Journal of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine

Official journal of the Japanese Society Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine

For Reviewers

JPFSM kindly asks the reviewers to read carefully our editorial criteria for publication.

To be accepted for publication in JPFSM, research articles must satisfy the following criteria:

Criteria for Publication

  • (1) The study presents relevant and interesting results in a specific research area. 
  • (2) Results have not been published elsewhere, and are beneficial for a science research community.
  • (3) Experiments, statistics, and other analyses are carried out with standard techniques, and are described in sufficient detail.
  • (4) Conclusions are presented in a relevant manner, and are supported by the data.
  • (5) The article is presented in a scientific fashion and is written in standard English.
  • (6) The research meets all guidelines for the research ethics of experimentation and research integrity.

If you have any potential competing interest, you should not accept a review assignment:
For examples,

  • 1)You have prior or current collaborations with the author(s),
  • 2)You may have a known history of antipathy with the author(s), and
  • 3)others.

If you feel that you are unable to review impartially, please inform the editor or the editorial office.