Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

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Author Guidelines

The Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology (RIPED) is a Half-yearly Journal which publishes research papers in every Six months and in all three languages i.e. Spanish, Portuguese and English.

The main aim of the journal is to Edit and Publish the Qualitative scientific papers which fall under the Scope of Sport and Exercise Psychology. To publish Scientific Papers into the RIPED Journal, the paper must be original, unpublished and not under revision at any other journal. They must be strictly methodological and contribute to the progress of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Both Theoretical and Empirical papers will be accepted, especially those which relate to current situations and those of scientific relevance. The papers will be anonymous goes with every quality steps including plagiarism check, Peer-review process and will be revised by advisers or experts.


All papers should be written on double-spaced Din A-4 sheets (Times New Roman font, 12 sizes). They should be sent to the Managing Editor at  in WORD processor 6.0 / 7.0 / 97/2000.

All papers must consist of a minimum of 6000 words, 35 double-spaced lines, margins of 3cms and numbering on the bottom right-hand corner. Papers may be submitted in Spanish, Portuguese or English. An abstract should be included in all three languages i.e. Spanish, Portuguese and English of about 200-400 words as well as a keyword section (no more than 5).

Figures, tables and diagrams should be sent on each page (printed in high quality in order to be used as originals). They should be numbered in the order that the author wishes them to appear. Photographs must be 7 or 14 × 20cm (maximum). The footnote explaining the illustrations must be in Spanish, Portuguese or English. The author's name and the title of the paper must be written in pencil on the back. No notes will be accepted.


The reception of the papers will be acknowledged immediately and in a period no longer than  180 days, you will be notified whether it has been accepted or not. If it is not accepted, the original will be returned. In occasions, the final acceptance of a paper may be subject to some modifications proposed to the author by the board of advisors.


Article Submission Fee: 00 (EUROS)

Article Publication (Per Pdf Page): 175.00 (EUROS)

Authors, institutions and funding bodies will be charged with publication fee for each published article and the fee range is 175 (EUROS) per PDF page after the manuscript will be accepted for publication.

The Publication Charges are Negotiable for Previous authors and Students.

Why do our journals have an Article Processing Charge?

Traditional journals are solely based on a reader-pays model, in which institutional libraries typically pay for access to content. However, all articles published by our Publishing Group are fully open access. The scientific community and the general public can access all articles published in the journal for free.

This means that our Publishing Group does not gain any income through selling subscriptions of the printed or online versions of the published articles. Therefore, by collecting Article Processing Charge from authors' institutes or research funding bodies, Our Publishing Group is able to cover the various publishing services: 

  • Editorial work: peer review, administrative support, commissioning content, journal development. 
  • Technical infrastructure and innovation: development, maintenance, and operation of the online journal system and websites. 
  • Production of articles: formatting and mark-up of articles and inclusion in indexing services. 
  • Marketing of journal and content: making sure readers and authors know about the work published in the title. 
  • Customer service: responding to authors and readers.

How Much Does Science Publishing Group Charge for the Journal?

Ibero American Journal of Sports and Exercise Psychology is an Open Access journal accessible for free on the Internet. With Open Access, Publishing Group allows us to distribute knowledge more widely and at a lower cost than was previously possible. However, to cover the editorial services and production of an article, the journal depends on the Article Processing Charge (APC). 

NOTE: When the final formatted manuscript will be accepted from the editorial office and before publication, the author or institution will be charged with the publication fee. Also, for the final formatted manuscript, withdrawal requests will not be accepted without payment of full publication fee.


Manuscripts should consist of the following subdivisions:  Cover letter, Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results / Observations, Discussion, Acknowledgments, References, Tables, Figures, and Legends.

All manuscripts should be written in proper English language and if the author wishes to submit the Spanish or Portuguese written manuscript then the Abstract and keywords part must be in English language and number all the pages consecutively beginning with the title page.


All of the manuscripts shall be revised anonymously and in order to maintain this anonymity, the first page shall consist only of the title but not the names of the authors. Their names and details should appear on a previous page which also has the title at the top. The details should consist of, the department, the institution, the city, and the country. Unless requested otherwise, the first name to appear in the contact list will be the person to receive correspondence. It is important to include an email address, or alternatively, to telephone or fax number.


When preparing the manuscripts, authors should follow the APA (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed.) Publication norms. Interpretation of international norms for submitting scientific papers. The requirements are listed below as well as additional ones. Obviously, quotations should be included in the reference section and vice versa.

Quotations should consist of the author's surname and year of publication (both in parenthesis and separated by a comma). If the author's name is quoted in the text, only the year will be put in parenthesis. If there are two authors, both of them should always be quoted. When the paper consists of more than two and less than six authors, they should be quoted the first time, from then onwards, only the first author's name will appear followed by 'et al' and the year, unless there is another reference with the same abbreviation and year, in which case the whole reference will appear. When there are more than six authors, the first one will appear followed by 'et al' and in case of confusion; the next authors will be included until they are evident. In any case, The bibliographic list of references should be complete. When various quotations are included in the same parenthesis, they should appear in chronological order. To identify works of the same author / s from the same year, the year must be followed by a, b, c, until necessary, repeating the year. When it is "at the printers", it should be placed in inverted commas.

Bibliographical references should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the paper on a separate page, following the norms below:

  • Books: Author (surname, comma and initials of name and full stop, when there are various authors, they are separated by a comma and before the title with an ï¿œyï¿œ); year (in parenthesis) and full stop; whole title written in italics and full stop; city and colon and the publisher. For example: Nuñez, JL and Martín-Albo, J. (2004). Psychology of competition. Seville: Wanceulen.
  • Chapters of books or proceedings: Author / s, year, title of the quoted work, then, introduced by 'in' the name of the directors, editors or compilers (initials of name and surname), followed by dir., Ed. comp., adding an's' when plural; the title of the book written in italics and the page number of the chapter quoted in parenthesis; the city and the publisher. For example: Valdés, H. (2003). The personality of the referees and judges . In F. Guillén (ed.), Psychology of arbitration and sports judgment (pp. 39-54). Barcelona: Inde.
  • Journals: Author; year; title of the article; whole name of journal written in italics; vol. also in italics and first and last page. For example: Fox, KR and Corbin, CB (1989). The Physical Self-Perception Profile: Development and preliminary validation. Joumal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 11, 408-430.

For further information, please consult the APA publication manual.


When a manuscript is accepted for publishing, the copyright belongs to the Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology (RIPED) and a reasonable petition from the author to obtain permission to reproduce his / her contributions will not be denied. Any expressed opinions in the article are exclusively the responsibility of the author and they do not compromise the opinion or scientific policy of the journal. The activities described in the published articles will follow the criteria and current regulations, not only when about experimentation but also in relation to professional ethics. RIPED may request a copy of the data from the authors, manual of proceedings, grades and any relevant experimental material. 


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