About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Science of Gymnastics Journal (ScGYM) is an international journal that will provide a wide range of of scientific information specific to gymnastics. The journal will publish both empirical and theoretical contributions related to gymnastics from the natural, social and human sciences. It is aimed at enhancing gymnastics knowledge (theoretical and practical) based on research and scientific methodology. We welcome articles concerned with  performance analysis, judges' analysis, biomechanical analysis of gymnastics elements, medical analysis in gymnastics, pedagological analysis related to gymnastics, biographies of important gymnastics personalities and other historical analysis, social aspects of gymnastics, motor learning and motor control in gymnastics, methodology of learning gymnastics elements, etc. Manuscripts based on quality research and comprehensive research reviews will also be considered for publication. The journal welcomes papers from all types of research paradigms. It is an international online journal published three times a year (October, February, June). 

Peer Review Process

All submitted articles are first reviewed by the Editor in Chief and then undergo a double-blind peer-review process by at least two reviewers.

The reviewers determine whether the article is suitable for publication in the journal and submit their comments, which are then forwarded to the author. The author then corrects/supplements the article according to the recommendations. The author receives feedback, along with any comments made by the reviewers, within three months. If the reviewers do not submit any suggestions, the review is not forwarded to the author.

The Editor in Chief may reject the manuscript based on the suggestion made by the reviewers.

Publication Frequency

Science of Gymnastics Journal is published three times a year (February, June, October). 

Please, use the journal’s Open Journal Systems (OJS) when submitting your paper (link).

Open Access Policy

Science of Gymnastics Journal publishes according to the diamond open access model and supports the principle that making research findings freely available to the public encourages the public good through the greater global exchange of knowledge. Published articles are not eligible for a fee.

From end of 2023, Science of Gymnastics Journal is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0). 

Article Processing Charges

The journal Science of Gymnastics Journal does not charge authors or any third party for publication. Both submission and processing of manuscripts, and publication of articles are free of charge. There are no fees for publishing materials. There are no: "article processing charges" (APCs), "article submission charges", "membership fees" or "language editing fees". We do not charge authors for having colour photos or extra pages in their articles. There are no hidden costs whatsoever.

Science of Gymnastics Journal is indexed in:

Web of Science (Emerging Sources Citation Index), SCOPUS, COBISS (IZUM, Slovenia), SIRC (Canada), EBSCO SportDISCUS (USA), Open J-gate, Get Cited, Electronic Journals Index, Scirus, New Jour, Google Shoolar, Pro Quest and Index Copernicus.