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Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity

Editor In Chief: Sandra E. Moritz
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


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 editor Sandra Moritz (University of North Dakota) is a recognized leader 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

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

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Supplementary Materials

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!

Editor /Managing Editor
Sandra Moritz 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




Researchers and practitioners interested in imagery in sport and physical activity