Sport Science Review

The Journal of National Institute for Sport Research

Open access
  • The Sport Science Review (SSR) is the official journal of the National Institute for Sport Research (Bucharest, Romania) and is published 3 times per year in a double issue. SSR is an international, multidisciplinary journal in the field of sport.
  • The aim of Sport Science Review is to create an opportunity for both Romanian and foreign researchers to exchange knowledge from their professional background and disseminate their contributions in the research field.

Why subscribe and read

  • SSR is a pleasant, informed and instructive academic tool; a forum for academic research, where the main trends in sport science are discussed and analyzed;
  • High quality of scientific contributions from many countries of all aver the world;

Why submit

  • We offer a large range of topics related to sport science: sociology; psychology; sports medicine and biochemistry; bio-mechanics: analysis of human performance; politics; ethics; coaching and coach education; history and philosophy; sports education and physical education; drugs and doping; exercise physiology-human physiology; organization, management and economics.
  • Fair, transparent and quick peer-review;
  • Promotion of published articles through various abstracting services.

Rejection Rate

  • 15%

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Radu Bidiugan, National Institute for Sport Science, Bucharest, Romania (email:

Deputy/Managing Editor
Aliona Negoita, National Institute for Sport Research, Bucharest, Romania

Assistant Editors
Cristian Vladoaica, National Institute for Sport Research, Romania

Editorial Advisory Board
Victor Voicu, Romanian Academy, Bucharest
Alexandru T. Bogdan, Romanian Academy, Bucharest
Iacob Hantiu, University of Oradea, Romania
Mia Lamor, National Anti-doping Agency, Bucharest, Romania
Monica Stanescu, National Academy of Physical and Sport, Bucharest, Romania
Gloria Rata, Bacau University, Romania
Alexandru Pacuraru, “Dunarea de Jos” University, Galati, Romania
Liliana Becea, Politehnica University, Romania
Liliana Mihailescu, Pitesti University, Romania
Dorel Tocitu, National Institute for Sport Research, Bucharest, Romania
Dan Boboc, National Institute for Sport Research, Bucharest, Romania
Marcel Serban, “Babes-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Sabina Macovei, Academy of Physical Education and Sport, Bucharest, Romania
Ionescu Anca, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
Graziela Vajiala, National Anti-doping Agency, Bucharest, Romania
George Zaggelidis, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
Daniel Dinu, Institut National du Sport et de l’ Education Physique, France
Francoise Natta, Institut National du Sport et de l’ Education Physique, France
Jaromir Simonek, University of Constantine the Philosopher, Slovakia
Roberta Antonini Philippe, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Fumito Yoshikawa, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Bogdan Gougou Gramatopoulos, Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Hüseyin Ünlü - Physical Education and Sport Teaching Department of Aksaray University, Turkey
Tavakkoli M. H, The University of Applied Science and Technology, Iran

Language Editor
Răzvan Petrescu,

Technical Editor
Cristian Vladoaica, National Institute for Sport Research, Romania

Sport Science Review
41A, Basarabia Bvld, District 2,
code 022103, Bucharest, Romania

Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
01-811 Warsaw, Poland
T: +48 22 701 50 15

All submitted manuscripts are read by the editorial staff. Only papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent to reviewers, typically 2 reviewers. We have a peer-review assessment form which includes the journal's criteria.  This form must to be completed by the peer-reviewers. Each criteria have a maximum of points. Reading the manuscript the peer-reviewers must aim the next criteria:
a) Originality of investigation - 20 points
b) Scientific freshness - 15 points
c) Application in the current clinical practice - 15 points
d) Quality of the study's design - 10 points
e) Quality of results' display - 10 points
f) Clarity and depth of discussion - 10 points
g) Clarity of conclusions - 10 points
h) Accuracy and topicality of the citations/reference list - 5 points
i) Quality of writing and editing the manuscript, generally - 5 points
Based on the considerations from the Peer Review Assessment Form, the manuscripts will receive a score of a maximum of 100 points. A score of ?50 leads to rejection, and a score higher than 70 leads to the publishing of the paper. A score between 50-70 points usually implies that there is a need for minor modifications.
Also, the peer-reviewers are welcomed to make some observations and suggest modifications. The Editorial Board tries to evaluate the strength of the arguments raised by each reviewer and by the authors. We may return to reviewers for further advice, particularly in cases where they disagree with each other, or where the authors believe they have been misunderstood on points of fact. However, editors will not send a resubmitted paper back to the reviewers if it seems that the authors have not made the serious attempt to respond and address the criticisms.

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