Submission and peer-review process

Submission:

The European Journal for Exercise Professionals welcomes direct submissions from authors. The first step is following the “Instructions for Authors”. Then, the corresponding author proceeds to the submission by attaching a word file and send it to journal@europeactive.eu

Peer-review process:

  • Upon the first submission, if the Editors consider that the submitted manuscript is of sufficient quality and falls within the scope of the journal, a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 reviewers will be assigned for peer-review.
  • The corresponding author may propose up to three reviewers (the Editors can choose them or not).
  • The Editors invite up to 2-3 reviewers, from the Editorial Board and external reviewers. The Reviewers confirm availability in one week.
  • The Editors send the original manuscript to the assigned Reviewers. The Reviewers proceed to the evaluation and respond in no longer than 3 weeks.
  • When all reviewers have submitted their reports, the Editors can make one of the following editorial recommendations: a) accepted without changes; b) accepted with minor changes; c) accepted with major changes; d) rejected.
  • The recommendation/decision is communicated to the corresponding author.
  • The author(s) revise(s) the article and submits the final version of the article in accordance with this decision.
  • The Editors may ask for a second revision.

The peer-review process is single blinded; that is, the reviewers know who the authors of the manuscript are, but the authors do not have access to the information of who the peer reviewers are.

The editorial workflow gives the Editors the authority to reject any manuscript because of the inappropriateness of its subject, lack of quality, or incorrectness of its results. If the Editors recommend rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate. Also, if two of the reviewers recommend rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate.

Article Processing Charges:
The European Journal for Exercise Professionals is an Open Access journal. A specific “Practitioners Applied Section” will be accessible only to EREPs members in some papers. Publishing an article is free for authors.

Ethical considerations:
The European Journal for Exercise Professionals adheres to the Ethical Standards in Sport and Exercise Science Research: 2014 Update, published by D. J. Harris and G. Atkinson (http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0033-1358756 Int J Sports Med 2013; 34: 1025–1028)

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