Author Guidelines

Manuscript Preparation

All manuscripts must be submitted online at following the instructions below. Manuscripts submitted via e-mail will not be considered for publication.

General Structure
All articles should be submitted in Microsoft Word format (doc or docx) with double-spaced in Times New Roman font, 12-point type. The automatic line numbering and page numbering functions to number the lines and pages should be used in the main text.

Three separate documents under the following titles must be uploaded for all articles:
1. Title page;
2. Main Text;
3. Copyright Agreement and Authorship Forms

Article Types

Review articles survey recent developments in a topical area of sport sciences. Review articles are usually invited by the Editor or Associate Editors. Self-invited manuscripts would be considered only if the authors are highly reputable demonstrated by a track record of productivity in the relevant field being reviewed. Systematic review and meta-analysis should follow the EQUATOR Reporting Guidelines ( The main text should start with Abstract, Introduction and end with Conclusion and References sections. Authors may choose to use any subheading in between those sections.
Research Article
Research articles present original empirical and theoretical research on various aspects of sports sciences.

1. Title Page

Please indicate this file's name as: "Title Page". The title page should contain the following information:

Manuscript Title: Should be clear, descriptive, and not too long.

Running Head: Limited to 50 characters in length, including spaces.

Authors’ Full Name(s) and Surname(s): Do not list academic degrees.

ORCID ID for all Author (s) (

Authors’ Affiliations and e-mail (s): Author’s affiliation should be included: Department, University, City, Country respectively.

Contact details for the corresponding author: The name, institution, mail address, telephone number, and e-mail address of the corresponding author.

Section name to evaluate the study: Choose one of the sections below:
• Leisure & Sport Management
• Physical Activity, Health & Exercise
• Social & Behavioral Sciences
• Sports Performance
• Teacher Education & Sport Pedagogy

Acknowledgements: Information concerning financial support, technical assistance, and intellectual contributions not associated with authorship should be provided.

Conflict of interest declaration: Information concerning conflict of interest should be provided if necessary.

2. Main Text
Please indicate this file's name as: "Blind Main Text" and don't mention any information regarding the author(s)' personal information. Main Text should include the manuscript title in capital letters. The main text must contain the following sections with titles ; Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Practical Implications, and References.

The abstract should be limited to 250 words, followed by 3 - 6 keywords not used in the title. The abstract should include sentences (without titles) related to the aim of the study, methods, results, and conclusions. Also, from non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided. However, if necessary, they should be defined in the first mentioned place in the abstract.

All references must be written according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.) citation format (known as APA 7). For further information, please visit the website

Sample In-Text Referencing

    Reference can be made to sources in text (Arslan & Bulgu, 2010). If multiple sources are given, this should be done in alphabetical order. If the names are the same, years should be considered. For a work with three or more authors, include the name of only the first author plus “et al.” in every citation, including the first citation (Yıldız et al., 2015). Direct quotations in the text “must be written in quotation marks” (Avşar et. al., 2019, p. 400), or Hürmeriç Altunsöz & Yapar (2019) emphasize that direct quotations in the text “must be written in quotation marks” (p. 30).                 
    Direct quotations (and statements of the participants in qualitative studies) longer than forty (40) words must be indented. Direct quotations (and statements of the participants in
    qualitative studies) longer than forty (40) words must be indented. Direct quotations (and statements of the participants in qualitative studies) longer than forty (40) words must
    be indented. 

Sample Bibliography
Reference to a journal article
Arslan, Y., & Bulgu, N. (2010). Socialization via play. Pamukkale Journal of Sport Sciences, 1(1), 8–22.
Yıldız, A., Koçak, S., Altunsöz, I. H., & Devrilmez, E. (2015). Spectators’ Participation Decisions in the Basketball Matches. Pamukkale Journal of Sport Sciences, 6(1), 1–11.
Reference to a book
Arslan, Y., & Semiz, K. (Eds.). (2020). Beden Eğitimi ve Sporda Öğretim Teknolojileri. Pegem Akademi Yayıncılık.
Reference to a book chapter
Avşar, Z., Hünük, D. & Demirhan, G. (2019). Physical Education Teacher Education in Turkey. In MacPhail, A., Tannehill, D. ve Avsar , Z. (Eds.), European Physical Education
    Teacher Education Practices (pp. 397-413). Meyer & Meyer Sports
Hürmeriç Altunsöz, I., & Yapar, A. (2019). Beden Eğitimi ve Spor Öğretimi Teknolojileri: Donanım. In Y. Arslan & K. Semiz (Eds.), Beden Eğitimi ve Sporda Öğretim Teknolojileri (pp.
    27-34). Pegem Akademi Yayıncılık.
Reference to a website entry
Yıldız, A. (n.d.). General Information. Retrieved February 3, 2021, from

3. Copyright Agreement and Authorship Forms

All the copyright of submitted articles must be transferred to PJSS during the article submission process. Therefore, Copyright Agreement Form signed by all authors must be submitted with the article. For Copyright Agreement Form, please click hereFor Authorship Form, please click here.