Journal Statement/Publication Ethics/Malpractice Statement

Publication Ethics

Journal of Sports Science and Physical Education (JSSPE)'s publication ethics statement used references from the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011) where the submission of a paper implies that:

-The work described has not been published elsewhere except in the form of an abstract/as part of a published lecture/academic thesis.

-The work is not under consideration for any publication elsewhere.

-The work's submission and publication in the journal is known and approved by all authors.

-The submitted paper should be the author’s own work and there are no falsification or fabrication of presented data, plagiarism including duplicate publication of the authors’ own work without proper citation and misappropriation of.

-Any cases of ethical misconduct are treated seriously by Penerbit, UPSI.


JSSPE use Turnitin to screen plagiarism. For the manuscripts that have less than 30% similarity, the article will be accepted for the reviewing process. As for the manuscripts that have 30%-40% similarity will also be accepted but only after improvement have been made before the reviewing process. For the manuscripts that have a 40% and above similarity index will be recommended for rejection.

JSSPE is double blind peer reviewed. The editorial processes follow standard procedures thus:

-Call for JSSPE's submissions/Online submissions

-Article submissions and acknowledgements by the JSSPE's Editorial Board

-Initial evaluation by the Chief and Editor

-Allocation of reviewers based on article content decided by the Editor

-Reviewing process for the maximum duration of 1 month

-Author re-submissions if necessary based on reviewers' comment and suggestion

-Further editing and processing

-Evaluation for JSSPE publication


Open Access Policy

Penerbit,Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris publishes fully open access journals. All manuscripts can be read, shared and downloaded without any charges applied. However, in accordance to publication ethics and best practices of scholarly publishing, authors and JSSPE must be credited.


Publication Charges

This journal do not charge Submission Charges or Article Processing Charges.


Language Policy

The journal accepts manuscripts written in English only.

Responsibility of Authors

-Author(s) are expected to submit manuscript that shows high novelty and originality.

-Authors(s) are responsible for any plagiarism misconduct.

-Authors(s) are expected to cite all references mentioned in the manuscript.

-Author(s) should follow JSSPE’s writing format. Please refer JSSPE Guideline for Authors.

-Authors(s) should prepare manuscript with good English. Non-English native author(s) are advised to seek assistance from English Editing Service (proofread).

-Author(s) should obtain permission for use of copyrighted materials from other sources such as journal, book, magazine and internet.

-Author(s) should ensure that the manuscript is not submitted and published, or under consideration for publication elsewhere.

-It is the author's responsibility to ensure that all software used for the publication is original and licensed. Any use of illegal software will result in the paper being revoked.

-Author(s) should disclose any potential Conflict of Interest.

-Name and affiliation of author(s) should be clearly mentioned in the manuscript.

-Author(s) are advised to provide research financial support details (name of sponsor and research grant code), if applicable.