The primary aim of the International Journal of Exercise Science is to engage undergraduate and graduate students in scholarly activity as authors and reviewers as they develop into professionals.
In accordance with this aim, on manuscript submissions it is mandatory that at least one author be a student that has played a prominent role in the overall study.
* Denotes undergraduate student author.
† Denotes graduate student author.
‡ Denotes professional author.
» Now accepting submissions. IJES policies are listed below, and guidelines for submitting your manuscript can be found by clicking the 'Prepare Your Manuscript' link.
The International Journal of Exercise Science conforms to the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) funding model in that it all content is freely available to individuals and institutions without an embargo period. Users may "read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of the articles" (1)
If you are a student interested in serving as a reviewer, please send a message to with the name of your institution, your student status, the name of your faculty mentor, and areas of interest.
»Recognized by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors as a journal that follows the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals.
The primary aim of the International Journal of Exercise Science is to engage undergraduate and graduate students in scholarly activity as they develop into professionals.
In accordance with this aim, on manuscript submissions it is mandatory that at least one author be a student (either undergraduate or graduate) at the time the data was collected. These students should have played a prominent role in the overall study. All individuals who are listed as authors should have made substantive intellectual contributions to the overall project (i.e. in terms of conception and design, collection or acquisition of data, analysis or interpretation of data). Each author listed should be able to take public responsibility for the content. Contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship may be listed in the acknowledgments section.
Undergraduate students should be denoted with the “*” symbol, graduate students denoted with the “†” symbol, and professionals denoted with the “‡” symbol when submitting manuscripts.
Manuscript submissions follow the guidelines outlined in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.
The Journal will not consider manuscripts that are simultaneously being considered by other journals, or that are redundant or duplicate in nature. Submitted manuscripts will be evaluated through the peer-review process. Prior to an article being placed in review we will run an originality check using Turnitin Software and may reject manuscripts that are not original work. Manuscripts in which an undergraduate student is the primary author will be reviewed by two undergraduate peer reviewers and one faculty mentor. Manuscripts in which a graduate student is the primary author will be reviewed by two graduate peer reviewers and one faculty mentor. Manuscripts in which a professional is the primary author will be reviewed by two professional peer reviewers.
In addition to providing students with an outlet for manuscript submission, the Journal will engage students as peer reviewers, thus providing students with a more encompassing experience with regards to scholarly activity.
There are no submission or publication charges associated with placing your work in the International Journal of Exercise Science.
The International Journal of Exercise Science is indexed in PubMed Central, the database within PubMed for open-access journals. Authors who opt to have their article indexed in PubMed Central will be assessed a fee of $50 USD. This fee is simply to cover our cost of having articles formatted appropriately and uploaded to the PubMed Central site.
All student authors who have a manuscript accepted in the Journal will be added to the reviewer pool and may have the opportunity to serve as a peer reviewer on future submissions.
Select undergraduate and graduate students will serve on the Journal’s editorial board. These positions will rotate periodically to allow a greater number of students to gain experience in the editorial office.
Review articles will be solicited and are accepted by invitation only. While review articles do not require Methods and Results sections, appropriate subheadings within the manuscript text should be included. All other formatting as previously detailed above should be adhered to when submitting a review article for consideration. In addition, it is recommended that a summary table of articles reviewed be included within the manuscript.
Technical Notes are accepted for consideration by the Journal, and must follow the same formatting guidelines as manuscripts submitted as Original Research. However, any manuscript submitted as a "Technical Note" must be research focused on a new or novel piece of equipment with limited or no previously published literature, or on a new or novel methodology or research/exercise technique with limited or no previously published literature, or on a novel or narrowly defined research sample with little or no previously published literature. Recognition, and subsequent review, as a Technical Note (rather than as an Original Research manuscript) will be determined ultimately by the Editors-in-Chief. All manuscripts accepted for review as Technical Notes will be reviewed by two members of the Editorial Board.
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Authors must guarantee that submitted manuscripts have not been published elsewhere, are not currently under review elsewhere, and has been submitted with the full knowledge of their institutional home.
Please note that ALL manuscripts are reviewed for originality using the latest, most up-to-date Turnitin software, prior to being assigned for peer-review. Any manuscript not meeting originality requirements will be rejected without peer-review.
All manuscripts will be reviewed based on intellectual content without regard for age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, country of origin, or political philosophy of the authors.
All manuscripts submitted for peer-review are kept strictly confidential by editors and reviewers. At no time will editors or reviewers utilize submitted materials without the written consent of the authors.