1. Nature of the Journal
"Football Science" is an academic journal related to sport and science
centering on football.
It is an arena for publishing new findings and applications in relation to
sports performance and science.
2. Qualification for Submission
Contributions may be submitted by both members and non-members of the society.
However, nonmembers should pay necessary cost for publishing.
3. Author's Responsibility
The author alone is responsible for any statements made in the contribution.
The statements shall not have been published and have not, to date, under
review of any other journal.
4. Type and Content of Contributions
||Contributions accepted are Review, Paper, Short Communication,
Rapid Paper, Materials, and Technical Report.
Review summarize domestic and overseas study on a specific subject and include
the author's own views.
Paper should present original concepts with valuable conclusion through
Short Communication should present original concepts examining new facts and
applications, or descriptions of valuable facts or discussion.
Rapid Paper need a rapid presentation of research that is original but
incomplete and include descriptions with valuable facts, data, and discussion.
Materials should present valuable data obtained with experiments and surveys.
Technical Report describe state-of-the-art sport performance technically and
4.2. Length of Contributions
||Review and Paper : 8 printed pages or less
||Materials and Technical Report : 6 printed pages or less
||Short Communication and Rapid Paper : 4 printed pages or less
||The number of pages will include the abstract, keywords, tables, figures and
One printed A4 page is equivalent to 2000 Japanese characters.
4.3. Contents of Contributions
Contributed articles are classified into two categories for review, sport and
science. Sport category includes American Football, Soccer, Futsal, Rugby Football and Women's Soccer.
Science category includes Biomechanics, Coaching, Fitness and Conditioning, Game Analysis, Nutrition, Pedagogy, Physiology, Psychology, Adapted Football, Sociology and Philosophy, Sports Equipment and Facility, Sports Management, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Technical Analysis and Training.
5. Language and Units
The language for contributions is English. Japanese articles are also
acceptable. SI units are preferred, but the CGS system is also acceptable.
6. Submission of Contributions
6.2. Written inquiries may be sent to :
||Edit Secretariat, Football Science Shobi, Inc.
1-13-7 Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0001 Japan
7. Acceptance and Review of
7.1 Received date
The date the contribution arrives will be the date received, and the date that
the editorial board approves publication will be the date accepted.
All submitted contributions will be reviewed by the Editorial Board.
7.3. Change of Category of Contribution
After reviewing a submitted contribution, the editorial board may decide to
accept it in a category other than the one indicated by the author. In such
cases, the board will seek the permission of the author.
8. Page Charge
No charge will be charged for members. 6,000 yen/page will be charged for
nonmembers. 6,000 yen/page will be charged for each page over the limit.
The copyrights of all contributions published in the Journal belong to the
Japanese Society of Science and Football. When the author is planning to use
whole descriptions of the published paper for another book as they are, the
author should clearly indicate that the paper belongs to the Society.
10. Inquiries for contribution :
Edit Secretariat, Football Science
This Instructions for Submission of Contributions is effective from September 1, 2004.
This Instructions for Submission of Contributions is effective from March 9, 2009.
This Instructions for Submission of Contributions is effective from December 23, 2010.
This Instructions for Submission of Contributions is effective from July 21, 2017.
This Instructions for Submission of Contributions is effective from July 1, 2018.
This Instructions for Submission of Contributions is effective from January 28, 2020.