About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Kinesiologia Slovenica is an international, peer-reviewed journal. The journal publishes articles on various aspects of sports sciences covering a wide range of disciplines across the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.

Apart from original articles (research reports), review articles (invited and unsolicited), short reports,  case studies, letters to the editor and replies are also published. The journal's readership varies, ranging ranges from academic research workers to professionals in physical education, sports coaching, training and recreation. Kinesiologia Slovenica is supported by the Slovenian Book Agency and the Foundation for Financing Sport Organisations in Slovenia. The journal has been published since 1992. 

The annual subscription fee is €30 for Europe and €60 for other locations. The foreign currency bank account number is 900-27620-5090/3 (swift code LJBASI2X) held at Nova Ljubljanska banka, Ljubljana, Slovenia. The transaction account number (only for subscribers from Slovenia) is 01100-6030708477.

Peer Review Process

All submitted articles are first reviewed by the Editor in Chief and then undergo a double-blind peer-review process by at least two reviewers.

The reviewers determine whether the article is suitable for publication in the journal and submit their comments, which are then forwarded to the author. The author then corrects/supplements the article according to the recommendations. The author receives feedback, along with any comments made by the reviewers, within three months. If the reviewers do not submit any suggestions, the review is not forwarded to the author.

The Editor in Chief may reject the manuscript based on the suggestion made by the reviewers.

Publication Frequency

Kinesiologia Slovenica: scientific journal on sport is published three times a year (April, August, December). 

Please, use the journal’s Open Journal Systems (OJS) when submitting your paper (link).

Access Policy

This is a free access journal which means that all content is freely available online without charge to the user or his/her institution.

Article Processing Charges

The Kinesiologia Slovenica: scientific journal on sport does not charge authors or any third party for publication. Both submission and processing of manuscripts, and publication of articles are free of charge. There are no fees for publishing materials. There are no: "article processing charges" (APCs), "article submission charges", "membership fees" or "language editing fees". We do not charge authors for having colour photos or extra pages in their articles. There are no hidden costs whatsoever.

Publication ethics and malpractice statement

Duties of authors
Reporting Standards: Authors of reports of original research should provide an accurate account of the work performed and an objective discussion of its significance. The underlying data should be accurately presented in the paper. A paper should include sufficient detail and references to allow others to reproduce the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate information constitutes unethical behaviour and is unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention: Authors may be asked to provide raw data associated with a paper for editorial review. They should be prepared to provide public access to these data if possible, and in any case, they should be prepared to retain these data for at least 10 years after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism: Authors should ensure that their work is entirely original, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that they have been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism can take many forms, from "passing off" someone else's work as one's own, to copying or paraphrasing significant portions of someone else's work (without citing the source), to claiming research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Multiple, redundant, or concurrent publication: an author generally should not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Simultaneous submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal or publisher constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit a previously published paper for review. Publication of certain types of articles (e.g., translations) in more than one journal or publisher is sometimes acceptable, provided certain conditions are met. Journal authors and editors must approve the secondary publication, which must contain the same data and interpretations as the primary document. The primary source must be cited in the secondary publication.

Acknowledgement of sources: The work of others must always be properly acknowledged. Authors should cite publications that were instrumental in the type of work reported. Information obtained privately, e.g., in conversations, correspondence, or discussions with third parties, should not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, e.g., review of manuscripts or grant proposals, may not be used without the express written permission of the author of the work covered by those services.

Authorship of the work: authorship should be limited to those who have made a substantial contribution to the conception, design, conduct, or interpretation of the reported study. All persons who made a substantial contribution should be listed as co-authors. If other individuals contributed to specific substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are listed on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and consented to its publication.

Hazards and human subjects: If the work involves the use of human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript includes a statement that all procedures were performed in accordance with relevant laws and institutional policies and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experiments involving human subjects. The personal rights of the subjects must always be respected.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantial conflicts of interest that could be construed as influencing the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest that should be disclosed include employment, consulting activities, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest possible time.

Fundamental errors in published work: If an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, he/she is required to notify the editor or publisher immediately and work with the editor to retract or correct the work. If the editor or publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a material error, it is the author's duty to immediately retract or correct the work or provide the editor with evidence of the accuracy of the original work.

Duties of Editors and Editorial Boards

Publication Decisions: the editor may be guided by the policies of the editorial boards and is constrained by the legal provisions on libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism in effect at that time. The publisher may consult with the editorial board or reviewers in making this decision, or may use various plagiarism checking programmes.

Fairness: The editor will evaluate manuscripts solely on the basis of their intellectual content, without regard to the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, nationality, and ideological or political orientation of the authors.

Confidentiality: The editor and all editorial staff do not disclose information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, and others involved in the journal's publication process.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript will not be used in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Editors should recuse themselves from reviewing manuscripts (i.e., ask another member of the editorial board to review and consider them instead) if they have conflicts of interest arising from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or affiliations with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions associated with the papers. Editors should require all authors to disclose relevant competing interests and to publish corrections when competing interests are revealed after publication. If necessary, other appropriate action should be taken, such as publishing a retraction or expressing concerns.

Complaints and Objections: an editorial board should take appropriate action within 30 days, in cooperation with the editor and issuer, when ethical or other complaints or objections have been raised about a submitted manuscript or published work. Such action will typically include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration to the particular complaint or allegation raised, but will also include further communication to the institution and research bodies concerned and, if the complaint is upheld, publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other notice, as relevant. Any reported act of unethical publishing behaviour must be investigated, even if it is discovered years after publication.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to editorial decisions: Peer reviews assist the editor in making editorial decisions and can also help the author improve the work through editorial communication with the author.

Expeditiousness: any selected reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that expeditious review is impossible should notify the editor and excuse themselves from the review process.

Confidentiality: all manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They may not be shown to or discussed with others unless approved by the editor.

Objectivity Standards: reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their opinions clearly and support them with arguments.

Citation of Sources: Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, inference, or argument has been previously reported should be accompanied by the appropriate source citation. A reviewer should also alert the editor to any significant similarities or overlap between the manuscript under review and another paper of which the reviewer has personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript may not be used for the author's own research without the author's express written permission. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and may not be used for personal gain. Reviewers should recuse themselves from reviewing manuscripts (i.e., ask another member of the editorial board to review the manuscripts) if they have conflicts of interest arising from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or affiliations with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions associated with the papers.

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Sources of Support

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