Guidelines for Contributors
Articles for inclusion on the Sports Coach website may address but are not limited to: conditioning, ergogenic aids, endurance, injury prevention, nutrition, physiology, psychology, planning, skill, strength and speed. Articles, literature review and original research should ideally be based on these topics but material which addresses other training related topics will be considered. Articles not appropriate to the content of the Sports Coach website will not be considered.
Articles should be informative, of interest to athletes/coaches, have something new to say, offer a fresh approach to an old subject, challenge current thought or practice, predict future trends, or review current thinking. Articles should ideally address the theoretical aspects and the practical application of the content. Line drawings and pictures may be used to illustrate or help clarify the text.
Article length should be between one thousand (1k) and two thousand (2k) words.
Articles must not address Politics, Gambling, Sex or Religion or have links to Political, Gambling, Sex or Religious websites.
Consider the following points when writing an article:
As a guide the content should be:
Articles not appropriate to the content of the Sports Coach website will not be considered.
Preparing your article
Please prepare your articles using Microsoft word processing packages (Word or Notepad). If this is not possible then please email me to agree on a suitable format.
Submission of Articles
The preferred method is by email and articles should be sent to email@example.com
With each article, a section "About the Author" is to be included which provides a short resume of the author. The resume should be kept to 3 of 4 sentences and an example is provided below. Please provide your short resume with your article. The following is an example:
It is a requirement that you and no other third party holds the copyright to your article. When you submit an article please indicate that you hold the copyright.
To cover my time in handling your article and my annual server fee with my internet provider there is a fee of £30/article.
Payment is only accepted via PayPal to my PayPal account - firstname.lastname@example.org
A PayPal invoice can be provided if required.
Processing of submitted articles
All manuscripts are acknowledged on receipt. Authors can expect to wait approximately 4-10 days after acknowledgement before receiving an email response. This response will either be accepted without revision, a request for a rewrite or an explanation as to why your manuscript has not been accepted for publication.
Most manuscripts are subject to review by individuals with expertise in the subject matter. Manuscripts that have been rejected will be returned to the author. Reviewers will often recommend acceptance of the manuscript, subject to amendments which the author will be asked to make.
Once accepted, manuscripts will be prepared for publication. This may involve editing and shortening the article. Shortly before publication, the author will receive a copy of the article as it is intended to appear. Only minor amendments can be accepted at this stage.
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