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. 

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. Authors are urged to submit concise and impactful research while avoiding excessive jargon in the form of Direct Original Research. 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
  • Combat Sports
  • 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
  • Meta-Analysis