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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.
  • Authors should prepare two separate files: 1. File containing the title page with the authors' details - this file should be named "Title page". 2. A file without authors' details (blinded), in which continuous line numbering was used - this file should be named "Blinded manuscript".
  • 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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

  1. 1. General information

    Before submitting your article, please make sure you have read the Mission and the journal's profile. We publish original experimental papers, literature reviews, reports, humanities research and polemic articles.

    From issue 1 in 2021, the journal will be published mainly in English. For this reason, please submit future submissions of articles in English. Both British and American spellings are accepted as long as the spelling is used consistently throughout the text. Authors whose mother tongue is not English are strongly advised to proofread their work prior to submission. Documents with serious deficiencies in English may be returned to authors without review.

    The journal does not charge any publication fees.

    1. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    2.1   Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. The document should be written in the A4 format of a standard typescript (1800 characters per page, margins: upper and lower -25 mm, left -35 mm). It is recommended to use the 12-point Times New Roman font, 1.5-line spacing. The volume of submitted texts should not exceed 15 pages (including tables, graphs, footnotes, references). Continuous line numbering should be used in the blinded manuscript file.

    The authors should prepare two separate files for the article:

    1. File containing the title page of the article (see below) - this file should be named "Title page".
    2. File containing the blinded article (article without title page and authors details) and continous line nubering - this file should be named "Blinded manuscript"

    2.2   Title page

    - Authors first and last name
    - Academic title and affiliation (in Polish and in English)
    - All authors e-mail address
    - Authors ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID, see:
    - Article title (both English and Polish)
    - Abstract (both English and Polish)
    - Keywords (both English and Polish)
    - Corresponding author address, phone number, e-mail
    - In title page authors should disclose any potential conflict of interest and funding details. 

    2.3 Abstract and keywords

    The abstract body must not exceed the 200 words.

    In humanistic papers, abstract should be descriptive and summarize conducted topic.
    In a experimental papers, a complete abstract should be structured and include a statement of purpose, methods used, a summary of results, and the conclusion.

    The authors should define 4-5 keywords, that represents the content of manuscript and are specific to papers field or sub-field.

    2.3   Tables, artwork, figures and other graphics

    Tables and illustrations (figures, graphs, photographs) should be placed in separate files and accurately described. Place their insertions should be marked in the right margin in the text.

    The font in the table should be 9 points, while the width of the table should not exceed 125 mm. There is no other table formatting than the grid. The title is placed above the table. Footnotes to the table are placed directly below it. No empty cells should be left in a table.
    The following conventional symbols apply:

    - dash (-) the phenomenon does not occur
    - zero (0) the phenomenon exists, however in quantities smaller than the numbers that can be expressed in the table with numerical digits
    - dot (.) complete lack of information or lack of reliable information
    - (x) sign it is impossible or pointless to fill in the boxes, because of the layout of the table
    - "incl." means that you do not give all the components of the sum

    Charts should be prepared using Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Microsoft Graph). The width of the chart must not exceed 125 mm. The chart number and title are saved below the graph. Charts made with other programs and pasted as drawings must meet the following criteria:

    - 9-point Times New Roman font
    - Do not design three-dimensional charts that will be illegible; black and white (patterns), one-dimensional
    - The field of the chart field and the borders of the legend are not used
    - No background other than white is used
    - The title of the chart or the record "Source: ..." is not repeated in the area of plotting
    - The minimum resolution of charts and illustrations is 300 dpi. In the case of placing figures, tables, etc. in the work, coming from studies published in other journal or books, the author is required to obtain permission to use them.

    2.4   References

    Humanistic and theoretical foundations of physical culture and tourism

    Footnotes should be used in articles concerning the above topics, the alphabetical arrangement of the bibliography applies (references are not numbered). Sample footnotes:

    1. Nawrocki, J. Mrzygłód, W szczęku stalowych kling, Warszawa 1957, pp. 114–119; Z. Dziubiński (ed.), Kultura somatyczna kleryków, Warszawa 1996, p. 18;
      M. Ponczek, Związki Kościoła Katolickiego z „Sokołem” Ziemi Łódzkiej do 1939 r., [in:] A. Nowakowski (ed.), Studia z historii i organizacji kultury fizycznej, Częstochowa 1997; J. Konopnicki, Wychowanie fizyczne w gimnazjum wołyńskim, „Kultura Fizyczna” 1956, No3,pp. 175–177.

    Sample bibliographic descriptions:

    Barabasz S., Wspomnienia narciarza, Zakopane 1914; Mroczko L. (ed.), Maków Podhalański, Kraków 1978; Chełmecki J., Wilk S., Wybrane czynniki społeczno-polityczne kształtowania modelu organizacyjnego kultury fizycznej w Polsce Ludowej,[in:] Wybrane problemy organizacji kultury fizycznej w Polsce. Z warsztatów badawczych, Warszawa 1987; Hądzelek K., Wychowanie fizyczne na ziemiach polskich przed odzyskaniem niepodległości, „Wychowanie Fizyczne i Sport” 1993, No4

    Experimental and other papers

    The number of a reference item is enclosed in square brackets within the main text; the alphabetical arrangement of the references applies (in square brackets). A sample of bibliographic descriptions:

    [1] Pilicz S. (1988): Secular changes in physical development and mobility of Polish students. Physical Education and Sport, 4, pp. 3-12
    [2] Tatarczuk J. (2002): Comparative characteristics of the somatic and typological structure of students of the first year of pedagogy and physical education at the Higher Pedagogical School in Rzeszów. [in:] Malinowski A., Tatarczuk J., Asienkiewicz R. (eds.): Ontogenesis and health promotion in the aspect of medicine, anthropology and physical education. University of Zielona Góra. Zielona Góra, pp. 369-373
    [3] Wawrzyniak G. (1997): Standards of selected somatic features of candidates for physical education studies. AWF. Poznan

    Regardless of the language of the article, sources (titles of publications, magazines, names of archives) and proper names (e.g. Folk Bands Sports, Dar Pomorza) are given in the original version, plus possible translation in square brackets; sample of a biographic description (language of the article: English, source: Polish):

    1. Szafkowski, Światowe Igrzyska Polonijne z lat 1999–2000 [World Polonia Games in the years 1999–2000], [in:] B. Woltmann (ed.), Z najnowszej historii kultury fizycznej w Polsce [From the most recent history of physical culture in Poland], vol. 5, Gorzów Wlkp. 2002

    The author declares that he has checked whether the bibliographic sources referred to in the article are registered in the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) system and whether they have the DOI. In the case of its occurrence, the DOI number appropriate for the article recalled in the references/footnotes has been given in the relevant footnote, after the bibliographic data of the referenced source, in the form of an active hyperlink. DOI numbers should be verified directly on the websites of magazines or publishers or on the CrossRef agency website:

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