Call for papers: German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research - "Racket and Batting Sports. A multidisciplinary perspective on globally popular lifetime sports"

GJESR: CfP "Racket and Batting Sports"

The German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research, an up-and-coming international journal (and
successor to Germany’s leading national journal in sport science: Sportwissenschaft, 1971-2016)
invites authors to contribute articles on the thematic issue “Racket and Batting Sports: A multidisciplinary perspective on globally popular lifetime sports”, which will be published in June 2019 (Vol. 49, Issue 2).

This thematic issue will contain – but is explicitly not limited to – outstanding contributions to the 6th World Congress of Racket Sport Science, held in Bangkok in 2018. The issue will include original papers and reviews on performance and health related aspects in Badminton, Baseball, Cricket, Golf, Softball, Squash, Table Tennis and Tennis, as well as new racket and batting sport games. Its goal is to combine research perspectives from science and medicine (e.g. physiology and sports medicine, training and exercise science, biomechanics) with those from the humanities (e.g. sport philosophy, sport history, physical education) and from various social and behavioural academic disciplines (e.g. sport sociology, sport psychology, sport management). Six senior action editor (Prof. Weigelt and Prof. Brand, behavioral sciences; Prof. Groeben, humanities and education; Prof. Kaiser-Jovy, social sciences and economics; and Prof. Ferrauti and Prof. Voelcker-Rehage, science and medicine) will provide expert support for all submitted papers.

We ask authors to submit original articles (main articles, brief communications, reviews), academic essays, commentaries or discussion papers on topics related to racket and batting sports. All papers will undergo rigorous double-blind peer reviewing and all accepted articles will be published online-first on the Springer Medicine electronic publishing platform (fee-based optional open access publication is possible upon author request).

We ask authors to submit their papers using the journal’s electronic Editorial Manager system ( before 30 November 2018. Instructions for authors are available on the journal’s homepage Only articles written in English will be eligible for peer reviewing.

Join in and help us increase the visibility and impact of research and science related to racket and batting sports and present your work in Germany’s most up-and-coming academic journal on sport and exercise research with Springer International Publishing.

Ralf Brand (University of Potsdam, Germany) Claudia Voelcker-Rehage (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany)