Philosophy of Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology

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Open Access

Articles in Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology are freely available under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0) which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as the work is properly cited. For more information, visit the Creative Commons licenses page. Copyright is retained by the author(s). Where an author is prevented from being the copyright holder (i.e., U.S. government employees), the copyright line and license statement in individual articles will be adjusted. Please contact the editors during or immediately after submission of your paper.

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Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit work to be considered for publication in Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

All individuals who are listed as authors should have made substantive intellectual contributions to the overall project, i.e. conception and design of the work, collection or acquisition of data, analysis or interpretation of statistics, etc., and should be able to take public responsibility for the content. Contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship may be listed in the acknowledgments section.

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). In addition, do not submit work that is redundant or duplicate in nature. Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology. All submitted work will be subject to a pre-review, which will include an originality check. Please see policy below on Publication Ethics and Malpractice for further information on manuscript originality. Following pre-review, submitted manuscripts will be evaluated through the peer-review process. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology, please contact the editors.

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Submission Fees

There are no submission fees associated with Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology.

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Processing Fees

Each specialized volume content area will determine processing fees that are appropriate according to their workflow. The current processing fee for Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology (TESK) is $50.00 USD. A 50% reduction in this fee will be applied if the author is a good-standing member of the International Community of Scholars in Kinesiology (ICSK). Other benefits of ICSK can be found here.

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Formatting Requirements

Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. Each content area volume will have specific rules governing the formatting of the initial and final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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Peer Reviewers and Digital Scholarship@UNLV

All authors who submit a manuscript to Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology will be added to the reviewer pool and may have the opportunity to serve as a peer reviewer on future submissions. Individuals who have not submitted a manuscript to Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology may also be invited to serve as peer-reviewers, when necessary.

Editorial Board and Digital Scholarship@UNLV

Select individuals will be invited to serve on the Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology Editorial Board and content area editorial boards. These appointments will be for three-year terms, and the appointments are renewable. The Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology Editors-in-Chief may remove a person from the Editorial Board at any time, and for any reason that they deem detrimental to the function of the Editorial Board or to the mission of Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice

Authors must guarantee that submitted manuscripts have not been published elsewhere, are not currently under review elsewhere, and have been submitted with the full knowledge of their institutional home.

All manuscripts are reviewed for originality prior to being assigned for peer-review. Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology reserves the right to reject without peer-review any manuscript not meeting originality requirements, and also to inform the Institutional Review Board at the institution(s) of the offending authors.

Each author must agree that they have conformed to the ethical standards contained in the publication "Ethical Issues Relating to Scientific Discovery in Exercise Science." To acknowledge this, we require inclusion of the statement "This work was carried out fully in accordance to the ethical standards outlined in the International Journal of Exercise Science" along with the following reference: Navalta JW, Stone WJ, Lyons TS. Ethical Issues Relating to Scientific Discovery in Exercise Science. Int J Exerc Sci 12(1): 1-8, 2019.

All manuscripts will be reviewed based on intellectual content without regard for age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, country of origin, or political philosophy of the authors.

All manuscripts submitted for peer-review are kept strictly confidential by editors and reviewers. At no time will editors or reviewers utilize submitted materials without the written consent of the authors.

Rights for Authors and Digital Scholarship@UNLV

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Digital Scholarship@UNLV all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of Digital Scholarship@UNLV, requires credit to Digital Scholarship@UNLV as copyright holder (e.g., Digital Scholarship@UNLV © 2020).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Digital Scholarship@UNLV provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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Users of the Digital Scholarship@UNLV website and/or software agree not to misuse the Digital Scholarship@UNLV service or software in any way.

The failure of Digital Scholarship@UNLV to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Digital Scholarship@UNLV and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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