OACIP: International Journal of Strength and Conditioning


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, academic departments, research centers, funding agencies, and other prospective scholarly publishing entities with non-profit publishers and journal editorial boards that are seeking financial support to sustain diamond open access journals.

New to OACIP?

Learn how to participate in OACIP at the bottom of this page.

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.

OACIP Criteria Form Responses

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

IJSC’s Funding Goal

Funding Goal: $28,750 annually for four years

Funds committed: $12,000 annually for four years

Funding needed: $16,750 annually for four years

Funding deadline: December 31, 2024

Funding Tiers

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

Support Level

Organization Type
(Carnegie Classification-Basic)

Canada Classification
(CRKN Bands)

Recommended Annual Support
(US Dollars)


Any from Support Levels 1-3
Special Programs
Research Centers
Funding Agencies

Any from Support Levels 1-3
Special Programs
Research Centers
Funding Agencies



Doctoral Institution
Research Center

Bands 12, 13
Research Center



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

Bands 1-11



Academic Department

Academic Department


Ready to Support OACIP?

Complete the 2023 OACIP Supporter Information Form to express your interest in supporting OACIP.

The International Journal of Strength and Conditioning Funding Community

  • Iowa State University
  • KU Leuven
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Ohio State University
  • Swarthmore College
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Washington
  • VIVA, Virginia's Academic Library Consortium
  • Yale University

The success of OACIP is possible because of the funding community that forms around it. Any organization in the world - be it a library, academic department, research center, museum, or funding agency - is invited to support OACIP. We are grateful for your support and look forward to working with the growing OACIP Community to build something new together!

How to Participate in OACIP

Step 1: Evaluate the OACIP Journals.

Review the OACIP Journals' campaign pages to learn about each journal and read their responses to the OACIP Criteria Form.

Step 2: Consider your organization's capacity for support.

OACIP asks participants to make four-year commitments to fund 2023 OACIP Journals. Participants can pay annually or the full four-year commitment upfront. Levels of support for each journal are recommended based on the type of organization and the amount of the funding goal.

Organizations can support OACIP a variety of ways:

  • Support one or many individual OACIP Journals; or
  • Contribute to the OACIP General Fund
    • Contributions to the OACIP General Fund are not dedicated to any one journal. Instead, these contributions are distributed at the end of the campaign to fill any funding gaps.

Step 3: Complete the OACIP Supporter Information Form

Once you are ready to commit support, complete the 2023 OACIP Supporter Information Form and an OACIP Administrator will be in touch to confirm and finalize your order.


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