Instructions For Contributors


Journal of Exercise Science & Physiotherapy

(International Peer Reviewed Multidiscplinary Journal)

Exercise Fitness & Health Alliance, Patiala

Research and review articles should be submitted to JESP in the field of sports injuries, physiotherapy, exercise physiology, sports rehabilitation, diseases and exercise, sports traumatology, sports psychology, nutrition, physical education, sports biomechanics and kinesiology, sports education. The articles may be submitted to the General Secretary, JESP or to the Editor. All files related to manuscripts should be preferably submitted electronically. However typed manuscripts are also acceptable. Internet transmission and e-mail attachments are preferred; CD-ROM is acceptable for large files. The manuscripts should be submitted in Times New Roman font, 12-point type, double-spaced with 3 cm margins on all sides. The reference style used by the Journal is the Harvard System of referencing.FORMAT FOR RESEARCH ARTICLE Include the following sections in research articles without page space:

TITLE: Capital letters.

AUTHORS: Surname followed by initials and institution(s) where the study was conducted.

ABSTRACT: Include an abstract of not more than 150 words that includes objectives, methods, results and conclusions.

KEY WORDS: To assist in indexing the journal, list up to 6 key words (not from title), which your article could be indexed.






ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: Provide information sufficient to identify sources of support, technical assistance, and intellectual contributions not associated with authorship.

REFERENCES: Each citation in the text must be noted by surname and year in parentheses and must appear in the reference section as an alphabetic order. Example for citation in the text; a) for single author (Gür, 1999), b) for two authors (Gür and Akova, 2001), c) more than two authors (Gür et al., 2000).

Journal article:

Akova, B., Sürmen-Gür, E., Gür, H., Dirican, M., Sarandöl, E. and Kücükoglu, S. 2001. Exercise-induced oxidative stress and muscular performance in healthy women: role of vitamin E supplementation and endogenous estradiol. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 84: 141-147.




Aim & Scope of the Journal

The Journal of Exercise Science & Physiotherapy (JESP) [ISSN (print) 0973-2020] publishes original research communications of biomedical research. It is issued biannually, in two issues – June & December every year. All manuscripts submitted to JESP will go through a stringent peer review process. All accepted manuscripts will be suitably edited before publication and published papers then become the sole property of JESP and will be copyrighted by the JESP. The JESP strongly discourages duplication/reduplication of data already published in other journals. Manuscripts are considered with the understanding that they are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. If and when duplication is detected after publishing in JESP, the journal will ‘retract’ such articles.

Submission of Manuscript

Anti Plagiarism

We strictly do not accept any kind of molded, already published or plagiarized research paper. So before sending your paper kindly check the plagiarism (How much of text is copied from which link?) at any one of below link:

The result (average Value) of this should be greater than 70%.

All manuscripts submitted for publication to the JESP should include the following:

1. Covering Letter

A covering letter is to be attached which explains the significance of the work with respect to its contribution to the scope of the journal. One of the authors should be identified as the corresponding author of the paper, who would be responsible for the contents of the paper and also sign the covering letter. The covering letter, apart from significance of the work being submitted, should provide the category (Review, Original Research, Short communication, Case Study etc)under which the manuscript is to be considered and contribution of each of the authors and persons/ departments mentioned in the acknowledgements. The covering letter should also contain a statement that the manuscript has been seen and approved by all authors and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere in a similar form, in any language, except in abstract form.

Guidelines for authors

Online access

All members who are named as authors should fully meet the criteria for authorship. The corresponding author/guarantor should be prepared to explain the presence and order of these individuals.

MANUSCRIPT Manuscripts should be submitted online through the website or from the following link or through e-mail (; Manuscripts can also be submitted as softcopy in a CD posted to the Editor-in-chief. Pages should be numbered consecutively and the contents arranged in the following order:- Title page; Manuscript including Acknowledgements; References; Tables; Legends for Figures and Figures. Each of these should start on a separate page. The text should be typed in MS-Word and Figures/Photographs in JPEG or TIFF format. Title Page The title page should include: a) The complete manuscript title (max 125 characters including letters and spaces); b) A short title (max 45 characters including letters and spaces); c) Full information of authors (name in block letters listed as first name, middle initial, last name; affiliations, phone and fax numbers, e-mail address for all authors; d) Corresponding Author’s information (full mailing address) e) 3-5 key words to assist article retrieval in databases f) Disclosures: 1. Financial support: indicate grants and funds in support of the study. If none, please state ‘No’. Before sending the manuscript the author should check for plaigrism from the online link and make sure it is plaigrism free.

2. Conflict of Interest: state whether any of the authors have conflicts of interest or not. Format of conflict of interest form can be downloaded from 2A. Original Article Abstract All manuscripts should have a structured abstract of about 250 words with subheadings of Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Abstract should be brief and indicate the scope and significant results of the paper. It should only highlight the principal findings and conclusions so that it can be used by abstracting services without modification. Conclusions and recommendations not found in the text of the articles should not be inserted in the Abstract. Text The text must be organized under the following main headings: Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion. Any statistical methods must be detailed in the Material and Methods section.

3. Undertaking by Author(s)

It is necessary that all the authors submit a duly signed undertaking (in the format specified by the journal) indicating their consent to be co-authors in the sequence indicated on the title page. Each author should give his or her names as well as the address and appointment current at the time the work was done, plus a current address for correspondence including telephone and fax numbers and email address. A senior author may sign the Undertaking by Authors for a junior author who has left the institution and whose whereabouts are not known and take the responsibility. A paper with corporate (collective) authorship must specify the key persons responsible for the article; others contributing to the work should be recognized separately.

4. Copyright Transfer Agreement

Author(s) must submit a duly signed copyright transfer agreement, which recognizes the common interest that both journal and author(s) have in the protection of copyright.

5. Patient Consent Form

Authors are requested to anonymise the patient information to the maximum possible extent. However, if the data provided (photographs / any other personal information) is likely to reveal the identity of the patient, then patient consent form should be enclosed.

6. Conflict of Interest

A conflict of interest exists if authors or their institutions have financial or personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their actions. A conflict can be actual or potential, and full disclosure to the Editor is absolute requirement. All submissions must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest. All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. If there are no conflicts of interest, authors should state so.

7. Submission of a Revised Manuscript

If it is determined through the review process that your manuscript requires revision, the next version must be submitted within the deadline indicated in the correspondence with the Editor in Chief. Revisions not received within the allotted time will be considered withdrawn. Any revised manuscript received after this time will be treated as a new submission, assigned a new manuscript number and subjected to an entirely new review.

8. Proofs

Authors of accepted articles are supplied galley proofs through e-mail. Corrections on the proof should be restricted to printer’s errors only and no substantial additions/deletions should be made. No change in the names of the authors (by way of additions and deletions) is permissible at the proof stage. If there are valid reasons for such a change, after acceptance of a paper, the permission of the Editor-in-Chief must be sought. Corrected galley proofs must be returned by e- mail within 48 hours.

Guidelines for authors

Undertaking by Authors

We, the undersigned, give an undertaking to the following effect with regard to our article entitled



submitted for publication in the Journal of Exercise and Physiotherapy:

1. The article mentioned above has not been published or submitted to or accepted for publication in any form, in any other journal. 2. We also vouchsafe that the authorship of this article will not be contested by anyone whose name(s) is/are not listed by us here. 3. I/We declare that I/We contributed significantly towards the research study i.e., (a) conception, design and/or analysis and interpretation of data and to (b) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content and on (c) final approval of the version to be published. 4. I/We hereby acknowledge JESP conflict of interest policy requirement to scrupulously avoid direct and indirect conflicts of interest and, accordingly, hereby agree to promptly inform the editor or editor’s designee of any business, commercial, or other proprietary support, relationships, or interests that I/We may have which relate directly or indirectly to the subject of the work. 6. Patient’s written consent has been obtained (strike off if not applicable) 7. I/We also agree to the authorship of the article in the following sequence:-

Authors’ Names Nature of Signature of (in sequence) contribution Authors

1. ____________________________________________________________________________

2. ____________________________________________________________________________

3. ____________________________________________________________________________

4. ____________________________________________________________________________

5. ____________________________________________________________________________

6. ____________________________________________________________________________

Authorship credit should be based on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published. Authors should meet conditions 1, 2, and 3. Important (i). All the authors are required to sign independently in this form in the sequence given above. In case an author has left the institution/country and whose whereabouts are not known, the senior author may sign on his/her behalf taking the responsibility. (ii). No addition/deletion/ or any change in the sequence of the authorship will be permissible at a later stage, without valid reasons and permission of the Editor.

(iii). If the authorship is contested at any stage, the article will be either returned or will not be processed for publication till the issue is solved.

Manuscript Submission Check List

  1. Covering letter
  2. Undertaking
  3. Conflict of Interest & Disclosure Statement
  4. “Copyright Transfer Agreement Form” signed by all authors (form enclosed)
  5. Manuscript communication including


· Title page

1. the complete manuscript title (max 125 characters including letters and spaces)

2. a short title (max 45 characters including letters and spaces)

3. Full information of authors (name in block letters listed as first name, middle initial, last name; affiliations, phone and fax numbers, e-mail address for all authors;)

4. Corresponding Author’s information (full mailing address)

5. 3-5 key words

Mode of communication: through mail and / or CD posted to the Editor-in-Chief. The hard copies of “Undertaking by Authors” and “Copyright Transfer Agreement Form” signed by all authors to be posted. Email:;

Postal address:
Dr S.K. Verma,

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Exercise Science & Physiotherapy,
# 1-C, Vikas Colony,
Patiala 147001, Punjab, India Phone +91-9814327279

Get In Touch

Exercise Fitness and Health Alliance

Mailing Address: # 1-C, VIKAS COLONY, PATIALA – 147001, Punjab, India

Contact Number: 9814327279


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