About the Journal

Atena Journal of Sports Sciences is an online-only, open access journal. This journal has a continuous publishing model. One volume is published every year and the papers are added to the current volume immediately after acceptance.
The objective of this journal is to publish high-quality research articles that contribute to advancing sports sciences worldwide.
The themes covered by the journal include all the areas of sports sciences: physical education, physical activity and health, sports medicine, physical therapy, exercise physiology, sport psychology, sport training, sport management, history of sports, sports journalism, sports tourism, biomechanics, performance analysis, as well as other interdisciplinary perspectives.
The audience to which the journal is addressed includes sports sciences researchers and professionals, as well as all those interested in sports sciences.
The editors-in-chief of the journal are responsible for the application of the editorial policy and management.

Atena Journal of Sports Sciences, through digital preservation methods, ensures the intellectual content of electronic archival documents for long periods of time, maintaining their integrity, authenticity, inalterability, originality, reliability and accessibility.

Differences between preservation and backups

It is of utmost importance that authors interested in publishing in Atena Journal of Sports Sciences know the difference between digital preservation and backup.

Backups are a protection mechanism against unforeseen events such as disk breakage or data loss due to exceptional situations such as blackouts, server disconnection, etc.; it basically protects the information published on the server (digital resources plus catalog information) and the digital resources in the process of being published, in a comprehensive and systematic manner.

For its part, digital preservation is not about backing up server data or daily work material, but about safeguarding the high-quality digital resources that will be needed in the future. The preservation copies usually consist of an integral recording of the material annually or from the year on different media than the work platforms.

In both cases, by means of redundancy algorithms, it is verified that the data is maintained as recorded.

Definition of preservation policies

Atena Journal of Sports Sciences establishes digital preservation as the responsibility and commitment of all the personnel involved in its editorial management. Its policy to carry it out is governed by:

  • The storage of digital resources with great care.
  • The use of preservation strategies such as data rejuvenation, migration, technology preservation and digital archeology; with the pertinent evaluations to verify the effectiveness of the same.
  • Encapsulation of the preserved information along with descriptive metadata.
  • Self-documentation based on the codification of the preserved information, without reference to external documentation.
  • Self-sufficiency insofar as it minimizes dependencies on systems, data or documentation.

Atena Journal of Sports Sciences uses LOCKSS and CLOCKSS, it also uses different international repositories such as Google Scholar and Library of Science.