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Guideline

The Asian Journal of Exercise and Sport Science (AJESS) is the official publication of the Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS). The journal publishes empirical and theoretical contributions that enhance knowledge in the art and science of human movement. Areas of interest include: adapted physical education, anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, dance science, exercise and sport psychology, exercise physiology, health and fitness, history and philosophy of sport, measurement and evaluation, motor control and learning, motor development, nutrition, sociology of sport, sport management and administration, sport medicine, and sport pedagogy. The main purpose of the AJESS is to stimulate and disseminate research and scholarship throughout the international academic and professional community. AJESS is truly committed to publishing contributions from all regions of the world, thus promoting international communication among scholars and practitioners. Innovative applications and unique studies of cross-cultural nature are especially encouraged. AJESS is published annually in December.

Preparation for manuscripts

Manuscripts must conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA; 5th ed.), and be submitted in English. All correspondence between authors, section editors, reviewers, and the Editor-in-Chief will be conducted electronically via e-mail attachments. Authors must submit manuscripts to the respective section editors (see list below) who will initiate the blind review by qualified experts in the subject areas. Authors are advised of the decision on their papers within two to three months. Manuscripts submitted must be original research and not published elsewhere. While being reviewed, manuscripts should not be submitted to another journal. Manuscripts should be typed with double spacing, include line numbers, and should not exceed 30 pages, including tables, figures, and references. The order of the manuscript is: (1) title page, (2) blind title page (without name (s) and addresses), (3) abstract, (4) text, (5) references, (6) tables, (7) figure captions, and (8) figures. The author will also be requested to provide a biographical note of approximately 25 words. The title page includes the full title, name of author(s), institutional affiliation(s), running head, date of manuscript submission, full e-mail and postal address, telephone and fax numbers of first author. The blind title page includes the title only. The abstract must not exceed 200 words; it must summarize the paper, giving a clear indication of the conclusions it contains. References must follow the APA format. Tables and figures must be presented on separate sheets of paper at the end of the paper. Their position within the text should be clearly indicated. Each table and figure must be numbered in the order of presentation, clearly labeled, and camera-ready.

Cover Letter

All submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter. In the cover letter, the author(s) must clearly state that the manuscript is original, it has not been published, and it is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere. Any previous form of publication and current consideration in other languages must be disclosed in the cover letter.

Blind Review

To facilitate the blind review process, the author must include a second title page with only the title. The section editor will communicate with the primary author who will be responsible for proofreading the manuscript. The revised article will be sent via e-mail attachment to the section editor for final review. On final acceptance, the section editor will forward the accepted manuscript to the Editor-in-Chief, who will then send the copyright form to the primary author.

Use of Humans and/or Animals in Experiments

Papers describing experiments on human subjects involving procedures that are not therapeutic and carry a significant risk of harm must include a statement to the effect that the experiment were performed with the informed consent of each subject. Authors must adhere to the principles of the Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki). Research involving animals must adhere to Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals as published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or by standard set by the authorĀ¹s institution. AJESS insists that all investigations involving humans or animals reported in its publications be conducted in conformity with these principles, and that a statement of protocol approval by the Official Ethics Committee or equivalent is included in the methods section of the paper. Editor/Section Editors are expected to refuse papers in which evidence of the adherence to these principles is not apparent.

Copyright Form

ACESS holds the copyright for AJESS. Authors release the copyright of accepted manuscripts to ACESS. Authors are granted permission by ACESS to use their own material in subsequent publications, and to reproduce the material in total or in part for educational purposes or personal use.

Where to Write

Authors direct all correspondence to the section editor assigned to the appropriate area of study and please visit our ACESS Web site http://www.acess.asia for detail information.

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