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Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research

The Journal of Josef Pilsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw
Open Access
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Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research (PCSSR) is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary open access quarterly which is published in March, June, September, and December. PCSSR publishes high-quality original articles that contribute to the understandingall aspects of professional and recreational sport, physical education, and active living in a social context. It is directed to the representatives of the social sciences of sport – sport sociology, sport pedagogy, sport management, sport philosophy etc.

Why subscribe and read:

PCSSR provides an international scientific forum for disseminating and communicating new scientific knowledge within social sciences of sport to researchers, academics, the policy makers, the practitioners, and the public worldwide.

Why submit:

Founded in 1978, PCSSR is a top-ranking journal (Q1 in Cultural studies in Scopus) owned by Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland and dedicated to publishing advances in the social sciences of sport.

  • Open access publication:Articles are freely available and permanently accessible immediately upon publication, without subscription or registration barriers. We believe this ensures the widest possible dissemination of the published research and promotes future innovation in the field. The articles are distributed under the terms of a CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License.
  • Fast and transparent review:All articles submitted to PCSSR are subjected to review without selection bias. The review template ensures that the review process is comprehensive and objective. Only the top researchers in the field are admitted to the editorial boards to ensure that the peer review provides constructive comments and adds value to the research.
  • Indexing:PCSSR articles are indexed in a number of major international digital archives and repositories, such as DOAJ, Google Scholar, EBSCO, ERIH PLUS. For additional details on specific indexing, please see Abstracting & Indexing.
  • Article promotion:Articles are widely promoted through newsletters and social media (Fb, Twitter), further increasing the accessibility and spreading of every research

Acceptance rate

  • 26%


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Plagiarism Policy

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Publication ethics and malpractice statement

The Editorial is committed to promote the highest ethical publication practices and expects all submitting authors to uphold the high standards of publication ethics as set out by the Commission on Publication Ethics (COPE). Any cases of ethical misconduct are treated very seriously and will be dealt with in accordance with the COPE guidelines.

Open Access articles are distributed under the terms of CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 International Licence. 

Open Access Statement

The journal is an Open Access journal that allows a free unlimited access to all its contents without any restrictions upon publication to all users.

Polish Government Financial Support