Author Instructions

We appreciate your interest in publishing in the Journal of Sports Research and Innovation. Below are the guidelines and instructions for preparing and submitting articles.

JSRI publishes in full open access, meaning unlimited use and reuse of articles, in addition to giving credit to the authors. The publication of the article in the journal is free of charge.

Manuscript Preparation

Formatting: Please prepare your manuscript in Microsoft Word or other popular text formats. Use Times New Roman font, size 12, with 1.5 line spacing.
Article Length: We recommend that articles do not exceed 9,000 words, including all elements such as text, tables, figures, and references.
Title and Authors: Provide the article title, as well as the names of all authors, their institutional affiliations, and contact information (email addresses).

You can use the Microsoft Word Template to prepare your manuscript.

Article Structure

Abstract: Include a brief abstract of no more than 250 words summarizing the main objectives, methods, and results of the article.
Keywords: Provide 3 to 5 keywords that best describe the article’s topic.
Introduction: Introduce the reader to the article’s topic, outline the main research objectives, and place the article in the context of the relevant literature.
Methods: Thoroughly describe the research methods used, including sampling, statistical analyses, research tools, etc.
Results: Present the research findings clearly and comprehensibly, using tables and figures if necessary. Avoid duplicating results in both text and tables.
Discussion: Interpret the results, compare them with findings from other studies, and discuss their significance in the context of the research objectives.
Conclusion: Summarize the key conclusions drawn from the article and suggest potential directions for further research.


Formatting: References should relate only to the material you cited within your manuscript (this is not a bibliography). References should be in Vancouver style, which is a numbered referencing style. It consists of citations to someone else’s work in the text, indicated by the use of a number, e.g. (1,2,3-5), and a sequentially numbered reference list at the end of the document providing full details of the corresponding in-text references. Please do not include any abbreviations.

Article Submission

Please submit articles in the submissions section after registering a user account.

Review Process

Each article will undergo plagiarism checking and a peer review process by independent experts in the fields of sports and medical research. Authors will be informed of the review results and any suggestions for revisions. The journal follows a double-blind review process:

Detailed Description of the Double-Blind Review Process:

  1. Article Submission: Authors submit their articles to the journal for publication. In the case of a double-blind review process, the author’s identifying information is removed or concealed from the reviewers.
  2. Reviewer Assignment: The Editor-in-Chief or responsible editors select appropriate reviewers to assess the work. Reviewers are typically experts in the subject matter of the article.
  3. Author Identifiers Removal: Before sending the article for review, the editorial team removes all author identifiers from the manuscript. This means that author names, institutional affiliations, and other identifying information are concealed.
  4. Reviewer Evaluation: Reviewers assess the article without knowledge of the authors’ identities. This ensures that they do not know the authors’ identities or affiliations. Reviewers evaluate the article for quality, originality, research methodology, results, and conclusions.
  5. Independent Reviews: Each reviewer prepares an independent review, providing their comments, opinions, and any suggestions for the article. Reviews should be based on the merits of the work rather than the authors’ identities.
  6. Editor’s Decision: The Editor-in-Chief or overseeing editors consider the reviewers’ feedback and make decisions regarding the next steps. These decisions may include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, rejection, or further rounds of review.
  7. Reviewer Comments Inclusion: In some cases, reviewers may also provide comments and suggestions that are relayed to the authors. Authors then have the opportunity to improve their article before re-review or acceptance.

The double-blind review process aims to ensure objectivity and fairness in the evaluation of scientific articles. Reviewers are impartial, as they are unaware of the authors’ identities, helping to prevent biases. This is an essential part of the scientific publication process, contributing to the quality and credibility of research.


Please include the following statements at the end of the manuscript, before the references section:

Author Contributions Statement: Authors of this article made the following contributions: “Conceptualization, X.X. and Y.Y.; methodology, X.X.; software, X.X.; validation, X.X., Y.Y., and Z.Z.; formal analysis, X.X.; investigation, X.X.; resources, X.X.; data curation, X.X.; writing—original draft preparation, X.X.; writing—review and editing, X.X.; visualization, X.X.; supervision, X.X.; project administration, X.X.; funding acquisition, Y.Y. All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript.”

Conflicts of Interest: Authors must disclose any personal circumstances or interests that could be perceived as influencing the representation or interpretation of the research results.
If there are no conflicts of interest, please state: “The authors certify that there is no conflict of interest with any financial organization regarding the material discussed in the manuscript.”

Funding: All sources of study funding should be disclosed, including the funding agency’s full name and grant number (in brackets) if applicable.

Institutional Review Board Statement: For studies involving humans or animals, include the Institutional Review Board Statement and approval number. Please be prepared to provide additional information if requested by the Editorial Office.

Informed Consent Statement: Articles reporting research involving human subjects should include this statement. Written informed consent for publication must be obtained from identifiable participants (including the participants themselves).”