Editorial Policy

Aim and Scope

International Journal of Sports, Yoga and Physical Activity (IJSYPA) is a international, peer reviewed journal which publishes full length original research papers, reviews, case studies related to all areas of sports, yoga and physical education. In particular, IJSYPA focuses on innovative approaches and methods that contribute to development of sports education, yogic sciences and physical education research. The articles published in IJSYPA are indexed, classified, linked, or summarized by Crossref DOI, Research Gate and Google Scholar.

Peer Review Process

JSYPA follows Double Blind review .

  1. We scan the submitted papers if they are according to the journal instructions.
  2. The papers which pass the journal instructions are checked for plagiarism and the paper passes if it obtains a score less than 20%.
  3. We assign the passed papers to the concerned branch editor to check the paper if it deserves the peer review process or not.
  4. If the paper is accepted by the branch editor for review, he suggests a list of five reviewers for possible peer review.
  5. We send the abstract to the reviewer and ask him if he is able to make peer review for the paper. We offer him seven days to respond.
  6. If the reviewer accepts to review the paper, we offer him 30 daysto submit his review report to the journal.
  7. The branch editor examines the review results based on two reports and either he rejects the paper, accepts the paper or ask for revisions from the author.
  8. The accepted papers are edited and sent to the press to make the first draft of the issue.
  9. The draft of each paper is sent to the author for proofreading before the final print.

Publication Frequency

IJSYPA publishes only 2 issues in a year, January – June and July – December.

Open Access Policy

IJSYPA is an Open Access journal and offers the following author rights and access policies:

  • All Journal content is freely available after publication on the IJSYPA website.
  • IJSYPA retain copyright.
  • All articles are published under the Creative Commons Attribution (BY-NC-ND) license, full details of which can be found here.
  • Articles can be shared and adapted provided attribution for the work is given.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

IJSYPA is dedicated to following best practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions. The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of the editorial board. Any kind of unethical behavior is not acceptable, and IJSYPA does not tolerate plagiarism in any form. Authors submitting articles to IJSYPA affirm that manuscript contents are original. Furthermore, they warrant that their article has neither been published elsewhere nor is it under review for publication anywhere.


  1. Publication Decisions: Based on the review report of the editorial board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript.
  2. Review of Manuscripts: Editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality, making use of appropriate software to do so. After passing this test, the manuscript is forwarded to two reviewers for double-blind peer review, each of whom will make a recommendation to accept, reject, or modify the manuscript. The review period will be up to 30 days.
  3. Fair Play: The editor must ensure that each manuscript received by the Journal is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors.
  4. Confidentiality: The editor must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.
  5. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: The editor of the Journal will not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his own research without written consent of the author.


  1. Reporting Standards: Authors should present an accurate account of their original research as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Manuscripts will follow the submission guidelines of the journal. (See submission guideline policies)
  2. Originality: Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work.
  3. Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications: Authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. It is also expected that the author will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal.
  4. Acknowledgement of Sources: Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have been influential in the research work.
  5. Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.
  6. Data Access and Retention: Authors should provide raw data related to their manuscript for editorial review and must retain such data.
  7. Fundamental Errors in Published Works: If at any point of time, the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in submitted manuscript, then the error or inaccuracy must be reported to the editor.
  8. Withdrawal of Manuscript: The Manuscript can’t be withdrawn or publish with another Journal once it reviewed. If you do so, you are liable to pay the review expenses and you will be banned and blacklisted with IJSYPA for 3 years.


  1. Confidentiality: Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information.
  2. Acknowledgement of Sources: Manuscript reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research. Any kind of similarity or overlap between the manuscripts under consideration or with any other published paper of which reviewer has personal knowledge must be immediately brought to the editor's notice.
  3. Standards of Objectivity: Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively and the reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  4. Promptness: In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.


Academic misconduct in any form will not be tolerated by “International Journal of Sports, Yoga and Physical Activity”. In cases of suspected misconduct (plagiarism, fraud, breached intellectual property rights, etc.) a panel will be formed to evaluate the substance of the claim. If the claim is supported by evidence, the paper in question will be rejected and all authors and their affiliations will be informed. In cases where the paper has already been published before the misconduct was discovered, the paper will be withdrawn from IJSYPA archive and an announcement of this act will be posted in the first issue published following the case. Cases of misconduct may result in a three-year or longer ban from future submission to “International Journal of Sports, Yoga and Physical Activity”. The author(s) might be blacklisted.