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Movement & Sport Sciences - Science & Motricité publishes two kinds of issues:
Each special issue offers a compilation of papers related to a particular theme, and is entrusted to a guest editor. The aim of these special issues is to propose an overview of international research in a particular area. Any project for a special issue can be proposed to the main editor.
Three models can be considered:
The choice of the theme is obviously essential. It should be consistent with the scientific stick to scientific news, and to choose a theme that could federate a dozen researchers. Special issues can composed of papers either in French or English. In all cases title, abstracts and key-word have to be provided in both languages.
Practically, such a project based on the designation of a guest editor, who becomes the prime contractor for the special issue. The editor has to determine the format of the Special Issue and its composition, to contact the authors, and lead the process of expert articles.
Issues must contain at least 60 pages, but it is possible to exceed a hundred pages. Each page represents 6,500 characters (including spaces) in plain text. For example an issue of 80 pages should contain 520,000 characters (including spaces). Such an issue could be composed as follows:
Note that these formats include references, abstract, and notes. Figures and tables must also be considered, depending on their size.
Movement & Sport Sciences - Science & Motricité also publishes articles on the initiative of the authors.
Reviews: These articles present a well-referenced synthesis about knowledge and controversies on a major subject in the field of motricity and physical activities. These reviews, mainly for students, provide data information not easily accessible in the international literature.
Original articles: These articles present a complete original material. We do not impose length limitations to the submitted manuscripts. However, a priori reserves could be formulated toward manuscripts shorter than 44,000 characters or exceeding 70,000 characters.
Letters to Editor: In less than 5,500 characters, a Letter offers comments about a published article in Science & Motricité or a current news topic. It can be accompanied by a figure or table and references. It is communicated to the concerned authors, and their answer may accompany the suggested letter.
Lecture notes: Movement & Sport Sciences - Science & Motricité publishes reports about books or articles. These reports must be submitted to the Main Editor.
Science & Motricité publishes articles in French or in English. The abstract is both in French and in English.
All manuscripts are reviewed in anonymous conditions. All materials for submission or seek contributions by editorial board are reviewed and may need revision. This material can't be submitted in another journal whatever the language used.
Only original materials will be accepted for publication, except for a summary of scientific workshop. In this case, the authors must specify it on presentation page of the manuscript. All accepted materials become EDP copyrights and require permission to use and/or reproduce copyrighted material from EDP Sciences.
Submission must be sent by email in attached files and contains the following elements.
A presentation page of manuscript (separate file) including:
The manuscript, in separate file, will respect the following conditions:
Manuscript should be typewritten with a font of 12 pt and double spaced with margins of at least 2.5 cm at top, bottom and sides, including note and bibliography. Lines should be numbered consecutively, page by page, on left margin. Number page should be placed on top left.
First page of the manuscript will contain title, abstract (120 words max.) running title (2 to 4 words) and max 6 keywords.
Original articles must be presented in accordance with standard presentation of their field. For experimental article, manuscript will describe as following: Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion and References. Tables and figures are inserted in text with their caption.
Not usually cited word or acronym will be explained in parenthesis the first time it will appear in the text; moreover these definitions could be in a glossary at the end of the manuscript. Notes will be limited and numbered in accordance with their appearance in the text. They will be put at the bottom of the page.
Citations in the text:
In case of a possible confusion between two references (same first author and same publication year), cite as many authors as necessary for eliminating the ambiguity, followed by "et al."
References will be classified by authors name alphabetical order and brought together at the end of the article
Their presentation should be abbreviated according to The American Psychological Association (APA, 5th edition).
For particular references, please refer to the guidelines of APA, 5th edition.
Please pay attention to the accuracy of references. Indeed, reference links on web site can only be activated if they are complete and accurate.
Tables and figures should be presented as in APA guidelines
All tables and figures should be cited and numbered consecutively throughout. They must be accompanied by a caption, clear enough for it to be read and comprehensible without reference to the text. All column, line, axe, should have a title with used unit. Symbol function must be described. The author will provide original illustration with an appropriate resolution for publication. For previously published illustrations, the author must cite copyrights and give the prior consent of the publisher. This copyright agreement should be given before the submission of the manuscript.
When the manuscript is definitively accepted, authors should provide the publisher with a version as following:
Please respect these instructions because all incomplete manuscript will be return to authors before being accepted.
On paper version, illustrations are published in black and white format with a colour version appearing in the online version, free of charge (author should only make a contribution (price on demand to EDP sciences) for the publication in colour).
We encourage authors to submit multimedia material to highlight their article or help the reader. Electronic-only material is designed to provide supplementary information which is either too voluminous for printing or is designed specifically for the web as oversize data table, computer code, colour illustration etc. For more information on the submission of this material (file requirements, etc.) please contact the production service.