The winning margins in elite sport are minuscule. At the Olympic level, athletes and coaches constantly search for the extra 0.1% that can secure a place on the podium or be the difference between silver and gold medals. The Specialty Section Elite Sports and Performance Enhancement is devoted to delivering applied sports science research to the high-performance sport industry with explicit focus on developing the elite athlete.
Elite Sports and Performance Enhancement is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating novel findings relevant to all sports science disciplines, ideally obtained in conjunction with professional sport teams or organizations. This Specialty Section provides an interdisciplinary forum for research that is of the highest standard and promotes constructive discussion. Ultimately, we hope to facilitate the dissemination of "real-world" research with high-profile athletes tested in their naturally-occurring environment, thereby bridging the gap between theory and practice.
We encourage submissions that focus on all areas surrounding the high-performance environment that provide insights that can be translated to practical applications for performance enhancement, using innovative and holistic approaches to athlete management. We welcome outstanding submissions that focus on solving problems for athletes and coaches. Reports evaluating the efficacy of several contemporary training strategies, nutritional or recovery interventions including an examination of the primary exercise responses on a range of regulatory systems and underlying mechanisms of these interventions are welcome. Authors are encouraged to report and discuss individual responses of tested individuals. We are also looking to publish case reports on professional athletes.
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Elite Sports and Performance Enhancement welcomes submissions of the following article types: Case Report, Core Concept, Correction, Erratum, General Commentary, New Discovery, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Technology Report.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Elite Sports and Performance Enhancement, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Elite Sports and Performance Enhancement will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Sports and Active Living.
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