Target and policy
1. Target and PolicyMotriz. Revista de Educação Física. UNESP. It is a quarter journal, arbitrated and index-linked, published by the Physical Education Department, Bioscience Institute, from the campus of Rio Claro, São Paulo State University, state of São Paulo, Brazil.
In the Table of Knowledge Areas from CNPq it is classified in Sciences of Health - 4.09.00.00-2 - Physical Education.
From 2007 on it started to be published exclusively in electronic format in SEER System.
Motriz has as a mission the divulgation of the scientific production in Human Movementand correlative areas, aiming to contribute to the discussion and the knowledge development in these areas.
Motriz accepts the submission of manuscripts from professionals
and researchers of all areas involved in Human Movement Sciences, such
as: Physical Education and Sports; Physiotherapy; Special Education; Sports
Psychology; Biomechanics; Biodynamics; Sports Training; Physical Activity;
Morphology and Health; Control and Coordination Motor Skills; Body, Modernity
and Post-Modernity; Exercise Physiology and Endocrine-Metabolic Physiology;
School Physical Education; Emotion and Movement; Professional Formation
and Work Market; Alternative Movement Practices among others, as long
as the themes are relevant to this target.
From 2008 on all the submissions of the originals must be posted in SEER System. Therefore, they won't be received by mail anymore.
ON-LINE SUBMISSION PROCESS
The originals must be posted by the authors in MSWord and will be converted and published in PDF format after the final version editing.
The limit size of each file to be submitted is 100 MB.
Manuscript configuration and preparation
The submissions must be posted to one of the following Sections:
2.1. Originals Articles: They are manuscripts resulting from scientific researches that show investigating original data based on practical or theoretical ones about discoveries related to experimental or observational aspects of human movement, medical, biochemist, psychological and/or social features, by using scientific methodology.
They must include descriptive analysis and/or inferences about its own data. The structure of the articles must have the following parts: Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion. They must also have up to 30 pages, since the Cover Sheet, that includes the Title and the Authorship, and then the Abstract, Figures, Tables and References. This structure and the number of pages are also valid to the items 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4.
2.2. Updating or Divulgating Articles: They are manuscripts that refer to usually present-day information about themes of relevant interest for a specific specialty or about a new technique, for example, and that have different features from a review article.
2.3 Experience Report: They are articles that represent descriptive data, of one or more cases, by exploring a method or a problem through example(s). These manuscripts present the main features of the studied individual(s), with the indication of sex, age, etc. The researches may have been made in human-beings or animals. They must contain descriptive data, analysis about conceptual implications, descriptions of procedures or strategies of intervention, supported by evidences methodologically proper for efficacy evaluation.
2.4 Book Reviews: A critical review about a newly published book, by orienting the reader about its features and potential uses. Limited to 2 pages.
2.5 Rewarded Free Theme: Integral text(s) publication of the rewarded article(s) among all approved for oral presentation at the International Congress of Physical Education and Human Movement and São Paulo State Symposium of Physical Education.
2.6 International Congress of Physical Education and Human Movement and São Paulo State Symposium of Physical Education: This Section publishes only the summaries of the manuscripts presented at these events.
3. PEER REVIEW
The original submitted for publication in the Sections 1 to 6 is accepted
for analysis by assuming that:
The Associated Editors will make a preliminary analysis with reference to the relevance and/or the adequacy of the submission for Motriz target.
In positive case, the application of those Editorial Rules will be analyzed next, concerning either the writing or the formatting of the manuscript. In negative case, the author will be notified by e-mail, so that he/she may proceed with the right corrections. Consult: http://www.periodicos.rc.biblioteca.unesp.br/index.php/motriz/information/authors
Motriz counts on a group of Consultants who have a great knowledge in Human Movement Sciences and correlative areas. The originals, with no authorship identification, will immediately be submitted to evaluation by 1 or 2 specialists "ad hoc". The authors will be notified about his/her submission acceptance (or rejection) by e-mail.
It is possible to have small modifications in the text according to the Editor-in-Chief and/or the Associated Editors. Motriz is reserved the right to make some changes into the originals which are related to the normative, orthographic and grammatical order, intending to keep the idiom cult standard, respecting, however, the author(s)' style. When important modifications are necessary, the author(s) will be notified by e-mail and will be in charge of doing them. They will have to post the new version of the manuscript in the System, within the deadline assigned by it. A final edited version will be available to the author(s) in the System, while waiting for its acceptance before the on-line publication.
All manuscript to be submitted for evaluation to be published at Motriz will necessarily have to enclose the following supplementary file(s):
Those two files and the Authorization file, when it is applicable, in name of the author of the manuscript in order to use the Figures, Tables, etc., will have to be posted in the fourth step of the On-Line Submission Process.
4. PRESENTATION FORMAT
The following items must be observed:
4.3 Cover Sheets
The Title must be concise and explainable, representing the content of the manuscript, not exceeding 10 words, in stressed lowercase. The title in English will have to be the exactly translation from the title in Portuguese.
Indication of the author responsible for the mails, with editors and/or readers, following the complete postal address, including fax, telephone number and e-mail.
Add also a paragraph recognizing any financial support, colleagues and technicians collaboration if it is appropriate.
If it is important, the origin of the manuscript must be indicated, for example: previously presented in an event, derived from a thesis or a dissertation, data collection happened in an institution different from the one that has financed the research, and other credits and/or divulgation facts ethically necessary.
4.4 Abstract - Keywords
4.5 Abstract - Keywords
4.6 Subdivisions of the Text
The Tables must be in MS Word or in Excel, whether following audio
The files of the Figures, Tables and Attachments can have up to 100 MB each one. They must be posted, as supplementary documents, to the text file of the manuscript in the fourth step of the On-Line Submission Process.
The surname of the authors quoted in the text must be hyperlinked to
its respective references, in the following way: in MSWord, select the
author's surname in the References, click on INSERT - INDICATOR, type
the author's surname as "Name of the Indicator" and click on ADD. After
that, select the author's surname in the text citation, click on INSERT
- HYPERLINK and next "Select a location in the document" that must be
the same author's surname. Click on OK , so that the author's citation
hyperlink will be done for the respective Reference.
If there are two authors, their surnames are shown in all citations:
The method proposed by Ulrich e Thelen (1979) or: This method was initially
proposed for the study of the automatic gear (ULRICH; THELEN, 1979).
You should quote old re-edited manuscripts by putting a bar between the
two dates: Campbell (1790/1946).
The quotation of a personal communication must be avoided for not offering
recoverable information by conventional means. If it is inevitable, it
must appear in the text but not in the Reference section, by mentioning
the available data in footnotes: B. D. Ulrich (verbal information)1
The author must register his/her data and a password in the system to
have access to his/her area as an "author", where he/she must inset
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