Editorial| Volume 26, ISSUE 1, P1-2, January 2023

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What´s new in JSAMS 2023?

      From time to time it is necessary to adapt journal structures to recent developments within the scientific community. Like many other disciplines, sports medicine and sport science are facing enhanced reporting requirements for scientific publications, expressed in consented guidelines like the CONSORT statement ( Following them properly, however, may lead to difficulties with low word limits. So far the JSAMS limit was set at 3,000 for original research, and it has probably served well to facilitate concise writing. However, we felt that it may also have restricted potential authors too strongly and possibly even deterred a few from considering our journal. Therefore, it was decided to allow more words for manuscripts describing original research (up to 4,000 and even up to 5,000 for qualitative research).
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