n South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Accepted or rejected? : editorial

Volume 20, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



Despite the proliferation of new specialist journals it is becoming increasingly difficult to get research work published. There are a number of reasons for this - perhaps the most obvious is that there are more institutions which specialise in sports medicine and exercise science now than there were 10 years ago. Therefore the volume of research has increased precipitously. This means the standard of the journals can be kept at a reasonably high level because there is always a surplus of papers which are submitted for consideration.

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