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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.

  • 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 Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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

Information to Authors:

ISAK International Journal of Kinanthropometry publishes both in English and Spanish. The journal publishes biannually in two biannual volumes. International Journal of Kinanthropometry is an open access peer reviewed journal with doi.

The journal welcomes original research articles within the frame work of Kinanthropometry. Within this framework, the  ISAK journal publishes research articles in established areas of morphological perspectives, application of morphological perspectives to movements,  and factors which influence movements including body composition, body measurements, composition of body build and shape, maturation, motor abilities, physical capacities and physical activities which contributes to the growth of the science Kinanthropometry and increased understanding of human growth & developments based on physical anthropometry.

The scope of the journal includes only Anthropometry but not limited to the following arenas related to Kinanthropometry:

  • Kinanthropometry
  • Ergonomics
  • Anthropology
  • Nutrition
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Sports Science
  • Sports and Exercise Physiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Physical Fitness and Education
  • Sports Medicine
  • Population studies and community Health
  • Body Composition
  • Sports performance and Nutrition.

International Journal of Kinathropometry publishes following types of manuscripts


  • Research Articles
  • Review Articles
  • Mini Review Articles
  • Case Studies

Document Templates:

The templates for Publishers are available below. The templates facilitate the peer-review process by allowing authors to place figures and tables close to the point where they are discussed within the text.

Authors are encouraged to use the Document Template (Template) for preparing manuscripts for submission as well as for preparing final, accepted manuscripts.

Article types:

(i) Research Article:  Articles must be fully documented and interpreted with significant findings of original research. There is no word limit for Research article, but abstracts should be limited to 300 words including a maximum of 5 key words.

(ii) Review Article: Critical and comprehensive reviews that provide new insights or interpretation of a subject through thorough and systematic evaluation of available evidence will be accepted for publication and should not be less than 8000 words.The Review should be with  Meta - analysis

(iii)  Narrative  Review Article: These are short, timely articles that summarise recent developments in a field without providing an exhaustive review of all the literature. IJK encourages Mini-Review which proposes provocative new ideas and challenges of currently accepted opinions. Word limitations for a Mini-review would be in between 3000-5000. Section headings should be short and informative.

(iv) Case study:  Case study should be in brief with sufficiently documented with significant findings and interpretations.


Submissions: Submission of manuscripts for publication must include a cover letter to the Editor-in-Chief with the following guidelines

Author Guidelines:

Submission of manuscript by the author implies that the content of the manuscript has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere except as a brief abstract in any scientific symposium or conference or meeting. Manuscripts should be submitted online in Word form and written in accordance with author guidelines.

Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of the International Journal of Kinanthropometry will be reviewed.

There is no fee payable to submit or publish in this journal.

To expedite the review process, authors will also be prompted to nominate  two  potential referees, who are not at the same institution, to serve as potential referees. The referee details must contains the full name, designation, institute/ university details, present email id, and area of expertise of the proposed referee.

Manuscripts must be submitted through the Publisher template.

Article structure:

Papers should be well structured. Internationally-accepted rules and conventions are to be followed including use of the international system of units (SI).

Title: Short title of no more than 80 characters. Capitalized each word (Times New Roman font, size 14).

Author full name(s):  Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author (no abbreviation) and check that all names are accurately spelled; postal address with place, province and country and email addresses for each author. Please indicate who the corresponding author is.

Abstract: No more than 300 words briefly specifying the aims of the work, the main results obtained, and the conclusions drawn. Citations, tables and graphs must not be included in the Abstract.

Keywords: Up to 5 keywords (in alphabetical order) which will enable subsequent abstracting or information retrieval systems to locate the paper.

Main text: For clarity this should be subdivided into:

Introduction : Describing the background of the work and its aims.

Material and Methods : A brief description of the methods / techniques used.

Results:  Tables and Graphs without explanation. Table and Graphs are to be numbered numerically (e.g Table 1, Fig 1)

Discussion: A clear presentation of experimental results obtained, highlighting any trends or points of interest.

Conclusions: A brief explanation of the significance and implications of the work reported.

Reference list:

The reference list should be ordered alphabetically by the surname of first author .References with no author are to be ordered alphabetically by the first significant word of the title.


In text citations: Follow the author-date method whereby the author's last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in the text.

For example : Jones (2021) states ….. OR…..(Jones 1998).  Use of et al. is determined by the number of authors and whether it is the first time a reference has been cited in the paper.

Articles with one or two authors include all names in every in-text citation. The surname of both authors is stated with either ‘and’ or an ampersand between.

For example: Jones and Ros (2017) stated that …… Or …(Jones  and  Ros  2017).

Articles with three, four, or five authors include all names in the first in-text citation but are abbreviated to the first author name plus et al. upon subsequent citations. For the first cite, all names should be listed.

For Example:  Jones ,  Ros  and Thomson (2017) stated that … Or …(Jones , Ros and  Thomson 2017). 

Further cites can be shorted to the first author’s name followed by et al

For example: Jones et al. (2017) stated that … Or …(Jones et al. 2017).

Articles with  four  or more authors are abbreviated to the first author name plus et al. for all in-text citations.

The reference List: The complete reference list should appear alphabetically by name at the end of the paper.  DOI should be provided for all references where available.

Reference examples as follow

 i. Journal Article:

Alacid F., Marfell-Jones M., Muyor J.M., López-Miñarro P. Á.,  Martínez I.(2015). Kinanthropometric Comparison between Young Elite Kayakers and Canoeists. Collegium Antropologicum , 39 (1): 119–126

  • Narrative citation: Alacid et al. 2015
  • Parenthetical citation: (Alacid et al. 2018)

ii. Journal article with an article number:

John A., Keller T., Das U., A.R. Alacid  (2016). Somatotype of Boxers. Journal of Anthropometry ,  Article e xxxxx 40,https.// /

  • Narrative citation: John et al.2016
  • Parenthetical citation: ( John et al.2016 )

Book :

Carter J. E. L, and  Heath B. H. (1990). Somatotyping – Development and Application.  Cambridge University Press. Cambridge .

Edited Book :

Sen  S. (2000). The Athlete. G. K. Roy (Ed.). New York : Chad & Co Publisher. p 204-206

Proceedings published in book form:

Ferreira C.A.A., Costa F.C.H., Santos E.L. (2010). The dimorphism in the morphology of growth and development of swimming young Brazilian athletes. Book of Abstracts ; ISAK World Conference 2010, Estoril, Portugal.

Conference paper abstract retrieved online:

Kenab M. and T. O.  Braham (2005). Simultaneous Querying Of Xml And Relational Contexts. Paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Miami, FL. Abstract retrieved from

Thesis :

Roy, J. (2004). Soccer-Physiological aspects (Unpublished doctoral dissertation or Master’s thesis). Name of Institution, Location.


WHO (2021). Advice for Health Workers and Administrators, Corona Virus Disease ( COVID 19 Pandemic). Available at

E-Book :

Adhikari A. Chakrabarti D. and A.F.Vanesa (2017).  Anthropometry. Retrieved from https://abcd .com

Website :

Doug  A. (2016). How and when to refer. Retrieved from

Reference links: IJK journal use digital object identifier (DOI) to link references to the source material. This can only be done if the data provided in the references are correct. Please be very careful, especially when copying references, to ensure that surnames, journal/book titles, publication year and pagination are all correct. Please include DOI where available.


Reviews should be between 6000 and 8000 words including the abstract but excluding references, tables, and figures. Systematic review and meta-analysis should follow the EQUATOR Reporting Guidelines (

Artwork :  

  • All figures should be embedded and correctly positioned within your Word files, and should also be supplied as separate graphics files in their original formats. EPS, TIFF or PSD formats are preferred. Use a minimum of 300 dpi. The journal will be printed in colour graphics in the online version.
  • Figures should appear in numerical order, be described in the body of the text and be positioned close to where they are first cited. Each figure should have a caption which describes the illustration, and that can be understood independently of the main text. The caption should be given in the text, and not on the figure itself.
  • Make sure all figures and tables will fit inside the text area. As figures may be resized in the course of production, please use scale bars and not magnification factors.


Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please avoid using vertical rules.

Declaration of interest:

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.

Changes to authorship:

Before submitting the manuscript, all authors are expected to check carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the final submission. Addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and changes can be done only after approval by the journal Editor. For such requests, the following details are to be submitted to the editor by the corresponding author : (a) the reason for the change in author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Only in exceptional circumstances will the Editor consider the addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted. While the Editor considers the request, publication of the manuscript will be suspended. If the manuscript has already been published in an online issue, any requests approved by the Editor will result in a corrigendum.

Contact Details for manuscript submission:

Authors should submit their article via the online submission system. If they encounter any problem in online submission then they can submit to the editor by email.

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