Focus and Scope
Annales Kinesiologiae is an international interdisciplinary journal covering kinesiology and its related areas. It combines fields and topics directed towards the study research of human movement, physical activity, exercise and sport in the context of human life style and influences of specific environments.
The basic aim and the underlying editorial concept of the journal Annales Kinesiologiae is to publish articles that investigate kinesiologic issues and deepen the existing knowledge in order to provide results that will improve the quality of life. The mission of the journal is to promote the applicative nature of kinesiologic research and to enhance the practical value of its results by disseminating relevant scientific findings and arguments.
The journal publishes original scientific articles, technical notes and reports.
Peer Review Process
Each manuscript, meeting the technical standards and falling within the aims and scope of the journal, will be subjected to a double-blind peer-review. Authors can propose up to two reviewers for revision of their work and also up to two reviewers they would like to avoid.
The referees are chosen by the Editors. Assessments by the referees will be presented anonymously to the author and will be returned to the author for correction. The corrected copy of the manuscript, with the list of corrections on a separate page, should be returned to the responsible Editor.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.
Journal is indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
About the journal
The Annales Kinesiologiae Journal is a scientific journal focused on publishing scientific findings from the integrative field of kinesiology as well as the related natural and social sciences.
Kinesiology is quite a new scientific research field in Slovenia as well as in other parts of the world. It involves a specific integration of several natural and social sciences and results from human nature, because man is involved in motor and sport activities within their living environment. This nature is so diverse and complicated that cannot be completely managed and explained by a single science. Kinesiology includes and considers issues and topics related to the study of human organism in interaction with the environment and impacted by motor and sport activities factors.
The purpose of the journal is examination and deepening of the knowledge in the field of kinesiology in order to achieve a better quality of life. With the help of the research results, studies as well as scientific findings and arguments presented, we at the Journal want to promote the usefulness of kinesiology research and to enrich its practical value and results in practice.
The Annales Kinesiologiae Journal is published twice a year in English language, however, the abstracts and the titles of the papers are also published in Slovenian language. The Editorial Board consists of internationally established scientists and researchers.
This journal does not charge article processing charges (APCs) or submission charges.
The journal Annales Kinesiologiae is indexed in: SportDiscus and DOAJ.
ISSN (print) 2232-2620 ISSN (online) 2335-4240
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
Journal Annales Kinesiologiae aspires to follow the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors, revised and approved by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Council in 2011.
Duties of Editors:
Editor-in-Chief is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor may be guided by the editorial policies of the journal and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor may confer with the members of the Editorial Board or reviewers in making this decision. All submitted manuscripts are subject to peer-review process.
An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the nature of the authors or the host institution including race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. In the case of a misconduct investigation, Annales Kinesiologiae may disclose material to third parties (e.g., an institutional investigation committee or other editors).
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should excuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern.
Involvement and cooperation in investigations
Annales Kinesiologiae will respond to all allegations or suspicions of research or publication misconduct raised by readers, reviewers, or other editors. Cases of possible plagiarism or duplicate/redundant publication will be assessed by the journal. In other cases, Annales Kinesiologiae may request an investigation by the institution or other appropriate bodies.
Duties of Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. The factors that are taken into account in review are relevance, soundness, significance and originality. With the help of the reviewers’ comments, final decision (accepted or accepted with minor revision or accepted with major revision or rejected) will be sent to the corresponding author. If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted.
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Editors will take reviewer misconduct seriously and pursue any allegation of breach of confidentiality, non-declaration of conflicts of interest (financial or non-financial), inappropriate use of confidential material, or delay of peer review for competitive advantage. Allegations of serious reviewer misconduct, such as plagiarism, will be taken to the institutional level.
Duties of Authors
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable. The research must meet all applicable standards for the ethics of experimentation and research integrity.
Data Access and Retention
Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Originality and Plagiarism
Authors should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere - fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. The authors should ensure that their work is entirely original works, and if an author has used the work and/or words of others, that this original is been appropriately cited or quoted and accurately reflects individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Hazards and human or animal subjects
If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Neither the editors nor the Editorial Board are responsible for authors’ expressed opinions, views, and the contents of the published manuscripts in the journal. The originality, proofreading of manuscripts and errors are the sole responsibility of the individual authors.
All manuscripts submitted for review and publication in the journal go under double-blind reviews for authenticity, ethical issues, and useful contributions. Decisions of the reviewers are the only tool for publication in the journal and will be final.
Sources of Support
The journal Annales Kinesiologiae was first published in 2010. Since then, it has been published twice a year by ANNALES ZRS, Scientific Publishing House of ZRS Koper, run by the Science and Research Centre Koper.