(Updated: 2022/01/31)

About the journal


Basic Information


The aim of the Journal of Physical Education is to publish articles that will significantly contribute to knowledge in Health Sciences/Humanities - Physical Education. They must be of scientific nature and address in depth topics and trends in the area. Its focus is Undergraduate, post-graduate students as well as researchers working in Higher Education institutions, research centers, and national and international companies. It is characterized by its severe assessment policy on papers submitted for publication, respecting the ethical standards of research.

The Journal of Physical Education has continued frequency, with articles being published in Portuguese and/or English.

Its abbreviated title is J. Phys. Educ., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, bibliographical references and strips.



Indexed in

  • Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde - LILACS
  • Direct of Open Access Journal - DOAJ
  • Scientific Eletronic Library Online – SciELO
  • Elsevier – SCOPUS
  • Sistema Regional de Información para Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal – LATINDEX


Intellectual Property

  • All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY.




The Journal is financially supported by:

Support Program for Scientific Publications of the National Scientific and Technological Development Council (CNPq).




Editorial Board





Section Editors




Instructions to authors


Scope and Policy


The "Journal of Physical Education" is a journal of continuing frequency that aims at publishing the knowledge production related to the area of Physical Education. It is open to physical education teachers and professionals in related fields who wish to impart their work in the following sections: original article; review article and opinion article.

Editorial Policy

  • To publish articles that will significantly contribute to knowledge production in Health Sciences/Humanities - Physical Education, which must be of scientific nature and seek to address in depth topics and trends in the area;
  • Our target audience is undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers from Higher Education institutions, research centers and national and international companies.
  • There is a severe assessment policy for papers submitted to publication. Two reviewers, who are carefully selected among the scientific community, evaluate all manuscripts. Acceptance for publication is based on the recommendation of our editorial council and ad hoc reviewers.
  • Respect the ethical standards of research, which must be detailed in the Materials and Methods section, conducted and approved by the ethics committees in research on human beings;
  • Maintain a high ethical conduct regarding the publication and its employees;
  • Uphold rigorous standards regarding the quality of scientific articles to be published.

Since May 1st, 2016, the Journal of Physical Education started charging a publication fee for the papers accepted. The values charged are as follows:

1 - Papers submitted in Portuguese whose authors choose to publish only the Portuguese version: R$ 800.00 (eight hundred reals);

2 - Articles submitted in English and published only in English: R$ 400.00 (four hundred reals);

3 - Papers submitted in Portuguese, whose authors choose to have it translated and published in English: R$ 200.00 (two hundred reals).

It is important for the Journal that the authors choose to publish in ENGLISH (for those authors who choose to send the article to be translated, we will publish both versions. - Portuguese and English. Articles submitted in English and translated into Portuguese will have both versions published).

The author should contact a translator accredited by the magazine or one of his/her preference provided the translator signs a “translation certificate” to be sent to the magazine. The cost and form of payment of the translation shall be made between the author and the translator.


Keeping up with our tradition of excellence, we would like to inform the editorial improvements aimed at strengthening the integrity of the articles published by this journal. In accordance with COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines, which seek to encourage to identify plagiarism, malpractice, fraud, possible violations of ethics and opening processes, indicated:

1. Authors should visit COPE website http://publicationethics.org, which contains information for authors and editors on research ethics;

2. Prior to submission, authors should meet the following criteria:

- Articles containing data taken or data analysis and interpretation from other publications, should explicitly refer them;

- The drafting of articles containing a critical review of the intellectual content from other authors, these authorsy should be properly cited;

- All authors must meet the unprecedented authorship criteria of the article and none of the researchers involved in the study shall be omitted from the list of authors;

- The final approval of the article will be made by the editors and the editorial board.

3. To meet the criteria, the following procedures will be carried out:

a) The editor will evaluate the manuscripts accepted for publication with the CrossCheck system. The textual content of papers will be assessed for plagiarism, duplicate submissions, manuscripts already published and possible research fraud;

b) With the results, it is up to the editors and the editorial board to decide whether the manuscript will be published;

Copyright Notice

I hereby declare that the article entitled (include the title of the article), under ID (include item number ID) is an original work and has not been submitted for publication to any other national or international journal, either in part or in whole. I also declare that once published in the Journal of Physical Education, edited by the State University of Maringa, the article will not be submitted, whether by me or by any of the other co-authors, to any other journal. Through this document, in my name and on behalf of any of the existing coauthors, I shall cede the copyright of that Article to the Universidade Estadual de Maringa. I also declare to be aware that the non-compliance with this commitment shall refer the violator to sanctions and penalties provided for by the Law for the Protection of Author’s Rights (Law 9610 of 19/02/98).

Place, date, name and signature of all authors.

Send to the address:
Universidade Estadual de Maringa
Department of Physical Education
Journal of Physical Education, Av. Colombo, 5790
87020-900 - Maringá - PR - Brasil



Form and preparation of manuscripts


Published Articles Sections
Articles are accepted in the following categories: Original Articles; Review Articles and Opinion articles. They must be within the scope of the Journal of Physical Education (J. Phys. Educ).

Original Articles: This section is intended to disseminate research that fills a knowledge gap which was not addressed previously and presents relevant results, provided they can be reproduced and/or generalized. The article must be divided into Portuguese Abstract, Abstract, Introduction, Methodological Procedures, Results, Discussion, Conclusions and References.

Additional Information:

  • Must be up to 6000 words in its entirety.
  • Tables, figures and boxes are limited to 6 as a whole, and should include only essential data, avoiding very long tables.
  • Summary and abstract should not exceed 250 words.
  • References should be limited to 40. They should be strictly pertinent and relevant to the topic discussed. The excessive inclusion of references in the same citation must be avoided. Citation of unpublished documents, not yet indexed in the scientific literature (theses, dissertations, reports, etc.) should be avoided and may not exceed 03 of the total reference altogether.
  • The maximum number of authors is limited to eight. A supplementary document is to be sent to the Editor if the number of author is equal or higher, justifying the role of each them in the study.

Review Articles: focused on the critical and systematic review of the literature, they should contain Summary (in Portuguese), Abstract, Introduction (including methodological procedures, theme delimitation and limitation), Development, Final Considerations and References.

Additional Information:

  • Tables and figures, limited to five as a whole, must contain only essential information, avoiding very long tables.
  • Summary and abstract should not exceed 250 words.
  • References are limited to 40. They should be strictly pertinent and relevant to the topic discussed. The excessive inclusion of references in the same citation must be avoided. Citation of unpublished documents, not yet indexed in the scientific literature (theses, dissertations, reports, etc.) should be avoided and may not exceed 03 of the total reference altogether.
  • The maximum number of authors of critical reviews is limited to four. Systematic reviews will be evaluated from its argumentative totality.

Opinion Articles: to express opinion (views) on issues relevant to the area, which approach infrequent or contradictory situations, which deserve greater understanding and attention from professionals of Physical Education, Sports and related fields. It should contain Summary (in Portuguese), Abstract, Introduction, Discussion Topics, Final Considerations and References. This type of article may be published upon an invitation from the editor, initiated by the author in previous contact with the publisher. It is usually an article written by a researcher or a group of researchers of proven knowledge in the area.

Additional Information:

  • Articles are limited to 5,000 words, excluding the summary and the abstract.
  • Tables and figures, limited to five as a whole, must contain only essential information, avoiding very long tables.
  • Summary and abstract should not exceed 250 words.
  • References are limited to 30; they must be strictly pertinent and relevant to the topic discussed. Excess of references to the same citation must be avoided. Citation of unpublished documents, not yet indexed in the scientific literature (theses, dissertations, reports, etc.) should be avoided, but if used, they may not exceed 15% of total altogether.
  • The maximum number of authors is limited to three.

Articles format
Articles must have the following format: A4 paper (210 x 297 mm), in a single column, with margins of 2.0 cm, single line spacing, Times New Roman 12 font. All pages should be numbered on the top right edge from the first page.

Tables, Figures and Tables
Tables should be inserted in the text in its proper place and with its respective caption. They must be 8 cm or 17 cm wide. The title of figures should be placed below them, whereas the titles of tables and boxes must be placed above them, always following the standardization below. They must be nominated as follows: Table 1. or Figure 2., i.e., the first letter capitalized bold and a full stop after the number. Here is an example:

Table 1. Socioeconomic status of children and adolescents  practicing sports. 

Figures should be sent in the following formats: power point, excel or word.  Illustrations and graphics in jpg, gif, png, etc are to be avoided. If not possible, pictures and graphics can be sent in PDF and EPS format. Figures should have a resolution of at least 300 DPI.

Article Structuring
Texts must respect the number of words for the corresponding section as well as the norms of the Journal (Table, patterns, text limits, etc., mentioned in these guidelines). The title of the article must be concise and informative, avoiding superfluous terms and abbreviations. It is recommended to start with the most representative term, avoiding the place and the city where the study was conducted.

Article’s First Page
1) Article Category in size 12 Arial font;
2) Title in Portuguese and English, Arial font, bold capital letters;
3) Summarized title (to be used on the other pages);
4) Full name of the authors, a single institutional affiliation with superscript indicative number, indicating the institution. City-State, Country. Mentions to study groups, recipient of scholarship and any other denominations should be avoided. See following example:
José Luiz Lopes Vieira1, 1Universidade Estadual de Maringá. Maringá-PR, Brazil.

Summary and abstract: They should be written in size 9 Times New Roman font. Original articles must have their summary, in Portuguese and the abstract, in English. Articles should be structured descriptively containing a brief introduction, aim, methods, results, and conclusions. Review/updates articles should also have a descriptive summary. Citations should be avoided. Keywords (3-5) should be shown right below the summary and abstract, taken from the vocabulary, "Descriptors in Health Sciences" (http://decs.bvs.br/).

Introduction (It starts on the first page and continues from the second page)
The introduction must identify the research’s addressing key points, inform the state of art theme and the most important references. It must clearly identify the relevance and the problem gap to be addressed in the literature, characterizing the fundamental basis of the study. The introduction and other topics should follow the Vancouver style of scientific writing (see specifications at the end).
We suggest the introduction to be limited to up to ten (10) paragraphs.

Authors must provide sufficient detail to allow replication of the study. The method must include, according to the type of the study, the following description:

  • Participants (subject and sample) and materials;
  • The study variables with the operational definitions;
  • Method of data collection;
  • Design used in the study;
  • Quantitative or qualitative procedures used in the study;

Authors should submit the data in tables, graphs, charts or figures.

Authors should interpret their results and present their findings, which should clearly support their data. Authors must emphasize the relevance of their findings, pointing the directions for further research, their practical implications and identify the study limitations.

Strictly based on the objectives, assumptions and problem question raised in the introduction.

References should be arranged in numerical order, according to the order in which they are first mentioned in the text, according to the Vancouver style (http://www.icmje.org/index.html). The titles of journals should be referred to in abbreviated form, according to the Index Medical (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals). All references must be typed, separated by commas with no space and superscript (Ex.: Studies2,8,26 indicate ...). If more than two references are cited in sequence, only the first and the last should be given, separated by a dash (Ex.:5-8). In case of direct quotes, the page number must be placed right after the reference number preceded by a colon (Ex.: “Studies26: 45 indicate ...” . The cited author(s) may also be part of the sentence (Ex .: Documents written by an author: According to Oliveira1... Documents written by two authors: According to Oliveira and Matos1 ... Documents written by more than three authors: According to Oliveira et al.1). Citations of books, abstracts and home page should be avoided, and shall not exceed 20% of the references altogether.
Below some  examples of references:

Magazine Article

Article’s author(s). Article title. Abbreviated title of the magazine. Date of publication; Issue (number): article’s first-last page.

Magazine Articles (up to six authors)

Hino AA, Rodriguez-Añez CR, Reis RS. Validação do Sofit para avaliação da atividade física em aulas de Educação Física em escolares do ensino médio. Rev Educ Fís UEM 2010;21(2):271-278.

Magazine Articles (more than six authors)
Mention the six first authors followed by the expression. “et al.”.

DiFiori JP, Benjamin HJ, Brenner JS, Gregory A, Jayanthi N, Landry GL, et al. Overuse injuries and burnout in youth sports: a position statement from the American Medical Society for sports medicine. Clin J Sport Med 2014;4(1):3-20.

Author’s Surname First name(s) (abbreviated). Thesis’s title and subtitle [type]. Place: Instituition  where it was presented; year.

Vieira JLL. O processo de abandono de talentos do atletismo do Estado do Paraná: um estudo orientado pela Teoria dos Sistemas Ecológicos. [Tese de Doutorado em Ciência do movimento Humano]. Santa Maria: Universidade Estadual de Santa Maria. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciência do Movimento Humano; 1999.

References to papers presented in events (proceedings or magazines) whether as Summary or in FULL are not accepted.

End of course Papers (TCC) are NOT accepted.

Papers published in journals are NOT accepted.

Books and similar publications.

Author (Surname in full) First name(s) (Initials). Title: (subtitle, if there is one). Printing (from the 2nd). Place (city): Publisher; Year of publishing.

Willians J M. Psicologia aplicada al deporte. 2.ed. Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva;1991.

Book Chapters

Author(s) (Surname in full) First name(s) (Initials). Title of the reference chapter. In: Book author(s). Book title: (subtitle, if there is one). Printing (from the 2nd). Publishing place (city): Publisher; year of publishing, Pages of the reference part.

Zanella MT. Obesidade e fatores de risco cardiovascular. In: Mion Jr D, Nobre F, editores. Risco cardiovascular global: da teoria à prática. 2.ed. São Paulo: Lemos Editorial; 2000, p. 109-125.

Electroninc Documents

Name of site [Internet].Title of file. [access in]. Available at:


Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística [Internet]. Análise da disponibilidade domiciliar de alimentos e do estado nutricional no Brasil [acess on 27 mar 2015]. Available at: http:www.ibge.gov.br



Send of the manuscripts


Manuscripts should be submitted through the magazine electronic system.




Universidade Estadual de Maringá Avenida Colombo, 5790 - cep: 87020-900 - tel: 44 3011 4315 - Maringá - PR - Brazil
E-mail: revdef@uem.br