Iranian Motor Behavior and Sport Psychology Association (IMBSPA)



Statistical summary of the journal
Number of Volumes 15
Number of Issues 31
Number of Articles 274
Number of Contributors 630
Article View 414,597
PDF Download 402,733
View Per Article 1513.13
PDF Download Per Article 1469.83
Number of Submissions 1,075
Rejected Submissions 504
Rejection Rate 47
Accepted Submissions 197
Acceptance Rate 18
Number of Indexing Databases 26
Number of Reviewers 203



The journal of Sport Sciences and Health Research (SSHR) is a peer-reviewed open-access international semiannual journal in English devoted to the fields of physical activity, exercise physiology, biomechanics in sport, athletes' health, games, health, injury prevention and rehabilitation, motor control, physical exercises, physiological effects of sports, sports medicine, and sports nutrition, published by the University of Tehran and is scientifically sponsored by the Iranian Motor Behavior and Sport Psychology Association (IMBSPA). The journal of Sport Sciences and Health Research (SSHR) includes issues that are related to physical activity, sports, health, and education. The journal of Sport Sciences and Health Research (SSHR) is committed to publishing cutting-edge, innovative, original, and timely research. It is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the publication of original articles, review articles, etc., considering the research ethics and academic rules and regulations. The journal aims to publish research and review papers on the most recent issues and developments in the field. All papers are subject to a double-blind reviewing process.


About the Journal:

Journal Title: Sport Sciences and Health Research

Country of Publication: Iran, Tehran.

Publisher: University of Tehran

Scientific Sponsorship Society: Iranian Motor Behavior and Sport Psychology Association (IMBSPA)

Director-in-Charge: Dr. Abbas Ali Gaeini

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Shahzad Tahmasebi Boroujeni

Associate Editor: Dr. Morteza Taheri

Executive Director: Dr. Sepideh Latifi

Subject Area: Physical activity, Athletes' Health | Biomechanics in Sport | Exercise Physiology | Games | Health | Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation | Motor control | Physical Exercises | Physiological Effects of Sports | Sports Medicine | Sports nutrition.

Format: Online

Online ISSN: 2981-0205

Frequency: Semiannual

Language: English

Open Access: Yes, free access to articles

Article types: Research and review papers.

Primary Review: 10 days, approximately.

Peer Review Policy: Double-blind peer-review

Average refereeing time: 24 weeks

Acceptance percentage: 20%

Article Processing Charges:  Yes. Publication charges are required from the author (authors must pay 2,000,000 Iranian Rials for Article Processing Charges (APCs). Authors must pay 4,000,000 Rials for publication after acceptance). There is no charge if an article is rejected (before or after peer review), and there are no submission fees.

Citation Style: The Vancouver citation style.




Tel: +98(0)21-88351753

Indexing & Abstracting: EBSCO, EBSCOhost, WorldCat, ISSN-ROAD, Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC), Scientific Information Database (SID), National Digital Archives of Iranian Scholarly Journals, Noormags, Magiran, Google Scholar, Academia, LinkedIn, etc.

COPE: The journal of Sport Sciences and Health Research (SSHR) follows the policies and guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and abides by its Code of Conduct in dealing with potential misconduct cases.

Copyright: Authors retain unrestricted copyrights and publishing rights.

Type of License: Creative Commons — Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)

Address: Office of the journal of Sport Sciences and Health Research, Faculty of Sport Sciences and Health of the University of Tehran, Between 15th and 16th St., North Kargar St., Tehran, Iran.

Required files to upload: Authors must submit the following five essential files through the manuscript submission system: 1. Main Manuscript File (without the author details and prepared based on the provided template. 2. Title Page, 3. Authorship Form (must include the article title, full names of all authors, and be signed by all authors), 4. Conflicts of Interest Form (must be signed by the Corresponding Author and uploaded with the Main Manuscript File), and 5. Cover Letter (Please include any necessary information in the cover letter).

Note: In 2022, this scientific journal received a B Rank in the evaluation of the Scientific Publications Commission of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT). Also, according to the latest assessment of the Islamic World Science Citation (ISC) database, this journal has obtained an impact factor of 0.158 and a ranking of Q3.

Current Issue: Volume 15, Issue 2, July 2023 

The role of sleep quality on mental toughness among football players

Pages 193-202


Masoud Esmaeilnejad; Hassan GHarayagh Zandi; Saman Esmaeilnejad; Sirus Qeisari

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