Guide for Authors

Guidelines for Authors:

The following brief guidelines are designed to optimize the publication of your work.

Manuscript preparation:

For original research paper, the manuscript should be arranged in the following order: title, Abstract, keywords, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and References.

Text Formatting:

Only English manuscripts will be accepted.

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.

Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 12-point Times Roman) for text.

Avoid notes and foot notes.

Use 1.5 lines spacing throughout the text.

Use the automatic page numbering function to number the page. The page number should be consecutively on the bottom of the page.

Save your file in docx format.

Title Page:

The title page should include:

The name(s) of the author(s)

A concise and informative title

The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)

The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author

Abstract:

The Abstract should not exceed 250 words and it should contain brief summary of findings and conclusions of the study.

The abstract should state briefly the purpose, methods, results, conclusion.

Directly after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords and avoiding general and plural terms or multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Introduction:

State the purposes of the research and provide a proper background, avoiding a detailed summary of the results.

Materials and methods:

Should be described with appropriate detail. The article methods should be described in detail while well-established methods can be briefly described and appropriately cited. Give the name and version of any software used.

Results:

Results should be clear and concise.

Discussion:

This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

Conclusion:

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a Conclusions section.

Acknowledgement:

Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the References.

Figure:

All photos, graphs and diagrams should be referred to as a 'Figure' and they should be numbered successively (Figure 1., Figure 2. etc.). Multipart figures ought to be labeled with lower case letters (a, b, etc.). Please insert keys and scale bars directly in the figures legend. Provide a detailed legend (without abbreviations) to each figure, refer to the figure in the text and note its approximate location in the margin. Figures should be submitted in separate files, too. The resolution of each figure must at least be 300 dpi. jpg and tiff files are accepted. Figures that are prepared by excel should be send along with their source of data.

Tables:

Each table should be numbered successively (1, 2, etc.). Please provide a caption (without abbreviations) to each table, refer to the table in the text and note its approximate location in the article. The same data should not be presented at the same time in tables and figures. Please supply editable files.

References:

Author(s) should follow the latest edition of APA style in referencing. All publication cited in the text should be presented in the end references list of the article. In the text refer to the authors' name and year of publication (Harvey, 1973). For three or more authors use the first author followed by "et al.," in the last. The list of references at the end of the article should be given in the following style:

1. Journal article:

Brassie, P.S. (1989). A student buyer's guide to sport management programs. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 60(9), 25-28.

Parks, J. B., Chopra, P. S., Quain, R. J., & Alguindigue, I. E. (1988). ExSport 1: An expert system for sport management career counseling. Journal of Research on Computing in Education, 21(2), 196-209.

2. Book:

Creswell, J.W. (2014). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches, 4th Ed, California: Sage Publications.

Parks, J.B., & Quarterman, J. (2003). Contemporary sport management (2nd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Tyler, T.R., Robert J. B., Heather J. S., & Yuen J. H. (1997). Social Justice in a Diverse Society. Boulder, CO: Westview.

3. Paper presented at a conference:

Stratta, T. E (2002). Ensuring customer satisfaction: Meeting the needs of student interns. Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport Management conference, Canmore, Alberta, Canada.

4. Dissertation

Babiak, K. M. (2003). Examining partnerships in amateur sport: The case of a Canadian national sport centre. Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

English langage editing:

You need to ensure the English language is of sufficient quality to be understood.

Review process:

The objective is to provide detailed, constructive feedback on submitted papers and publish high quality papers within a short period of time as much as possible. The target for a first reply is maximum three months. You may be requested by the Editor to submit a revision. Please assist us for short publication times by submitting a revision.

Copyright:

Submission of an article hint at: that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when the article is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher.

Article submission process:

Please register in journal web site for online submission system. You can use this list to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to the journal for review. Please ensure that the following necessary files have been uploaded:

  • Title page*
  • Commitment form*
  • Main manuscript (without authors names) *
  • Letter to editor- in chief
  • Supplementary data (Table, figure, data, etc.)
  • Response to revivers (After reviewing)

Ethics:

The authors should be careful that their manuscripts have paid attention to the basic research ethics same as plagiarism, concurrent publication, Conflict of Interest, Acknowledgement of sources and human or animal rights. 

Conflict of Interest:

A conflict of interest should exist when the author's organization has financial or other affiliations with people or organizations that perhaps wrongly influence the author's work. All submissions to the journal must include disclosure of any relationships that could be viewed as probable conflicts of interest. The journal may use such information as a basis for editorial board decisions.

Note:

Editors of the Journal reserve the right to accept, reject and edit any article in any stage, if necessary. The sole responsibility for the whole contents if the article remains only with the authors.