Boost Your Resume and Professional Standing – Get Published
  • Boost Your Resume and Professional Standing – Get Published
    Learn ways to boost your resume by authoring NSCA articles. Available publications, links to guidelines, and who to contact for more information are presented in this article.
  • 670x200_Career_Series_BannerWhether you are just starting out in your career or a seasoned professional, publishing gets your name out to the public and allows you to educate peers about what is important to you. As a professional, publishing on topics you are passionate about allows you to demonstrate your specialized knowledge, core values, ability to teach others, and ability to motivate others.

    The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) offers several peer-reviewed ways to get published:

    Strength and Conditioning Journal (SCJ)
    This journal is published bimonthly and contains practical, hands-on knowledge professionals can immediately implement with their clients and athletes. Articles are based off proven research and presented in a readable format. Interested in publishing? Current call for papers are listed here.

    NSCA Coach
    One of the newest additions to the NSCA family of journals, NSCA Coach focuses on the athlete, their training requirements and needs, as well as the coaches that train these athletes at all levels. NSCA Coach is published quarterly and articles are accepted year-round. Learn more about submitting your article.

    Personal Training Quarterly (PTQ)
    Another new addition, Personal Training Quarterly focuses on one-on-one training, group training, special population training, and business development for the personal trainer. The PTQ is published quarterly, so learn how to submit your article here.

    TSAC Report
    Military, firefighters, police, and first responders are just some of those who define the tactical athlete. The TSAC Report focuses on training tactical athletes, their special needs, and nutrition; it also provides information for the tactical facilitators responsible for their training. Learn more about submitting your paper to this quarterly publication.

    The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (JSCR)
    This monthly, research-based publication publishes completed research studies. Articles included in this journal add to the growing wealth of knowledge of conditioning, exercise, and sports. 
    Learn more about submitting your paper.

    Between blogs, vlogs, tweets, and random internet posts, it is hard to know what is based on fact and what is putting your clients and athletes at risk. This is why peer-reviewed publications are of great value.

    Being published in a peer-reviewed journal shows that you have the professional knowledge and ability to have your work accepted by peers, and that you are an expert in the field.

    Additionally, more and more educational programs will not accept references by non-peer reviewed sources. So, by being published, you are educating the next generation of professionals who will look to your work as scholarly fact.

    For more information on getting a paper published, please contact the NSCA Publications Department via email at

  • Disclaimer: The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) encourages the exchange of diverse opinions. The ideas, comments, and materials presented herein do not necessarily reflect the NSCA’s official position on an issue. The NSCA assumes no responsibility for any statements made by authors, whether as fact, opinion, or otherwise. 
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