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Authors are invited to make a submission to this journal. All submissions will be assessed by an Editor to determine whether they meet the aims and scope of this journal. Those considered to be a good fit will be sent for peer review before determining whether they will be accepted or rejected.

Before making a submission, authors are responsible for obtaining permission to publish any material included with the submission, such as photos, documents and datasets. All authors identified on the submission must consent to be identified as an author. Where appropriate, research should be approved by an appropriate ethics committee in accordance with the legal requirements of the study's country.

An Editor may desk reject a submission if it does not meet minimum standards of quality. Before submitting, please ensure that the study design and research argument are structured and articulated properly. The title should be concise and the abstract should be able to stand on its own. This will increase the likelihood of reviewers agreeing to review the paper. When you're satisfied that your submission meets this standard, please follow the checklist below to prepare your submission.

Journal of Human Sport and Exercise (JHSE) is an international publication in English. It features papers related to Performance Analysis of Sport and Physical Conditioning; Physical Education; Biomechanics; Sport Medicine, Nutrition & Health; Olympic Section; Reviews and any other areas directly related to physical education and sport. All contributions must be original and be directly related to education and sport or serve as the basis for future application to research in such areas. 

Contributions will only be accepted through our web platform.


Authors must fill in completely and adequately all the data requested in the online forms and they must also provide the following files through our web platform:


Microsoft Word (.doc) or similar containing the following information:

  • Title of paper

It must be short and precise. It will be a single phrase without final point. No abbreviations or quotation marks will be used.

  • Short title or running head

You must adapt the title of paper to a maximum length of one line of text.

  • Name and surname of all authors, academic or professional title, and academic institution (Faculty, Department, Centre, etc.). City and country.

The names of academic institutions should be provided in English.

It is recommended to provide the ORCID of all authors (http://orcid.org/0000-0xxx-xxxx-xxxx).

  • Corresponding author

Name, postal and e-mail address, phone and fax number of the author responsible for correspondence on the manuscript.

  • A summary or abstract

It must be a single paragraph with a maximum length of 200 words, containing all the basic and relevant information of the manuscript content.

  • 3-6 keywords not included in the title.

Frequent and descriptive terms of the paper presented will be used. It is recommended to include the title of the section among the keywords. Examples: physical education, sports performance, biomechanics, sports medicine, sports nutrition, sports health, Olympism.

Note: This file will not be provided to reviewers.


Microsoft Word (.doc) or similar containing the following information:

This file must contain a certification signed by the author for correspondence stating that all co-authors have contributed to the published work and agree to its publication in JHSE.

Note: This file will not be provided to reviewers.


The document must be sent in Microsoft Word (.doc) or similar, double spaced, with an additional space between paragraphs and a 2 cm. margin throughout the page. The recommended font is Times New Roman 12. All papers must be written in English.

Main body:


Should be comprehensible to the general reader; give a clear statement of the purpose of the paper and provide relevant context to support the basis for the paper and the significance of the work; do not exhaustively review the literature.

Material and methods

In the Material & Methods section, give a clear description of the study and how it was carried out; specifically describe the procedures and materials used, so the study can be replicated; the subsections, with brief content descriptions, in order, are:

  • Participants: describe the sample: how many participants, how they were recruited. Provide basic demographics (age and SD, gender distribution, etc.).
  • Measures: each subsection here should describe one questionnaire or interview or objective observation. Include details of the origin of the measure, the number of items and subscales, format of responses, scoring and known psychometric qualities.
  • Procedures: explain how the experiment was done. Who tested participants, where were they tested or observed, etc.; if submitted papers contain clinical and animal research, approval of a local ethics committee is required
  • Analysis: describe the analyses applied to the data. It is helpful if you arrange this section to be coherent with the hypotheses.


Results should be presented precisely and should not contain material that is appropriate in the discussion; units, quantities, and formulas should be expressed according to the International System (SI units); all measurements should be given in metric units.


Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and conclusions derived from the study.


They should reflect the most relevant aspects of the results obtained with the study presented.


All references must be in alphabetical order, by first author, and in APA style at the end of the article. Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the latest edition of ISI Journal Title Abbreviations.

All references included must be quoted in the text (e.g. Pérez, 2005). In case there are more than one author, the rule is as follows: Smith and Jones (2007) stated that… or (Smith and Jones, 2007). Citing a reference with three authors or more: Smith et al. (2007) stated that… or (Smith et al., 2007). All references listed must be cited in the manuscript and referred to by author.

  • Tables: The text must only include the reference; tables must be submitted separately in XLS, JPG or GIF formats. The title must appear at the top of the table, and notes must be included at the bottom.
  • Figures: The text will only include the reference. They must be submitted separately in BMP, JPG, GIF or TIF formats.


To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to this journal, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties.

The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.

With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file (see under File in Word), by clicking on the following, beginning with File on the main menu of the Microsoft application: File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • This submission meets the requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • This submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • All references have been checked for accuracy and completeness.
  • All tables and figures have been numbered and labeled.
  • Permission has been obtained to publish all photos, datasets and other material provided with this submission.