About the Journal

Focus and Scope

JOSSAE is a journal that aims to be a peer-reviewed platform and an authoritative source of information. We publish original and high-quality studies in sports science and education including physical education, sports tourism, sports biomechanics, sports medicine, sports recreation, and sports management with a particular emphasis on the Indonesian context and global perspective. All papers are peer-reviewed by at least two referees. JOSSAE is managed to be issued twice in every volume. The Scope of the JOSSAE journal is:
- Physical Education
- Sport Coaching
- Sport Psychology
- Strength and conditioning
- Sport Biomechanic
- Sport Nutrition
- Sport Recreation

Peer Review Process

Publication of articles in JOSSAE (Journal of Sport Science and Education)  is dependent solely on scientific validity and coherence as judged by our 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. JOSSAE (Journal of Sport Science and Education)  acknowledged the effort and suggestions made by its reviewers. 

Initial evaluation of manuscripts

The Editor will first evaluate all manuscripts submitted at a maximum of 2 weeks' time. Although rare, yet it is entirely feasible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, or are outside the aims and scope of the JOSSAE (Journal of Sport Science and Education). Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to expert reviewers for review. 

Type of peer review

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 the already published works, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The method is a double-blind peer review.

Review reports

Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:

  • Is original by stating the objectives and gap clearly
  • Is methodologically sound
  • Follows appropriate ethical guidelines
  • Has results/findings which are clearly presented and support the conclusions
  • Correctly references previous relevant work
  • Reviewers are not expected to correct or copyedit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer-review process.


Reviewers advise the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board. The editors' decision is final.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

"How to Become a Reviewer"

a) Educate at least Master in sports or other sciences that have the same competency;

b) Experienced as a reviewer or bestari partner in scientific journal/sports science magazine (minimum 1 issue with a 1-year working period);

c) Understand the context of the subject matter and topic of the review paper;

d) Understanding the scientific writing system by following good and correct Indonesian Grammar, and being fluent in English;

e) Committed to working hard on the success of publishing the manuscript that has been reviewed.

Anti-plagiarism Policy

All articles submitted to JOSSAE must be original work (free of plagiarism). The submitted article has never existed in any media and/or is not being or will be submitted in any media. The author is responsible for the authenticity of the submitted manuscript. All incoming articles will be checked for authenticity to prevent plagiarism by using Turnitin and/or iThenticate anti-plagiarism software. Any forms of high-level plagiarism will be banned (temporary up to permanent banned).

Journal History

JOSSAE (Journal of Sport Science and Education) is a peer-reviewed journal in the field of sports studies, published by the Faculty of Sport Science in October 2016. This journal was previously recognized under the name ARENA that was replaced later due to stagnant management. As sports studies become more diverse and developed, JOSSAE (Journal of Sport Science and Education) expands its focus and scope to accommodate various researches fields in sports including education, physical activity, psychology, as well as physiotherapy, health, and sports nutrition. JOSSAE (Journal of Sport Science and Education) has been registered with E-ISSN 2548-4699 since November 10th, 2016, and is accredited by the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia (RISTEKDIKTI).

Since the publication of Volume 5 Number 1 April 2020, JOSSAE (Journal of Sport Science and Education) has changed in article templates from old templates to new templates. This amendment aims to improve the quality of visual publications.