Preparation of the manuscript

Submission of the article consists in preparing three documents:
. Main text  – We suggest using the Template
2. Autorship Statement (pdf)  | Autorship Statement (docx)

Main Text

Consists of the article title, authors’ names (with authors’ contribution), affiliations, corresponding author data, ORCID number of the authors, abstract, text, acknowledgments. The maximum number of pages is 15 (including Tables, Figures and References).

Introduction should be comprehensible to the general reader; give a clear statement of the purpose of the paper and provide relevant context to support the basis for the paper and the significance of the work; do not exhaustively review the literature.
Material and Methods in the section, give a clear description of the study and how it was carried out; specifically describe the procedures and materials used, so the study can be replicated; the subsections, with brief content descriptions, in order, are: Participants describe the sample: how many participants, how they were recruited. Provide basic demographics (age and SD, sex distribution, etc.). Measures each subsection here should describe one questionnaire or interview or objective observation. Include details of the origin of the measure, the number of items and subscales, format of responses, scoring and known psychometric qualities. Procedures explain how the experiment was carried out. Who tested participants, where were they tested or observed, etc.; if submitted papers contain clinical and animal research, approval of a local ethics committee is required; please note that authors should follow the principles outlines in the Declaration of Helsinki
Statistical Analysis describe the analyses applied to the data. It is helpful if you arrange this section to be coherent with the hypotheses
Results should be presented precisely and should not contain material that is appropriate in the discussion; units, quantities, and formulas should be expressed according to the International System (SI units); all measurements should be given in metric units.
Discussion emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and conclusions derived from the study

Tables require a brief but descriptive heading. The major divisions of the table should be indicated by horizontal rules. Explanatory matter should be included in footnotes, indicated in the body of the table in order of their appearance. Tables should be numbered consecutively throughout the text. Tables must not duplicate material in the text or in illustration.

Figures should be of the resolution of at least 300 dpi and should be sumbited in .tif, .jpg or .xls format. All figures, whether photographs, graphs or diagrams, should be numbered consecutively throughout the text. Only good drawings and original photographs can be accepted. If a figure (image) has been published previously, the original source must be acknowledged and written permission to reproduce the material from the copyright holder must be submitted.

Must be numbered consecutively as they are cited (e.g. [1,2]) References selected for publication should be chosen for their importance, accessibility, and for the further reading opportunities they provide. References first cited in tables, figure legends or multimedia files must be numbered so that they will be in sequence with references cited in the text. References cited in Glossary must be numbered starting from the last citation number in the text. Do put DOI in references. An Physical Activity Review follows the format of the US National Library of medicine ( The following is a sample reference:

Standard journal article
Balko S, Rous M, Balko I, Hnizdil J, Borysiuk Z. Influence of a 9-week training intervention on the reaction time of fencers aged 15 to 18 years. Phys Act Rev 2017; 5: 146-154. doi:10.16926/par.2017.05.19

Electronic resource (accessed 2011 Sep 19)

Book, personal author(s)
Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996

Book, editor(s) as author
Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996

Book, Organization as author and publisher:
Institute of Medicine (US). Looking at the future of the Medicaid program. Washington: The Institute; 1992

Chapter in a book
Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995: 465-78

Conference proceedings
Kimura J, Shibasaki H, editors. Recent advances in clinical neurophysiology. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology; 1995 Oct 15-19; Kyoto, Japan. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 1996

Conference paper
Bengtsson S, Solheim BG. Enforcement of data protection, privacy and security in medical informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Rienhoff O, editors. MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Medical Informatics; 1992 Sep 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland

Publication in a language different from English

The original language of the reference should be preserved along with the translation into English in square brackets. The original language should be given in the end of the line following the period, e.g.:

Hoffman K. Jazda konna dla poczatkujacych [Horse riding for beginners]. Warszawa: OW Delta; 1999 [in Polish]

Please do not translate the title of the journal or the name of the publisher. In case of an electronic publication, please provide, beside the URL, the date of access (e.g.: available at …  accessed on …). Ignore diacritics, accents, and special characters in names and titles of non-English origin (e.g. Ç  should be spelled as C, Ł  as L, à  as a, ę as e, etc.). Names in non-roman alphabets (Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic, Hebrew) should be Romanized (transliterated). More detailed information on preparing the references according to the Vancouver style (NLM) are to be found at:

Autorship Statement