Author Guidelines

The 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 the Turkish Journal of Kinesiology 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 and page charges.

It is necessary for authors to transfer copyright to the Publisher after an article accepted to publish. A signed Copyright Form must be enclosed by author(s) during submission.  Scientific ethics and legal responsibility for the studies belong to 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 submission will be canceled.

All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. If approved by the editor, submissions will be considered by peer-reviewers, whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors.

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 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 12 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), 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

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

Running head: A short title (running head) of no more than 80 characters.

Main Text

The main text should include: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, and Figures. The main text should be not included authors’ information and submitted as a separated 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 hypotheses of the study leading to the purpose of the investigation.

Material & Methods

This section should broadly explain study’s subject, protocol, and data analyses.


Findings must be described without comment.


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


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


References should be arranged in alphabetical order to authors' last names. In a 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 the style used in Index Medicus.

Journal Articles:

Costill DL, Dalsky GP, Fink WJ. Effects of caffeine ingestion on metabolism and exercise performance. Med Sci Sports, 1978; 10(1): 155–158.


Dupaul GJ, Power TJ, AnastoPoulos AD, Reid R. ADHD rating scale II: Checklists, norms and clinical interpretation. 5th ed., New York, NY: Guilford, 1998.


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

Tables and Figure

Each table should be typed on a separate sheet of paper also with double-spacing. 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. Manuscript should be no more than 5 tables.