Submission Guidelines for the European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity

Manuscript Submission

Submit manuscripts electronically to the editor of European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity using ACTAVIA SYSTEM. In order to submitt your manuscript you need to REGISTER to online journal system by following simple steps. Your registration will allow you to submitt new manuscripts as well as serve as reviewer. Do not submit the manuscript to another journal at the same time. Authors are advised to check the typing of the final copy, particularly the accuracy of references, and to retain a duplicate copy to guard against loss.

Preparing Manuscripts

In preparing manuscripts for publication in the European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity (EUJAPA) authors should follow the guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, 2010). Copies of PMAPA can be obtained through the APA Order Department, P.O. Box 92984, Washington, DC 20090-2984 (www.apa.org/books) and are available in most libraries. Using the PMAPA as a guide, pay particular attention to manuscript content and organization, and manuscript preparation. However, the editorial style should conform to the template and styles used in EUJAPA. The template can be obtained from the EUJAPA site

Format of the Manuscripts

Authors must use the Microsoft Word template to prepare their manuscript. Using the template file will substantially shorten the time to complete copy-editing and publication of accepted manuscripts. In addition to using the template, authors must adhere to using the styles set within the template. 

Manuscripts prepared in Microsoft Word must be converted into a single file before submission. When preparing manuscripts in Microsoft Word, the EUJAPA Microsoft Word template file must be used. Please insert your graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) in the main text after the paragraph of its first citation. Please conform to using the styles embedded into the template. For a tutorial on how to use the styles and the template, please watch the video tutorial.

It is mandatory that all manuscripts include a brief perspective paragraph at the end of the discussion in which the findings are put into perspective in the relevant area of adapted physical activity and significance of the manuscript for the practice. This includes reference to possible previous articles in this and other journals and the potential impact of the present findings. This paragraph should not exceed 200 words. As a general rule, no more than 40 references should be cited in a full text original article (120 in review article). References are listed in accordance with PMAPA.

All submissions should show evidence of good scholarship, the design and conduct of the project, and the presentation and discussion of results, and the significance of the manuscript for the practice. Indicate relevance by referring to theories, paradigms, or conceptual frameworks and by briefly reviewing the existing knowledge base. Use person-first, nonsexist language in your writing, according to PMAPA standards (pp. 61-76).  Avoid using characteristic and attribute. Instead, use demographic data, diagnostic criteria met, behaviors, or indicators. For studies involving humans, the method section must include a statement regarding institutional approval of the protocol and obtaining informed consent. Avoid creating groups for statistical analysis that combine individuals representing different etiologies (e.g., people with and without Down syndrome), genders, or a wide range of age groups. PMAPA (pp. 24-26) requires reporting both statistical significance and effect size, when appropriate.  Carefully check the accuracy of citations and references. To enable blind reviews, verify that your manuscript does not indicate the author’s identity.

Prepare artwork professionally and make it camera ready. Freehand and typewritten lettering are not acceptable. Dot patterns do not reproduce well during the printing process and should not be used to create shading in figures. Figures should be submitted in TIF or JPEG format, and resolution should be 300 dpi.

Review Process

Manuscripts are read by two reviewers, with the review process expected to take from 4 to 8 weeks. There are no page charges to contributors. Manuscripts are evaluated through blind review.