Manuscript Formatting Guidelines

Formatting and Reporting

Authors should submit an abstract of up to 300 words that concisely describes the content of the paper. For reviews and research reports this abstract should describe the background, purpose, methods, results, and interpretation of the current study.

There are no page limitations for the main text of articles submitted to Communications in Kinesiology. The journal values completeness of information and transparency in reporting. Authors are encouraged to be as concise as possible to enhance readability but prioritize full information disclosure and reporting.

Section formatting is dependent on the type of article that is being submitted. In general, articles should follow guidelines of a higher-level hierarchical structure; however, authors are free to define subsections in whatever way they think will be most appropriate. Tables, figures, and artwork should be high quality and should be placed directly in the text.

Communications in Kinesiology publishes articles in the English language. Authors must follow the most recent and relevant reporting guidelines, which can be found on the EQUATOR Network (https://www.equator-network.org/). The checklist for each reporting guideline used should be provided with submission.

Data, Code, and Materials Sharing Policy

Authors are required to submit supplementary files to allow researchers and practitioners to replicate and apply their work. This should include, at a minimum, data, code, and syntax necessary to recreate the analyses.

Additional supplementary material may include, but is not limited to, instructions to participants, survey materials, scales, and questionnaires.

Upon acceptance and publication, supplementary material will be made freely available in a public repository/archive with a link provided within the manuscript. Authors may choose to include this link within the text at the time of submission. Authors are free to use any repository that renders data and materials freely and publicly accessible and provides a digital object identifier (DOI) to ensure that the data remain persistent, unique and citable. Potential repositories include (but are not limited to), the Open Science FrameworkFigshare, Harvard Dataverse, Zenodo, and Dryad. A comprehensive list of available data repositories is available at http://www.re3data.org/

If authors do not include a link within the text at the time of submission, then it will be inserted upon acceptance and publication.

Raw data must be accompanied by guidance notes, where required, to assist other scientists in replicating the analysis pipeline. Authors are required to upload any relevant analysis scripts and other digital experimental materials that would assist replication.

Any supplementary figures, tables, or other text (such as supplementary methods) can either be included as standard supplementary information that accompanies the paper, or they can be archived together with the data. Please note that the raw data itself should be archived (see above) rather than submitted to the journal as supplementary material.