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Author Guidelines

Original manuscripts for the journal STUDIA SPORTIVA are submitted in English language only.

Authors are not required to send any payment for submitting an article.

There is no processing fee for reviews and publication of the reviewed article.

The manuscript needs to be submitted to the right section (the journal has three main ones) - kinesiology, social sciences or student section.

All manuscripts will be revised by two reviewers (students´ manuscripts are reviewed by one reviewer), and articles will be published on the basis of their favorable opinion. In the case of the contradicting opinion of the two reviewers, the article is passed for assessment to the third reviewer. The author will be immediately notified of the reviewers´ decision.

The author is responsible for language accuracy. Submitted papers will undergo editorial revision in the use of spelling, grammar, and stylistics. All changes in the text, however, must be approved by the author.

Manuscripts should be uploaded as editable documents formatted in RTF or DOC.

We accept papers with references cited using the APA citation format (Sixth Edition, 2010).

Alongside articles, we accept high-quality Letters and Reviews.

The journal is published twice a year, the deadlines for contributors are January 15 and June 15.



Times New Roman font, size 12, line spacing 1. Align titles and paragraphs in a block.

In the papers, use the APA citation standard (useful links down below).

We print only in black and white, so use automatic font color, no color in charts, pictures and spreadsheets. Photos will also be published in black and white.

Title. Write a brief, informative title. Abbreviations should not be used in titles. It is important for literature retrieval to include in the title the keywords that identify the nature of the subject matter.

Authors and Affiliations. Authors are urged to include their full names, complete with first and middle names or initials. Academic degrees should not be included. The names and locations of institutions or companies should be given to all authors. For universities, faculties should be specified (no departments, units). If several institutions are listed in a manuscript, it should be indicated with which department and institution is each author affiliated by using corresponding superscript numbers.

Abstract. It is a summary of the main points, objectives and methods (approx. 1500 characters). Do not cite references in the abstract. Abbreviations should be kept to an absolute minimum; however, if they are needed, they must be explained at first mention within the abstract so that it can be understood as an independent unit from the remainder of the manuscript. 

Keywords. Provide 5 keywords identifying the subject of the manuscript.

Financial support (if applicable)


The introduction should provide a brief overview of the background and rationale for the study. 


Explanation of the experimental methods should be adequate for repetition by qualified researchers. Procedures that have been described in previous publications should not be described in detail but merely cited with appropriate references along with any modifications of the procedure. Any commercial products that are mentioned should include the name of the manufacturer.





Follow the main text of the article and usually contain acknowledgments of people and/or funding. In proof, it is set in 9/10 text with no heading. It can also contain present addresses of authors.


Contact Information

References need to be cited in APA citation format.





Direct quoting 

  • According to Morrow (2013), “Research was deemed inconclusive” (p.121). 
  • Morrow (2013) stated, “research was deemed inconclusive” (p.121); which can lead to three explanations. 
  • He stated, “Research was deemed inconclusive” (Morrow, 2013, p.121), with three possible explanations.


For the quotations longer than 40 words, write in a block, (example below).



  • According to Morrow (2013), the research was inconclusive because of possible mistakes within the design of the research project (Morrow, 2013, p.121). * (page number is not required).


Naming more authors


Two authors 

  • Research by Kozume and Hinata (2012) suggests-
  • Researchers suggested bigger size sample (Kozume & Hinata, 2012)


Three to five authors 

  • (Sugawara, Sawamura, Oikawa, Iwaizumi & Aone, 1989)
  • Consequent citations: (Sugawara et al., 1989)


More than six authors 

  • Akaashi et al. (1981) focused on-
  • (Akaashi et al., 2001)


If the author is unknown: Use the title instead of the name (first word or two words: books and reports have to be in italics; articles, chapters and web pages in quotation marks).


  • The findings brought up two important questions as a possible basis for another research (“Tree Hill,” 2000) or (Lost, 2004). 


  • More authors: (Ellis, 1995; Harloff, 1996)
  • Authors with the same name: (H. Weasley 2003; R. Weasley, 2000)
  • More works by the same author and same year: Findings by Kageyama (2016a) show-


Secondary source (locate primary source whenever possible) 

  • Murrell argued- (as cited in Cornell, 2017, p.15).




  • Satori, T. U. (2008). Below the Surface of Sport and Socialization. Volleyball Today, 5, 18-34.
  • Bokuto, K. T., & Kuroo, T. B. (2013). Depression and Orthorexia Nervosa: Is there a connection? Journal of Eating Disorders in Modern Day, 14, 99-119.
  • Bokuto, K. T., Kuroo, T. B., Satori, T. U., & Sousuke, R. M. (2017). The cooperation between mind and body in competitive sports: focus on volleyball and swimming. Journal of Competition, 47, 21-29.
  • Allister, M.H., Han, S. S., McGonagall, A. D., Snyder, Z. Y., T´Challa, K. R., . . . Zorba, E. W. (1998). Under the spiderweb: Binge Eating and gymnastics. Journal of Eating Disorders in Modern Day, 16, 85-94.   (More than seven authors)


Version A:

  • Rogers, S. C. (1988)
  • Rogers, S. C. (1989)


Version B:

  • Stark, T. I. (1988). Relationship between sport and personal life. Education and Management, 18, 45-65.
  • Stark, T. I., & Parker, P. S. (2000). Relationship between sport and personal life. Education and Management, 20, 48-59.


Version C:

  • McGee, J. K. (2011a). Marriage and professional sport. Life in Sport, 12, 5-12.
  • McGee, J. K. (2011b). Marriage after professional sport. Life in Sport, 13, 22-29.


If there is a number of the volume and issue of the journal stated:


By volume

  • Allister, M.H., Han, S. S., McGonagall, A. D., Snyder, Z. Y., T´Challa, K. R., . . . Zorba, E. W. (1998). Under the spiderweb: Binge Eating and gymnastics. Journal of Eating Disorders in Modern Day, 16, 85-94.  

By issue

  • Allister, M.H., Han, S. S., McGonagall, A. D., Snyder, Z. Y.,T´Challa, K. R., . . . Zorba, E. W. (1998). Under the spiderweb: Binge Eating and gymnastics. Journal of Eating Disorders in Modern Day, 16(4), 85-94.  


Article with DOI 

  • Šimková, K., Šovčík, J., Yoongi, M. S. (2017). Motivation in children regarding arts and sports. Children and Growth, 15(6), 18-35.


In Magazine 

  • Seokjin, K. J., Namjoon, R. M. (1990, October 1). Technology for youth. World Today, 225, 56-78.




Only author:

  • Scott, L. P. (2013). Basketball of past and present. New York, NY: Haikyu.

With editor:

  • Scott, L. P. (2013). Basketball of past and present. L. L. Lockwood (Ed.), New York, NY: Haikyu.

Editor, no author:

  • Lockwood, L. L. (Ed.). (2013). Basketball of past and present. New York, NY: Haikyu

Numerous authors and editors:

  • Lockwood, L. L., & Scott, L. P. (2015). Basketball of past and present. H. Nanase & R. Matsuoka (Eds.), New York, NY: Haikyu 


When using the translated book – both years need to be mentioned

  • Lamore, A. M. (2014). What psychologists don´t talk about. (O. P. Taehyung & J. H. Hoseok, Trans.). New York, NY: Carpe. (Original work published in 2000)


Other Editions

  • Scott, L. P. (2013). Basketball of past and present (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Haikyu.

Article or chapter

  • Scott, L. P. (2013). Maybe it was supposed to be. In L. L. Lamore (Ed.), Basketball of past and present (67-95). New York, NY: Haikyu.

More volumes of one work

  • Jungkook, S. (Ed.). (1999). Sport disciplines through the history (Vols. 1-7). New York, NY: Haikyu.


Conference Proceedings 

  • Mikulová, M., & Švec, P. (Eds.). (2016). Proceedings from: International Conference of Psychology, Sport and Eating Disorders. Banská Bystrica: Insomnia.


  • Bokuto, K. T., & Kuroo, T. B. (2013). Depression and Orthorexia Nervosa: Is there a connection? [Abstract]. Journal of Eating Disorders in Modern Day, 14, 99-119.


Qualitative Data; Online Interviews (if there is no audio or print form, cite in text, do not add into reference list)


  • Šimková, K., (Interviewer) & Yoongi, M. S. (Interviewee). (2018). Change of Perspective [Interview transcript]. Retrieved from Masaryk University website: …
  • The same process goes for online lecture notes or presentation slides (Author; year; title; change “Interview transcript” to either “PowerPoint slides”, “Word document”, etc) with URL available.


Every publication, journal, and author name in these examples are made up.

Tables examples can be found here

Figures examples can be found here



Practical information for APA with regular updates can be found here (citations, references, use of  abbreviations, APA sample paper and many more. 

(credits: Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) - under the terms and conditions of fair use)


Students can send contributions of exceptional quality at the recommendation of their supervisors work, or directly through their supervision, especially students of the doctoral program. Student articles should not exceed 10 standard pages. It must contain the designation STUDENT SECTION, the name of the supervisor work and study program of the author (s).

At the end of the paper, the author shall attach a statement that the article was not published elsewhere or offered at the same time to other periodicals or publishers, authors´ signature and names with academic titles, contact email, address, telephone number.

By submitting the paper, the authors give their consent to the publication in STUDIA SPORTIVA journal in its printed and electronic form, or its inclusion in electronic databases.

Articles that do not comply with these policies will not be reviewed.




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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.

  1. The article has not been published yet, or is not currently being submitted to another journal (as explained in Comments for the Editor).
  2. The file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect format.


  3. Funding information – the submission states every relevant information regarding the funding of the project.

  4. The text has a simple spacing; font size 12; it is in italic and not underlined (except URL addresses); all table and picture illustrations are placed within the text, not at the end.
  5. Competing interests – I declare any potential competing interests regarding the article.


  6. If the post is sent to the review section of the journal, the instructions for Ensuring Anonymous Review Procedure have been followed.

  7. URL references are referenced wherever possible.

  8. I am permitted to use any material that falls under the copyright.

  9. The text corresponds to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements listed in the Author Guidelines, which is on the About page (APA style).
  10. Ethics committee approval - we ask you to provide the copy if your research requires one (I have the approval/I am sending you a copy with the manuscript, or I do not need the approval).
  11. Contributorship - every author is informed about the manuscript being sent to Studia sportiva and I have their consent (if your manuscript is accepted for publication, you will be required to fill out the table and signatures of every author - it will be sent by Studia sportiva)
  12. We have added acknowledgments regarding any other needed and important information for the manuscript.
  13. I have chosen the right section for my manuscript - kinesiology, social sciences or student section.

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