European Journal of Human Movement EISSN: 2386-4095
Journal edited by Spanish Sport Science Association.
Editor-in-Chief: Manuel Moya Ramón
Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission compliance with all the following items. Submissions might be returned to authors that do not follow these guidelines.
Before submitting the manuscript, please:
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 is concise and comprehensive. Full experimental details must be provided to reproduce the results in future research. Manuscripts submitted to European Journal Of Human Movement must not have been be previously published nor be under consideration for publication in another journal. The main article types are as follows:
Manuscripts for European Journal of Human Movement must be submitted online at http://eurjhm.com. 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 on 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 email@example.com. Supplementary files may be sent 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.
European Journal of Human Movement only accepts submissions under the template provided to the authors:
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 have been 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.
These sections should appear in all manuscript types
Research Manuscript Sections
Additional information to include in your manuscript file
Preparing Figures, Schemes and Tables
Supplementary Material, Data Deposit and Software Source Code
To maintain the integrity, transparency and reproducibility of research records, authors are encouraged to make their experimental and research data openly available either by depositing it into data repositories or by publishing the data and files as supplementary information in this journal.
Computer Code and Software
For work in which novel computer code was developed, authors should release the code either by depositing in a recognized, public repository or uploading it as supplementary information to the publication. The name and version of all software used should be clearly indicated.
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.
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 a 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 (https://www.wma.net/what-we-do/medical-ethics/declaration-of-helsinki/), 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':
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 (www.nc3rs.org.uk/ARRIVE) for reporting experiments using live animals. Authors and reviewers can use the ARRIVE guidelines as a checklist, which can be found at www.nc3rs.org.uk/ARRIVEchecklist. Home Office. Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986. Code of Practice for the Housing and Care of Animals Used in Scientific Procedures. Available online: http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/hc8889/hc01/0107/0107.pdf.
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:
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 were copied from another source, this 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 is detected during the peer review process. If it were 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; 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.
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.
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.
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 pre-prints provided that they have not undergone peer review. A pre-print 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:
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 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.
Editors and copywriters should always be ready to post corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when necessary.
Conflict of Interest
According to The ICMJE, “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 must 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
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. Rejected 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, in which the authors' identities are unknown to the 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 any works with any of the co-authors during the previous five years and should not currently be working or collaborating 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:
All reviewer comments should answered to in a point-by-point fashion. Where the authors disagree with a reviewer, they must provide a clear response.
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.
Article processing charge
All articles published in the European Journal of Human Movement are open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication. From the 1st of January of 2022, we will continue our activity by an article-processing charge (APC) that covers the range of publishing services we provide. This includes the provision of online tools for editors and authors, article production and hosting, liaison with abstracting and indexing services, and customer services. The APC, payable when your manuscript is editorially accepted and before publication, is charged to either you, or your funder, institution, or employer. The cost is 200 euros per article for authors outside the Spanish Association of Sport Science. For the members of this association, there will be a 20% reduction of the APC per member-author.
European Journal of Human Movement requires a completed CONSORT 2010
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