Please note: This journal ceased in October 2020

The inaugural volume of the Graduate Journal of Sport, Exercise & Physical Education Research went live in 2012 as the first online free-access research journal in sport, exercise and PE to solely publish student-led research.

The GJSEPER is an expert-reviewed journal that celebrates excellence in student-led research and intends to become the journal of choice for student research in sport, exercise and PE. Submissions are welcome under the broadest auspices of sport, exercise and PE and are eligible only if the first named author is (or has recently been) a student.

Please keep your submissions coming in to add to our growing database of articles currently under review, and to support GJSEPER to achieve it's aims. 


  • To globally disseminate, through free online access, outstanding student-led research in sport, exercise & PE;
  • To enhance the academic standing and status of student-led research in sport, exercise & PE;
  • To encourage students to engage with, and be inspired by outstanding peer-led research in sport, exercise & PE;
  • To empower students towards greater confidence and competence when developing, undertaking and ultimately publishing outstanding student-led research in sport, exercise & PE.


The GJSEPER aims to encompass the wide array of research undertaken within sport, exercise and PE. The Editorial Board therefore welcome submissions not only from established areas of research, but also from new and emerging fields and those which are less well represented in existing sport, exercise and PE publications, e.g., socio-cultural studies, physical activity, health studies, biomedical studies, literary studies, etc. As such, all papers addressing some aspect of research, or the research process, in any relation to sport, exercise and PE will be considered.


We will be adopting a continual publication model with GJSEPER in order to disseminate excellent student-led research as soon as we can.  We will send an email, update Facebook and send Twitter feeds as soon as each new article is added, so please do register your interest in GJSEPER via email, through joining our Facebook page or by following @GJSEPER on Twitter.

Privacy Notice:

If you submit an enquiry of any type to the gjseper@worc.ac.uk email address, we will use this email address to communicate with you and we will add your name and email address to the GJSEPER database. This is held on password protected University of Worcester computers and on a secure shared drive accessible only by the Editor-in-Chief, the editorial assistant and the University IT department. We will use your email address from the database to alert you when new articles are published on the GJSEPER website. If you do not want us to use your email address to receive these email alerts please let us know via gjseper@worc.ac.uk and we will not include you in these alerts. If you wish to have your email address removed from the GJSEPER database at any time, please let us know via gjseper@worc.ac.uk sending an email to us with ‘UNSUBSCRIBE’ as the subject. The University of Worcester is the "data controller". This means that we are accountable for how the data we hold about you is processed and who it is shared with. The University has a Data Protection Officer, whose contact details are: Helen Johnstone, Head of Information Assurance (infoassurance@worc.ac.uk). If you need to contact us about your data in the first instance please contact gjseper@worc.ac.uk.  For queries in relation to your various rights and the data we hold about you please contact the University's Data Protection Officer.



Please contact us using the email address below: Email GJSEPER

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