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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Instructions for authors who want to publish articles in

ARENA  Journal of Physical Activities


Manuscripts submitted for publication should be clearly identidied as Original articles:

aricles reporting the previously unpublished results of completed scientific experiments conducted by the authors, confirming or refuting a clearly defined research hypothesis.


Manuscripts. All manuscripts must be written in English, typed single-spaced in Times New Roman, size 12 font with wide margins and include an abstract of no more than 250 words.

Style. The manuscripts should be written in first person using the active voice.

Formats of numbers and all other style matters should follow the APA Publication Manual - sixthedition (

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically, on line, or via email to:  or to the contact persons .    


The Title of the Article (should accurately reflect the content of the manuscript);

The Full Names of the Authors and Institutional Affiliations (without academic titles);

Parts and Order of the Manuscript

The articles should include the following elements, in order:

Abstract: must be limited to 250 words and accurately reflect the content of the manuscript. Include the following headings: Purpose, Methods, Results and Conclusions. A list of 3-5 key words, not repeating wording used in the title, should follow the abstract.

Introduction: should give the scientific rationale for researching the given topic, the primary issues and controversies, the aim of the study. Only pertinent references should be cited.

Methods: The Methods section should be limited to material available at the time of the study design and should contain essential information regarding how the experiment or research was conducted. The protocol of data acquisition, procedures, investigated parameters, methods of measurements and apparatus should described in sufficient detail to  allow other scientists to reproduce the results. The study subjects/participants should be described in terms of number, age and sex. All investigations with human subjects should conform to the Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki)

The statistical methods should be described in detail to enable verification of the reported results.

Results: The results should be presented in a logical sequence, given the most important findings first and addressing the stated objectives. The number of tables and figures should be limited to those absolutely needed to confirm or refute the thesis.

Discussion: The authors should deal only with new or important aspects of the results obtained. Material from the Results section should not be repeated, nor new material introduced. The relevance of the findings in the context of existing literature or contemporary practice should be addressed.

Conclusions: Only conclusions supported by the study findings should be included.

Acknowledgments: list all those who have contributed to  the research; financial and other material support should be disclosed and acknowledged.

References: Each citation in the text must be designated by a superscripted numeral and full information must appear in the list of references. The references list should follow the APA Publication Manual - sixthedition.

Figures and tables: Each figure and table should have a caption that is self-explanatory and defines all abbreviations. They should not be in color. Photographic images can be submitted if they are saved in JPEG format at a resolution of 300 dpi.


Note: by sending the works, author / authors declare that they are original, not plagiarized and express all responsibility for their content.

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