Why a new sport science journal?

  • Martin Kopp Department of Sport Science, University of Innsbruck


This “inaugural” editorial summarizes conversations which have led to the development of the journal “Current Issues in Sport Science (CISS)”. The main reason for CISS was, that – despite developing rapidly – sport science has a lack of “full scope sport science journals”. Furthermore, sport science as an interdisciplinary discipline I believe can benefit from a reinforced identity through mutual acceptance of all streams. This new journal aims to address this need for more inclusive outlets for sport science. The last section of this editorial describes methods of publication concluding that open access (OA) publication, which guarantees free use and rapid distribution of all published work, is the best approach for this Journal.

How to Cite
Kopp, M. (2016). Why a new sport science journal?. Current Issues in Sport Science (CISS), 1, 002. https://doi.org/10.15203/CISS_2016.002