Writing Rules

Turkish Journal of Kinesiology publishes Research Articles, Reviews, and Letters in all areas of kinesiology. All manuscripts must be submitted electronically via the Internet to Turk J Kinesiol through the online system. Original materials that have not been published, in part or entirely, in other journals are allowed for publication. Manuscripts are accepted in English. The journal doesn’t demand any submission fee or page charges.

A signed Copyright Form must be enclosed by the author(s) during submission. All research articles submitted to the journal must have ethics committee approval. Scientific ethics and legal responsibility of the studies belong to the author/authors. After a manuscript has been submitted, it is not possible for authors to be added or removed or for the order of authors to be changed. If authors do so, their submissions will be canceled.

All authors are required to provide their ORCID ID during the submission process so that the process of evaluation and publishing of the manuscripts can continue in accordance with our publishing policy. If you do not have an ORCID ID, you can visit https://orcid.org/ to get your unique 16-digit ORCID ID number.

All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. This journal uses a double-blind review. If approved by the editor, submissions will be considered by peer-reviewers, whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors. The evaluation period of a paper sent to the Turk J Kinesiol varies between 1 and 4 months.

Manuscripts may be rejected without peer review by the editor-in-chief if they do not comply with the instructions to authors or if they are beyond the scope of the journal.

Preparation of Manuscript 

The study should be prepared in a Microsoft Word document.  Manuscripts must be typed with 25-mm margins and double line spaces on both sides using 12-point type in Times New Roman font. A manuscript should not exceed 20 pages and be written in a single-column format.  The text should be divided into captioned sections: INTRODUCTION, METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, ACKNOWLEDGE (If it is necessary), and REFERENCES. All pages of the manuscript must be numbered sequentially, facilitating the reviewing and editing of the manuscript. Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text; acknowledgments; references; table(s) and figures with caption(s).

Title page (Download the title page template)

The following information should be included: Paper title, full author names and surnames, full institutional mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, Orcid IDs, corresponding author’s name and e-mail address, and running head. The title page should be submitted as a separate Word Document.

Main Text (Download the manuscript template

The Main text should include Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, and Figures. The main text should not include authors’ information and submitted as a separate Word Document.


The abstract should have sentences (no headings) related to the purpose of the study, brief methods, results, conclusions, and practical applications. The abstract contains between 150-300 words.


Please provide 3-6 keywords in alphabetical order.


This section should focus on the careful development of the study's hypotheses leading to the investigation's purpose.


This section should broadly explain the study’s subject, protocol, and data analyses. In this section, the author(s) should state which ethics committee approved the study. The methods section must be included a statement that the experiments were undertaken with the understanding and written consent of each subject when human subjects are used. The author (s) must be declared that the study was conducted in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki). When experimental animals are used, the author(s) must declare that the study was conducted in accordance with the European Communities Council Directive.


Findings must be described without comment.


This section emphasizes new and important aspects generated from the study. In a separate paragraph, the study’s main conclusions should be given with importance and relevance.


Please provide the names of persons or funding organizations who have contributed to the research.

Conflict of Interest

Statement of all financial and material support for this research and any potential conflicts should also be clearly identified in the Conflict of Interest sections. If there is no Conflict-of-Interest then still add this statement.


References should be arranged in alphabetical order to authors' last names. In the text, citations should be identified by name and year in parentheses (e.g. Samarta et al., 2005; Hinman, 2000; Arnold & Schmitz, 1998). Journal titles should be abbreviated in style used in Index Medicus.

Journal Articles:

Costill, D. L., Dalsky, G. P., & Fink, W. J. (1978). Effects of caffeine ingestion on metabolism and exercise performance. Med Sci Sports, 10(1), 155–158.

Journal article, article not in English:

Arazi, H., Dehlavinejad, N., & Gholizadeh, R. (2016). The acute effect of caffeine supplementation on strength, repetition sustainability, and work volume of novice bodybuilders. Turk J Kinesiol, 2(3), 43-48. (In Turkish: English abstract).


Dupaul, G. J., Power, T. J., Anastopoulos, A. D., & Reid, R. (1998). ADHD rating scale II: Checklists, norms, and clinical interpretation. 5th ed., New York, NY: Guilford.

Belsey, C. (2006). Poststructuralism. In S. Malpas & P. Wake (Eds.), The Routledge companion to critical theory (pp. 51–61). Routledge.


Ozer, O. (2001). The effect of muscle exercise to oxygen kinetics in chronic smokers. Doctoral thesis, University of Uludag, Turkey. 

Conference Proceedings:

Yucesoy, M., Erkmen, N., Aktas, S., Guven, F., & Durmaz, M. (2017). Physiological responses and technical activities during continuous and interval small-sided games in soccer players. Proceedings of the 15. International Sports Sciences Congress, Antalya, Turkey, 104.


National Institute of Mental Health. (2018, July). Anxiety disorders. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml

Tables and Figures

All illustrations (photographs, drawings, graphs, etc.), not including tables, must be labeled “Figure”. Tables and figures should be typed on a separate sheet of paper also with double-spacing in the manuscript. All tables and figures must have a caption and be numbered. They must be shown where it is to be placed by noting this between paragraphs. The manuscript should be no more than 5 tables.

Standard abbreviations of units of measurement should be added between parentheses. Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. If needed, explanations of tables should be given in footnotes at the bottom of the table.

Publishing Fee

The Turk J Kinesiol does not demand any publishing or submission fee. It publishes all papers at no charge.

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