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Sports and Health Research Notes (SHRN) considers short papers containing single or more experiments, negative findings, systematic-reviews, mini-reviews or hypothetical manuscripts, news and views for publication. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. The journal considers articles in the following specialised sport, exercise, psychology, medical, and health sciences related fields, but not limited to:

  • Sport and exercise sciences (psychology, physiology, biochemistry and nutrition)
  • Injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Public health promotion
  • Exercise and holistic health
  • Physical education and promotion
  • Medical and allied health sciences

The following types of articles will be considered:

  1. Mini-Review – concise review of current or updated knowledge or advancements in the related fields.
  2. Original Research or Technical Notes – short and concise original research/technical report or single or more experiments leading to convincing observations to prove a hypothesis. This type of article must have a clear objective of the study, concise discussion and a clear conclusion. Studies reporting negative findings also fall within this category.
  3. Case Notes – short and concise description of a unique, unusual or novel occurrence of a clinical case or presentation.
  4. Data Notes – short and concise description of a research dataset or resources that highlights the origin and relevance of the dataset or resources to facilitate research reproducibility.
  5. Educational Notes  Educational Notes refers to concise educational information or technical notes that are useful to researchers.
  6. Hypothetical Notes – hypothetical paper involves a critical interpretation of current literature leading to a profound but untested hypothesis.
  7. Views – articles featuring a review, commentary or an opinion on a currently published paper or book.
  8. News – articles featuring a report on local or international sports and health-related outreach or scientific programmes, obituaries of a prominent coaches or athletes as well as individual success stories.

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