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Guide for Author

The Turkish Journal of Kinesiology publishes Research Articles, Reviews, and Letters in all areas of kinesiology. All manuscripts must be submitted electronically via the Internet to the Turk J Kinesiol through the online system. Original materials that have not been published, in part or entirely, in other journals are allowed for publication. Manuscripts are accepted in English. The journal doesn’t demand any submission fee and page charges.

It is necessary for authors to transfer copyright to the Publisher after an article accepted to publish. Scientific ethics and legal responsibility of the studies belong to the author/authors. After a manuscript has been submitted, it is not possible for authors to be added or removed or for the order of authors to be changed. If authors do so, their submission will be canceled.

All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. If approved by the editor, submissions will be considered by peer-reviewers, whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors.

Manuscripts may be rejected without peer review by the editor-in-chief if they do not comply with the instructions to authors or if they are beyond the scope of the journal.

Preparation of Manuscript

The study should be prepared in a Microsoft Word document.  Manuscripts must be typed with 25-mm margins and double line spaces on both sides using a 10-point type in Times New Roman font. A manuscript should not exceed 12 pages and be written in a single-column format.  The text should be divided into captioned sections: INTRODUCTION, METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS (If it is necessary), REFERENCES. All pages of the manuscript must be numbered sequentially, facilitating in the reviewing and editing of the manuscript. Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text; acknowledgments; references; table(s) and figures with caption(s).

Title page

The following information should be included: Paper title, full author names and surnames, full institutional mailing addresses, Orcid IDs, corresponding author’s name and e-mail address, and running head.

Running head: A short title (running head)of no more than 80 characters.

Main Text

Main text should include: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, and Figures.


The abstract should have sentences (no headings) related to the purpose of the study, brief methods, results, conclusions, and practical applications. The abstract contains between 150-300 words.


Please provide 3-6 keywords in alphabetical order.


This section should focus on the careful development of the hypotheses of the study leading to the purpose of the investigation.


This section should broadly explain the study’s subject, protocol, and data analyses.


Findings must be described without comment.


This section emphasizes new and important aspects generated from the study. In a separate paragraph, the study’s main conclusions should be given with its importance and relevance.


Please provide the names of persons or funding organizations who have contributed to the research.


References should be arranged in alphabetical order to authors’ last names. In the text, citations should be identified by name and year in parentheses (e.g. (Samarta et al., 2005; Hinman, 2000; Arnold & Schmitz, 1998). Journal titles should be abbreviated in the style used in Index Medicus.

Journal Articles:

Costill, D.L., Dalsky, G.P., Fink, W.J. (1978). Effects of caffeine ingestion on metabolism and exercise performance. Med Sci Sports, 10(1), 155–158.


Dupaul, G.J., Power, T.J., Anastopoulos, A.D., Reid, R. (1998). ADHD rating scale II: Checklists, norms and clinical interpretation. 5th ed., New York, NY: Guilford.

Tables and Figure

Each table should be typed on a separate sheet of paper also with double-spacing. All tables and figures must have a caption and be numbered. They must be shown where it is to be placed by noting this between paragraphs. The manuscript should be no more than 5 tables.