About the Journal
Focus and Scope
The ITF Coaching & Sport Science Review is an Open Access scholarly peer-reviewed journal aimed to publish studies in different sub-disciplines within the world of tennis coaching. ITF Coaching and Sport Science Review considers for publication original research, review papers, opinion pieces, short reports, technical notes, topical lectures and letters in the disciplines of medicine, physiotherapy, anthropometry, biomechanics and technique, conditioning, methodology, management and marketing, motor performance, nutrition, psychology, physiology, sociology, statistics, tactics, training systems, and others, having specific and practical applications to tennis coaching. The intended readership of the publication is directed to all those involved in, and interested in coaching methodology and sport sciences relating to tennis
Peer Review Process
ITF CSSR relies on the peer review process to uphold the quality and validity of individual articles and the journal. Manuscripts with insufficient priority or quality for publication are rejected promptly by the editors. The decision of the editorial board to accept or reject a paper for publication is based only on the importance of the work, originality and clarity, as well as the relevance of the study in relation to the editorial. Manuscripts initially accepted to enter the review process by the editors and associate editor are sent to a minimum of two external reviewers. Author identities are known by reviewers. Any material submitted for publication will be considered confidential while under review, and, in the case of rejection, no evaluator can publish the original. The evaluators’ identities must be protected at all times, ensuring their anonymity. The average review time is around 6 weeks.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Therefore, all the contents of the Journal are freely accessible and are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
The ITF Coaching & Sport Science Review is published quarterly. The issues are published quarterly at the end of April, August and December.
Plagiarism and originality report
All submissions will be assessed on Turnitin in order to detect plagiarism. The journal accepts submissions with no more than 25% of plagiarism. If the manuscript has a plagiarism report more than 25%, the authors will have the opportunity to reduce it and resubmit the work to the journal
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
The publication of an article in the peer-reviewed scholarly journal ITF Coaching & Sport Science Review is a process of permanent knowledge improvement. The journal encourages open publishing digital articles. Additionally, it considers its duty to promote the transmission of scientific knowledge, ensuring its rigor and quality, under the ethical commitment of the scientific and academic communities. The protocols and guidelines described make reference to the Code of Conduct for editors of scientific journals that established the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Duties and responsibilities
ITF Coaching & Sport Science Review is committed to:
• assuring the quality of the scientific material published
• guaranteeing freedom of expression
• maintaining the academic integrity of the content, ensuring that the published material follows internationally accepted ethical norms
• publishing corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed
Obligations of authors
Authors must guarantee the authorship of the documents presented. Authorship corresponds to those who have made a significant contribution to the work. If the work has significant contributions from more than one author, these contributors should appear as co-authors.
Authors must provide contact information in order to facilitate communication with other researchers in relation to their published work. This contact information will appear with the published work.
Originality and plagiarism
Authors must ensure that they have obtained permission to publish any materials presented in their work, as well as having exercised the right to quote other author´s work.
Those manuscripts in which plagiarism is detected will be rejected. Likewise, an author should not submit originals to describe essentially the same work as previously published.
- The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the International Tennis Federation.
- Publishing a work does not represent its endorsement by the International Tennis Federation.
- The ITF Coaching & Sport Science Review and International Tennis Federation are not liable for use and misuse of the information contained in the journal.
- The authors are responsible for the data and opinions in their work. The editorial team and the International Tennis Federation seek to avoid errors, biased data, and opinions in published work.
- The International Tennis Federation and the editorial team are not liable for the consequences that errors, biased data and opinions might have.
ITF Coaching & Sport Science Review should respond promptly to complaints.
In any case, if the individuals involved are unable to satisfy their claims, they have the right to raise their protests to higher authorities.
Protecting individual data
ITF Coaching & Sport Science Review guarantees the confidentiality of individual information. It is the authors’ responsibility to obtain authorizations to publish images and trademarks used in their work, and any other personal data (e.g. age, sex, social status of study participants).
ITF Coaching & Sport Science Review accepts the obligation to act accordingly in cases of suspected malpractice or misconduct. Any manuscripts that raise questions about possible misconduct will be rejected.
ITF Coaching & Sport Science Review will make every reasonable effort to ensure that the manuscripts submitted for evaluation are rigorous and ethically appropriate.
Integrity and academic rigor
Any time a published article is suspected of containing major misstatements or misleading or distorted information, it must be corrected immediately.
Any manuscript whose content is found to be fraudulent will be removed immediately from the indexing systems and it will not be available for reading.
Any author, reader or reviewer may send complaints by email to ITF Coaching & Sport Science Review: [email protected]
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Archiving and digital preservation policy
ITF Coaching Review allows self-archiving of accepted and published manuscripts. Authors retain copyright ownership and may archive pre-published or post-published versions or publisher's pdf versions in personal or institutional repositories or libraries at any time without the express permission of the journal or publisher.
Authors of articles published in ITF Coaching Review have the right to deposit accepted or published versions of manuscripts in institutional repositories. Authors may make them publicly and immediately available upon citation of the Graduate Studies System Journal as the site where they were originally published.
ITF Coaching Review participates in the Public Knowledge Project Private LOCKSS Network (PKP PLN) digital preservation that allows for long-term digital preservation should the journal go offline. The LOCKSS programme allows for decentralised and distributed preservation of long-term access to manuscripts. It also allows for the digital preservation of authentic versions of manuscripts.