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Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity

Editor-in-Chief: Short, Sandra E.

CiteScore 2018: 0.92

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.297
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 0.549

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    Your benefits
    • Leading and pioneering journal on the role of imagery in sport
    • Theoretical and applied approach
    • Prominent editorial board
    • Indispensable source of most recent information for scholars and practitioners
    • Fast access to articles thanks to ahead of print publishing

    Aims and Scope

    The Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity is the first peer-reviewed journal devoted to research on the role of imagery in sport, physical activity, exercise, and rehabilitation settings. Imagery, also referred to as cognitive enactment or visualization, is one of the most popular performance enhancement and rehabilitation techniques in sports and physical activity. Journal editors Craig Hall (University of Western Ontario) and Sandra Short (University of North Dakota) are recognized leaders in the field, and the journal’s editorial board represents leading institutions in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. The single destination for all imagery-related research in sports and in physical activity, the Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity is an indispensable tool for scholars and practitioners of imagery, sports science, kinesiology, physical education, and psychology.

    • The role of imagery in sport
    • Physical activity
    • Exercise
    • Rehabilitation settings
    • Sports science
    • Kinesiology
    • Physical education
    • Psychology

    Article formats
    Original research articles, reviews

    Information on Submission Process


    Type of Publication:

    Researchers and practitioners interested in imagery in sport and physical activity

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Online Submission of Manuscripts

    Your benefits of publishing with us

    Submission process
    • Set your manuscript according to the Manuscript Preparation Guidelines
    • Submit your manuscript via our Online Submission Tool
    • Peer review procedure. The editorial staff will make its best to provide the reviews to authors as soon as possible
    • Decision on your paper
    • Ahead of print publishing
    • Upon publication, authors will receive electronic offprints (in PDF format) of their contribution

    Please note
    • Manuscripts of articles should be in English. Authors whose native language is not English are asked to have their article carefully checked by a native speaker
    • Before submitting a paper please get familiar with our Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement as well as Journal Policies
    • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
    • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract
    • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors

    We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

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    One issue/year, updated continuously
    Content available since 2006 (Volume 1, Issue 1)
    ISSN: 1932-0191.

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    Editorial Information

    Editor /Managing Editor
    Sandra Short, University of North Dakota; USA

    Editorial Board
    Krista Chandler, University of Windsor
    Jennifer Cumming, University of Windsor
    Lindsay Duncan, McGill University
    Deb Feltz, Michigan State University
    Kim Gammage, Brock University
    Pete Giacobbi, Jr., University of Arizona
    Melanie Gregg, University of Winnipeg
    Sheldon Hanton, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
    Eva Monsma, University of South Carolina
    Wendy Rodgers, University of Alberta
    Lindsay Ross-Stewart, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
    Robin Vealey, Miami University

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    • Hello, there is a problem with a link on the Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity's webpage. When trying to access the journal's submission and policies page (step two for submitting an article) I get re-directed back here.

      posted by: Jeffrey Graham on 2012-02-28 04:11 PM (Europe/Berlin)

    • Hello, we can see what you mean - we were hoping to be able to fix this quickly, but it needs a little further looking into. We will let you know as soon as everything works smoothly again. We apologize for the inconvenienve!

      posted by: De Gruyter Online on 2012-02-29 07:35 PM (Europe/Berlin)