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Author Guidelines

Manuscript preparation

a)         Language and Style: The language of Annales Kinesiologiae is USA English. The authors are responsible for the language, grammar, and style of the manuscript, which need to meet the criteria defined in the guidelines for authors. Manuscripts are required to follow a scientific style. The journal will be printed in grayscale.

b)         The length of the manuscript should not exceed 36,000 characters (excluding spaces).

            Text formatting: It is required to use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages. Times New Roman font size 12 is recommended, with double spacing between lines. Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables. Use an equation editor for equations.

c)         Miscellaneous: Whenever possible, use the SI units (Système international d’unités).

d)        The title page should include the title of the article (no more than 85 characters, including spaces), full name of the author(s) and affiliations (institution name and address) of each author; linked to each author using superscript numbers, as well as the corresponding author’s full name, telephone, and e-mail address.

e)         The authors are obliged to prepare two abstracts – one short abstract in English and one (translated) in Slovene language. For foreign authors translation of the abstract into Slovene will be provided. The content of the abstract should be structured into the following sections: purpose, methods, results, and conclusions. It should only contain the information that appears in the main text, and should not contain reference to figures, tables and citations published in the main text, and should not exceed 250 words.

f)         Under the abstract a maximum of 6 appropriate Keywords shall be given in English and in Slovene. For foreign authors the translation of the abstract and keywords into Slovene will be provided.

g)         The main text should include the following chapters: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgement (optional), and References. Individual parts of the text can form sub-sections.

h)         Each Table should be submitted on a separate page in a Word document after the Reference section. Tables should be double-spaced. Each table shall have a brief caption; explanatory matter should be in the footnotes below the table. Abbreviations used in the tables must be consistent with those used in the main text and figures. Definitions of symbols should be listed in the order of appearance, determined by reading horizontally across the table and should be identified by standard symbols. All tables should be numbered consecutively Table 1, etc. The preferred location of the table in the main text should be indicated preferably in a style as follows: *** Table 1 somewhere here ***.

i)          Captions are required for all Figures and shall appear on a separate manuscript page, under the table captions. Each figure should be saved as a separate file without captions and named as Figure 1, etc. Files should be submitted in *.tif or *.jpg format. The minimum figure dimensions should be 17x20 cm and a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Combinations of photo and line art should be saved at 600–900 dpi. Text (symbols, letters, and numbers) should be between 8 and 12 points, with consistent spacing and alignment. Font type may be Serif (Times Roman) or Sans Serif (Arial). Any extra white or black space surrounding the image should be cropped. Ensure that participant-identifying information (i.e., faces, names, or any other identifying features) should be omitted. All figures should be numbered consecutively Figure 1, etc. The preferred location of the figure in the main text should be indicated preferably in a style as follows: *** Figure 1 somewhere here ***.

j)          References

The journal uses the Harvard reference system (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed., 2010), see also: The list of references should only include work cited in the main text and being published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. References should be complete and contain up to six authors. If the author is unknown, start with the title of the work. If you are citing work that is in print but has not yet been published, state all the data and instead of the publication year write "in print".

Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work. Titles of references written in languages other than English should be additionally translated into English and enclosed within square brackets. Full titles of journals are required (no abbreviations).

Where available, DOI numbers should be provided in one of the following formats: DOI:10.1037/rmh0000008 or

Examples of reference citation in the text

One author: This research spans many disciplines (Enoka, 1994) or Enoka (1994) had concluded...

Two authors: This result was later contradicted (Greene & Roberts, 2005) or Greene and Roberts (2005) pointed out...

Three to five authors:

a) first citation: Šimunič, Pišot and Rittweger (2009) had found... or (Šimunič, Pišot & Rittweger, 2009)

b) Second citation: Šimunič et al. (2009) or (Šimunič et al., 2009)

Six or more authors:

Only the first author is cited: Di Prampero et al. (2008) or (Di Prampero et al., 2008).

Several authors for the same statement with separation by using a semicolon: (Biolo et al., 2008; Plazar & Pišot, 2009)

Examples of reference list:

The style of referencing should follow the examples below:


Latash, M. L. (2008). Neurophysiologic basis of movement. Campaign (USA): Human Kinetic.

Journal articles

Marušič, U., Meeusen, R., Pišot, R., & Kavcic, V. (2014). The brain in micro- and hypergravity : the effects of changing gravity on the brain electrocortical activity. European journal of sport science, 14(8), 813-822. DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2014.908959

De Boer, M. D., Seynnes, O., Di Prampero, P., Pišot, R., Mekjavić, I., Biolo, G., et al. (2008). Effect of 5 weeks horizontal bed rest on human muscle thickness and architecture of weight bearing and non-weight bearing muscles. European journal of applied physiology, 104(2), 401-407.

Book chapters

Šimunič, B., Pišot, R., Mekjavić, I. B., Kounalakis, S. N. & Eiken, O. (2008). Orthostatic intolerance after microgravity exposures. In R. Pišot, I. B. Mekjavić, & B. Šimunič (Eds.), The effects of simulated weightlessness on the human organism (pp. 71-78). Koper: University of Primorska, Scientific and research centre of Koper, Publishing house Annales.

Rossi, T., & Cassidy, T. (in press). Teachers’ knowledge and knowledgeable teachers in physical education. In C. Hardy, & M. Mawer (Eds.), Learning and teaching in physical education. London (UK): Falmer Press.

Conference proceeding contributions

Volmut, T., Dolenc, P., Šetina, T., Pišot, R. & Šimunič, B. (2008). Objectively measures physical activity in girls and boys before and after long summer vacations. In V. Štemberger, R. Pišot, & K. Rupret (Eds.) Proceedings of 5th International Symposium A Child in Motion “The physical education related to the qualitative education” (pp. 496-501). Koper: University of Primorska, Faculty of Education Koper, Science and research centre of Koper; Ljubljana: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education.

Škof, B., Cecić Erpić, S., Zabukovec, V., & Boben, D. (2002). Pupils' attitudes toward endurance sports activities. In D. Prot, & F. Prot (Eds.), Kinesiology – new perspectives, 3rd International scientific conference (pp. 137–140), Opatija: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.

  3. Where available, URLs for the references or DOI numbers have been provided in one of the following formats: DOI:10.1037/rmh0000008 or

  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are saved as a separate file without captions and named as Figure 1, etc. Files of illustrations, figures and tables should be captioned formatted and submitted as outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.


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