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Click below to download Instructions for Submissions and Support Documents

Instructions to Authors

All manuscripts require
General Manuscript Checklist
Copyright Agreement
ICMJE Conflict of Interest Form

Depending upon the type of manuscript, additional checklists are required with the submission:

Original Research

TIDieR Checklist
CONSORT Checklist Research Trials
STARD Checklist-Studies Reporting Diagnostic Accuracy
STROBE Checklist-Observational Studies

Systematic Review

PRISMA-Systematic review checklist

Clinical Commentary/Current Concepts

Checklist for Clinical Commentary-Current Concepts Review

Case Reports

Checklist for Case Report Focusing on Unique Pathological Presentation
Checklist for Case Reports Focusing on Differential Diagnosis
Checklist for Case Reports Focusing on Innovative Intervention

It's your journal...

You’re invited to actively participate in the growth and development of the only Journal dedicated solely to the sports physical therapist... the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.

The Editorial Review Board is looking for your very best work!

The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy is published by the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association to address current physical therapy trends and practices to improve the care of the athlete and recreationally active individual.

The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy (formerly NAJSPT) is a peer-reviewed journal that reviews manuscripts relating to all aspects of sports physical therapy for possible publication. Your work, if published, will be shared with over 10,000 of your colleagues worldwide.

Although all manuscripts related to sports physical therapy will be reviewed, preference will be given for strong clinical content in the manuscripts presenting information that will immediately affect the daily practice of the physical therapist and physical therapist assistant.

Instructions to authors may be found to the left.

• Original Research
• Systematic Review of the Literature
• Clinical Commentary/Current Concept Review
• Case Reports in the Following Categories:
   - Differential Diagnosis/Critical Decision Making
   - Musculoskeletal Imaging
   - Innovative Interventions
   - Unique Pathological Presentations
• Clinical Suggestion/Unique Practice Technique

...So Give Us Your Best Shot!

By publishing in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, you’ll not only share knowledge with your colleagues, but you’ll also contribute to raising the level of professionalism in the practice of sports physical therapy.

You can publish in a journal devoted completely to sports physical therapy while helping advance your own career and gain prominence in your field of practice.

Why wait? Give us your best shot! Submit your work today.

Manuscript submission is a completely online process. Simply login to the submission portal and you're on your way!