Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation (MJSSR) was grown from the early Dean of Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation (FSR) UiTM, Professor Dr Muhd Kamil Ibrahim and it is a continuous affort and conjoined vision of all other FSR deans since 2001. The first journal’s editor-in-chief was Associate Professor Dr Kwame Ampofo-Boateng, who moved from FSR for career advancement. However, MJSSR is apparently considered as the one’s issue of Malaysian’s setting of Sports Science and Recreation (broadly-defined) journal. It is hoped that this journal would be an avenue for high quality academic research papers aimed in sharing ideas, findings and reflections of academic world in Malaysia or abroad
MJSSR is intended to contribute to the Faculty’s vision of becoming a world-class leader and centre of excellence for teaching, learning and research for Sport Science, Sport Management and Recreation, in Asia and internationally and as well as accomplishing the mission of putting University Teknologi MARA into the world’s map of academic excellence.
FSR views the publication of MJSSR will serve as a catalyst for the development of an excellence academic institution and this will allow for interdisciplinary collaboration and creation of research centres, as well as the establishment of a robust research collaboration plan to respond quickly to the latest research. Furthermore, it is timely to venture and get into Scopus, ISI and/or other well- established world class journals’ list.
It is also an appropriate time to offer coherent editorial comments regarding the aim and future direction of MJSSR, and to acknowldege future authors and readers about the current and future development, prospect and objectives of MJSSR.
The Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation (MJSSR) will fully utilize contributions from all academics in the field of sport science, sport management and recreation throughout the world. We appreciated local and international researchers from local or international for their effort and willingness to contribute papers and also serve a referee for papers accepted in this journal.
MJSSR publishes empirical and conceptual papers that are up-to-date articles and reviews on research and progress in sport science, sport management, physical education, and fitness as they are related to theory and practice. Its domain is broad; emcompasses areas such, adapted physical education, health and wellness, extension education and sports, exercise participation across the lifespan, biomechanical and physiological aspects of sports and recreation.
MJSSR particularly welcomes innovative or interdisciplinary and cross demographical approaches that incorporate various aspects of sport science, sport management and recreation, and even sport extension.
This means that MJSSR is welcomes a variety of papers which include:
- Analyses of practice in either sport science, sport management and recreation or cross sectional in multidiscipline paper, which could be supported by theory and/or sound data;
- Reports of empirical studies containing new quantitative and/or qualitative data, which address significant theoretical and/or applied research concerns likely to further our understanding of sports science, management and recreation;
- Quantitative reviews of existing research aimed at developing new insights into a field or research and/ or practice;
- Papers that focus on new theories and conceptualisations;
- Critical reviews of literature; and
- Prescriptive articles advocating changes in research paradigms, methodology, or insights into a field of research and/or practice.
As far as basic research could answer the fundamental questions about the nature of the influence of sport science, sport management and recreation on sport behaviour and performance. Applied research is concern with looking into solution for practical problem. It is clear that both basic and applied research approaches are important in furthering our knowledge and understanding of sport science, sport management and recreation.
As globalisation climate with borderless research topic as the futuristic focus of MJSSR, it encourages authors to offer part of their papers, how their work could benefit academics or practitioner working in applied or real- life setting in various body of knowledge. It is desirable that practical implication of papers are aimed not only at fellow academics, but also to anyone whose work can potentially be informed and enriched by theory and practice in sport science, sport management and recreation.
On top of this, MJSSR with the idea towards collaboration by cross sectional journals’ continentally with various academics body and/or individuals that are interested to be part of the MJSSR in contributing to the multidiscipline fields of expertise, as prior movement the Faculty of Sport Science and Recreation UiTM was established as one of the research centres branch of Pan-Asian Society of Sports and Physical Education (PASSPE) as far as the South East Asia chapter was concerned.
The MJSSR editor-in-chief always believes that “Create your future from your future, not your past” – by Werner Erhard. Moreover, success is a matter of understanding and religiously practicing specific, simple habits that always lead to success (cited from Robert J. Ringer).