About the Journal

The mission of Research Directs in Strength and Performance (RDSP) is to provide unrestricted access to high-quality research that links scientific discoveries in strength and conditioning to direct application in human performance. Research Directs is committed to a minimal cost, open-access publishing platform with an accelerated peer review process for researchers. 

Open Access Statement

Open access content published in Research Directs is freely available to authors, readers, and institutions. Any user is allowed to read, copy, download, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Copyright is granted to the authors and is published by Research Directs. Accepted peer-reviewed manuscripts are open access immediately after publication.

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Aims and Scope

Research Directs in Strength and Performance aims to enhance basic and applied research in multiple areas of strength and conditioning and sports performance. To enhance both the quality and impact of research, authors should submit manuscripts with methodologies, concise results and direct application. The journal intends to provide researchers, practitioners, and students an advanced platform for both novel and cutting-edge practices within the aims and scope of the journal.

The journal aims to publish research in all fields of strength and performance:

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Strength Training
  • Physiological Performance
  • Athlete Monitoring
  • Workload Management
  • Muscle Physiology
  • Injury Prevention
  • Movement Science
  • Body Composition
  • Performance
  • Athlete Physical Activity
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sports Technology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Counceling
  • Meta-Analysis in Sport Performance
  • Breif Reviews in Performance