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Policies

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.

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.