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Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research

The Journal of Josef Pilsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw

Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research is directed to the representatives of the social sciences of sport (philosophers, sociologists, pedagogues, managers of sport, and theoreticians of sport from particular or general point of view). The main goal of the journal is to present the most current (and only the best) papers from European, Western and Eastern countries of the world. It focuses on symbolic, axiological, and comparative aspects of contemporary sport. We dedicated this journal to humanists, social researchers, students, and practitioners.

Why subscribe and read

The journal is publishing papers from many countries all over the world containing the newest results of the researches of the social sciences of sport. It is connected with such disciplines as: philosophy of sport, sociology of sport, history of sport, pedagogy of sport, psychology of sport, management of sport, and related to the social aspects of general and particular theory of sport. It is useful and indispensable for all scientists in this field of study.

Why submit

  • Fast peer review and objective decision
  • Offering the highest editorial quality
  • Promotion of each article in abstracting databases
  • The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges
  • Indexed: in Baidu Scholar, CABI - Abstracts on Hygiene and Communicable Diseases (AHCD), CABI -Agricultural Economics Database, CABI -CAB Abstracts, CABI - Environmental Science Database, CABI - Global Health, CABI - Leisure Tourism Database, CABI - Leisure, Recreation and Tourism Abstracts (printed), CABI - Plant Genetic Resources Abstracts, CABI - Plant Genetics and Breeding Database, CEJSH (The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities), Celdes, CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), CNPIEC, De Gruyter - IBR (International Bibliography of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences), De Gruyter - IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences), DOAJ, EBSCO -TOC Premier, EBSCO Discovery Service, ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences), GenamicsJournalSeek, Google Scholar, Index Copernicus (120.69), J-Gate, JournalTOCs, Naviga(Softweco), Primo Central (ExLibris), ProQuest -Health & Medical Complete, ProQuest -Illustrata: Health Sciences, ReadCube, ResearchGate, Sciencescape, SCOPUS, Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest), TDOne(TDNet), Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb, WorldCat(OCLC).
  • Waiting to be confirmed: AMED (Allied and Complementary Medicine), Elsevier – EMBASE, INIST Institut de l’Information Scientifique et Technique, Research into Higher Education Abstracts, Social Science Research Network (SSRN).
  • The Journal scored 20 points in parametrical evaluation carried out by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

Rejection Rate

  • 60%


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Abstracting & Indexing

Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research is covered by the following services:

  • Arianta
  • Baidu Scholar
  • CABI (over 50 subsections)
  • Case
  • CEJSH (The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities)
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • CNPIEC - cnpLINKer
  • Dimensions
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • EBSCO (relevant databases)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Educational Research Abstracts Online
  • ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • Google Scholar
  • Index Copernicus
  • Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • J-Gate
  • JournalGuide
  • JournalTOCs
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • Meta
  • Microsoft Academic
  • MyScienceWork
  • Naver Academic
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ProQuest (relevant databases)
  • Publons
  • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
  • ReadCube
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Sherpa/RoMEO
  • Summon (ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • Web of Science - Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

We request all authors to send all materials and editorial correspondence at pcssr@awf.edu.pl

Any paper submitted to the Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research should not be under consideration for publication at another journal. All submitted papers must also represent original work, and should fully reference and describe all prior work on the same subject and compare the submitted paper to that work.


As a high-quality journal Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) authors of the manuscripts which are accepted for publication are requested to have their papers proofread and edited by the native editor indicated by the Editorial Board of the Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research. The cost of the proofreading is covered by the authors themselves. The estimated cost is 0.09 PLN / word.

We do not accept certificates of language editing provided by other native speakers or national translators.


The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.


Please read the terms of listed documents and email a scanned copy of the signed original to the Editor-in-Chief of the journal:


Please use the template of proper article attached here: Template

Before the proper text provide the following information in a successive order (Times New Roman font 10pts, spacing before and after: 0pts):

  • The title of the paper should be concise and descriptive of the work to be reported.
  • The name and surname of the first author, names and surnames of other authors
  • Full affiliation of each author
  • The abstract should contain about 200-300 words.
  • Keywords from 3 to 5.

On the last page of an article please provide corresponding author's full mailing address and e-mail address.

Authors are required to include a statement of responsibility in the manuscript that specifies the contribution of every author according to the following code: A) conception and design of the study, B) acquisition of data, C) analysis and interpretation of data, D) manuscript preparation, E) obtaining funding.


The proper text may be homogenous or it may be divided into an introduction, subsections, and a conclusion.

1. Pagination: the bottom of the page, external alignment.
2. The length of the article should not exceed 15 pages of typescript (including bibliography).
3. Text editor: MS Word (doc, docx).
4. Font – Times New Roman, 11pts; Interline – 1,15;
5. Footnotes that explain or supplement a particular place in a text ought to be placed at the bottom of the page. Numbering must respect the rule of consecutiveness throughout the text – Times New Roman, 10pts.
6. Spacing before and after paragraphs: 4pts.
7. Margins: left – 2,5cm, right – 2,5cm, bottom – 2,5cm, top – 2,5cm
8. Text has to be aligned; one should not use a word division option, page division, heading and imprint.

Editorial staff reserves the right to correct stylistic flaws and to make abbreviations. All the papers which have been prepared contrary to this instruction will be returned for correction.


In text referencing you should use the APA style Referencing System.

Bibliography should be placed at the end of the article and the names of the main authors should be listed in an alphabetical order. Please follow the reference guidelines attached here: Guidelines

Prof. Dr. Monika Piątkowska – Josef Pilsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland

Deputy Editor
Dr. Joanna Bańbuła – Josef Pilsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland
Dr. Sylwia Gocłowska – Josef Pilsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland

Founding Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Jerzy Kosiewicz

Assistant Editor
Martyna Sitek – Josef Pilsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland

Language Editor
Lauren Michelle Moseley

Prof. Dr. Andrew Edgar – Cardiff University, UK
Prof. Dr. R. Scott Kretchmar – The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Prof. Dr. Salomé Marivoet – ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal
Prof. Dr. Mike McNamee – University of Wales, Swansea, England
Prof. Dr. William J. Morgan – University of Southern California, USA
Prof. Dr. Mark Stephen Nesti – Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Prof. Dr. John S. Russell – Langara College, Vancouver, Canada
Prof. Dr. Cesar R. Torres – State University of New York, USA
Prof. Dr. Otmar Weiss – Institut für Sportwissenschaft der Universität Wien, Austria

Editorial Advisory Board
Prof. Dr. Jesus Ilundain Agurruza – Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, USA
Prof. Dr. Miguel Cornejo Améstica – Universidad de Concepcion, Chile
Prof. Dr. Georg Anders – Deutsche Sporthochschule, Köln, Germany
Prof. Dr. Baljinder Singh Bal – Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Prof. Dr. Elżbieta Biernat - Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Prof. Dr. Irina Bykhovskaja – Institute of Natural Sciences and Sports Technologies of the Moscow City University
Prof. Dr. Jay Coakley – University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA
Prof. Dr. Zbigniew Dziubiński – Josef Pilsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Dr. Gyongyi Földesi – University of Physical Education in Budapest, Hungary
Prof. Dr. Takayuki Hata – Okayama University, Japan
Prof. Dr. Anna Hogenova – Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Prof. Dr. John Hughson – University of Central Lancashire, UK
Prof. Dr. Emanuele Isidori – Universita degli Studi di Roma "Foroltalico", Italy
Prof. Dr. Steve Jackson – University of Otago, New Zealand
Prof. Dr. Ejgil Jespersen – University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Prof. Dr. Ivo Jirásek – University of Olomouc, Czech Republic
Prof. Dr. Lee Jong-Young – College of Physical Education Suwon University, South Korea
Prof. Dr. Dieter Jütting – Institut für Sportkultur und Weiterbildung, Münster, Germany
Prof. Dr. Ferman Konukman – Sport Science Program, Quatar University, Qatar
Prof. Dr. Pasi Koski – University of Turku, Finland
Prof. Dr. Lev Kreft – University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Prof. Dr. Sigmund Loland – Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in Oslo, Norway
Prof. Dr. Joseph Maguire – University of Loughborough, Leicestershire, England
Prof. Dr. Wanderley Marchi Junior – Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil
Prof. Dr. Jim Parry – Leeds University, England
Prof. Dr. Juan C. Luis-Pascual – Alcala University, Madrid, Spain
Prof. Dr. Andrzej Pawłucki – University School of Physical Education in Wroclaw, Poland
Prof. Dr. Jose A. Perez-Turpin – University of Alicante, Spain
Prof. Dr. Alicja Przyłuska-Fiszer – Josef Pilsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Dr. Nuria Puig – Former Full Professor for the Sociology at the Institut Nacional d'Educacio Fisica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Prof. Dr. Robert Schneider – State University of New York, USA
Prof. Dr. Kimmo Suomi – University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Prof. Dr. Ansgar Thiel – Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Patrizia Zagnoli – University of Florence, Italy
Prof. Dr. Maria Zowisło – University School of Physical Education in Cracow, Poland
Prof. Dr. Jolanta Żyśko – Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Poland

Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research
Josef Pilsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw
34 Marymoncka Street, 00-968 Warszawa, Poland
e-mail: pcssr@awf.edu.pl

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