Sport and Exercise Psychology Review (Journal)

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I am delighted to begin my tenure as editor of the Sport & Exercise Psychology Review. Since its inception in 2005, the SEPR has remained truthful to its origins promulgating all aspects of sport and exercise psychology. Unlike some of our colleagues working in academia, sport and exercise psychologists constantly straddle the theory to practice continuum. This is praise rather than criticism of our field because it maintains our currency and value in sport and exercise settings. We are in the laboratory but more importantly we are out in the field building a reliable foundation for our profession. And the SEPR offers an image of this endeavour through original research articles, applied and pedagogical reflections and various intriguing snippets from student members and book reviews. Over the next three years, I wish to continue the excellent work of past editors: David Lavallee, Marc Jones and Iain Greenlees. My intention is to ensure that the SEPR remains a scholarly, educative and attractive journal for authors and readers. I aim to maintain the punctual review process (from submission to the first editorial decision to the author) below 8 weeks whilst maintaining a careful and helpful review process. I trust that this short turnaround time will continue to attract more authors to the SEPR. I value geographical diversity and continue to welcome submissions from our colleagues worldwide. Over the past eight years, I have thoroughly enjoyed reading articles from our colleagues overseas and I hope that they will continue to recognise the SEPR as a worthy outlet for their research, teaching and professional practice. The SEPR welcomes different research methods that are relevant to the topic and rigorously employed. Such methods might include experiments, surveys, interviews, meta-analyses, theoretical models, single-case designs and case studies. The SEPR also publishes special issues and suggestions for topics should be sent to the Editor. I am most grateful to those who nominated me for this role and I shall work diligently to repay their trust in me. I thank Iain Greenlees for his remarkable editorial work over the past three years. He has left his inimitable footprint on the SEPR and the current issue reflects his fine work with an intriguing blend of edifying articles for the reader. He has also offered much reassurance and guidance over the past few months for which I am most grateful. As the formidable task of editorship lies before me, I am reminded of the last lines of Samuel Beckett’s The Unnamable “…you must go on, I can’t go on, I’ll go on”.
PeriodSept 2013
Type of journalJournal