Call For Papers

    Special Issue on Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology  

    Psychology in sports and exercise involves the study of how psychological factors affect performance and how participation in sport and exercise affect psychological and physical factors. In addition to instruction and training of psychological skills for performance improvement, applied sport psychology may include work with athletes, coaches, and parents regarding injury, rehabilitation, communication, team building, and career transitions.

    In this special issue, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles on Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Performance analysis and evaluation
    • Cognitive theory and physical activity
    • Psychological interventions in sports
    • Cognitive behavior therapy
    • Physical activity and mental health
    • Personality, behaviors, achievements
    • Motivation and performance enhancement
    • Counseling psychology and rehabilitation
    • Psychological skills and sports training
    • Emotion regulation
    • Anxiety and stress management
    • Team building and effectiveness
    • Tips during COVID-19 pandemic

    Authors should read over the journal’s For Authors carefully before submission. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal’s Paper Submission System.

    Please kindly notice that the “Special Issue” under your manuscript title is supposed to be specified and the research field “Special Issue – Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology should be chosen during your submission.

    According to the following timetable:

    Submission Deadline

    April 26th, 2021

    Publication Date

    June 2021 

    Guest Editor: Professor  Francine Caetano de Andrade Nogueira (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

    For publishing inquiries, please feel free to contact the Editorial Assistant at

    PSYCH Editorial Office