Motor Control (MC), a peer-reviewed journal, provides a multidisciplinary examination of human movement across the lifespan. To keep you abreast of current developments in the field of motor control, it offers timely coverage of important topics, including issues related to motor disorders. This international journal publishes many types of research papers, from clinical experimental to modeling and theoretical studies. These papers come from such varied disciplines as biomechanics, kinesiology, neurophysiology, neuroscience, psychology, physical medicine, and rehabilitation.
Motor Control, the official journal of the International Society of Motor Control, is designed to provide a multidisciplinary forum for the exchange of scientific information on the control of human movement across the lifespan, including issues related to motor disorders.
Motor Control encourages submission of papers from a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, biomechanics, kinesiology, neurophysiology, neuroscience, psychology, physical medicine, and rehabilitation. This peer-reviewed journal publishes a wide variety of types of research papers including clinical experimental, modeling, and theoretical studies. To be considered for publication, papers should clearly demonstrate a contribution to the understanding of control of movement.
In addition to publishing research papers, Motor Control publishes review articles, quick communications, commentaries, target articles, and book reviews. When warranted, an entire issue may be devoted to a specific topic within the area of motor control.
Mindy F. Levin, PhD, PT
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Mark L. Latash (Founding Editor: 1997–2007)
T. Richard Nichols (2007–2010)
Neurophysiology: Human Studies
Pavel Lindberg Université Paris Descartes, France
Biomechanics Posture, Locomotion
M. Duarte Federal University of ABC, Brazil
Models and Theories
P. Cisek University of Montreal, Canada
M. Latash Penn State University, USA
A. Aruin University of Illinois-Chicago, USA
L. Boyd, University of British Columbia, Canada
S. Brown, University of Michigan, USA
T. Carroll, University of Queensland, Australia
J. Coté, McGill University, Canada
F. Danion, Université de la Mediterranée, CNRS, France
A.G. Feldman, University of Montreal, Canada
R. Laboissière, Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, CNRS/INSERM/UCBL, France
M. Lakie, University of Birmingham, UK
J. Misiaszek, University of Alberta, Canada
T. R. Nichols, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
M.A. Perez, University of Pittsburgh, USA
E. Perreault, Northwestern University, USA
M. Riley, University of Cincinnati, USA
J.K. Shim, University of Maryland, USA
M. Turvey, University of Connecticut, USA
R.E.A. van Emmerik, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA
E.P. Zehr, University of Victoria, Canada
Human Kinetics Staff
Doug Hoepker, Senior Journals Managing Editor
Prior to submission, please carefully read and follow the submission guidelines detailed below. Authors must submit their manuscripts through the journal’s ScholarOne online submission system. To submit, click the button below:
The Journals Division at Human Kinetics adheres to the criteria for authorship as outlined by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors*:
Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content. Authorship credit should be based only on substantial contributions to:
a. Conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data; and
b. Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
c. Final approval of the version to be published.
Conditions a, b, and c must all be met. Individuals who do not meet the above criteria may be listed in the acknowledgments section of the manuscript. *Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. (1991). New England Journal of Medicine, 324, 424–428.
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In preparing manuscripts for publication in Motor Control, authors should adhere to the guidelines found in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition, 2020). Copies can be found in most university libraries or may be obtained through the APA. Authors may submit research papers, quick communications, commentaries, and target articles. Please adhere to the following guidelines.
All manuscripts must be accompanied by a letter indicating that the work has been completed with the appropriate approvals for the use of human or animal subjects. In addition, the author must confirm that the paper has not been submitted to any other publication simultaneously. You will have an opportunity to do this as part of the online submission process.
With each copy of the manuscript, authors should submit a separate cover sheet including the title of the manuscript, full name of all authors (i.e., first name spelled out), institutional affiliation(s), running head, date of manuscript submission, and full mailing address and e-mail address for each author. The author who is to receive the galley proofs should be identified. This cover sheet should be uploaded as a separate file during electronic submission.
All articles must be preceded by an abstract of 100–150 words. All segments of the manuscript must be double-spaced including the abstract, references, and tables. Label clearly any tables and graphs and include them on separate pages. Number all pages in the upper right corner in this order: title page, abstract, text, references, acknowledgments if any, figure captions, tables, and figures.
Figures and Tables
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Submitting a Manuscript
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