In 1984 the IAAF Council appointed a scientific working group with the specific task of producing a journal emphasising the technical aspects of athletics. In the following year during the Council Meeting in Athens (1985), it was decided to publish the magazine under the name “New Studies in Athletics”. The first issue was published in 1986.
Among the existing technical publications, NSA has established itself as a much respected international journal and illustrates the importance the IAAF attaches to scientific and coaching information.
Most of the articles published have been original contributions and provide a valuable source of information for coaches combining the scientific theory, such as biomechanics, with the practical application.
This high level of information comes with an excellent standard of production. NSA is an attractively designed publication with an impressive selection of quality coloured photographs. An essential publication in the coaching world designed with coaches in mind.
Subscribe to New Studies in Athletics
The current format of the NSA subscription has changed. In the upcoming IAAF eLearning environment, NSA will continue as an online magazine with the option of having printed issues on demand.
We are not currently taking subscriptions for NSA but with the publication of the new format we will communicate a new model of subscription. Meanwhile, please feel free to explore the NSA Archive.
Back issues and queries
The order form for back issues of NSA is available on the right-hand side of this page.
Submission of articles for publication in NSA
Authors considering submitting an article for publication in NSA should download the "NSA Article submission instructions" available in PDF format (see link on the right-hand side of this page).
You can access the New Studies in Athletics archive here.