Kinesiology Review (KR) is the official journal of the National Academy of Kinesiology and the American Kinesiology Association. KR provides a forum for discussion and analysis of kinesiology research and its applications. Although many journals publish reviews on select topics, KR stands alone in its focus on scholarly reviews from all subdisciplines of kinesiology. This rigorously peer-reviewed journal serves the interests of those in all areas of study related to kinesiology—sport and exercise psychology, motor behavior, exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports medicine, sport history, sport philosophy, sport sociology, physical education pedagogy, and sport management.
The insightful review articles in KR address important issues and emerging research in all areas of kinesiology. KR also publishes theoretical papers, critical analyses of significant issues and scientific methods, and position papers pertinent to kinesiology. One issue each year contains papers based on scholarly presentations of the annual meeting of the National Academy of Kinesiology, which provides commentaries on timely issues in the field, and another issue contains papers reflecting the topic of the annual leadership workshop of the American Kinesiology Association. Articles featured in KR have touched on recovering from spinal cord injuries, the role of physical activity in successful aging, diversity in kinesiology, and the history of organized youth sport in the United States. Future articles will continue to explore new research in kinesiology and other topics of importance to the field.
KR’s broad coverage makes it a perfect source of information for faculty, researchers, and professionals who want to stay up to date on emerging research across the subdisciplines, as well as students who are starting their exploration of this fascinating field of study.
The mission of Kinesiology Review is to advance the field of kinesiology by publishing evaluative, insightful, and integrative scholarly reviews of kinesiology research, both basic and applied. Kinesiology Review encourages the submission of critical reviews, analysis of significant issues, position papers, and synthesis articles pertinent to kinesiology. Integrative research reviews that develop connections between areas of research are particularly valued. Both meta-analytic and narrative review formats are acceptable. Proposals for thematic issues are encouraged and should be submitted to the journal’s editor for consideration. Papers reporting empirical findings from a specific study are not appropriate for the journal.
Kinesiology Review is published quarterly (February, May, August, November), with one issue each year reserved for original papers based on scholarly presentations of the annual meeting of the National Academy of Kinesiology and another for original papers based on presentations from the American Kinesiology Association’s annual leadership workshop.
Editor in Chief
David K. Wiggins George Mason University, USA
Jane E. Clark (Founding Editor: 2011–2014)
Maureen R. Weiss (2014–2018)
R. Scott Kretchmar Pennsylvania State University, USA
Russell R. Pate University of South Carolina, USA
David H. Perrin University of Utah, USA
Janice S. Todd University of Texas at Austin, USA
Barbara E. Ainsworth, Arizona State University, USA
David I. Anderson, San Francisco State University, USA
Lawrence R. Brawley, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, USA
Jane E. Clark, University of Maryland, USA
Kari Fasting, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
Diane L. Gill, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Penny McCullagh, California State University, East Bay, USA
Neville Owen, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Debra J. Rose, California State University, Fullerton, USA
Alan L. Smith, Michigan State University, USA
Melinda A. Solmon, Louisiana State University, USA
Richard van Emmerik, University of Massachusetts, USA
Maureen R. Weiss, University of Minnesota, USA
Ronald F. Zernicke, University of Michigan, USA
Human Kinetics Staff
Julia Glahn, Senior Journals Managing Editor
Christina Johnson, Editorial Assistant
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Kinesiology Review (KR) only accepts review papers of kinesiology research, basic and applied. Critical reviews, analysis of significant issues, position papers, and synthesis articles pertinent to kinesiology are also appropriate for the journal. Integrative research reviews that develop connections between areas of research are particularly valued. Both meta-analytic and narrative review formats are acceptable. Papers reporting empirical findings are not appropriate for this journal. KR will consider manuscripts longer than 10,000 words (~40 pages of text); however, the authors will be asked to justify the need for the manuscript’s length.
In preparing manuscripts for publication in KR, authors must closely follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed., 2020). Writing should be concise and direct. Avoid unnecessary jargon and abbreviations, but use an acronym or abbreviation if the spelled-out version of a term is cumbersome. Avoid abbreviations in the title. Formats of numbers and measurement units, and all other style matters, including capitalization, punctuation, references, and citations, must follow the Publication Manual of the APA.
Upon submission, authors must upload a separate cover letter that lists (1) the title of the manuscript, (2) the date of submission, and (3) the full names of all the authors, their institutional or corporate affiliations, and their e-mail addresses. In addition to this essential information, the cover letter should be composed as described on pp. 382–383 of the Publication Manual of the APA, including clear statements pertaining to potential fragmented publication, authorship, and other ethical considerations.
The manuscript must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document. The manuscript should contain no clues as to author identity, such as acknowledgments, institutional information, and mention of a specific city. Thus, information that might identify the author(s) should be omitted or highlighted in black. The first page of the manuscript should include only the title of the manuscript and date of submission. All articles must include an abstract of 100−150 words and three to six keywords chosen from terms not used in the manuscript title.
Figures and Photos
If figures are included, each figure must be numbered in consecutive numerical order. A figure should have a caption that is brief and self-explanatory, and that defines all nonstandard abbreviations used in the figure. Captions must be listed separately, on a page by themselves; however, each figure must be clearly identified (numbered), preferably as part of its filename. Artwork should be professional in appearance and have clean, crisp lines. Hand drawing and hand lettering are not acceptable. Figures should not use color in any way. Shades of gray do not reproduce well and should not be used in charts and figures. Instead, stripe patterns, stippling, or solids (black or white) are good choices for shading. Line art should be saved at a resolution of 600 dots per inch (dpi). Photographic images can be submitted if they are saved in JPEG or TIFF format at a resolution of 300 dpi.
When tabular material is necessary, it should not duplicate the text. Tables must be formatted using Microsoft Word’s table-building functions. (Using spaces or tabs in your table creates problems when the table is typeset and may result in errors). Tables should be single-spaced on separate pages and include brief titles. Explanatory notes are to be presented in footnotes, below the table. The size and complexity of a table should be determined with consideration for its legibility and ability to fit the printed page.
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Kinesiology Review is a peer-reviewed journal. At least two reviewers are solicited for each manuscript. Manuscripts are evaluated via masked review. There are no page charges to authors. Manuscripts should not be submitted to another journal at the same time.
Authors of accepted papers must obtain and provide the editor all necessary permissions for reproduced figures, pictures, or other copyrighted work prior to publication.
Authors also will need to complete and sign a copyright agreement, transferring copyright to Human Kinetics, Inc. This copyright form can be viewed by visiting ScholarOne and selecting "Instructions & Forms" in the upper right corner. You do not need an account to access this information.
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