Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Sepakbola is a peer-reviewed journal. The publication's mission is to advance the theoretical knowledge, methodological approaches, and professional practice associated with football and futsal. The Journal aims to publish meaningful articles on sports medicine, science and social related to all football codes.

In addition to original research, review articles, clinical case studies, and short communications/technical reports are considered. The Journal will interest the growing numbers of academic researchers, students, clinicians, and applied practitioners in football-related organizations worldwide.

Topic areas include football and futsal, coaching, performance analysis, medicine, physiology, nutrition, psychology, management, history, cultural studies, sports medicine, epidemiology, prevention, rehabilitation, physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, training and testing, and sports psychology. Manuscripts from social sciences are only considered when dealing with aspects very close to these fields.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Every article submitted to this online journal will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers using a double-blind review method. Reviewers' comments are then sent to the corresponding author for necessary actions and responses. The suggested decision will be evaluated in an editorial board meeting. Afterwards, the editor will send the final decision to the corresponding author.


Publication Frequency

The journal is published by the Research and Social Study Institute biannually, March and September.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...