two major types of article:

  1. Prepublication versions of manuscripts (i.e., preprints) that have been submitted or are in the final stages of submission to a peer reviewed academic journal
  2. Previously published research that you wish to make Open Access. Please note that we do not accept the publishers typeset Version of Record (though exceptions exist), but rather the the pre- (Author’s Original Version) and post-(Accepted Manuscript) print versions. If you are unsure, please email us and we will be happy to help.

We accept the following article types: original research, current opinions, commentaries, review articles, case studies, technical reports, and short communications. However, we do not accept blog posts, dissertations (submit such documents to, or other communications that do not adhere to academic publishing standards. Before sharing your work, we suggest you check your target journal’s policy on the posting of preprints and/or the SHERPA/RoMEO service for details of permitted use.

Please note that these guidelines are subject to change and view our FAQ page for a broader explanation of what can be submitted.

Also, we understand that conforming to guidelines can be difficult. Therefore, we have created template documents that authors can use for their own submissions.

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