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Eurasian Journal of Sport Science

Eurasian Journal of Sport Science

Guide for Author

SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS

This document provides details on typesetting and layout requirements pertaining to final manuscript submission to Eurasian Journal of Sport Science (EAJSS).

All manuscripts, correspondence and editorial material for publication should be submitted online via the Digital Commons (bepress | Elsevier) Editorial System at: https://uzjournals.edu.uz/eajss/.

Authors simply need to “Create a new account” (i.e., register) by following the instructions at the website, and using their own e-mail address and selected password. EAJSS receives manuscripts relating to Physical Education, Sport Science and Sport Management Fields. For more information see “Aims and Scope”

EDITORIAL PROCESS AND PEER REVIEW

The journal “Eurasian journal of sport science” using single-blind review, so send author details separately without manuscript (do not add author details in the manuscript). The journal receives an ever-increasing number of submissions and unfortunately can only publish a small proportion of manuscripts. The journal's Editorial Board does not enter into negotiations once a decision on a manuscript has been made. The Editor's decision is final. The entire peer-review process will be managed electronically to ensure timely review and publication. Authors can be able to follow manuscript tracking process by author personal cabinet. Tracking process divides in two stage: First stage, Initial Editor decision, authors can expect it within 6 weeks. Second stage, peer review process which is take 8 weeks.

Open Access Fee

After positive evaluation of the manuscript the authors will be requested to pay 200 US dollars to per accepted manuscript to the bank account of the publisher. Payment is intended to partially cover the cost associated with publication.

This document provides details on typesetting and layout requirements pertaining to final manuscript submission to Eurasian Journal of Sport Science.

Formatting Requirements

  • Do not include a title page or abstract. (Begin the document with the introduction; a title page, including the abstract, will be added to your paper by the editors.)
  • Do not include page numbers, headers, or footers. These will be added by the editors.
  • Write your article in English (unless the journal expressly permits non-English submissions).
  • Submit your manuscript, including tables, figures, appendices, etc., as a single file (Word, RTF, or PDF files are accepted).
  • Page size should be 8.5 x 11-inches.
  • All margins (left, right, top and bottom) should be 1.5 inches (3.8 cm), including your tables and figures.
  • Single space your text.
  • Use a single column layout with both left and right margins justified.
  • Font:
    1. Main Body—12 pt. Times or the closest comparable font available
    2. Footnotes—10 pt. Times or the closest comparable font available
  • If figures are included, use high-resolution figures, preferably encoded as encapsulated PostScript (eps).
  • Copyedit your manuscript.
  • When possible, there should be no pages where more than a quarter of the page is empty space.

WORD COUNT LIMITS

EAJSS receives following type of articles: “Original Research Article” and “Short Communication” papers:

  • a) “Original Research Article”
    1. Abstract. Abstract should include the following sections Purpose, Methods, Results, Conclusions; number of words 250
    2. The text of the article. The text should include the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions. Number of words: 3000.
    3. References: 30 sources.
  • b) “Short Communication”
    1. Abstract. Abstract should include the following sections Purpose, Methods, Results, Conclusions; number of words 250
    2. The text of the article. The text should include the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions. Number of words: 1500.
    3. References: maximum number is 15.

STRUCTURE OF MANUSCRIPT.

For original research articles and short communication papers, text should be organized as follows:

I. COVER LETTER (Сопровоидетный письмо):

(объект и предмет исследования, практическая рекомендация, научная новизна)

II. AUTHORS DETAILS

- Corresponding author's name with full postal address in English and e-mail address should appear, after the affiliations. It is preferred that submitted address is institutional and not private. Corresponding author's name should include only initials of the first and middle names separated by a full stop (and a space) and the last name. In one-line list all authors with full names separated by a comma (and space). Avoid any abbreviations of academic or professional titles. If authors belong to different institutions, following a family name of the author there should be a number in superscript designating affiliation)

-E-mail and postal address: Postal address should be written in the following line in sentence case. Parts of the address should be separated by a comma instead of a line break. E-mail (if possible) should be placed in the line following the postal address. Author should clearly state whether or not the e- mail should be published)

- Affiliation authors: Affiliation consists of the name of an institution, department, city, country/territory (in this order) to which the author(s) belong and to which the presented / submitted work should be attributed. List all affiliations (each in a separate line) in the order corresponding to the list of authors. Affiliations must be written in English, so carefully check the official English translation of the names of institutions and departments. Only if there is more than one affiliation, should a number be given to each affiliation in order of appearance. This number should be written in superscript at the beginning of the line, separated from corresponding affiliation with a space. This number should also be put after corresponding name of the author, in superscript with no space in between. If an author belongs to more than one institution, all corresponding superscript digits, separated with a comma with no space in between, should be present behind the family name of this author. In case all authors belong to the same institution affiliation numbering is not needed. Whenever possible expand your authors' affiliations with departments, or some other, specific and lower levels of organization.

III. ABSTRACT – max.250 words

Must not exceed 250 words and minimum 240 words. It is a short but informative summary of the article. The abstract does not allow the use of formulas, abbreviations (abbreviated words), references to positions in the list of references. The abstract should include the following sections:

  • Aim
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion

IV. KEYWORDS. Ключевые слова должны проверяться в list: https://meshb.nlm.nih.gov/search max. 5-6.

(Keywords - provide up to 6 keywords, with at least 4 selected via the Index Medicus Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) browser list: https://meshb.nlm.nih.gov/search. These keywords should not reproduce words used in the paper title)

IV. MAIN PART. (Headings in the manuscript should be numbered in arabic number as belows):

1. Introduction.

The purpose of the research with a brief overview of the background and literature review in this part of the article reveals the subject of research, poses a problem / research question or formulates the purpose of the research, justifies the research hypothesis (if any). It is necessary to explain the necessity and significance of this research (solving the indicated research problem). Within the framework of the article, it is possible to work with only one goal / hypothesis / research problem. You should not separately highlight the object, subject and provide a list of research tasks. Typically, the introduction is 1-3 pages long.

2. Methods.

This section describes in maximum detail the process of organizing the experiment, the methods used and the justification for their choice, the equipment used. The course of the experiment should be described step by step. A clear and detailed description of the methods and materials used, characteristics of the sample, etc. makes it possible to assess the reliability of the results obtained. It is very important to separate the research methodology from the results. Description in detail of the methods that you used. Include details of the endorsement guidelines that investigators follow. This section should not include subheadings. Do not use the term "subjects" - use terms such as "participants", "patients" etc.

3. Results.

This section should provide objective data obtained during the study based on the described methodology. The results of the author's research should be presented as fully as possible. Tables and graphs are inserted here. The discussion is summarized in tables and figures with short text descriptions. Don't include subheadings.

4. Discussion or discussion.

Brief interpretation of the results. Provide references, illustrations and tables in numerical order in the order they appear in the text. Don't include subheadings). The "Discussion" section assumes analytics based on the results obtained by the author. Authors need to conduct a critical analysis of the results obtained in the context of current existing knowledge on the topic. Within the framework of this section, a comparison is made with the results of earlier, similar or in any way overlapping studies, primarily of foreign colleagues. Authors need to evaluate the scientific contribution of their research and the results obtained to the international community, show the practical / theoretical significance, and formulate a scientific contribution. In this section, links to current foreign publications are required. In the same section, the limitations and disadvantages of the study and the results obtained are prescribed. If a hypothesis was stated in the introduction, in the Discussion the authors should return to it and refute or prove it. If the interpretation of the results in the context of the theory is required, this is also carried out within the "Discussion" section.

5. Conclusion.

Section "Conclusion" is required for all articles. This section implies the formulation of meta-conclusions based on the analysis of the results obtained. "Conclusion" is written in full text, by no means a list

Acknowledgments (optional).

It should list grants or other types of financial support (and, if necessary, their sources) for the research. Then you should thank the specialists or institutions that helped in the organization and conduct of the research. One should not thank the persons who took part in the consideration and acceptance of the manuscripts, i.e. reviewers, editors, and members of the editorial board of the journal in which the article will be published.

Practical recommendations.

(3 to 5 dots (bulleted) summarizing practical conclusions from the research that can be understood by a layperson. Avoid overly scientific terms and abbreviations).

List of references

The list of references should contain at least 10 items. Current and foreign literature should occupy 50% + 1 of the total number of positions in the list. All positions of the list should be referenced in the text of the article and vice versa - all referenced literature should be listed in the list of references. It is recommended to use no more than 15-20 positions.

V. REFERENCES

Fully Research Articles – 25-30 sources.

Short Communication papers – 14-15 sources.

Reference Style. Use “American Psychological style (APA) 7th Edition. Use the Mendeley desktop tool for accomplishment automatic reference style of implementation on high performance.

Additional Recommendations

Indenting, Line Spacing, and Justification

Indent all paragraphs except those following a section heading. An indent should be at least 2 em-spaces.

Do not insert extra space between paragraphs of text with the exception of long quotations, theorems, propositions, special remarks, etc. These should be set off from the surrounding text by additional space above and below.

Don't "widow" or "orphan" text (i.e., ending a page with the first line of a paragraph or beginning a page with the last line of a paragraph).

All text should be left-justified (i.e., flush with the left margin—except where indented). Where possible, it should also be right-justified (i.e., flush with the right margin). "Where possible" refers to the quality of the justification. For example, LaTeX and TeX do an excellent job of justifying text. Word does a reasonable job. But some word processors do a lousy job (e.g., they achieve right justification by inserting too much white space within and between words). We prefer flush right margins. However, it is better to have jagged right margins than to have flush right margins with awkward intra- and inter-word spacing. Make your decision on whichever looks best.

Language & Grammar

All submissions must be in English. Except for common foreign words and phrases, the use of foreign words and phrases should be avoided.

Authors should use proper, standard English grammar. The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. and E. B. White (now in its fourth edition) is the "standard" guide, but other excellent guides (e.g., The Chicago Manual of Style, University of Chicago Press) exist as well.

Article Length

Because this journal publishes electronically, page limits are not as relevant as they are in the world of print publications. We are happy, therefore, to let authors take advantage of this greater "bandwidth" to include material that they might otherwise have to cut to get into a print journal. This said, authors should exercise some discretion with respect to length.

Colored text

Set the font color to black for the majority of the text. We encourage authors to take advantage of the ability to use color in the production of figures, maps, etc., however, you need to appreciate that this will cause some of your readers problems when they print the document on a black & white printer. For this reason, you are advised to avoid the use of colors in situations where their translation to black and white would render the material illegible or incomprehensible.

Please ensure that there are no colored mark-ups or comments in the final version, unless they are meant to be part of the final text. (You may need to "accept all changes" in track changes or set your document to "normal" in final markup.)

Emphasized text

Whenever possible use italics to indicate text you wish to emphasize rather than underlining it. The use of color to emphasize text is discouraged.

Font faces

Except, possibly, where special symbols are needed, use Times or the closest comparable font available. If you desire a second font, for instance for headings, use a sans serif font (e.g., Arial or Computer Modern Sans Serif).

Font size

The main body of text should be set in 12pt. Avoid the use of fonts smaller than 6pt.

Foreign terms

Whenever possible, foreign terms should be set in italics rather than underlined.

Headings

Headings (e.g., start of sections) should be distinguished from the main body text by their fonts or by using small caps. Use the same font face for all headings and indicate the hierarchy by reducing the font size. There should be space above and below headings.

Main text

The font for the main body of text must be black and, if at all possible, in Times or closest comparable font available.

Titles

Whenever possible, titles of books, movies, etc., should be set in italics rather than underlined.

Footnotes

Footnotes should appear at the bottom of the page on which they are referenced rather than at the end of the paper. Footnotes should be in 10 pt. Times or closest comparable font available, they should be single spaced, and there should be a footnote separator rule (line). Footnote numbers or symbols in the text must follow, rather than precede, punctuation. Excessively long footnotes are probably better handled in an appendix. All footnotes should be left and right-justified (i.e., flush with the right margin), unless this creates awkward spacing.

Tables and Figures

To the extent possible, tables and figures should appear in the document near where they are referenced in the text. Large tables or figures should be put on pages by themselves. Avoid the use of overly small type in tables. In no case should tables or figures be in a separate document or file. All tables and figures must fit within 1.5" margins on all sides (top, bottom, left and right) in both portrait and landscape view.

Mathematics

Roman letters used in mathematical expressions as variables should be italicized. Roman letters used as part of multi-letter function names should not be italicized. Whenever possible, subscripts and superscripts should be a smaller font size than the main text.

Short mathematical expressions should be typed inline. Longer expressions should appear as display math. Also expressions using many different levels (e.g., such as the fractions) should be set as display math. Important definitions or concepts can also be set off as display math.

Equations should be numbered sequentially. Whether equation numbers are on the right or left is the choice of the author(s). However, you are expected to be consistent in this.

Symbols and notation in unusual fonts should be avoided. This will not only enhance the clarity of the manuscript, but it will also help insure that it displays correctly on the reader's screen and prints correctly on her printer. When proofing your document under PDF pay particular attention to the rendering of the mathematics, especially symbols and notation drawn from other than standard fonts.

References

It is the author's obligation to provide complete references with the necessary information. After the last sentence of your submission, please insert a line break—not a page break—and begin your references on the same page, if possible. References should appear right after the end of the document, beginning on the last page if possible. References should have margins that are both left and right- justified. You may choose not to right-justify the margin of one or more references if the spacing looks too awkward. Each reference should give the last names of all the authors, their first names or first initials, and, optionally, their middle initials. The hierarchy for ordering the references is:

  1. Last name of first author
  2. First name of first author
  3. Last name of second author (if any). Co-authored work is listed after solo-authored work by the same first author (e.g., Edlin, Aaron S. would precede Edlin, Aaron S. and Stefan Reichelstein).
  4. First name of second author
  5. Publication date
  6. Order cited in text

The information to be given with each citation in the references is as follows:

Articles in traditional journals:

Required: Author's (authors') name(s), title of article, name of journal, year of publication (or "n.d." if no date), volume number, page numbers.

Optional (but desirable): issue number and month/season of publication. For forthcoming (in press) articles, put expected year of publication and substitute "forthcoming" for the volume and page numbers.

Optional(but desirable): A hyperlink to the article.

Books:

Required: Author's (authors') name(s), title of book, year of publication (or "n.d." if no date), publisher, publisher's address, edition (if not first). For forthcoming (in press) books, put expected year of publication and add "forthcoming."

Chapters in collections or anthologies:

Required: Name(s) of author(s) of chapter, name(s) of editor(s) of book, title of chapter, title of book, year of publication (or "n.d." if no date), publisher, publisher's address, and edition (if not first). For forthcoming (in press) books, put expected year of publication and add "forthcoming."

Working papers:

Required: Author's (authors') name(s), title of working paper, year (or "n.d." if no date), location (e.g., "Department of Economics Working Paper, University of California, Berkeley" or "Author's web site: http://www.someurl.edu/author." If the working paper is part of series, then the series name and the number of the working paper within the series must also be given.

Other works:

Required: Author's (authors') name(s), title of work, year (or "n.d." if no date), and information about how the reader could obtain a copy.

Within the references section, the citations can be formatted as you like, provided (i) the formatting is consistent and (ii) each citation begins with the last name of the first author. That is, the following would all be acceptable:

Smith, Adam (1776) The Wealth of Nations, . . .
Smith, A., The Wealth of Nations, . . . , 1776. 
Smith, Adam: The Wealth of Nations, 1776, . . .
 

Use hanging indents for citations (i.e., the first line of the citation should be flush with the left margin and all other lines should be indented from the left margin by a set amount). Citations should be single-spaced with extra space between citations.

When works by the same author are listed in a row, use — instead of writing the name again. Hence, one might have

Smith, Adam: The Wealth of Nations, . . .
—: The Theory of Moral Sentiments, . . . 
 

Similarly, instead of repeating two names use

"— and —."

For instance,

Edlin, A. and S. Reichelstein (1995) . . .
— and — (1996) . . . 
 

Within the text of your manuscript, use the author-date method of citation. For instance,

"As noted by Smith (1776)." 
 

When there are two authors, use both last names. For instance,

"Edlin and Reichelstein (1996) claim . . . "
 

If there are three or more authors give the last name of the first author and append et al. For instance, a 1987 work by Abel, Baker, and Charley, would be cited as

"Abel et al. (1987)." 
 

If two or more cited works share the same authors and dates, use "a," "b," and so on to distinguish among them. For instance,

"Jones (1994b) provides a more general analysis of the model introduced
in Example 3 of Jones (1994a)."
 

After the first cite in the text using the author-date method, subsequent cites can use just the last names if that would be unambiguous. For example, Edlin and Reichelstein (1996) can be followed by just Edlin and Reichelstein provided no other Edlin & Reichelstein article is referenced; if one is, then the date must always be attached.

When citations appear within parentheses, use commas—rather than parentheses or brackets—to separate the date from the surrounding text. For instance,

" ...(see Smith, 1776, for an early discussion of this)."