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Instructions for Authors
Biology of Sport is an international scientific peer-reviewed journal, published quarterly in both paper and electronic format. The journal publishes articles concerning basic and applied sciences in sport, physical exercise, sports medicine, pharmacology, training and testing as well as in other biological and social aspects related to sport. Priority is given to inter-disciplinary papers.
The editor-in-chief of Biology of Sport, Prof. Ryszard Grucza, can be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Address of the editor:
Prof. Ryszard Grucza
Institute of Sport
P.O. Box 30
PL 01-982 Warsaw 45
(Biology of Sport)
tel/fax: +48 22 835 09 77.
Biology of Sport is the official journal of the Institute of Sport in Warsaw, Poland, published since 1984.
I. GENERAL INFORMATION
Biology of Sport invites the submission of high quality original research articles, short communications and review papers. Please note that only those manuscripts that have not been published anywhere else are eligible for consideration. The only exception is
the presentation of preliminary data (i.e. abstract); in such cases the authors are obliged to make an appropriate note in the manuscript. A cover letter must be signed by all authors stating that all the above requirements have been appropriately fulfilled and that they agree to publication of the manuscript in the Biology of Sport. The authors are solely responsible for the scientific content as well as for the ethical and legal aspects of their work.
All manuscripts will be evaluated by two independent reviewers and the editors. The authors will be informed about the opinions of the referees concerning acceptance, improvement or rejection of the manuscript. All editors’ decisions are final.
Authors are required to pay a fee of 50 Euro (or 200 Polish zloty or 70 US dollars) via bank transfer along with manuscript submission. The corresponding author is responsible for all documentation necessary for proper processing of the bank transfer.
Payment should be made to:
SWIFT: WBK PPL PP XXX
Account Number (IBAN): PL08 1090 1014 0000 0001 1544 7928
In the title of transfer operation, the reference number of the manuscript, which is automatically given during the submission process, should be written.
The submission fee is not refundable regardless of acceptance or rejection of the manuscript.
After positive evaluation of the manuscript the authors will be requested to pay 100 Euro (or 400 Polish zloty or 140 US dollars) to the bank account of the publisher. Payment is intended to partially cover the cost associated with publication. The accepted manuscript will be published within the next 6 months.
Manuscripts that do not comply with the requirements for the scope of the journal, ethics, style, format and submission fee will not enter the peer-review process.
The copyright for publications appearing in the Biology of Sport belongs to the Institute of Sport located in Warsaw, Poland. Reproduction of the publication in any form or by any means requires the permission of the editors. The authors may reproduce their own work for non-commercial purposes with clear indication of the original publisher.
Content of the electronic version of Biology of Sport is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
II. MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
1. PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPT
Original articles should not exceed 20 typewritten pages, short communications no more than 6 pages, and review articles no more than 30 pages.
Articles should be submitted as text files, prepared in Microsoft Word with Times New Roman font, 12-point type, double-spaced with 3 cm margins on all sides. The articles are published in English. Manuscripts sent in other languages will not be accepted. English text verification before submission is strongly suggested for non-native English authors.
Submitted articles should include:
•Title: capital letters
•Authors: surname followed by initials and affiliation(s).
•Abstract: no more than 250 words, including objectives, methods, results and conclusions.
•Key words: up to 6 key words (preferably, according to the Index Medicus - Medical Subjects Headings (MeSH) terms (http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/mesh).
•Introduction – summary of current knowledge leading to the overall design and purpose of the study.
•Materials and Methods: clear description of methods applied in the study including subjects, intervention, measurements, data collection procedure and statistics.
The International System of Units (SI) and standard abbreviations should be used.
•Ethics: authors must declare that the experiments reported in the manuscript were performed in accordance with the ethical standards of the Helsinki Declaration.
Any doubts concerning fulfillment of the ethical standards will lead to rejection of
•Results: both positive and/or negative results of the study should be described in detail. There should be no repetition of data already presented in text, tables or figures.
•Discussion and Conclusion: results of the study should be critically discussed from
the point of view of limitations of the research project, method applied and current knowledge available in the literature. Main findings and novel elements of the results can be summarized in the Conclusions.
•Acknowledgements: information concerning financial support, technical assistance, and intellectual contributions not associated with authorship should be provided.
•Conflict of interest declaration.
•References: should be listed in alphabetical order and numbered according to
the alphabetical list. Except for review articles, the number of references is limited to 30 (review articles are limited to 80 references). The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references, which should follow the format adopted by the United States National Library of Medicine (Patrias K. National Library of Medicine Recommended Formats for Bibliographic Citation. Bethesda (MD): The Library; 1991) and employed in Index Medicus.
Example: Buśko K. Economical and optimal pedalling velocity characteristics during maximal and submaximal efforts on cycloergometer. Biol. Sport 2007;24:209-226.
•Figures and Tables: The figures and tables, counted together, should not exceed 3 journal pages (maximum of 12 tables and figures). Figure and Table legends should be numbered consecutively with a clear description of the content and identification of any symbols. Normally, all figures are printed in black but in the e-journal version color illustrations may be exceptionally printed.
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Authors’ statement: Papers must be accompanied by the authors’ statement, which is available on the journal’s webpage in section Information for Authors.
Permissions: Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material protected by copyright used in their manuscripts.
Reprints: reprints of individual articles are available only from authors. Reprints in large quantities, for commercial or academic use, may be purchased from the publisher.
2. MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION PATHWAY
To submit a manuscript via the web site (www.biolsport.com), go to the “Authors Pathway”, click on the text “Submit Manuscript”, and then follow the on-screen instructions. Firstly, you will need to log into the submission system. If you are already registered in MSM’s Author Database in Biology of Sport use your User ID and Password to log on.
If you are not already registered, you can register by clicking on the ‘Create Account’ button. You will be asked for basic personal/contact data.
To add a new article click on “Add new article” on the left side of the screen. Follow
Step 1 – Choose the scientific disciplines of your article;
Step 2 – Add article keywords. The system will automatically provide a list of similar words. Choose at least 3 keywords;
Step 3 – Enter authors’ names and affiliations by adding to the authors’ list. Choose corresponding author;
Step 4 – Add titles and abstracts in English. Select the type of article;
Step 5 – Add any comments, if necessary;
Step 6 – Add full text of article and other files;
The article will be sent to the editorial office. To see the article status select “My articles” from the left menu.
Once submitted for review, each manuscript will be assigned a unique reference number. This number should be used in any subsequent correspondence.
Address for subscription information, orders, changes of address:
Ars Polona JSC
Foreign Trade Enterprise
25 Obroncow Street
03-933 Warsaw, Poland
Annual Subscription Fee: 82 Euro + Postage
Last updating: 17.03.2011