Aims & Scope

The International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education (IJARE) publishes empirical research and educational topics focusing on a variety of human noncompetitive aquatic topics including but not limited to water safety, drowning prevention, water competence, lifesaving, aquatic exercise, water therapy and rehabilitation, aquatic facilities, aquatic risk management, and the learning and teaching of aquatic knowledge and skills. The journal typically does not publish articles either about nonhuman aspects of aquatics or on topics primarily focused on improving performance in competitive aquatic sports such as swimming, diving, water polo, and sailing.

Within the Original Research section, we welcome manuscripts reporting on a broad range of topics and using a variety of research methodologies that study health and safety of all types of aquatic activities, drowning prevention, and water competence; participation in and impact on aquatic exercise, therapies, and rehabilitation, including the factors influencing participation and consequences of participation on individuals and various populations; aquatic technology including facilities, equipment, supplies, and risk management; and learning of aquatic knowledge and skills. Refer to the For Authors URL in the navigation sidebar for additional, specific information including an author checklist for submitting an empirical research manuscripts.

In the Education section, IJARE publishes practitioner-oriented articles about aquatic knowledge and skills. These articles may take the form of experiential reports, clinical and observational studies, reviews of the literature, and statements of opinion. All such manuscripts are reviewed by expert reviewers and/or members of the Editorial Board for their perceived contribution to the field. Please refer to the For Author URL in the navigation sidebar to find the checklist for submitting an educational manuscript.

We also invite letters to the editor, review papers, statements of editorial opinion, position statements from national and international organizations, and media reviews of aquatic publications.

Submitted manuscripts should be original works not previously published or simultaneously submitted to another journal. Authors submit their manuscripts electronically via ScholarWorks (http://bgsu.bepress.com/IJARE ). First-time authors will create an account by following the directions on the BGSU ScholarWorks home page. No print manuscripts or e-mail attachments can be accepted. Questions about appropriate topics, technical concerns, or other issues can be addressed via email directly to the editor (langendorfersj@gmail.com) or the journal editorial assistant.