About the Journal
About Scandinavian Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Aim and Scope
Scandinavian countries provide a particular context for sport and exercise psychology due to the Scandinavian welfare model that provides different living and sporting conditions compared to many other countries. Research conducted in this context is unique but can inspire the world. The purpose of the Scandinavian Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology is to collect and disseminate knowledge and experiences between researchers, practitioners, athletes, coaches and others with interest for sport and exercise psychology in Scandinavia. It is an open access journal published yearly by the Danish Sport Psychological Forum.
Open access policy
This jounal provides instant open access based on the principle that free public access to research supports global exchange of knowledge.
Postdoc, Center for Clinical Research and Prevention & Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen.
External assistant professor, Department of Nutrition Exercise and Sports University of Copenhagen.
Editor in chief for exercise psychology
Professor, Institute of Sport Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark.
Sport Psychology consultant, Team Denmark.
Editor in chief for sport psychology
Assistant professor, Institute of Public Health, Aarhus University.
Louise Kamuk Storm
Associate professor, Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark.
Carsten Hvid Larsen
Associate professor, Institute for Sport Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark. Head of Sport Psychology, FC Nordsjaelland l Right to Dream Group.
Postdoc, Skill and Performance Development in Sports and School,
Norges Teknisk-naturvitenskaplige Universitet, Trondheim, Norway
Associated professor, Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Sweden.
Instructions for authors
Manuscripts should be prepared in British English, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish. Length should not exceed 25 pages with APA layout including spaces and references, and may include tables, figures and pictures. Submissions will undergo a double-blinded review process, and review comments will be available online upon publication of the manuscript to ensure a transparent review process. A manuscript should be submitted for either the research or the practice section by the author.
A manuscript submitted to the research section should attempt to disseminate sound research in sport and exercise psychology in a way so that readers can replicate the study if necessary. The manuscript should include, but is not limited to; abstract, introduction, methods, results and discussion sections.
Masters thesis award
We call for excellent master students to write their thesis in the form of a scientific paper and submit it for this special section. Each year, we will select and award two master thesis submissions. The award winners will have their articles published and receive a certificate. This initiative will provide an opportunity for young researchers to get a feel for the peer-review process and make SJSEP an outlet for some of the excellent studies done by master students each year.
All manuscripts should be submitted as a MS Word document (.doc or .docx) and prepared with
- Corresponding author information
- An abstract (100-200 words)
- 3-5 keywords
- Double line spacing (except for tables).
- Times New Roman, size 12.
- Page numbers, with title page as no. 1.
- Line numbers, starting with 1 on each page.
- Heading levels:
- Centered, boldface, uppercase and lowercase heading.
- Flush left, boldface, uppercase and lowercase heading.
- Indented, boldface, lowercase paragraph ending with a period.
- Indented, boldface, italicized, lowercase paragraph ending with a period.
- Indented, italicized, lowercase paragraph ending with a period.
- First sentence in each paragraph indented.
- References in text:
- One author: Name (year) or (Name, year).
- Two authors: Name and Name (year) or (Name & Name, year).
- Three, four or five authors: Name, Name, and Name, (year) or (Name, Name, & Name, year). Subsequent citations after the first are Name et al. (year) or (Name et al., year)
- Six authors or more: Name et al. (year) or (Name et al., year).
- Authors in reference list:
- One author: Name, N. N.
- Two authors: Name, N. N. & Name, N. N.
- Three authors or more: Name, N. N., Name, N. N., & Name N. N.
- References in reference list:
- Journal article: Author names (year). Title of article in lowercase. Title of journal in uppercase and lowercase as well as in italic, issue number in italic, page numbers.
- Book: Author names (year). Title of book in lowercase and italic. Location: Publisher.
- Book chapter: Author names (year). Title of chapter in lowercase. In N. N. Name (Ed.), Title of book in lowercase and italic (pp. page numbers). Location: Publisher.
- Author bio (50-100 words).
- Author photo (jpeg-file, min. 300dpi).
For further guidelines for manuscript preparation and referencing, please consult the Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association, 7th edition.
Manuscripts are expected to report any funding in their research and if ethical concerns are considered.