Scholars Research Library

Scholars Research Library

European Journal of Sports & Exercise Science

Authors Guidelines

Authors are expected to submit manuscripts by strictly following the guidelines provided here. We recommend authors to go through the guidelines carefully in order to get familiarized with the content and style of the ‘Scholars Research Library’. Authors can also have a glance at the articles placed in the ‘Scholars Research Library’ to get familiarity with our publication style.

Scholars Research Library accepts manuscripts in the form of Research articles, Review articles, addendums, announcements, book reviews, rapid communications, letters to the Editor, annual meetings reports, conferences proceedings, case reports, meeting summaries, news, product reviews, article commentaries, calendars, hypotheses, orations and analyses.

Guidelines for Research Articles

Research articles are the manuscripts written based on the original data collected through a systematic study. It is also called as primary research as it collects firsthand information on the topic. Research Articles must clearly state the issue under study in the title. It must provide an abstract of 500-800 words that must briefly discus the aims and objectives of the study, mentioning the methods and materials used. The data analyzed with the help of statistical tools determines the reliability of the statement. Conclusions are drawn based on the study outcome. Research articles must strictly adhere to our reference style.

For Review articles

Review articles provide an overview of the topic under study by reviewing the existing literature. Review articles however should follow the manuscript writing style discussed above for research articles, starting from the statement of the problem till the conclusion and reference style.

For Commentaries

Commentaries are short articles written mostly by the veteran and experienced writers on a specific development, research findings, recent innovations that fall in line with the theme of the journal. This article presents authors’ view point on the interpretations, analyses or methods used in a particular study. It also allows author’s to comment on the strength and weakness of the theory or hypothesis. This type of article promotes discussion on current issues concerning science and is relatively short articles. Unlike research and review articles, commentaries may not possess research methodology, data interpretation etc, as it is based on the expert’s observation or opinion.

For Case studies

Case studies present an exclusive overview of patient’s experiences from the medical or clinical point of view. Case studies contribute significantly in advancing our understanding about a particular physiological, clinical or psychological condition. This study is expected to discuss the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. By providing clear and brief description of the case, case studies must be able to sum up the entire issue under investigation.

For Editorials

Editorial is an article that represents opinion of the author about a particular issue. It is considered as concise commentary on a currently published article in that journal. They are meant to influence public opinion, and promote critical thinking.

For Clinical / Medical images

The photographic representation of clinical and medical research not exceed 5 figures can be considered for publication with a description of 300 words. Images need not carry any references and citations and in exceptional cases three references can be allowed.

For Letters to the Editor/Concise Communications

This category does not follow the writing styles discussed above. . Letters to editors generally reflects the reader’s viewpoints related to articles already published in that particular journal. It should be concise, comprehensive and brief in which the reader may accept or differ a particular case or research findings.

The manuscript should be in the following order:

The following sections give a brief overview of the main elements of an article.

  • Title page
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements (if any)
  • References

Title page

  • Title: Title should convey the concept and importance of the paper to non-specialist readers.
  • It should be concise, informative and meaningful to the readers. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
  • Present the all authors of the paper and it should contain full names.
  • Indicate author’s affiliation with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author’s name and in front of the appropriate address.
  • Full postal address of each affiliation can be presented either in end note or footnote
  • Clearly indicate, who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication and post-publication. Ensure that telephone and fax numbers (with country code and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.

Abstract :

  • Abstract should convey the concept and the importance of the paper to non- specialist reader. It should give readers concise information about the content of the article.
  • It should be informative, accessible and include a brief account of the issue under investigation or study by quoting the principle results and conclusion.
  • It should be suitable for direct inclusion in abstracting services with word limit 250 words.

Keywords:

  • Author should provide at least 5 key words after abstract.

Introduction

  • It should present the objective of the work and should provide adequate background and scope of the subject, novelty of research work and finally the organization of the paper.

Materials and Method:

  • In the first paragraph, permissions from animal ethical committee should be mentioned if it is applicable for the study.
  • The cutting edge of the techniques should be with proper references.
  • The method followed should be explained clearly and should provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced.
  • Systematic rules of IUPAC or chemical abstract should be followed to name the chemical compounds. Units and dimensions should be expressed in accordance to the metric system and SI units.

Results:

  • The results should discuss the details main findings and outcomes of the study.
  • It should include tables to improve the conciseness or where the information cannot be given satisfactorily in other ways such as histograms or graphs.
  • Each table should have an explanatory caption or labelling.

Conclusion:

  • This section should highlight the novelty and significance of the work by mentioning suggestions if any for further studies in this direction.

Acknowledgements:

  • It should include the information related to research grant financial support and assistance of colleagues or similar notes of appreciation at the end.

Article format:

  • Page format: Manuscripts should be prepared as word processing documents on A4, r, leaving a liberal margin (2 cm) on all four sides. The manuscript should be typed double-spaced throughout including references and tables. All figures and tables should be in the text and one additional copy given on a separate page. Fonts: Times New Roman with a point size 12.
  • Tables: Tables should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals in the text itself with an explanatory caption which should be concise and opt.
  • Figures and images: The figures and images should be clear, easy to read and of good quality. All the figures/images must be in the text and be numbered with Arabic numerals. To help in formatting images (including tables and figures) or multimedia files, please submit them as separate attachments

References

The references should be cited in the text in large brackets not in superscript or subscript. A complete reference should comprise the following:

Article in a journal

  • Author's Initials Surname
  • journal
  • year
  • volume
  • issue
  • page no

MM Youle; DA Hawkins; P Collins; DC Shanson; R Evans; N Oliver; Lawrence A. Lancet, 1988, 2, 341.

BookAuthor's Initials, Surname. Title,Edition, Publisher, Place of publication, Year of publication; pageno.

RL Ashley. In Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Infections, 3rd ed., Marcel Dekker, New York, 1999; pp. 489-513. Thesis

Author's Initials, Surname. MSc/PhD/DScthesis, University (town, country, year of publication).

RJ David. PhD thesis, Edinburgh University (Edinburgh, UK, 1998).

 Patents: AB Inventor1, CD Inventor, (Holder), Country Code and patent number (registration year).

 Submission Checklist

The following items should be included:

  • Manuscript
  • Cover letter
  • Names of potential referees(if any)

 ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGES

European Journal of Sports & Exercise Science (EJSES) is self-financed and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the Journal operates solely through processing charges we receive from the authors. The handling fee is required to meet its maintenance. Being an Open Access Journal, EJSES does not collect subscription charges from readers that enjoy free online access to the articles. Authors are hence required to pay a fair handling fee for processing their articles. However, there are no submission charges. Authors are required to make payment only after their manuscript has been accepted for publication. Article processing fee or Manuscript handling cost is USD1800.