Guide for Authors

In order to facilitate the work of the authors in submitting and following the articles, it is necessary to consider the following general principles in compiling the submitted article. The process of submitting, accepting and publishing an article in the Journal of Sport and Exercise Physiology is also shown in the guide flowchart.

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Journal of Sport and Exercise Physiology

Instructions for Authors

  1. Scope
  2. Preparing your manuscript
    2.1 Title page
    2.2 Main document
        2.2.1 Text formatting
        2.2.2 Main text
    2.3 References
    2.4 Table and figures
  3. Editorial policies
    3.1 Peer review policy
    3.2 Authorship
    3.3 Cover letter
    3.4 Research ethics
    3.5 Publishing policies
         3.5.1 Plagiarism
         3.5.2.Prior publication
  4. Submitting your manuscript
    4.1 Required documents to be submitted
    4.2 Information required for completing your submission
    4.3 Article processing charges
  5. On acceptance and publication
    5.1 Paper production
    5.2 Online first publication
  6. Further information
  1. Scope

Journal of Sport and Exercise Physiology (JSEP) is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the publication of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research in the field of Sport and Exercise Physiology. JSEP accepts both research and review articles. Topics covered in JSEP include: Applied Exercise Physiology, Exercise Physiology and Nutrition, and Exercise Physiology and Health.

  1. Preparing your manuscript

2.1 Title page

  • Provide the English title followed by the authors’ names and their affiliations. Thereafter, write the Persian title, authors’ names and their affiliations (for format please use a previously published paper as a template).
  • Provide full names of authors (without academic title) including the full first name, middle name (optional) and last name of each author. The authors names should be followed with superscript numbers as their affiliations are numbered. Persons listed as authors should be those who substantially contributed to the study's conception, design, and performance.
  • When authors are affiliated to more than one institution, their names should be connected using 1,2. These numbers should follow the surname but precede the address.
  • Author’s affiliation must include name of department, faculty (school), institution, city and country.
  • Include 2 short titles for the English and Persian titles.
  • The corresponding author’s name, mailing address, telephone, and e-mail address (preferably academic email address) should be provided.

Note: Please upload the title page separately from the main document.

2.2 Main document

2.2.1 Text Formatting

  • Number pages consecutively, beginning with the English abstract page.
  • Manuscripts should be submitted in a word file (.docx).
  • Article text should be in a single column, A4 paper size, with line spacing 1 and a margin 2.5 in every direction.
  • Persian fonts B Nazanin; English font Times New Roman
  • Font sizes:
    • Article title 16 bold
    • Titles in the main text 14 bold, and subtitles 12 bold
    • Body text of the article 12
    • Tables and pictures titles and texts 10
  • Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.
  • Footnotes can be used to give additional information. The English name of authors for research work cited in the text should not be written in the footnote. Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively per page.

2.2.2 Main text

The manuscript texts must encompass the following sections:

  • Structured Abstract: Two abstracts should be provided in English and Persian languages. The contents of two abstracts should be exactly similar. Both abstracts should be limited to 400 words and include the following subsections: Background and Purpose, Materials and Methods, Results, and Conclusion. The abstract should be followed by key words (including 4-6 words that are not used in the title).
  • Introduction: Mention the research variables and their relationship. In addition, specify the research gap, importance, necessity, and at the end assumptions/aims or research questions of the research should be mentioned.
  • Methods: the following items should be included in this section:
  • Subjects/participants
  • Experimental procedures or Exercise programs
  • Data collections
  • Statistical Analyses
  • Results: Main data should be reported in the form of figures/graphs, and the secondary data should be reported in the form of table. Avoid interpretation of data and repeating the data in different format.
  • Discussion and conclusion: Present the research findings, compare them with literature and justify the findings. Mention the limitations and at the end draw the conclusions.
  • Acknowledgment: Acknowledge the individuals who helped in the research and disclose any financial supports or conflict of interest.
  • Declarations: All manuscripts must contain the following sections under the heading 'Declarations'. If any of the sections are not relevant to your manuscript, please include the heading and write 'Not applicable' for that section.
  • Funding(information that explains whether and by whom the research was supported)
  • Conflicts of interest(include appropriate disclosures)
  • Authors' contributions(Please indicate authors’ contributions)
  • Ethics approval(include appropriate approvals or waivers)

2.3 References

  • Use Vancouver referencing style and EndNote software.
  • Number the references in the text in brackets and list them at the end of the manuscript.
  • The number of references should be limited to maximum of 40.
  • Persian references must be written in English and labeled with “In Persian”
  • Do not include dissertations/theses and conference articles in the references.
  • At the end of each reference the DOI should be provided




Research article:

  1. Carbone S, Del Buono MG, Ozemek C, Lavie CJ. Obesity, risk of diabetes and role of physical activity, exercise training and cardiorespiratory fitness. Progress in cardiovascular diseases. 2019; 62(4): 327-333. Doi: 10.1016/j.pcad.2019.08.004.
  2. Hatami M, Rahmani H. Response of coagulation factors to different high intensity interval exercise protocols in young overweight men. Journal of Sport and Exercise Physiology 2021;14(1):1-8. Doi: 52547/JOEPPA.14.1.1 [In Persian]

Book chapter:

  1. Huff D and Black TL. Comprehensive statistics. In: Miller C and Smith H (eds) How to lie with statistics. 4th ed. London: Penguin, 1991, pp.51–55.


  1. Baechle TR. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2000, pp. 393-423.

2.4 Table and figures

  • In the text, refer to the table, graphs/figures and place them in the text where they are cited.
  • For the tables define the abbreviations below the table.
  • Graphs/figures should not be in the form of image. Use excel software to draw the graphs in black and white, without any frame and any extra horizontal lines.
  • Format for pictures must be JPG or GIF.
  1. Editorial policies

3.1 Peer review policy

As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of two peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Submitted papers will undergo full peer review, and reviewers’ comments will be returned to corresponding author. Revisions must be made in the manuscript and highlighted in the text with different colors. In addition to the revised manuscript a reply to referees file which include point by point responses to the comments must be submitted separately.

3.2 Authorship

Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors. The authors should have made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data; drafting or revising the article and approved the version to be published.

3.3 Cover letter

A cover letter should be submitted with manuscript as a separate file. The letter should list any paper on related topics by any of the authors that have been published within the past year or that are in review or in press. The letter must state that the non-signing author(s) have read and approved the manuscript. You have to confirm that the work is original, have the rights to submit the manuscript, are submitting the work that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere.

3.4 Research ethics

Research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the Declaration of Helsinki. All papers reporting animal and/or human studies must state the full name and institution of the review committee that have granted the Ethics Committee approval, in addition to the approval number.

3.5 Publishing Policies

3.5.1 Plagiarism

JSEP takes issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Submitted articles will be checked with duplication-checking software.

3.5.2 Prior publication

If any part of the research work has been previously published, the manuscript is not generally acceptable for publication in JSEP.

  1. Submitting your manuscript

JSEP is hosted on SINAWEB Manager, a web based online submission and peer review system. Visit to login and submit your article online.

4.1 Required documents to be submitted

You need to make sure that the following files are submitted:

  • The title page including titles (English and Persian), authors’ names and affiliations, short titles (English and Persian), and corresponding author’s details.
  • The main document including title, abstracts (English and Persian), and main text (introduction, methods, results, discussion and references)
  • Cover letter

4.2 Information required for completing your submission

  • You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript.
  • We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their Editorial Manager accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one in

4.3 Article Processing Charges

There is a submission fee of 2,000,000 IR (Iranian Rials) for non-fast track submissions and 4,000,000 IR for fast review articles. After acceptance there is a publication fee of 2,000,000 IR. Note that submitting the article or depositing the fees for reviewing process does not guarantee the acceptance of the article.

  1. On acceptance and publication

5.1 Paper Production

All accepted manuscripts will be subjected to language and grammar editing as well as technical editing, which will be performed by Editorial team. All authors must make amendments suggested by Editorial team and return the manuscript shortly. After this stage the final admission will be issued. Thereafter, final proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorizing the change.

5.2 Online publication

The article will be published online after receipt of the corrected proofs. This would allow final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be available for researchers and reduces the lead time between submission and publication.

  1. Further information

Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the JSEP editorial office as follows: