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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Science and Medicine in Football

For a Special Issue on
The Science and Medicine of Women's Football: Towards a better understanding of health and performance

Manuscript deadline
31 December 2021

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Alan McCall, Arsenal Football Club
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Margo Mountjoy, McMaster University – Sports Medicine

Fatma Samoura, FIFA

Stacey Pope, Durham University

Andrew Massey, FIFA

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The Science and Medicine of Women's Football: Towards a better understanding of health and performance

With the growing popularity, participation and professionalisation of Women’s football, the evolution of science and medicine knowledge and application for the women’s game must match this growth to ensure the best evidence is available to protect the health and maximise the performance of all players, both now and in the future. In response to this challenge, FIFA and Adidas have joined forces with some of the world’s leading practitioner-scholars to invite international contributions to a special issue on Women’s Football to ensure meaningful and sustained advances to the Women’s game globally.


Submission Instructions

Science and Medicine in Football, with the support of FIFA and Adidas invites authors to submit papers addressing these main themes in football (soccer):

  • Injury (e.g. prevention, return to play, diagnosis)
  • Training strategies (e.g. physical, mental, combined with technical & tactical)
  • Female physiology and/or biomechanics  (with special reference to impact on football players)
  • Technological advances (designed specifically for female players e.g. boots, balls, clothing etc)
  • Female specific health topics/needs (e.g. menstrual cycle, pregnancy, Pelvic floor dysfunction, RED-S) and impact on health and performance
  • Mental health (e.g. psychological monitoring, prevalence, interventions etc)
  • Match and training demands

Others can be considered with approval from the Special Issue Editors.

These studies will be given high priority in the review process.

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