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Instructions for Authors

***Note to Authors: please make sure your contact address information is clearly visible on the outside of all packages you are sending to Editors.***

The JASP is designed to advance thought, theory and research on applied aspects of sport psychology. Submissions such as position papers, reviews, theoretical developements specific to sport and/or exercise and applied research conducted in these settings or having significant applied implications to sport and exercise are appropriate content for the JASP.

Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the Editor-in-Chief, Stephanie Hanrahan, Schools of Human Movement Studies and Psychology, The University of Queensland, Queensland 4072 Australia; phone: 61-7-3365-6453; fax: 61-7-3365-6877; e-mail: jasp@psy.uq.edu.au. Files should be prepared using MS Word and attached to an e-mail message. Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to the publisher. All accepted manuscripts, artwork, and photographs become the property of the publisher.

All parts of the manuscript should be typewritten, double-spaced, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Articles will normally be no more than 30 double-spaced pages in length (including tables and figures). They should also include a title page, a 150-word abstract and complete references. The title of the manuscript should reappear on the first page of the text. Authors should also supply a shortened version of the title suitable for the running head, not exceeding 50 character spaces. Research notes (12 pages including references, tables, and figures; omit abstract) are welcomed submissions.

Manuscripts, including tables, figures, and references, should be prepared in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychology Association (Fifth Edition, 2001). Copies of the manual can be obtained from the Publication Department, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242; phone (202) 336-5500.

Authors are encouraged to avoid the used of sexist, racist and otherwise offensive language. Manuscript copies should be clear and legible and all figures must be camera ready. All reviews are blind and conducted by two reviewers and a Section Editor with the review process taking 8-10 weeks. Authors will receive typed feedback regarding the editorial decisions made on their manuscript and any suggested revision recommendations. Authors should be prepared to provide their raw data if requested during the review process. A file copy of the manuscript should be kept by the author.


Illustrations submitted (line drawings, halftones, photos, photomicrographs, etc.) should be clean originals or digital files. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction and should follow these guidelines:

  • 300 dpi or higher
  • sized to fit on journal page
  • EPS, TIFF, or PSD format only
  • submitted as separate files, not embedded in text files

Color illustrations will be considered for publication; however, the author will be required to bear the full cost involved in their printing and publication. The charge for the first page with color is $900.00. The next three pages with color are $450.00 each. A custom quote will be provided for color art totaling more than 4 journal pages. Good quality color prints or files should be provided in their final size. The publisher has the right to refuse publication of any artwork deemed unacceptable.

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text, but should be included as separate sheets or files. A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below. All units must be included. Figures should be completely labeled, taking into account necessary size reduction. Captions should be typed, double-spaced, on a separate sheet. All original figures should be clearly marked in pencil on the reverse side with the number, authorís name, and top edge indicated.


One set of page proofs is sent to the designated author. Proofs should be checked and returned within 48 hours.


The corresponding author of each article will receive three complete copies of the issue in which the article appears. Offprints of individual articles may be ordered from Taylor & Francis. Use the offprint order form included with page proofs.

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