Information for Authors

Article preparation for publication in "Antropomotoryka. Journal of Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences (JKES)"

Texts submitted for publication should be written in English or Polish in accordance with the following editorial requirements:

  • The volume of empirical work including the summary, figures and tables should not exceed 22 pages, and the reviews - 30 pages standard A4 size (up to 1,800 characters including spaces per page);
  • Texts should be prepared using only Microsoft Office Word text editor, pages should be numbered, font: Times New Roman; size: 12 points; spacing: 1.5; justified text; title written in bold typeface; centred.
  • Tables and figures labelled using Arabic numerals and headers, explanations and descriptions of illustrations below the figures and the results above the tables should be placed on separate pages in the English and Polish versions. Headers, explanations and descriptions below the figures and above  the tables should be in English and Polish.

Example :

Tabela 1. , Ryc. 1., Objaśnienia, Chłopcy

Table 1., Fig. 1., Commentary, Boys

• Figures and tables should be placed on separate pages (See: Illustrative material);

Title page (English and Polish versions on separate pages – if article is meant for publication in both English and Polish) containing the full title of the paper and its short title (up to 40 characters including spaces) to be placed in the running head, names of author(s), affiliation of the author(s) presented according to the following scheme: faculty, university, country, contribution of the co-authors in the creation of the article using symbols in the case of collective works (pattern of symbols according to the instructions in IC Publishers Panel); mailing address of the lead author (author’s full name, address , e-mail address and phone number).


Abstract and key words (English and Polish versions on separate pages – if article is meant for publication in both English and Polish), taking the following structure into account:
Full title of the work, summary about 250 words with division into parts: (in English) Aim. Basic procedures. Main findings. Results. Conclusions (in Polish: Cel pracy. Materiały i metody. Wyniki. Wnioski), key words containing from 3 to 15 words (preferably using the MeSH dictionary);

The main body of the text (in English and Polish)

The main body of the text should include the following parts:


Introduction acquaints the reader with the subject of the article and places it against the background of existing research (literature review).

At the end of the Introduction, the aim, research problems and hypotheses should be clearly stated.

Material and methods

An accurate description of the research subject (material) should be presented in the methodological part. The number of subjects, their age, sex and other characteristics of the participants should be indicated. Additionally, information regarding the conditions of testing, time and methods, techniques and research instruments, with particular emphasis on the description of the used apparatus should be given. T he name and address of its producer should be given. If an original method or technique of research was used, it should be described precisely by presenting its validity and reliability (reproducibility). In the case of modifying already recognized methods, the applied changes must be described and the need for these changes must be justified. Statistical methods should be explained so that it can be easily determined whether they are properly suited for the purpose of research. The author of the review or meta -analysis should provide methods of searching for materials, methods of selection, etc.


Presentation of the results should be logical and cohesive, and closely linked to the data in the tables and figures.

Referencing results presented in the tables or figures, the abbreviated name of the table and figures (Table 1, Fig. 2) should be placed in parentheses and on the margins of the work, suggesting their location in the comments.

In the main body of the paper, the same results in tables and figures cannot be repeated.


The author should relate the results to data from literature (other than described in the introduction), highlighting the innovative and significant aspects of his/her work. The adopted hypotheses should be verified or falsified.


Presenting cognitive and applicative findings, the posed hypotheses should be considered and vague statements not supported by the results of the research should be avoided.


A list of persons or institution(s) contributing to the preparation of the article, financially or technically supporting the research process or article publication may be given . I t is particularly desirable to provide the study grant number.


The bibliographic list contains only items which are referenced in the body of the text. Bibliographic descriptions, enumerated using Arabic numerals and listed in the order of citation (not in alphabetical order) should be printed on a separate page. Each referenced item should start with a new line. The sequenced number of the bibliographical item, given in square brackets, must correspond to the order of reference to the publication in the body of the text.
Bibliographic description of the article should include: the name of the author(s), initial(s), surname(s), title of the article, name of the journal in functioning abbreviated form, year of publication, issue, volume number, pages, DOI number (if the publication has one). Bibliographic description should end with a full stop.

The Vancouver Referencing Style, also known as the author -number system of citation, recommended for medical sciences should be used in the publication  (

 Enumeration of the referenced texts and principles of citation are defined by the so called Vancouver Convention drawn up by the ICMJE ( International Committee of Medical Journal Editors). According to it, referencing material from the source in the body of the text should end in the bibliographic item number in square brackets, e.g. [1]. In the case that reference is made to the authors, the reference is placed immediately after the author's sur name (without first name initial) (e.g.: "According to Aronson et al. [23] this study is ...").

Repetition of the reference to the same publication is done by its earlier established number . References of attachments are organized according to the order of their citation in the body of the text. Citing two or more publications should be included in square brackets in chronological order of their publication.

Explanatory notes or supplementary text should be numbered using the Oxford Referencing System, maintaining consistency throughout the article. 


Monograph by no more than six authors

[ 1] Butler SW: Secrets from the Black Bag. London: The Royal College of General Practitioners; 2005.
[2] Cheers B, Darracott R, Lonne B: Social care practice in rural communities. Sydney: The Federation  Press; 2007.

Monograph by more than six authors After the sixth author, the following abbreviation is placed: et al.

[3 ] Hofmeyr GJ, Neilson JP, Alfirevic Z, Crowther CA, Gulmezoglu AM, Hodnett ED, et al: A Cochrane pocketbook: Pregnancy and childbirth. Chichester, West Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons Ltd; 2008.

Subsequent editions of the monograph (Edition number is placed after the title)

[4 ] Murtagh J: John Murtagh's General Practice. 4th ed. Sydney: McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd; , 2007.

Monograph publisher (collaborative work)

[5 ] Breedlove GK, Schorfheide AM: Adolescent pregnancy. 2nd ed. Wieczorek RR, editor. White Plains (NY): March of Dimes Education Services; 2001.

Chapter in the monograph (collaborative work)

[ 6] Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM: Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.

Conference reports (papers)

[7 ] Christensen S, Oppacher F: An analysis of Koza's computational effort statistic for genetic programming. In: Foster JA, Lutton E, Miller J, Ryan C, Tettamanzi AG, editors. Genetic programming. EuroGP 2002: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Genetic Programming; 2002 Apr 3-5; Kinsdale, Ireland. Berlin: Springer; 2002. p. 182-91.

Monographs published in electronic version

[8 ] Bartlett A. Breastwork: Rethinking breastfeeding [online monograph]. Sydney, NSW: University of New South Wales Press; 2005 [cited 2009 Nov 10]. Available from: NetLibrary. 

Articles in journals. Standard, list only six authors, above six - abbreviated: et al.

[9 ] Snowdon J: Severe depression in old age. Medicine Today. 2002 Dec; 3(12):40-47.

[10 ] Skalsky K, Yahav D, Bishara J, Pitlik S, Leibovici L, Paul M: Treatment of human Brucellosis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. BMJ. 2008 Mar 29;336(7646): 701-4.

[11 ] Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al.: Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002; 935(1-2): 40-6. 

Articles published in journal supplements

[12 ] Geraud G, Spierings EL, Keywood C: Tolerability and safety of frovatriptan with short- and long-term use for treatment of migraine and in comparison with sumatriptan. Headache. 2002;42 Suppl 2: S93-9.

[13 ] Glauser TA: Integrating clinical trial data into clinical practice. Neurology. 2002; 58 (12 Suppl 7): S6-12. (Issue with supplement)

 Articles in journals published in electronic version without DOI ( digital object identifier )​​. Enter the URL ( Uniform Resource Locator) – journal website)

[14 ] Lemanek K: Adherence issues in the medical management of asthma. J Pediatr Psychol [Internet]. 1990 [cited 2010 Apr 22]; 15(4):437-58. Available at:

Articles in journals published in electronic version, with digital DOI

[15 ] Fletcher D, Wagstaff CRD: Organisational psychology in elite sport: its emergence, application and future . Psychol Sport Exerc. 2009;10 (4):427-34. DOI: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2009.03.009.

[16 ] Darling E.S. et al .: The role of Twitter in the life cycle of a scientific publication. "PeerJ Preprints", 2013; 1: e16v1. 2013.09.22.

[17 ] Donsmark M, Langfort J, Ploug T, Holm C, Enevoldsen LH, Stallknech B. et al.: Hormone -sensitive lipase (HSL) expression and regulation by epinephrine and exercise in skeletal muscle. Eur J Sports Sci , 2 (6), 2002. Available at:


DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2002.10142575.

Articles in journals published in electronic version, found in the PubMed database .

[18 ] Von Itzstein M, Wu WY, Kok GB, Pegg MS, Dyason JC, Jin B, et al.: Rational design of potent sialidase-based inhibitors of influenza virus replication. Nature. 1993 Jun 3;363(6428): 418-23. Cited in PubMed; PMID 8502295.

Important information for authors of articles submitted for publication

In view of the fact that since 2014 onwards, the quarterly journal will be published in the original electronic version in English, please translate into English: titles of articles in the bibliographic listing published in a language other than English, providing the language of the original in square brackets after the English title. The title of the j ournal must remain in full version or in functioning abbreviated form.


[19 ] Jaskólska A, Bogucka, Świstak R, Jaskólski A: Mechanisms , symptoms and after-effects of delayed muscle soreness (DOMS) [in Polish] . Med Sportiva, 2002, 4, 189-201.

The National Library of Medicine recommends placing the English translation of the title in square brackets, and information regarding the language of the article after the page numbers (cf. International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals: Sample References. 

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[20 ] Ellingsen AE, Wilhelmsen I. [Disease anxiety among medical students and law students]. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2002 Mar 20;122(8):785-7. Norwegian. 

Illustrative material

  • Technical requirements

Figures - should follow a consistent background colour scheme; do not use grid lines or shading.

Tables - standardized format, reducing grid lines to a minimum.


Table 1. Differences (d) in body height and mass as well as BMI between student group A and B














 level p

Age [years]







Body height [cm]






0.567 NS

Body mass [kg]






0.005 *

BMI [kg/m2]






0.006 *

NS – statistically non-significant difference
*   -  p<0.05; ** p<0.05; ***p<0.001       


Scanning The resolution of scanned illustrations must be at least 300 dpi. Black and white illustrations (lines of the art.) should be in TIFF format, or colour and images (grey) in TIFF or JPEG format (low degree of compression, up to 10%). All files can be compressed using RAR or ZIP; 

Symbols for example: a rrows, asterisks or the abbreviations used in tables or figures should be clearly explained in the legend.

Equations must be written legibly, especially indices and exponents in powers.