About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The main aim of the European Journal of Human Movement is to collaborate in the dissemination of the increasing number of original research findings, theoretical and technical studies, short papers, etc., which are carried out in all the areas of the international field of Sport Science: Physical Activity and Health, Adapted Physical Activity, Performance Analysis in Sport, Sports Biomechanics, Motor Control, Teaching Physical Education and Sport, Sports Training, Exercise Physiology, Sports Management, Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychology and Sociology of Sport. The work must be original, unpublished and not be under consideration by any other journal for publication and written in English. The author is the only party responsible for assertions made in his or her article.

The journal is focused to researchers and professionals from Physical Education Area. The following types of work will be considered for publication: original research studies, bibliographic reviews and technical notes.

Originals. Research works on any area of Sport Science. They will have the following structure:

  • Title in English
  • Abstract in English
  • Keywords in English
  • Text (Introduction / Material and Methods / Results / Discussion)
  • Acknowledgements (non-compulsory section)
  • Bibliography

The maximum length of the originals, including tables, figures and bibliography must not exceed 20 pages on A4-sized paper, using Times New Roman font, size 10 point.

Reviews. State of the question on a certain topic from the spectrum of Sport Science. The text will have a maximum length of 20 pages, size DIN-A4, in Word format (doc or docx), it must be single spaced, using Times New Roman font, size 10 point. Optionally, the work may include tables and figures providing that they adapt to the maximum size of the document.

Technical notes: They will describe, in an abridged form, new techniques or novel tools within the Sport Science area. The maximum length will be 20 pages, admitting tables and figures.

Peer Review Process


  • Receipt: Immediate through the OJS system.
  • Evaluation or rejection decision. 15 days at the latest.
  • Notification of rejection, acceptance or acceptance with changes: maximum of three months.
  • Publication: once a work has been accepted, the number of the journal where the article will be published and the publication date will be indicated.



The work submitted will be accompanied by a cover letter, which will request the evaluation of the work for its publication in the Journal, expressly indicating that the work has not been disseminated or published previously and that it has only been sent to the European Journal of Human Movement for evaluation and publication, if appropriate, as well as contributions in terms of the original and novel nature of the work, in the author's opinion.

It will include:

  • Original manuscript (without the author's name)
  • Cover letter
  • Tables and figures
  • Extraordinary data (if appropriate)

The editorial staff of the journal will acknowledge receipt of the work they receive from the authors and later on, within 15 days at the latest, will inform of its acceptance for external review or rejection.



The editorial committee will consider the work for publication in the journal id it adapts to the coverage of the journal and satisfies the publication standards. In this case it will undergo an external review.

Manuscripts will be reviewed anonymously (double-blind) by two experts in the study subject and/or methodology used. If two of the evaluators have differing opinions, the works will be sent to a third evaluator. With the report of the three reviewers, the Area Editor will make a final decision on their acceptance, new authors' review or final rejection of the article. In no case, the authors will know the identity of the reviewers, just as the reviewers will not know the identity of the authors. The protocol used by the journal reviewers is made public as an annex to these standards.

Original articles, short papers and reviews will be submitted to external paired review. Reviewed works that may be considered for publication following modification, must be returned within less than 30 days, both in the case of minor or major corrections being requested. The authors will receive the reviewers’ evaluation reports, in an anonymous manner, so that they can (where appropriate), make the respective corrections or replies.

In general, once the external reports have been viewed, the decision regarding acceptance-rejection of the work by the editorial staff of the Journal are based upon the following factors: a) originality: totally original, valuable information, repetition of known findings; b) topicality and novelty; c) relevance: applicability of the findings to solve specific problems; d) significance: advancement of scientific knowledge; e) scientific reliability and validity: proven methodological quality; f) presentation: well written, organised (logic consistency and material presentation).

The acceptance, acceptance with changes or rejection of the work will be notified within three months at the latest following the acceptance for review by the journal (normally less if there is agreement between the evaluators). In the case of a review with major amendments, a new review process will be established.



The author(s) of accepted articles will receive the printing proofs for correction by e-mail, on pdf document. They must correct and return them to the editorial staff of the journal by e-mail within 72 hours after their receipt. Only minimum corrections can be made to the content of the original manuscript without incurring any additional cost.

Once a work has been accepted, the number in which the article will be published and the date of publication will be indicated.

OJS Schema Management System

Publication Frequency

Biannual publication. June and December.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to its content, based on the principle that offering the public free access to research studies helps towards a better global exchange of knowledge.

Readers may freely read, download, copy, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles.


External review protocol

To improve and facilitate the review process of the manuscripts received, the protocol to be followed by external reviewers is set out below, so that the authors are familiar with the aspects of the evaluation that their manuscripts will be submitted to.


Letter to reviewer

Dear reviewer, the purpose of the enclosed model is to help you to carry out your evaluation but by no means limit it. The evaluator can add any aspects he or she considers appropriate to this protocol, if possible, along the line of one of the bases of the Peer Review, that is, to improve the formal presentation and scientific contents of the manuscript when this deserves a favourable evaluation

Submit to the assessment platform once reviewed.

Instructions for the Evaluator

(Before making to the evaluation, I accept or reject it, taking into account the following considerations)


I am qualified as an expert to evaluate the subject dealt with in the manuscript


Follow the enclosed protocol as a guide to prepare the content, style and format of the review, specific aspects of the original that I must evaluate and those that I must ignore, always being respectful to the authors


Return the manuscript after I have read it and issued the report


Submit a report within 30 days at the latest


Declare any conflict of personal, academic, research, economic or financial interest with respect to the manuscript.


Maintain confidentiality with respect to the manuscript and the review


Know the journal’s recognition compensations




Manuscript Ref. No.:




Date sent to evaluator:

Date returned:





Accept with minor corrections


Except with major corrections (new review process)




Publication priority


































Improve or Modify

Adequate title (clear, concise and informative)




Correct abstract (it is clear and includes the objectives, design, methods, variables considered, main results and most relevant conclusions)




The discourse structure is adequate




The style is appropriate (clear, concise and follows a logical sequence)







Improve or Modify

Is the topic, general subject or problem immediately and clearly identified?




Is the topic(s), specific subject or problem clearly delimited and defined?




Does the bibliographic review bear in mind the most important and updated works related to the topic of the study?




Are the objectives of the work clearly set out?




Is the methodology or techniques proposed to reach the objective(s) of the study adequate?




Are the data, materials, sources, etc. sufficient to be able to replicate the study?




Where appropriate, are the statistical tests used appropriate for the analysis variables used and to respond to the hypotheses formulated?




Where appropriate, is the sample, number of cases contemplated and/or monitoring of the tests or trials adequate?




Are the results adequate and do they correspond to the data obtained in the work?




Do the results provide relevant information in terms of the objectives of the study?




Are the bibliographic references sufficient, appropriate and updated?




Do the conclusions interpret and correspond to the results obtained in the work?








Illustrations (figures, photographs, etc.) and tables



Improve or Modify

- They are sufficient and appropriate




- They are excessive and repetitive. Eliminate the No.




- The No. can be improved in terms of presentation and interpretation






Scientific Areas

  • Physical Activity and Health
  • Adapted Physical Activity
  • Performance Analysis in Sport
  • Sports Biomechanics
  • Motor Control
  • Teaching Physical Education and Sport
  • Sports Training
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Sports Management
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sociology of Sport

Editorial Board

Founding Editor

Antonio Oña Sicilia. University of Granada. aona@ugr.es


Editor- in-Cheaf

Fernando del Villar Álvarez. University Rey Juan Carlos of Madrid. fernando.delvillar@urjc.es

Manuel Moya Ramón. Miguel Hernández University of Elche. mmoya@umh.es


Section Editors:


Sports Training and Performance

Jaime Fernandez Fernandez, University of Leon. jaime.fernandez@unileon.es


Biomechanics and Motor Control

Jose Luis Lopez Elvira, Miguel Hernandez University. jose.lopeze@umh.es


Social and Behavioural Sciences

Inmaculada Gonzalez Ponce, University of Extremadura. ingopo@unex.es


Physical Activity, Health and Exercise

Alejandro López Valenciano, Rey Juan Carlos University. alex_tanaco@hotmail.com


Educational Processes in Physical Activity and Sports

Gema Torres Luque, University of Jaen. gtluque@ujaen.es

Advisory Board

María Teresa Anguera Argilaga. University of Barcelona. Spain

Rosa Angulo Barroso. INEF. University of Barcelona. Spain

Virginia Aparicio Viciana. University of Granada. Spain

Ignacio Ara Royo. University of Castilla-La Mancha. Spain

Raúl Arellano Colomina. University of Granada. Spain

Manuel Arroyo Morales. University of Granada. Spain

Ruben Barakat Carballo. Technical University of Madrid. Spain

Vicente Javier Beltrán Carrillo. Miguel Hernández University. Spain

Daniel Alexandre Boullosa Álvarez. Catholic University of Brasília. Brazil

José Campos Granell. University of Valencia. Spain

Jose Manuel Castellote Olivito. Health Ministry. Govern of Spain. Spain

José Castro Piñero. University of Cádiz. Spain

Binith Cheeran. Oxford University. Spain

Palma Chillón Garzón. University of Granada. Spain

Beatriz Crespo Ruiz. University of Castilla-La Mancha. Spain

Eric de Leseluc. INS HEA. París Lumiéres University. France

Valter Di Salvo. University of Roma. Italy

Víctor Díaz Molina. Technical University of Madrid. Spain

Alberto Encarnación Martínez. Catholic University of Murcia. Spain

Isaac Estevan Torres. University of Valencia. Spain

Alain Ferrand. University of Poitiers. France

José Pedro Ferreira. University of Coimbra. Portugal

Nuria Garatachea Vallejo. University of Zaragoza. Spain

Enrique García Artero. University of Almería. Spain

Tomás García Calvo. University of Extremadura. Spain

Juan García López. University of León. Spain

Carmen Gómez Cabrera. University of Valencia. Spain

Luis Gracia Marco. Exeter University. United Kingdom

Pablo Juan Greco. Federal University of Mines Gerais. Brazil

Amelia Guadalupe Grau. University of Las Palmas. Spain

Marcos Gutiérrez Dávila. University of Granada. Spain

Martin S. Hagger. Curtin University. Australia

Ian Henry. Loughborough University. United Kingdom

Tibor Hortobagyi. University of Groningen. Netherlands

Yeshayahu (Shayke) Hutzler. Wingate Institute and Zinman College of Physical Education & Sport Sciences. Israel

Robyn Jones. Cardiff Metropolitan University. United Kingdom

José Antonio Julián Clemente. University of Zaragoza. Spain

Giacomo Koch. University Sapienza Rome. Italy

Richard Kulpa. University of Rennes 2. France

Carlos Lago Peñas. University of Vigo. Spain

Salvador Llana Belloch. University of Valencia. Spain

José Antonio López Calbet. University of Las Palmas. Spain

Cristina López de Subijana. Technical University of Madrid. Spain

Castern Lubdy. University of Zurich. Switzerland

Alejandro Lucia Mulas. European University of Madrid. Spain

José Francisco Luján Guzmán. University of Valencia. Spain

Sara Maldonado Martín. University of País Vasco. Spain

Rafael Martín Acero. University of A Coruña. Spain

José Martín-Albo Lucas. University of Zaragoza. Spain

David Martinez Gomez. Autonomous University of Madrid. Spain

Isabel Mesquita. University of Oporto. Portugal

Ricardo Mora Rodríguez. University of Castilla–La Mancha. Spain

Francisco Javier Moreno Hernández. Miguel Hernández University. Spain

David Moscoso Sánchez. Pablo de Olavide University. Spain

Fernando Naclerio Ayllón. European University of Madrid. Spain

Enrique Navarro Cabello. Technical University of Madrid. Spain

Peter O’Donoghue. Cardiff Metropolitan University. United Kingdom

Antonio Oña Sicilia. University of Granada. Spain

Francisco Bartolomé Ortega Porcel. University of Granada. Spain

Ana Belén Peinado Lozano. Technical University of Madrid. Spain

Javier Pérez Tejero. Technical University of Madrid. Spain

Gertrud Pfister. Copenhague University. Denmark

Pedro Sáenz-López Buñuel. University of Huelva. Spain

Alfredo Santalla Herández. Pablo de Olavide University. Spain

Christopher R. Scott. University of Southern Maine. United States of America

Álvaro Sicilia Camacho. University of Almería. Spain

Berit Skirstad. Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. Norway

Christopher M. Spray. Loughborough University. United Kingdom

Nicholas Theodorakis. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Greece

Miquel Torregrosa Álvarez. Autonomous University of Barcelona. Spain

Aurelio Ureña Espá. University of Granada. Spain

Jos Vanrenterghem. Liverpool John Moores University. United Kingdom

José Gerardo Villa Vicente. University of León. Spain

Belinda Wheaton. Brighton University. United Kingdom

Fabio Yuzo Nakamura. Universidade Estadual de Londrina. Brazil

Mikel Zabala Díaz. University of Granada. Spain


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Journal History

The EJHM with ISSN: 2386-4095 is a publication of the Spanish Association of Sport Science, continuation of the journal Motricidad: European Journal of Human Movement, which had been published since 1994. The EJHM has been published under this name without interruption since 2014 on a six monthly basis. It is an arbitrated journal that uses an external review system by peers who have knowledge of the objects investigated and the methodologies used in the research. It adopts and adheres to the publication standards established by the American Psychological Association in its sixth edition.