Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

JOCCA : Journal of Sport Education, Coaching and Health operates a Double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous Publication of research articles by JOCCA : Journal of Sport Education, Coaching and Health is dependent primarily on their scientific validity and coherence as judged by our external expert editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field.
Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.


Where an author is prevented from being the copyright holder, minor variations may be required. In such cases the copyright line and license statement in individual articles will be adjusted, for example to state ‘© 2020 JOCCA copyright’. Authors requiring a variation of this type should inform  during or immediately after submission of their article. Changes to the copyright line cannot be made after publication of an article.

Exceptions to copyright policy
There may be exceptions concerning copyright and licensing for articles which were previously published under policies that are different from the above. For instance, occasionally JOCCA : Journal of Sport Education, Coaching and Health  may co‐publish articles jointly with other publishers, and different licensing conditions may then apply. In all such cases, however, access to these articles is free from fees or any other access restrictions.

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Where an author is prevented from being the copyright holder, minor variations may be required. In such cases the copyright line and license statement in individual articles will be adjusted, for example to state ‘© 2021 Crown copyright’. Authors requiring a variation of this type should inform JOCCA : Journal of Sport Education, Coaching and Health during or immediately after submission of their article. Changes to the copyright line cannot be made after publication of an article.

Exceptions to copyright policy
There may be exceptions concerning copyright and licensing for articles which were previously published under policies that are different from the above. For instance, occasionally JOCCA : Journal of Sport Education, Coaching and Health may co‐publish articles jointly with other publishers, and different licensing conditions may then apply. In all such cases, however, access to these articles is free from fees or any other access restrictions.