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Journal of Sport Psychology in Action

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Call for Papers: Special JSPA Issue on Organizational and Systemic Approaches to Sport Psychology Practice

Submissions Are Due By October 31, 2024

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The Journal of Sport Psychology in Action (JSPA) provides psychology practitioners involved in the sport industry with sound information that is immediately applicable to their work. The journal also provides sport psychologists with useful and sensible informed guidance that will make a difference in the way they practice.

The scope of JSPA is any information that assists sport psychology practitioners to better understand, assess, and intervene with clients (individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities) in order to promote more effective functioning. In all sport settings, practitioners are likely to encounter a range of issues that require understanding of performance enhancement, health and well-being, clinical disorders, ethical guidelines and dilemmas, all forms of diversity, coaching and support, and so forth.

Although the core audience of JSPA is psychologists and consultants practicing in the sport domain, we also wish to appeal to a range of other informed delivers and consumers, including students, trainee psychologists, educators and supervisors, sports scientists and medics, sports coaches and parents, performance directors and managers, the media, and athletes themselves.

JSPA is an official publication of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and produced four times annually. 

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Robert Schinke
Laurentian University, Canada
(term ends December 31, 2024)

Journal of Sport Psychology in Action receives all manuscript submissions electronically via their ScholarOne Manuscripts website located at ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, as well as facilitating the review process and internal communication between authors, editors and reviewers via a web-based platform. For ScholarOne Manuscripts technical support, you may contact them by e-mail or phone support via If you have any other requests, please contact the journal editor at To view the complete Instructions for Authors online, visit and click on the "Authors & Submissions" tab.

Instructions for Authors (PDF) are available for individuals who would like to submit a manuscript to JSPA.

For both the Paper of the Year Award and Reviewer of the Year Award, the Associate Editor (AE) of the Journal of Sport Psychology in Action (JSPA) will propose two papers/reviewers.

Available awards include:

  • Paper of the Year Award
  • Reviewer of the Year Award

Learn More About JSPA Awards