Special Issue "Solutions to Environmental Factors Affecting the Health and Performance of Athletes"

A special issue of Sports (ISSN 2075-4663).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2021) | Viewed by 464

Special Issue Editors

Centre of Applied Sports, Technology, Exercise and Medicine, Swansea University, College of Engineering, Swansea, Wales, UK
Interests: Exercise and sports physiology; environmental physiology; dietary and training interventions
School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences, Newcastle University, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH
Interests: environmental physiology; skeletal muscle physiology; ergogenic supplements

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For this Special Issue, we invite submissions relating to: ‘Solutions to Environmental Factors Affecting the Health and Performance of Athletes’. Prolonged exposure to environmental stressors (e.g., heat, cold, altitude, global travel) can degrade human health and performance. This applies to physically active individuals, from both athletic and occupational settings. The negative consequences of the environment can often result in impaired physiological function, preventing the optimal performance of physically or cognitively demanding tasks and limiting exercise tolerance. Extreme environmental stress can also have severe health consequences for athletic populations. As such, strategies that are capable of offsetting the potential deleterious effects of environmental stress are valuable for athletes. These can include chronic training interventions, environmental acclimation or acclimatisation, dietary manipulation, pharmacological intervention and numerous acute pre-competition strategies (such as cooling or heating). However, the efficacy of these strategies on athletic performance is not fully understood, and many emerging solutions require further research. This Special Issue will address this requirement.

Dr. Mark Waldron
Dr. Owen Jeffries
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sports is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Environment
  • Athletes
  • Health
  • Performance
  • Heat
  • Cold
  • Altitude
  • Hyperbaric
  • Travel
  • Thermal
  • Mountain

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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