Categories of Articles

The journal publishes original papers, reviews, short communications and letters to the Editors. Manuscripts submitted to the journal must contain novel data on theoretical or experimental research or on practical applications in the field of sport sciences. No substantial part of the submission should have been published elsewhere. Submitted papers undergo peer reviewing by two independent referees. Authors are encouraged to provide names of 2-3 potential reviewers who were not recent co-authors or collaborators and are familiar with the subject of the manuscript. The names of the potential reviewers must be accompanied by their complete addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.

Original articles: Theoretical or experimental (basic or applied) research or practical applications. Either original work or the replication of work that better establishes basic principles will be considered. Original articles should not exceed 15 pages (1800 characters per page) including tables, graphs, pictures and references.

Review articles: Review articles on topics of broad interest are desirable. Authors who wish to submit an unsolicited review article should correspond with the Editors to determine the timelines of the proposed review article. Review articles should not exceed 20 pages including tables, graphs, pictures and references. Review articles are considered by the Editors and expert referees before a final decision regarding publication is made.

Research methodology: authorial discussions of methodologies, important issues, controversies, and schools of thought.

Short communications: Short manuscripts containing results of unusual scientific interest and importance, requiring rapid publication. Papers submitted for this accelerated process must require little or no revision. Accompanying the submission should be a letter from
the authors stating why they feel the paper should be published as a rapid communication. The manuscripts in such cases should not exceed 5 journal pages including figures, tables and references. Manuscripts rejected as Short Communications are eligible for submission as regular articles.

Letters to the Editor: Letters to the editor are welcome and will be published if appropriate. The maximum length is 800 words. Letters relating to material previously published in the Physical Activity Review should be submitted within 6 months after the publication of the material the letter is referring to. Such letters will be sent to the corresponding author for comment within 4 weeks. The original letter and any reply will be published concurrently.