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General Information on Rules of Reviewing and Accepting Manuscripts
All articles are available in consistence with the Open Access policy. This license allows users to download and share the article for non-commercial purposes, so long as the article is reproduced in the whole without changes, and the original authorship is acknowledged. This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Categories of Articles
Manuscripts submitted for possible publication should be clearly identified as being intended for publication in one of the following categories:
- Original articles: reports of previously unpublished results from scientific experiments or research conducted by the authors in order to confirm or refute a clearly identified hypothesis. A vast majority of articles published in a given issue will belong to this category.
- Review articles: reports on the current state of knowledge in a given area or a field of study, especially current controversies, theoretical and practical approaches to the issues, unresolved problems, etc., with carefully selected references to the literature. Such articles are typically commissioned by the editors of IJoHKHE, though an unsolicited review article may be accepted if it is exceptionally interesting and carefully prepared.
- Viewpoint/Opinion articles: authorial discussions of important issues, controversies, and schools of thought in the area of health, physical education, sport training, physiotherapy; also, educational (training) articles.
The journal will not consider for publication submissions and redundant publications.
International Journal of Human Kinetics, Health and Education (IJoHKHE) pays great attention to ethical issues. We agree that publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of work of the author and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is, therefore, important to agree upon standards of the expected ethical behaviour.
To minimize the risk of non-ethical behaviour, the following rules are implemented:
- the Journal uses the advanced editorial system;
- authors declare an existing / non-existing conflict of interest which ensures transparency and reliability;
- a double blind peer-review system is used;
- reviewers cannot be affiliated in the same institutions as the authors;
- plagiarism, understood to be an intentional act of quoting or copying parts of another author’s work without attribution, is unacceptable; if found, it results in rejecting or retracting (if published) the article;
- in case of a complaint is made against our author, the general rule is that the journal editor should contact the author about whom the complaint has been made, and the author should be given ab opportunity to respond/comment. The editor may decide on the basis of the author’s response (e.g. if the author is responsive, articulates a clear and convincing position – and may draw inferences from the opposite as well); in extreme situations, after a thorough analysis, the Journal can decide to withdraw the paper;
- if the Editor Board’s members or editors submit as authors, they are subject to the same procedure as other authors.
Any research article describing a study involving humans should contain Informed Consent and Ethical approval by Ethics Board. Studies involving human should be conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki, and approved by the Institutional Review Board (or Ethics Committee) of NAME OF INSTITUTE (protocol code XXX and date of approval)” for studies involving humans.
Written informed consent for publication must be obtained from participating patients who can be identified (including by the patients themselves). Please state: “Written informed consent has been obtained from the patient(s) to publish this paper”, if applicable.
Authorship of the Manuscript
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the concept, design, execution, or interpretation of the report study. All those who have made contributions should be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. All activities associated with scientific unreliability, especially with “ghostwriting” and “guest authorship” will be exposed and documented. In case of suspicion of such situations taking place, action will be taken in compliance with the rules prepared by COPE (https://publicationethics.org/).
Fundamental Errors in the Published Works
When the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Materials taken from other sources must be accompanied by a written statement from the first author and the publisher of the original publication giving permission for reproduction in IJoHKHE. Permission should be obtained in writing from at least one author of papers still in press, and from the source of any unpublished data or personal communications used in the article.