Journal of Human Sport and Exercise is an Open Access online journal, which publishes research articles, reviews and letters in all areas of sport sciences. The journal aims to provide the most complete and reliable source of information on current developments in the field. The emphasis will be on publishing quality articles.


JHSE is an electronic journal aims to provide up-to-date information with a significant impact on sport and exercise. It is an international journal which encourages the developments in sport and exercise sciences around the world. The JHSE publishes high-quality scientific and applied works in sport and exercise sciences. The journal is intended to provide an international, multidisciplinary forum for the exchange of views in areas of interest and relevance.


JHSE contributes to the continuing professional development of sport and exercise sciences, including a high-level research in biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports history, nutrition, and a wide range of social and ethical issues in physical activity, and other aspects of sports medicine related quality of life and biophysical investigation of sports performance.

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts received will be reviewed in the first instance by the chief editors, associate editors and / or section editors, who will decide whether the article follows the editorial line of the Journal and whether it meets the formal requirements established in the authors' regulations.

Manuscripts that do not comply with these formal characteristics will be returned to their authors to adapt the manuscript to current regulations, and those who do not follow the editorial line will be rejected for publication in the Journal.

Papers that present a correct adaptation to the current regulations and that follow the editorial line of the Journal will be sent anonymously to two external reviewers of the Journal for review.

All articles received (except letters to the Editor) will be reviewed through a double-blind peer review system.

The article review process is done with the Open Journal System (OJS) software that guarantees automated and auditable electronic registration of all interactions. It is a transparent process, which enables the improvement of texts when their publication is viable. The following video describes the review process for evaluating an article using OJS (Source: Public Knowledge Project):

Evaluation of articles in OJS

The review report that the external reviewers complete in anonymous form can be consulted in this link:

JHSE Review Form

The review criteria are as follows: originality, novelty, topicality, interest, quality and methodological rigor and relevance.

The articles may be rejected, accepted with modifications or accepted without modification:

  • In case of requesting minor changes, the manuscript will be accepted as soon as it includes the modifications requested, with no need for further revisions.
  • In case of major changes, the manuscript with modifications will be evaluated by one of the first reviewers with the aim of giving greater coherence and fluidity to the process. This new revision will last for a maximum of 30 days.
  • In case of rejection, it will be at editorial discretion the possibility of accepting a new submission of the modified manuscript or its definitive rejection.

The average review time will be between 30 and 45 days. Once the deadline has expired, the publisher will undertake to send a resolution to the author of the article.

Acceptance Submission Index (%) updated to January 27, 2023: 22 %.

Accepted papers will be assigned and published (after payment of the rate established by publication) in the first issue of the available Journal and according to the needs of the Journal. Authors will know this information and the date of publication at the time of acceptance.

Publication Frequency

Each year, a single volume is published in electronic version with four quarterly numbers. The publication dates of each issue are as follows:

No. 1 - January, 01.
No. 2 - April, 01.
No. 3 - July, 01.
No. 4 - October, 01.

Publication Fees

Articles accepted for publication by our peer review team will be charged a publication fee (APC) of €200.

Open Access Policy

Journal of Human Sport and Exercise is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

In accordance with the open access policy described above, subscriptions to JHSE are completely free of charge.

Publication Ethics

Journal of Human Sport and Exercise takes reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In no case shall JHSE and/or its editors encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. In the event that a journal's publisher or JHSE editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in our journal, JHSE shall follow COPE's guidelines in dealing with allegations.

Journal of Human Sport and Exercise submits all its articles to plagiarism detection and prevention software Turnitin.

Journal History

Journal of Human Sport and Exercise was founded in 2006 by the Research Group in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences of the University of Alicante (Spain). Since its inception, its mission has been to publish original papers of a scientific nature from a multidisciplinary perspective in the Sports Sciences: from sports medicine to pedagogy of physical activity, performance analysis, and physical activity. All this, with the aim of contributing (from research and publication) to the progress of the Physical Activity and Sports Sciences. In addition, JHSE publishes special monographic issues on specific topics.

In 2006, JHSE began its publication with a single annual number. Between 2007 and 2008, 2 issues were published per year. Between 2009 and 2010, 3 issues were published per year. Since 2011 JHSE became a quarterly publication.

After more than 18 years at the University of Alicante, from 2 April 2024 the Spanish Association of Sports Performance Analysis takes over the publication of JHSE starting a new challenge to increase all the journal's impact indexes.