Guidelines for authors

IMPORTANT:

– The journal does not have article processing charges on the journal website.

– The journal does not have article submission charges.

– Users can use, reuse and build upon the material published in the journal but only for non-commercial purposes.

All manuscripts must be edited in Microsoft Office Word Program.

Here is a link with a Microsoft Office Word file that you can download and use to ease your configuration. The file was created to comply with the instructions on this page. Change the content with your own.

Template_tperj_EN.doc

Microsoft® Office Word 2003
26.11.2015

Arrangement:

Page Setup  margins: top = 3 cm, bottom = 3 cm, left =2 cm, right = 2 cm; paper size:  A4; layout: heather and footer: 2 cm.

Font: Cambria

Title: size=14, bold, centered;

Subtitles: size = 12, bold, centered;

Authors: size=10, first name and last name will be completed with a footnote that will indicate the profession with/without  a scientific or academic title, institutional affiliation and the e-mail address of the first or of the corresponding author.

 Abstract (Summary) no more than 300 words, size = 9 (short presentation of aim and purpose, material, methods, results, conclusions);

Keywords:  3-5 words, size=9;

Text: size=10, line spacing = 1.15, two columns (width = 7.36 cm and spacing = 1.27 cm), justify alignment.

Illustrations, graphs and photos should all be considered as figures; each graph, drawing or photograph should be numbered in sequence with Arabic numerals (size 9); all figures should have separate legends (size 9); line drawing and lettering should be large enough to sustain photo-reduction (min 300 dpi) .

Tables should be numbered with Roman numerals and titled (size 9).

References: in the text you should identify references by Arabic numeral in brackets, using Vancouver system. The list of references should include only those publications which are cited in the text, in the order in which are first mentioned in the text; only the first letters of words/titles are capitals;

  1. For papers published in periodical – last name of the author/authors, initial/initials of first name, year of publishing in round brackets, title of paper (italic), title of periodical (italic), volume, cited pages; the abbreviation of journal titles are accessible at nlm.nih.gov;
  2. For edited books or monographs – name of authors, initial/initials of surname, year of publishing in brackets, title of paper or chapter (italic), title of book or monograph (italic), editors,  city, cited pages.
  3. For information published on sites (other than articles and books) – the link and the data when the information was accessed.

 

Editorials

Content: these  articles expresses the opinion of the editors, editorial board, scientific board, publishers of the journal or other personalities from domain; it is about views about a certain theme about physical education, sport, sport medicine, physical therapy and rehabilitation; the editorial should carry a message which promote a point  of  view.

Size: the article must have no more then 4 pages.

Guides articles

Content: the article must include theoretical and practical aspects that must to be report to actual researches in physical education, sport, sport medicine, physical therapy and rehabilitation.

Size: the article must have no more then 10 pages.

Format: the text must be compact and can have few subtitles.

References: must be from the last five years and priority has books, large articles, monographies; should be introduced in text.

Original papers

 Content: original papers must  include fundamentals research in physical education, sport, sport medicine, physical therapy and rehabilitation and clinical research regarding physical therapy and rehabilitation.

Size: 6-8 pages, 4-5 image documents (graphs, photographies etc.) ;

Format: the text must be structured in: introduction, aim and purpose of the study, material and method, results, discussions, conclusions (which must present personal conclusions);

References: should be introduced in text.

Clinical studies (case reports)

Content: clinical aspects and research that can show new ways and conclusions regards morphologic evaluation and clinic assessment, therapeutic conclusions regarding the therapy or/and the evolution of assessed rehabilitation processes.

Size: 3-5 pages, 1-2 original demonstrations and researches.

Format: case report, discussion and comparative study in report with other actuality studies.

References should be introduced in text.

Submission of a manuscript is held to imply that it has not previously published and is not otherwise submitted for publication, except as an abstract (which in that case has to be stated).

Manuscripts should be sent by email to:   tper.journal@e-uvt.ro.

 More details are on www.tperj.ro

Peer-review Process

Manuscripts will be received at the contact e-mail adress, after using the Timişoara Physical Education and Rehabilitation Journal´s template, as a Word attachment by e-mail.
(Contact e-mail adress: tper.journal@e-uvt.ro).

Each article will receive an identification number that will be used during the entire evaluation process, providing thus the impartiality of the peer-review process.
The peer-review process practiced by Timişoara Physical Education and Rehabilitation Journal will be accomplished by the members of the Editorial Board and the selected peer reviewers according to the scientific field of the submitted article.

Each article will be reviewed in maximum 30 days. The corresponding author of the submitted article will receive an evaluation of his article and that could be:
·    Accepted for publication
·    Accepted for publication with minor revision
·    Accepted for publication with major revision
·    Rejected.

1. For authors:
·    send the articles according to the “Instructions for authors”
(http://www.tperj.ro/en/instructiuni-pentru-autori-2)
·    attach a letter of motivation, attesting that the article hasn’t been simultaneously sent to any other publication and that it hasn’t been published in any other publication in a substantial similar form.

After receiving an article for publication, the editorial board revises the article in regard to:
1.    thematic integration of the articles in the journal´s profile;
2.    following the instructions for authors;
3.    clarity, concision and accuracy of the article´s text.

If the article comply with this two requirements, it will be sent further to the next level –  the editorial board establishes 2 peer reviewers to whom the article is to be sent in order to check the article compliance with the following evaluation criteria:
1.    Quality of the scientific content;
2.    Originality and innovation of the proposed theme;
3.    Study relevance regarding the research activity in the academic field and the impact on the fields of activity the article is making reference to;
4.    Accuracy in using the investigation and statistics methods;
5.    Lack of errors, wrong concepts and ambiguities;
6.    Relevance of the references sources.
The texts are evaluated by the 2 peer reviewers, independently, and without knowing the authors’ names and institutional affiliation.

2. Reviewers will send back to the editorial board the article with their evaluation´s result and with the potential observations regarding the changes that have to be made by the authors. The editorial board sends the peer reviewers’ observations to the authors. Author’s response to peer reviewers’ observations should be completed in 30 days and will include a document that itemizes their response to each of the suggested revisions and any other changes they have made.
The peer-review process will be repeated until a final resolution of the editorial board, in which the authors will be informed whether their articles are accepted or rejected for publication.

By applying this double-blind peer-review process, we intend to elaborate high scientific quality journal, accomplished with much respect towards its purposes.

Publication ethics and malpractice publication statement

Authors must follow the ethical standards for all kind of experiments (both on human beings, and on animals).
Authorship is based on:
1.    substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
2.     drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, and
3.     final approval of the version to be reviewed or published.
Authors must meet conditions 1, 2 and 3.
When reporting experiments on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 1983. Do not use patients’ names, initials or institution name in the article text and illustrative materials.
When reporting experiments on animals, it mentions the agreement of the institution or a National Research Council’s guide, or any national law on the care and use of laboratory animals for scientific purposes. A statement describing explicitly the ethical background to the studies being reported should be included in all manuscripts in the Materials and Methods section.
•The authors further attest that all efforts were made to minimize the number of animals used and their suffering.
• If the ethical standard governing the reported research is different from those guidelines indicated above, the authors must provide information in the submission cover letter about which guidelines and oversight procedures were followed.
•The Editors reserve the right to return manuscripts in which there is any question as to the appropriate and ethical use of human or animal subjects
To confirm your agreement with this, you are required to include the following statement in your Cover Letter indicating your agreement with these standards: “I have read and have abided by the statement of ethical standards for manuscripts submitted to the Timisoara Physical Education and Rehabilitation Journal”.
Conflict of Interest
Conflict of interest in the publication process occurs when influences other than science result in an article being either rejected or published with results or discussion, which misleads the reader. A conflict of interest exists when professional judgment concerning a primary interest may be influenced by secondary interests. This information will be held in confidence by the editor-in-chief, unless the manuscript is accepted; in which case a general description of the conflict will be published with the article.

Authorial

The author(s) must guarantee: (1) that the article has not been published elsewhere; (2) it is not being considered for publication elsewhere; and (3) that it has been submitted with the full knowledge and approval of the institution or organization given as the affiliation of the author(s). Submission of multi-authored manuscripts implies the consent of each of the authors.
Authors are required to declare any and all conflicts of interest (financial, personal, or other) that may affect the information, research, analysis, or interpretation presented in the manuscript in the structured disclosure section that appears after the text, before the references in every article and report published in Timişoara Physical Education and Rehabilitation Journal.

Editorial
Reviewers and editors are required to declare any and all potential conflicts of interest.

For additional information regarding publication ethics and malpractice statement, authors, editors and peer-reviewers may consult the Publishing Ethics Resource Kit (PERK) at   http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/editorshome.editors/Introduction.
All authors whose articles are sent for publication in Timisoara Physical Education and Rehabilitation Journal will sign and send, along with the article and the cover letter, a document relating to copyright; it will be printed, completed and scanned with original signatures of all authors.
Copyright_assignment_form (download)

Timisoara Physical Education and Rehabilitation Journal is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Submission of a manuscript is held to imply that it has not previously published and is not otherwise submitted for publication, except as an abstract (which in that case has to be stated).