International Journal of Strength and Conditioning










Open Access Community Investment Program Participant

International Journal of Strength and Conditioning


IJSC Logo

International Journal of Strength and Conditioning is participating in the LYRASIS Open Access Community Investment Program (OACIP). The program's goal is to help match libraries, consortia, funding agencies, departments and other prospective scholarly publishing funders with non-profit publishers and journal editorial boards that are seeking financial investments to sustain or transition journals to Open Access (OA) publishing through a non-APC model.



About International Journal of Strength and Conditioning

The International Journal of Strength and Conditioning (IJSC) is a leading peer-reviewed, Diamond Open Access journal published by the International Universities Strength and Conditioning Association (IUSCA) in the United Kingdom. It is published by the association on an instance of Public Knowledge Project’s Open Journal Systems.

IJSC specializes in sport science, sport performance, as well as strength and conditioning. The IJSC was founded after recognizing a need for innovation, progression, and collaboration within the field. IJSC is recognised for their forward-thinking attitude towards science and the dissemination of quality research. Once published, all members of the strength and conditioning community - bringing together scientific practitioners, researchers, and coaches - can comment and review IJSC articles using the hypothes.is plugin within the journal. This has been developed to enhance scientific discussion within the community and foster new ideas and collaboration.

IJSC is seeking $28,750/year for five years through OACIP, which is 55% of total operating costs. Member libraries of Jisc in the UK are trying to fund the remaining amount through Jisc's Open Access Community Framework.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Impact

The journal is based on founding principles of not judging people through their immutable characteristics. In order to best promote open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement, IUSCA and thereby the journal embraces a particular set of norms and values.

  • Make your case with evidence.
  • Be intellectually charitable.
  • Be intellectually humble.
  • Be constructive.
  • Be yourself.

Investment Criteria

Each OACIP participant completes a standardized form which asks for the criteria that libraries and other investors require in order to make investment decisions. These criteria will provide transparency around issues important to investors in this space.



Funding Goal

Funding Goal: $28,750 annually for five years

Funds committed: $2,500 annually for five years

Funding needed: $26,250 annually for five years

Funding deadline: July 31, 2023

Invest in this Program



Funding Tiers

Five-year commitments are being sought for annual contributions at the tiered levels below:

Support Level

U.S. Classification (Carnegie Classification-Basic)

Canada Classification (CRKN Bands)

Recommended Support(US$)

1

Baccalaureate/Associate's; Associate’s; Special Focus 4-year; Special Focus 2-Year; Tribal Colleges & Universities; Academic Departments

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

$500

2

Master’s; Baccalaureate

Bands 6, 7, 8, 9

$750

3

Doctoral

Bands 10, 11, 12, 13

$1,000

4

Special Programs; Supporting Organizations; Funding Agencies; Consortia

Special Programs; Supporting Organizations; Funding Agencies; Consortia

$1,000+



The International Journal of Strength and Conditioning Funding Community

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Swarthmore College
  • University of Rhode Island

Questions?




OACIP Logo








Request a Quote

This product is not available for Quotes. Please contact membersupport@lyrasis.org to discuss.