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Author Guidelines

The first step to be able to submit a scientific article to the European Journal of Human Movement is to register on the journal management platform. To do this, click on the tab “REGISTER”.

Secondly, the authors must complete the cover letter and transfer of rights in agreement with the following MODEL. Then, this letter must be enclosed as a separate file together with the submission of the article.

If you have any doubts about the above procedure, please consult this link: MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION GUIDE.



The following publication standards are based on the APA Style Manual. Original manuscripts must be sent in Microsoft Word format (doc or docx), without the authors’ names, through the journal’s virtual platform submission system, together with a cover letter (follow model provided by the journal). The following documents must be sent:

  • Original manuscript (without the authors’ names)
  • Cover letter and Transfer of rights
  • Tables, figures and images
  • Additional material


The manuscripts will be presented in agreement with the following order and structure:

1.1.        Title page and Abstract. First page of the manuscript

As the front page of the manuscript, this first page will contain

Title of the article. Concise but informative title, written in English, which will include as many significant terms as possible. If necessary, a subtitle will be added that will have no more than 40 letters and spaces.

Abstract of the work. The Abstract of the work, which will have between 150 and 200 words, written in English. In the case of original articles, its contents will be divided up into four sections (structured abstract): Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion. The reason and objective of the research, the methodology used, the most outstanding results and the main conclusions will be described concisely in each one of them. Emphasis will be placed on new and relevant aspects of the work. In the case of Special Collaborations (work that does not adapt to the IMR&C Structure) the work will be summed up without dividing it into these four sections.

Keywords: 4-8 keywords or short sentences written in English, will be specified below the abstract, which will identify the content of the work for its inclusion in national and international databases and catalogues. As many words as possible will be included, up to a maximum of eight. Controlled referenced terms must be used.


1.2.     Manuscript text (written in English). Second page of the manuscript

The second and following pages will be dedicated to the text of the manuscript (19 pages) written in English. In the case of Reviews or Technical Notes and other modalities, the manuscript may be organised into convenient sections for better understanding. However, original works must adapt insofar as possible to the following sections: Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion:

Introduction: This must include the bases and the purpose of the study, using only those bibliographic quotes that are strictly necessary. It will not include data or conclusions of the work presented.

Material and methods: It will be presented as accurately as possible for the reader to understand and confirm the development of the research. Previously published sources and methods must only be described briefly and providing the respective quotes, unless modifications have been made to them. How the sample size was calculated and the sampling method used, where necessary, will be described. Reference will be made to the type of analysis used. If it is original methodology, the reasons that have led to its use must be set out, describing possible limitations.

When the works are experimental, and human or animal groups have been used, indication will be given that the ethical criteria approved by the relative commission of the site where the study has been carried out have been taken into account and, where appropriate, if the agreements of the revised version of the Declaration of Helsinki, October 2000, drawn up by the World Medical Association ( have been respected. Neither the names nor the initials of the people who have participated in and form part of the sample studied must be used. When reference is made to substances or chemicals, the generic name must be indicated as well as the doses and administration route.

Results: These will appear in a logic sequence in the text, tables or figures and the same data must not be repeated in all of them. Important observations should be highlighted. Observations made with respect to the material and methods used will be described, without interpretations and without making value judgements.

Discussion and Conclusions: These will sum up the findings, associating own observations with other studies of interest and indicating the contributions and limitations of both cases. Data or other material already mentioned in previous sections must not be repeated in detail. Mention the inferences of the findings and their limitations, including deductions for future research. Link the conclusions to the objectives of the study, avoiding unwarranted assertions and conclusions that are not entirely supported by the data of the work.

Acknowledgements: Only those people who have made substantial contributions to the study, but who cannot be qualified as authors, will be acknowledged for their collaboration. The author must have their consent in writing. Likewise, the Council Science Editors (CSE) advises authors, where appropriate, to give an explicit statement of the source of funding for the research and for such source to be included in the acknowledgements (CSE 2000)(Conflicts of Interest and the Peer Review Process. Draft for CSE member review, posted 3/31/00.

Bibliography: The bibliography must be included after the discussion or acknowledgements if there are any, in the way indicated above, and according to the order of appearance in the text with the respective numbers.

The style for the references that appear figure below in the examples should be followed.  This style is based on the sixth edition of the APA standards:

The names of the journals must be abbreviated according to existing consensus in the area of knowledge and whenever there is a reference list.

All the authors will be mentioned, up to six, or the first six and et al. when there are seven or more.

The bibliographic list must be corrected by the author, comparing it with the citations in the text.  Avoid the use of imprecise sentences as bibliographic citations. Those that require clarifications such as "unpublished observations" cannot be used, or "personal paper", although they may be cited within the text in brackets. Accepted, but still unpublished works will be included in the bibliographic citations specifying the name of the journal, followed by the expression "in print". 

Bibliographic citations must be taken from the original documents, always indicating the first and final page of the work they come from. In order to guarantee coherence, the journal management may, at any time during the editorial process, request the authors to send the first page (photocopy) of each one of the works cited in the bibliography.

In order to distinguish between references better, indentation will be used in the paragraphs.





Journal article, single author

Papaiakovou, Georgios (2013). Kinematic and kinetic differences in the execution of vertical jumps between people with good and poor ankle joint dorsiflexion. Journal of Sports Sciences, 31(13), 1789-1796.

Journal article, two authors

Klimowski, R., Palmer, S. (1993). The ADA and the hiring process in organizations. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 45(2), 10-36.

Journal article, three to five authors

Folstein, M.F., Folstein, S.E., & McHugh, P.R. (1975). ‘Mini-mental state’. A practical method for grading the cognitive state of patients for the clinician. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 12, 189–198. doi:10.1016/0022‐3956(75)90026‐6

De Cocker, K.A., De Bourdeaudhuij, I.M., & Cardon, G.M. (2009). What do pedometer counts represent? A comparison between pedometer data and data from four different questionnaires. Public Health Nutrition, 12(1), 74–81. doi:10.1017/S1368980008001973

Nagano, A., Komura, T., & Fukashiro, S. (2004). Effects of series elasticity of the muscle tendon complex on an explosive activity performance with a counter movement. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 20(1): 85–94.

Journal article, six authors

Stratton, G., Canoy, D., Boddy, L. M., Taylor, S. R., Hackett, A. F., & Buchan, I. E. (2007). Cardiorespiratory fitness and body mass index of 9-11-year-old English children: A serial cross-sectional study from 1998 to 2004. International Journal of Obesity, 31(7), 1172–1178.

Journal article, in press

Bekerian, D. A. (in press). In search of the typical eyewitness. American Psychologist.

Bekerian, D. A. (in press-a). Role of early supervisory experience in supervisor performance. American Psychologist.

Bekerian, D. A. (in press-b). Self- and spouse ratings of anger and hostility as predictors of coronary heart disease. American Psychologist.

Non-English Journal article, with title translated into English

Zajonc, R. B. (1992). Bischofs gefühlvolle Verwirrunggen über die Gefühlle [Bischof's emotional fluster over the emotions]. Psychologische Rundschau, 40, 574-576.



References to complete books

Winter, D.A. (1990). Biomechanics and motor control of human movement (2nd ed.). Toronto: John Wiley & Sons.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (1992). Estimated resident population by age and sex in statistical local areas, New South Wales, June 1990 (Nº 3209.1). Australian Capital Territory: ABS

Published book

Bekerian, D. A. (Ed.). (1992). People in organizations: An introduction to organizational behavior. New York: McGraw Hill.

Book with no author or editor

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (10ª ed.). Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster.

Encyclopaedia or dictionary

Williams, Gareth, et. Al. (2010). Black´s Dictionary of Physical Education and School Sport. London: A & C Black.

Chapter of book

Haybron, D.M. (2008). Philosophy and the science of subjetctive well-being. In M. Eid & R. J. Larsen (Eds), The science of subjective well-being (pp. 17-43). New York: Guilford Press.

Scientific meetings (Congresses, Symposiums and Seminars)

Bekerian, D. A. (1992). A motivational approach to the self. In R. DeMaier (Ed.), Nebraska Symposium of Motivation: Vol. 38. Perspectives on motivation (pp. 574-596). Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Dissertations (Doctoral or Master’s)

Bower, D. L. (1993). Employee assistant programs supervisory referrals: Characteristics of referring and nonreferring supervisors. Unpublished dissertation. University of Missouri, Columbia.

Berdejo del Frasno, D. (2013). Body composition fitness level ans training load controlled through the batloc tool in female british basketball. Toledo: Universidad de Castilla La Mancha.

Electronic books

De Huff, E. W. (n.d.). Taytay’s tales: Traditional Pueblo  Indian tales. Retrieved from




Author, A. (date). Title of document [Format description]. Retrieved from http://xxxxxxxxx

Websites without author

New child vaccine gets funding boost. (2001). Retrieved March 21, 2001, from

Websites neither author nor date

Heuristic. (n.d.). In Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved April 4, 2003 from


United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2008). Indiana income limits [Data file]. Retrieved March 28, 2009, from


Ross (2013, Dec 31) Eero Mäntyranta – Finland’s champion. 1937-2013: Obituary [Web log post]. Retrieved from

Abbreviations: Only universally accepted standard abbreviations must be used. When the aim is to shorten a term that is frequently used in the text, the relative abbreviation, in brackets, must be included the first time it appears. Roman numerals will not be used in the text, and for decimals, the decimal point will be used on the right of the zero and not the coma used. Trade names will not be used unless necessary, in which case the first time they are used they will be accompanied by the symbol.



 The manuscript must be accompanied by a Cover Letter that will include the following sections (the model provided by the journal should be used):

  • Request for consideration of the manuscript.
  • Title of the article (concise but informative), in English, which will include as many significant terms as possible. If necessary a subtitle will be added which will have no more than 40 letters and spaces.
  • Authorship of the work and order of signatures. Name and surname of the authors bearing in mind the form and order of signature for indexing and international databases (for Latin American authors, see formulated recommendations The authors’ e-mails must be included as well as each author’s work centre.
  • Identification of the corresponding author.
  • Abstract of the work, theme adaptation to the journal, its novelties and original contributions.
  • Declaration of not being simultaneously submitted to the journals.
  • Information about grants, aid or financial support (when this is the case).
  • Acceptance of changes by the journal.
  • Transfer of rights to the journal. All authors must sign this section whereby they confer the publication and exploitation rights of the work to the journal (if accepted).

The author must keep a copy of the original to avoid irrecoverable losses or damage to the material.

Sending original manuscripts to the journal has no cost to authors. The journal will not charge any amount for the revision, layout and publication of the scientific article.



The figures and tables must clarify and provide substantial and repeated information to the work and number will be reduced to the minimum necessary. The APA 6th ed. standards will be used as reference.

Tables: Tables must be presented within the original manuscript and on a separate sheet, numbered according to order of appearance in the text with Arabic numerals. They will be used to clarify important points.  Double documentation in the form of tables and figures will not be accepted. Titles or footnotes accompanying them must perfectly explain their content. The title of the tables is inserted above them. The notes are inserted below the table in italics and with a smaller font size than in the rest of the document. Legends must not be written in italics, in bold type or changes of fonts, and no shading must be used.



Figures and images: All types of photographs, charts or drawings will be considered as figures. An Arabic numeral will be assigned to them according to their order of appearance in the text, and they will be identified with the term Figure. Any text in the figures must be written in capital letters. They must be designed so that they fit on an A4 sheet of paper. Tables sent must have good contrast, preferably in black and white as the printed version of the European Journal of Movement is not in colour. If the authors decide to send figures in colours, these would only be displayed in the digital edition.  It must be verified that the colours are perfectly differentiable when the image is converted into grey tones (paper edition). Legends must not be written in italics, in bold type or changes of fonts, and no shading must be used. The title of the figures is inserted below them.  Notes are inserted after the title.

Figures will be inserted within the manuscript (in a low quality version so that the document does not weigh too much). Likewise, each figure or image must be sent individually through the platform in TIFF format with a resolution of at least 300ppp.  The names of those files will correspond to the numbering on the figure (Fig1.tif; Fig2.tif).





FIGURE X. Representación gráfica de las fases que determinan el salto vertical con contramovimiento y representación gráfica de las contribuciones positivas de los cinco segmentos del modelo junto a los eventos que inician la contribución.



The editorial staff of the EJHM is responsible for and must remind its collaborators of the following aspects:

  • When experiments that have been performed on human beings are described, indication must be given as to whether the procedures followed are in agreement with the ethical standards of the responsible human experimentation committee (institutional or regional) and with the 1975 Declaration of Helsinki, revised in 2000. No names, initials or numbers of hospital must be used, above all in the figures. When experiments on animals are described, indication must be given as to whether the guidelines of an international research council or institution or a national law that regulates the care and use of laboratory animals have been followed.
  • Have publication permission from the institution that has funded the research.
  • The journal does not accept previously published material. Authors are responsible for obtaining the necessary authorisations to partially reproduce material (text, tables or figures) from other publications and for correctly citing their origin.


Conflict of Interests. The journal expects authors to declare any commercial association that might represent a conflict of interests in relation to the article submitted.

Authorship. The list of signing authors must only include those persons who have intellectually contributed to the development of the work. Having helped compile data or having participated in any technique are not on their own sufficient criteria to appear as an author. In general, to appear as an author, the following requirements must be satisfied:

  • Have participated in the design and execution of the work that has resulted in the article in question.
  • Have participated in drafting text and in possible reviews of the same.
  • Have approved the version that is finally going to be published.

The Journal declines any responsibility with respect to possible conflicts derived from the authorship of the works that are published in the Journal. 


Informed Consent. The authors must mention in the methods section that the procedures used on the patients and controls have been carried out after obtaining informed consent.

Transmission of Copyright. An Identification Transfer of Rights Form (provided by the journal) will be enclosed with the manuscript or will form part of the cover letter.  It will be signed by all authors.



The EJHM Management Platform acknowledges receipt of the work. Likewise, the system keeps the authors informed of the situation of their manuscript.

Judgements and opinions expressed in the articles and papers published in the Journal are the author(s) and not necessarily shared by the Editorial Committee.

Both the Editorial Committee and the Spanish Association of Sport Sciences decline any responsibility with respect to the material published.


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.

  1. Original manuscript, written in English, sent in Microsoft Word format (doc or docx) with single spacing in Times New Roman 10.
  2. 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.
  3. The length of the original manuscript, including tables, figures and bibliography must not exceed 20 pages on A4 paper.
  4. The running title of the manuscript and the keywords is included in English.
  5. The abstract in English adapts to the publication standards (150-200 words) insofar as words are concerned and it must include the objectives, design or material and methods, results, conclusions and/or discussion.
  6. The original manuscript has been reviewed at linguistic level to guarantee its quality (in the case of non-Anglo-Saxon authors).
  7. Hyperlinks included in the documents have been verified and work correctly.
  8. The manuscript responds to the structure required in the publication standards (IMR&C).
  9. The manuscript describes all the sources, materials, equipment and elements used, both in terms of research groups and the comprehensiveness of the study.
  10. An expert in the area could reproduce its study, experiment, analysis, etc. based on the methodology described.
  11. All the objectives initially set out are resolved.
  12. The conclusions are based on the results obtained.
  13. When appropriate, statistical analyses have been used, and these have been reviewed by a statistics expert.
  14. The Bibliographic References have been reviewed and adapt in style and format to APA standards, 6th ed.
  15. The citations within the text correspond to the bibliographic references and vice versa.
  16. The DOI of all the works in the references is included.
  17. Where appropriate, the figures and tables provide additional information that is not repeated in the text. The graphic quality has been verified.
  18. Where appropriate, the unit system used has been reviewed.
  19. Abbreviations are given after they are first mentioned in the text.
  20. Where appropriate, the ethical standards used are mentioned.
  21. Where appropriate, informed consents of experimentation with humans and animals are enclosed with the manuscript, as well as reproduction permits.
  22. Cover letter (Download here). The title is included.
  23. The order of signature of the authors is established
  24. Institutional and/or professional memberships of each one of the authors are included.
  25. The address of the main author or corresponding author is included, as well as the telephone number, and e-mail address.
  26. Where appropriate, grants, aid or financial support are declared. Origin.
  27. The originality, novelty of the work and its typology are indicated (originals, reviews and technical notes).

  28. The cover letter includes an annex signed by the authors assuming responsibility for the authorship and transferring the copyrights to the editor.
  29. 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)
  30. Titles of the tables and figures are sufficiently descriptive to be understandable if they are taken out of context from the original manuscript.
  31. Tables and figures not prepared by the authors include details of authorship at the foot.
  32. The colours of the figures are sufficiently contrasting to be functional in black-and-white printers.
  33. In the case of tables, a Microsoft Word document is enclosed where all the tables appear in order of appearance in the manuscript.

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