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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 Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The text is single-spaced, justified; uses a 10-point Times New Roman font
  • The manuscript includes an abstract (no more than 200 words).
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

EFMS publishes original articles on any subject related to research in sport.

Manuscripts should be submitted at http://www.gup.ugal.ro/ugaljournals/index.php/efms. Manuscripts can be submitted as either "original" or "review". The submission should include an Author statement reflecting that the manuscript contains original material only that has not previously been published and is not currently under consideration elsewhere, nor will be submitted elsewhere until a final decision has been made by the journal.

A. Paper format

Manuscripts must be written in clear, concise and correct English. If you need help with your English, we strongly recommend using a proofreader with good written English skills. The 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' functions of your word processor are strongly recommended to be used.

Manuscripts must be submitted in electronic version only, via Open Journal System. In order to help authors with the manuscript submission through OJS, we developed a guide which is available in Romanian and English.

The submission file will be in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format (.doc or .docx files).

The manuscript should be typed with font size 10, Times New Roman, single-spaced, justified, on A4 (210 x 297mm) paper, mirror margins, with margins at 25mm on each side. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the bottom. The paper should be written according to the following format:

  • Title: Times New Roman, 14 points, bold, centered (max. 10 words)
  • Name, surname: Times New Roman, 14 points, bold, centered
  • Affiliation: Times New Roman, 12 points, bold, centered
  • e-mail address: Times New Roman, 12 points, bold, centered
  • Abstract: justified, indented left-right 2 cm, Times New Roman 10 points, bold (must contain the aim of the paper)
  • Keywords: Times New Roman, 10 points
  • References: single-spaced, Times New Roman, 10 points, italic

All figures should be of high quality (a resolution at least 300 dpi). Figures should contain an Arabic number and a title.

Tables should be numbered consecutively, with Arabic numbers, in accordance with their appearance in the text. The number and the explanatory note are placed below the table body. Please submit tables as editable text and not as images.

The article should be divided into clearly defined and numbered sections and subsections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. and have a brief heading. Abstracts are not included in section numbering.

B. Paper structure and content

Each manuscript should have the following sections:

  • Title: should be unambiguous; reflect the content of the article.
  • Abstract: 80-120 words; reflect the content of the article.
  • Keywords: submit 3-8 keywords associated with the paper (other than those mentioned in title or abstract).
  • Introduction: provide the background of the study.
  • Methodology: include a statement that informed consent and local ethics committee approval have been provided for human studies.
  • Results: highlight new results of the study.
  • Discussion and conclusions: contain the answer to the research question, a comparison of the study results and major conclusions.
  • Acknowledgments (if any): refer to people or funding sources who had a substantial contribution to the study.
  • In-text citations: no more than 40 citations for the original article, and 120 for reviews.
  • References: a reference list in alphabetical, placed at the end of the paper.

 In-text citations should be reflected in the reference list (and vice versa) and must be in Harvard style. In-text citations have to contain the author(s)’s or editor(s)’s surname, year of publication and page number(s). The format of such citations should be in the same style as all other references in the paper. Authors need to assure that the bibliographic information has been correctly extracted. Primary research articles are recommended to be cited. When referring to sources published on the Internet, URL and date of access have to be provided.

The reference list is present at the end of the paper. It contains full references for all in-text citations used. The reference list is organized alphabetically by author unless there is no author. The use of a reference manager software such as Mendeley might be the easiest solution for authors to handle references and citations while writing.

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