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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Original manuscript, written in English, sent in Microsoft Word format (doc or docx).
  • The original manuscript is sent without any elements that directly identify the authors (eliminate authorship from the file in properties). Self quotes must not be eliminated.
  • The running title of the manuscript and the keywords are included in English.
  • The original manuscript has been reviewed at linguistic level to guarantee its quality (in the case of non-Anglo-Saxon authors).
  • Hyperlinks included in the documents have been verified and work correctly.
  • The manuscript responds to the structure required in the publication standards (IMR&C).
  • The manuscript describes all the sources, materials, equipment and elements used, both in terms of research groups and the comprehensiveness of the study.
  • An expert in the area could reproduce its study, experiment, analysis, etc. based on the methodology described.
  • All the objectives initially set out are resolved.
  • The conclusions are based on the results obtained.
  • When appropriate, statistical analyses have been used, and these have been reviewed by a statistics expert.
  • The Bibliographic References have been reviewed and adapt in style and format to APA standards, 6th ed.
  • The citations within the text correspond to the bibliographic references and vice versa.
  • The DOI of all the works in the references is included.
  • Where appropriate, the figures and tables provide additional information that is not repeated in the text. The graphic quality has been verified.
  • Where appropriate, the unit system used has been reviewed.
  • Abbreviations are given after they are first mentioned in the text.
  • Where appropriate, the ethical standards used are mentioned.
  • Where appropriate, informed consents of experimentation with humans and animals are enclosed with the manuscript, as well as reproduction permits.
  • Cover letter (Download here). The title is included.
  • The order of signature of the authors is established
  • Institutional and/or professional memberships of each one of the authors are included.
  • The address of the main author or corresponding author is included, as well as the telephone number, and e-mail address.
  • Where appropriate, grants, aid or financial support are declared. Origin.
  • The originality, novelty of the work and its typology are indicated (originals, reviews and technical notes).

  • The cover letter includes an annex signed by the authors assuming responsibility for the authorship and transferring the copyrights to the editor.
  • Tables and figures. Each figure of the text is sent in a separate file in TIFF format with minimum quality of 300 PPP, and this is recognisable by its name (fig1.tif)
  • Titles of the tables and figures are sufficiently descriptive to be understandable if they are taken out of context from the original manuscript.
  • Tables and figures not prepared by the authors include details of authorship at the foot.
  • The colours of the figures are sufficiently contrasting to be functional in black-and-white printers.
  • In the case of tables, a Microsoft Word document is enclosed where all the tables appear in order of appearance in the manuscript.

Author Guidelines

  • Manuscript Submission Overview
  • Manuscript Preparation
  • Preparing Figures, Schemes and Tables
  • Supplementary Materials, Data Deposit and Software Source Code
  • Research and Publication Ethics
  • Reviewer Suggestions
  • English Corrections
  • Preprints and Conference Papers
  • Authorship
  • Conflict of Interests
  • Editorial Procedures and Peer-Review
  • Clinical Trials Registration

Submission Checklist

Before submitting the manuscript, please:

  1. Read the Aims and Scope to achieve an overview and confirm that your manuscript is adequate to be published in this journal;
  2. Use the Microsoft Word template to prepare your manuscript;
  3. Make sure that issues about publication ethics, research ethics, copyright, authorship, figure formats, data and references format have been appropriately considered;
  4. Ensure the approval of all authors about the content of the submitted manuscript.

Manuscript Submission Overview

Types of Publications

There are no restrictions about the length of manuscripts at the European Journal Of Human Movement, provided that the text would be concise and comprehensive. Full experimental details must be provided to reproduce the results in future research. Manuscripts submitted to European Journal Of Human Movement should neither be published previously nor be under consideration for publication in another journal. The main article types are as follows:

  • Articles: Original research manuscripts. The journal considers all original research manuscripts provided that the work supplies an appreciable amount of new information and reports scientifically sound experiments. Authors should not unnecessarily divide their work into several related manuscripts, although Short Communications of preliminary, but significant, results will be considered. Quality and impact of the study will be considered during peer review. 
  • Reviews: These provide updates on the latest progress made in a given area of research in a concise and precise form. Systematic reviews should follow the PRISMA guidelines.
  • Case reports: These research works might present up-close, in-depth, and detailed examination of a particular individual, usually describing new or uncommon conditions that could serve to enhance science knowledge in a specific area.

Submission Process

Manuscripts for European Journal Of Human Movement should be submitted online at The submitting author, who is generally the corresponding author, is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process. The submitting author must ensure that all eligible co-authors have been included in the author list (read the criteria to qualify for authorship of the ICMJE), and besides, that they have all read and approved the submitted version of the manuscript. To submit your manuscript, register and log in to the submission website

Accepted File Formats

Authors must use the Microsoft Word template to prepare their manuscript, shortening the time to complete copy-editing and publication of accepted manuscripts. The total amount of data for all files must not exceed 120 MB. If this is a problem, please contact the Editorial Office eurjhm@cienciadeporte.comSupplementary files may be send in any format.

Disclaimer: Usage of the template is exclusively intended for submission to the European Journal Of Human Movement for peer-review, and strictly limited to this purpose. It is forbidden to be used for posting online on preprint servers or other websites.

Format Submission

European Journal Of Human Movement accepts only submissions under the template provided to the authors:

  • All manuscripts must contain the required sections.
  • APA 6th style should be used for references, ensuring a consistent formatting style throughout the submission. It is essential to include author(s) name(s), journal or book title, article or chapter title (where required), year of publication, volume and issue (where appropriate) and pagination. DOI numbers (Digital Object Identifier) are not mandatory but highly encouraged. The bibliography software package EndNote, Zotero, MendeleyReference Manager are recommended.

Cover Letter

A concise cover letter must be included with each manuscript submission, with and explanation of why the content of the paper is significant, placing the findings in the context of existing work and including the reason why it fits the scope of the journal. It must confirm that neither the manuscript nor any parts of its content are currently under consideration or published in another journal. Any prior submissions of the manuscript to European Journal Of Human Movement journal must be acknowledged. Avoid including the names of proposed and excluded reviewers, which should be only provided in the submission system.

Manuscript Preparation

General Considerations

  • Research submissions should comprise:
    • Title page: Title, Author list, Affiliations, Correspondence data, Abstract, Keywords 
    • Main Document: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Practical applications, Conclusions.
    • Additional information: Supplementary materials, Funding Information, Acknowledgments, Conflict of Interest, references, Figures and Tables with Captions, and other Ethics Statements if proceeded.
  • Review manuscripts should comprise the aforementioned requirements, including, if appropriate, a literature review sections. The template must be used to prepare the submission of your review manuscript. Structured reviews and meta-analyses should use the same structure as research articles and ensure they conform to the PRISMA guidelines.
  • Case reports should include a succinct introduction about the general issues that will be discussed in the case report; the case presentation including all the relevant descriptive information about the subject(s), and a description of the analysed research variables; a discussion providing context and any necessary explanation of specific results; a conclusion briefly outlining the take-home conclusions.
  • Abbreviations should be defined in parentheses the first time they appear in the abstract, main text, and in figure or table captions and used consistently thereafter.
  • SI Units (International System of Units) should be used. Imperial, US customary and other units should be converted to SI units whenever possible.
  • Equations: Please use either the Microsoft Equation Editor or the MathType add-on. Equations should be editable by the editorial office and not appear in a picture format.
  • Preregistration: If authors have preregistered studies or analysis plans, links to the preregistration must be provided in the manuscript.

Title page

These sections should appear in all manuscript types

  • Title: The title of your manuscript should be concise, specific, and relevant. It should identify if the study reports trial data, or is a systematic review, meta-analysis or replication study.
  • Author List and Affiliations: Authors' full first and last names must be provided. The initials of any middle names can be added. The PubMed/MEDLINE standard format is used for affiliations: complete address information including city, zip code, state/province, and country. At least one author should be designated as corresponding author, and his or her email address and other details should be included at the end of the affiliation section.
  • Abstract: The abstract should be a single paragraph and should follow the style of structured abstracts, but without headings: a) Background: Place the question addressed in a broad context and highlight the purpose of the study; b) Methods: Briefly describe the main methods applied; c) Results: Summarize the article's main findings; d) Conclusion: Indicate the main conclusions or interpretations. The abstract should be an objective representation of the article, with a lengthen of between 200 to 300 words.  : it must not contain results which are not presented and substantiated in the main text and should not exaggerate the main conclusions, and finally, It do not include any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
  • Keywords: Four to six pertinent keywords need to be added after the abstract. We recommend that the keywords are specific to the article, yet reasonably common within the subject discipline.

Research Manuscript Sections

  • Introduction: The introduction should briefly place the study in a broad context and highlight why it is important. It should define the purpose of the work and its significance, including specific hypotheses being tested. The current state of the research field should be reviewed carefully, and key publications cited, highlighting controversial and diverging hypotheses when necessary. Finally, briefly mention the main aim of the work and highlight the main conclusions. Keep the introduction comprehensible to scientists working outside the topic of the paper.
  • Materials and Methods: They should be described with sufficient detail to allow others to replicate and build on published results. New methods and protocols should be described in detail while well-established methods can be briefly described and appropriately cited. Give the name, version and manufacturer of any software or equipment used.
  • Results: Provide a concise and precise description of the experimental results, their interpretation as well as the experimental conclusions that can be drawn.
  • Discussion: Authors should discuss the results and how they can be interpreted in perspective of previous studies and of the working hypotheses. The findings and their implications should be discussed in the broadest context possible and limitations of the work highlighted. Future research directions may also be mentioned. This section may be combined with Results.
  • Practical applications: Authors must state the significant practial applications of their contributions
  • Conclusions: This section is not mandatory, but can be added to the manuscript if the discussion is unusually long or complex.

Additional information to include in your manuscript file

  • Supplementary Materials: Describe any supplementary material published online alongside the manuscript (figure, tables, video, spreadsheets, etc.). Please indicate the name and title of each element as follows Figure S1: title, Table S1: title, etc. 
  • Funding Information: All sources of funding of the study should be disclosed. Clearly indicate grants that you have received in support of your research work and if you received funds to cover publication costs.
  • Acknowledgments: Authors might include in this section al the acknowledgments that they consider necessaries in order to appreciate collaborations of third people.
  • Conflicts of Interest: Authors must identify and declare any personal circumstances or interest that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of reported research results. If there is no conflict of interest, please state "The authors declare no conflict of interest." Any role of the funding sponsors in the choice of research project; design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript; or in the decision to publish the results must be declared in this section. Any projects funded by pharmaceutical or food industries must pay special attention to the full declaration of funder involvement. If there is no role, please state “The sponsors had no role in the design, execution, interpretation, or writing of the study”.
  • References: The reference style for this journal is APA 6th edition
  • All authors must provide retractions or corrections of errors, in case of detection. Also, the list of references will be provided by the authors.

Preparing Figures, Schemes and Tables

  • Figures. Figures should be high quality (1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for colour, at the correct size). Figures should be supplied in one of our preferred file formats: EPS, PS, JPEG, TIFF, or Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX) files are acceptable for figures that have been drawn in Word.
  • Tables. Tables should present new information rather than duplicating what is in the text. Readers should be able to interpret the table without reference to the text. Please supply editable files.
  • European Journal Of Human Movement can publish multimedia files in articles or as supplementary materials. Please contact the editorial office for further information.
  • All Figures, Schemes and Tables should be inserted at the bottom of the submitted text, but they must be cited and numbered following their number of appearance, as “Figure 1”, “Table 1”, etc, always close to their first citation, so that the Journal format it properly in the final version prior to its publication.
  • All Figures, Schemes and Tables should have a short explanatory title and caption.
  • All table columns should have an explanatory heading. To facilitate the copy-editing of larger tables, smaller fonts may be used, but no less than 8 pt. in size. Authors should use the Table option of Microsoft Word to create tables.

Supplementary Material, Data Deposit and Software Source Code

Data Availability

To maintain the integrity, transparency and reproducibility of research records, authors are encourage to make their experimental and research data openly available either by depositing into data repositories or by publishing the data and files as supplementary information in this journal.

Computer Code and Software

For work where novel computer code was developed, authors should release the code either by depositing in a recognized, public repository or uploading as supplementary information to the publication. The name and version of all software used should be clearly indicated.

Supplementary Material

Additional data and files can be uploaded as "Supplementary Files" during the manuscript submission process. The supplementary files will also be available to the referees as part of the peer-review process by using common, non-proprietary formats.

Unpublished Data

Restrictions on data availability should be noted during submission and in the manuscript. "Data not shown" should be avoided: authors are encouraged to publish all observations related to the submitted manuscript as Supplementary Material. "Unpublished data" intended for publication in a manuscript that is either planned, "in preparation" or "submitted" but not yet accepted, should be cited in the text and a reference should be added in the References section. "Personal Communication" should also be cited in the text and reference added in the References section.

Research and Publication Ethics

Research Involving Human Subjects

When reporting on research that involves human subjects, human material, human tissues, or human data, authors must declare that the investigations were carried out following the rules of the Declaration of Helsinki of 1975 (, revised in 2013. According to point 23 of this declaration, an approval from an ethics committee should have been obtained before undertaking the research. At a minimum, a statement including the project identification code, date of approval, and name of the ethics committee or institutional review board should be cited in the Methods Section of the article. Data relating to individual participants must be described in detail, but private information identifying participants need not be included unless the identifiable materials are of relevance to the research. Editors reserve the right to reject any submission that does not meet these requirements.

Example of an ethical statement: "All subjects gave their informed consent for inclusion before they participated in the study. The study was conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki, and the protocol was approved by the Ethics Committee of (NAME OF THE INSTITUTION)."

A written informed consent for publication must be obtained from participating subjects who can be identified. Subjects’ initials or other personal identifiers must not appear in any images.

Ethical Guidelines for the Use of Animals in Research

The editors will require that the benefits potentially derived from any research causing harm to animals are significant in relation to any cost endured by animals, and that procedures followed are unlikely to cause offense to the majority of readers. Authors should particularly ensure that their research complies with the commonly-accepted '3Rs':

  • Replacement of animals by alternatives wherever possible,
  • Reduction in number of animals used, and
  • Refinement of experimental conditions and procedures to minimize the harm to animals.

Any experimental work must also have been conducted in accordance with relevant national legislation on the use of animals for research. For further guidance authors should refer to the Code of Practice for the Housing and Care of Animals Used in Scientific Procedures.

Manuscripts containing original descriptions of research conducted in experimental animals must contain details of approval by a properly constituted research ethics committee. As a minimum, the project identification code, date of approval and name of the ethics committee or institutional review board should be cited in the Methods section.

European Journal Of Human Movement endorses the ARRIVE guidelines ( for reporting experiments using live animals. Authors and reviewers can use the ARRIVE guidelines as a checklist, which can be found at Home Office. Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986. Code of Practice for the Housing and Care of Animals Used in Scientific Procedures. Available online:

Borders and Territories

Potential disputes over borders and territories may have particular relevance for authors in describing their research or in an author or editor correspondence address, and should be respected. Content decisions are an editorial matter and where there is a potential or perceived dispute or complaint, the editorial team will attempt to find a resolution that satisfies parties involved.

Publication Ethics Statement

European Journal Of Human Movement follows the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). We fully adhere to its Code of Conduct and to its Best Practice Guidelines.

The editors of this journal enforce a rigorous peer-review process together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, image manipulation, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. The editors of European Journal Of Human Movement take such publishing ethics issues very seriously and are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero-tolerance policy.

Authors wishing to publish their papers in European Journal Of Human Movement must observe the following:

  • Disclose in the paper any facts that might be perceived as a possible conflict of interest of the author(s), compulsory prior to submission.
  • Authors should accurately present their research findings and include an objective discussion of the significance of their findings.
  • In order that other researchers may replicate the research work, data and methods used in the research need to be presented in sufficient detail in the paper.
  • Raw data should preferably be publicly deposited by the authors before submission of their manuscript. Authors need to at least have the raw data readily available for presentation to the referees and the editors of the journal, if requested. Authors need to ensure appropriate measures are taken so that raw data is retained in full for a reasonable time after publication.
  • Simultaneous submission of manuscripts to more than one journal, or publication at a later time of the same research in more than one journal is prohibited.
  • Republishing content that is not novel is not tolerated (for example, an English translation of a paper that is already published in another language will not be accepted).
  • If errors and inaccuracies are found by the authors after publication of their paper, they need to be promptly communicated to the editors of this journal so that appropriate actions can be taken.
  • Your manuscript should not contain any information that has already been published. If you include already published figures or images, please obtain the necessary permission from the copyright holder to publish under the CC-BY license.
  • Plagiarism, data fabrication and image manipulation are not tolerated. 
    • Plagiarism is not acceptable in European Journal Of Human Movement submissions.

Plagiarism includes copying text, ideas, images, or data from another source, even from your own publications, without giving any credit to the original source.

In case that some text would be copied from another source, must be done between quotes and the original source must be cited. If a study's design or the manuscript's structure or language has been inspired by previous works, these works must be explicitly cited.

The manuscript may be rejected in case that plagiarism would be detected during the peer review process. If it would be identified after publication, we may publish a correction or retract the paper.

Image files must not be manipulated or adjusted in any way that could lead to misinterpretation of the information provided by the original image. Irregular manipulation includes: 1) introduction, enhancement, moving, or removing features from the original image; 2) grouping of images that should obviously be presented separately (e.g., from different parts of the same gel, or from different gels); or 3) modifying the contrast, brightness or colour balance to obscure, eliminate or enhance some information. If irregular image manipulation is identified and confirmed during the peer review process, we may reject the manuscript. If irregular image manipulation is identified and confirmed after publication, we may correct or retract the paper.

Our in-house editors will investigate any allegations of publication misconduct and may contact the authors' institutions or funders if necessary. If evidence of misconduct is found, appropriate action will be taken to correct or retract the publication. Authors are expected to comply with the best ethical publication practices when publishing with European Journal Of Human Movement.

Citation policy

Authors should ensure that when material is taken from other sources (including their own published writing) the source is clearly cited and that where appropriate permission is obtained. 

Authors should not engage in excessive self-citation of their own work.

Authors should not copy references from other publications if they have not read the cited work.

Authors should not preferentially cite their own or their friends’, peers’, or institution’s publications.

Authors should not cite advertisements or advertorial material.

In accordance with COPE guidelines, we expect that “original wording taken directly from publications by other researchers should appear in quotation marks with the appropriate citations.” This condition also applies to an author’s own work. COPE have produced a discussion document on citation manipulation with recommendations for best practice.

Reviewer Suggestions

During the submission process, authors may suggest three potential reviewers with the appropriate expertise to review the manuscript. The editors will not necessarily approach these referees. Please provide detailed contact information (address, homepage, phone, e-mail address). The proposed referees should neither be current collaborators of the co-authors nor have published with any of the co-authors of the manuscript within the last five years. Proposed reviewers should be from different institutions to the authors. Authors may identify appropriate Editorial Board members of the journal as potential reviewers, or may suggest reviewers from among the authors that they frequently cite in their paper. Reviewers are asked to declare any conflicts of interest. Authors can also enter the names of potential peer reviewers they wish to exclude from consideration in the peer review of their manuscript, during the initial submission progress. The editorial team will respect these requests provided this does not interfere with the objective and thorough assessment of the submission

English Corrections

To facilitate proper peer-reviewing of your manuscript, it is essential that it is submitted in grammatically correct English.

If you are not a native English speaker, we recommend that you have your manuscript professionally edited before submission or read by a native English-speaking colleague. Professional editing will enable reviewers and future readers to read and assess the content of submitted manuscripts more easily, improving the quality of the paper.

Preprints and Conference Papers

European Journal Of Human Movement accepts articles that have previously been made available as preprints provided that they have not undergone peer review. A preprint is a draft version of a paper made available online before submission to a journal.

Expanded and high quality conference papers can be considered as articles if they fulfil the following requirements: (1) the paper should be expanded to the size of a research article; (2) the conference paper should be cited and noted on the first page of the paper; (3) if the authors do not hold the copyright of the published conference paper, authors should seek the appropriate permission from the copyright holder; (4) authors are asked to disclose that it is conference paper in their cover letter and include a statement on what has been changed compared to the original conference paper. European Journal Of Human Movement does not publish pilot studies or studies with inadequate statistical power.


European Journal Of Human Movement follows the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) guidelines which state that, in order to qualify for authorship of a manuscript, the following criteria should be observed:

  • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
  • Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  • Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  • Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Those who contributed to the work but do not qualify for authorship should be listed in the acknowledgements. More detailed guidance on authorship is given by the International Council of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

Any change to the author list should be approved by all authors including any who have been removed from the list. The corresponding author should act as a point of contact between the editor and the other authors and should keep co-authors informed and involve them in major decisions about the publication. We reserve the right to request confirmation that all authors meet the authorship conditions.

Editors and Journal Staff as Authors

Editorial independence is extremely important, and European Journal Of Human Movement does not interfere with editorial decisions.

Editorial staff or editors shall not be involved in the processing their own academic work. Submissions authored by editorial staff/editors will be assigned to at least two independent outside reviewers. Decisions will be made by other editorial board members who do not have conflict of interests with the author.

Editors and editors will take reasonable measures to identify and prevent the publication of articles in which there have been cases of misconduct in the investigation.

In no event will the publisher or editors encourage such improper conduct or knowingly allow such improper conduct to occur.

If the editor-in-Chief or editors of the journal become aware of any allegation of misconduct in the investigation, the editor-in-Chief will treat the allegations appropriately.

The journal should have guidelines for retracting or correcting articles when necessary.

Editors and copywriters should always be ready to post corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when necessary.

Conflict of Interest

According to The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, “Authors should avoid entering into agreements with study sponsors, both for-profit and non-profit, that interfere with authors’ access to all of the study’s data or that interfere with their ability to analyse and interpret the data and to prepare and publish manuscripts independently when and where they choose.” 

All authors must disclose all relationships or interests that could inappropriately influence or bias their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include but are not limited to financial interests (such as membership, employment, consultancies, stocks/shares ownership, honoraria, grants or other funding, paid expert testimonies and patent-licensing arrangements) and non-financial interests (such as personal or professional relationships, affiliations, personal beliefs). 

Authors could disclose potential conflicts of interest via the online submission system during the submission process. The corresponding author must include a summary statement in the manuscript in a separate section “Conflicts of Interest” placed just before the reference list. The statement should reflect all the collected potential conflict of interest disclosures in the form. 

If no conflicts exist, the authors should state:

"Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflicts of interest"

Editorial Procedures and Peer-Review

Initial Checks

All submitted manuscripts received by the Editorial Office will be checked by a professional in-house Managing Editor to determine whether they are properly prepared and whether they follow the ethical policies of the journal. Manuscripts that do not fit the journal's ethics policy or do not meet the standards of the journal will be rejected before peer-review. Manuscripts that are not properly prepared will be returned to the authors for revision and resubmission. After these checks, the Managing Editor will consult the journals’ Editor-in-Chief or Associate Editors to determine whether the manuscript fits the scope of the journal and whether it is scientifically sound. No judgment on the potential impact of the work will be made at this stage. Reject decisions at this stage will be verified either by the Editor-in-Chief or the Deputy Editor-in-Chief.


Once a manuscript passes the initial checks, it will be assigned to at least two independent experts for peer-review. A double-blind review is applied, where authors' identities are unknown to reviewers. Peer review comments are confidential and will only be disclosed with the express agreement of the reviewer.

In the case of regular submissions, in-house assistant editors will invite experts, including recommendations by an academic editor. These experts may also include Editorial Board members and Guest Editors of the journal. Potential reviewers suggested by the authors may also be considered. Reviewers should not have published with any of the co-authors during the past five years and should not currently work or collaborate with any of the institutions of the co-authors of the submitted manuscript.

Editorial Decision and Revision

All the articles, reviews and communications published in European Journal Of Human Movement go through the peer-review process and receive at least two reviews. The in-house editor will communicate the decision of the academic editor, which will be one of the following:

  • Accept after Minor Revisions: The paper is in principle accepted after revision based on the reviewer’s comments. Authors are given five days for minor revisions.
  • Reconsider after Major Revisions: The acceptance of the manuscript would depend on the revisions. The author needs to provide a point-by-point response or provide a rebuttal if some of the reviewer’s comments cannot be revised. Usually, only one round of major revisions is allowed. Authors will be asked to resubmit the revised paper within a suitable time frame, and the revised version will be returned to the reviewer for further comments. 
  • Reject and Encourage Resubmission: If additional experiments are needed to support the conclusions, the manuscript will be rejected, and the authors will be encouraged to re-submit the paper once further experiments have been conducted.
  • Reject: The article has serious flaws, and/or makes no original significant contribution. No offer of resubmission to the journal is provided.

All reviewer comments should be responded to in a point-by-point fashion. Where the authors disagree with a reviewer, they must provide a clear response. 

Author Appeals

Authors may appeal a rejection by sending an e-mail to the Editorial Office of the journal. The appeal must provide a detailed justification, including point-by-point responses to the reviewers' and/or Editor's comments. The Managing Editor of the journal will forward the manuscript and related information (including the identities of the referees) to the Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor, or Editorial Board member. The academic Editor being consulted will be asked to give an advisory recommendation on the manuscript and may recommend acceptance, further peer-review, or uphold the original rejection decision. A reject decision at this stage is final and cannot be reversed.

In the case of a special issue, the Managing Editor of the journal will forward the manuscript and related information (including the identities of the referees) to the Editor-in-Chief who will be asked to give an advisory recommendation on the manuscript and may recommend acceptance, further peer-review, or uphold the original rejection decision. A reject decision at this stage will be final and cannot be reversed.

Production and Publication

Once accepted, the manuscript will undergo professional copy-editing, English editing, proofreading by the authors, final corrections, pagination, and publication on the European Journal Of Human Movement website.

CONSORT Statement

European Journal Of Human Movement requires a completed CONSORT 2010 

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