About the Journal
The SPRINZ Emerging Research Journal (SERJ) will provide up-to-date information to have a significant impact on sports science, coaching performance, and youth development. It will integrate theory and practice in the areas of human movement, injury prevention, sports physiology and nutrition, sports technology, strength and conditioning, youth and long-term athlete development, sports leadership and management, physical activity, and physical and mental health optimization. Importantly, the focus of SERJ is emerging research, as it is a home not only for new and innovative studies but also for research published by students and early career researchers. Original papers representing a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods are within the scope of the journal. The vision of the journal is to publish studies that lead to a broader and increased depth of understanding of youth development and aid in the translation of knowledge from theory to working practice. SERJ will provide space for a critical discourse regarding the sporting ecosystem and with a particular focus on young peoples' experience and development within it. A range of theoretical, methodological and indigenous approaches are welcomed. SERJ consists of peer or editor-reviewed manuscripts and especially welcomes the work of early career professionals and graduate students.
The SPRINZ Emerging Research Journal provides open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work. Authors retain the full copyright over their articles. Authors also retain the right to reuse, distribute, and republish their work after it has been published in SERJ. All articles are made available using a Creative Commons (CC-BY-NC 4.0) worldwide shareable licence. Te Kaharoa does not charge any fees (or author processing charges) for submission, publication, or access to articles.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work. All articles are made available using a Creative Commons nonexclusive worldwide license (Attribution 4.0 International CC BY 4.0) electronic dissemination of the article via the Internet, and, a non-exclusive right to license others to reproduce, republish, transmit, and distribute the content of the journal. This journal does not charge any fees for submission, publication, or access to articles.
Reviewers are selected for their expertise in the field that the submitted article relates to. If they identify plagiarism in any submission, then the entire submission is assessed through Turnitin, and if plagiarism is identified, the article’s author(s) are advised, and the submission is returned to the author(s).
Archiving and Preservation
This journal's content is preserved using the LOCKSS and CLOCKSS archiving systems.
LOCKSS is a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.
CLOCKSS is a global archive that preserves content on behalf of all libraries and scholars worldwide. CLOCKSS preserves content in 12 strategically chosen libraries across the globe to optimize the content’s safety against political and environmental threats.