(Updated: 2022/01/31)

About the journal

 

Basic Information

 

The Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria e Desempenho Humano - Brazilian Journal of Kinanthropometry and Human Performance (RBCDH) is an open access, peer reviewed journal, online and free access journal, coordinated and published by the Research Center in Kinanthropometry and Human Performance - Sports Centre, Department of Physical Education, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC. Brazil.

The RBCDH has been published since 1999, with the following frequency: annual from 1999 (vol.1) to 2002 (vol.4), semiannual from 2003 (vol.5) to 2005 (vol.7), quarterly from 2006 (vol. 8) to 2009 (vol.11), bimonthly from 2010 (vol.12) to 2018 (vol. 20), and continuous publication since 2019 (vol. 21).

The mission of the journal is to disseminate original scientific research that contributes to the advancement of the science of Human Movement, with emphasis on Kinanthropometry in both its morphological and functional aspects as well as the conditioning factors of physical performance.

The abbreviated title of the journal is Rev Bras Cineantropom Desempenho Hum, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.

 

 

Indexed in

 

The articles published in the journal are indexed or summarized in the following databases:

  • Doaj,
  • Genamics JournalSeek,
  • Index Corpenicus International,
  • Latindex,
  • Lilacs,
  • LivRe,
  • Physical Education Index (ProQuest),
  • SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online,
  • Scopus,
  • Sibradid,
  • SPORTDiscus (EBSCO)
 

 

Intellectual Property

 

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

The journal has open and free online access.

 

 

Sponsors

 

Publications do not receive any funding.

 

WEBSITE

periodicos.ufsc.br/index.php/rbcdh

www.scielo.br/rbcdh

 

 


 

Editorial Board

 

Editor-in-chief

 
  • Diego Augusto Santos Silva. Federal University of Santa Catarina. Florianópolis, SC. Brazil
 

 

Associated Editors

 
  • Airton José Rombaldi. Federal University of Pelotas. Pelotas, RS. Brazil.
  • Alex Pinheiro Gordia. Federal University of Recôncavo da Bahia. Amargosa, BA. Brazil.
  • Ciro José Brito. Federal University of Juiz de Fora. Juiz de Fora, MG. Brazil.
  • Dartagnan Pinto Guedes. University Norte do Paraná. Londrina, PR. Brazil.
  • Fernando Diefenthaeler. Federal University of Santa Catarina. Florianópolis, SC. Brazil.
  • Gibson Moreira Praça. Federal University of Minas Gerais. Belo Horizonte, MG. Brazil.
  • Jeremy J Walsh. University of British Columbia. Kelowna. Canada.
  • Kelly Samara da Silva. Federal University of Santa Catarina. Florianópolis, SC. Brazil.
  • Lenamar Fiorese Vieira. State University of Maringá. Maringá, PR. Brazil.
  • Lucieli Teresa Cambri. Federal University of Mato Grosso. Cuiabá, MT. Brazil.
  • Paulo Cesar Barauce Bento. Federal University of Paraná. Curitiba, PR. Brazil.
  • Tânia Rosane B. Benedetti. Federal University of Santa Catarina. Florianópolis, SC. Brazil.
 

 

Editorial Comission

 
  • Diego Augusto Santos Silva. Federal University of Santa Catarina. Florianópolis, SC. Brazil.
  • Tânia Rosane B. Benedetti. Federal University of Santa Catarina. Florianópolis, SC. Brazil.
  • Kelly Samara da Silva. Federal University of Santa Catarina. Florianópolis, SC. Brazil.
  • Alex Pinheiro Gordia. Federal University of Recôncavo da Bahia. Amargosa, BA. Brazil.
  • Ciro José Brito. Federal University of Juiz de Fora. Juiz de Fora, MG. Brazil.
 

 

Editorial management and production

 

 
  • Design
    Diogo Henrique Ropelato
  • Secretary
    Andressa Ferreira da Silva
    Priscila Custódio Martins
 

 

 


 

Instructions to authors

 

Scope and Policy

 

The Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria e Desempenho Humano -  Brazilian Journal of Kinanthropometry and Human Performance is a journal dedicated to Physical Education, Kinesiology, Sport and related areas. The focus of the journal is on Human Movement. The submissions are reviewed by an international panel of peer reviewers, with emphasis is on measurement of people in their morphological and functional dimensions and investigation of the factors that determine physical performance. The journal's multidisciplinary character means that these areas of study are explored in a variety of contexts and described in interaction with social, behavioral, health-related and environmental factors.

The journal publishes Original Articles as well as relevant Review and Point of View articles written in English.  Articles should be submitted in English only.

 

ETHICS AND TRANSPARENCY POLICY FOR SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION

General principles

The Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria e Desempenho Humano -  Brazilian Journal of Kinanthropometry and Human Performance follows the guidelines of ethics and transparency for scientific publication contained in the “SciELO Guidelines to Good Practices for Strengthening Ethics in Scientific Publication” and the “Principles of Transparency and Good Practices in Academic Publications” documents, published the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME). Documents can be accessed in full at https://publicationethics.org/ and https://wp.scielo.org/wp-content/uploads/Guia-de-Boas-Praticas-para-o-Fortalecimento-da-Etica -na-Publicacao-Cientifica.pdf

Approval by Ethics Research Committee (CEP)

All articles submitted to the journal must have followed the research ethics recommendations of the Declaration of Helsinki and rules contained in Resolutions No. 466/2012 and No. 510/2016 of the National Health Council of Brazil (in case of studies carried out in Brazil). For studies developed in other countries, the ethics recommendations of the Declaration of Helsinki must be met and approval by an institutional Research Ethics Committee must be obtained. Approval by a Research Ethics Committee (CEP) is not required for studies that analyze aggregated data and without identifying people, such as those available in official public domain databases, literature review articles and points of view.

Registration of clinical trials

The Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria e Desempenho Humano -  Brazilian Journal of Kinanthropometry and Human Performance supports the policies of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) for registration of clinical trials, recognizing the importance of these initiatives for the registration and international dissemination of information in open access. For this reason, only clinical research articles that have received an identification number in one of the clinical trial registrations validated by criteria established by WHO and ICMJE, whose addresses are available at the ICMJE website, are accepted for publication. The identification/approval number must be registered in the method section of the article.

Entities that register clinical trials according to ICMJE criteria are:

  • Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR);
  • ClinicalTrials.gov;
  • International Standard Randomized Controlled Trial Number (ISRCTN);
  • Nederland’s Trial Register (NTR);
  • UMIN Clinical Trials Registry (UMIN-CTR);
  • WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP).

Manuscripts-preprints

The Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria e Desempenho Humano -  Brazilian Journal of Kinanthropometry and Human Performance accepts the submission of manuscripts-preprints, that is, which are deposited in a preprint server.

When submitting the article to the journal, the authors must inform whether the article is a preprint. If the article is a preprint, the authors must inform the name of the preprint server and the DOI of the article on the preprint server.

Some examples of official manuscript-preprint servers are:

SciELO preprints: https://preprints.scielo.org/index.php/scielo/about/submissions
EmeRI: https://preprints.ibict.br/

Data sharing

The journal encourages authors to make publicly available raw data from their studies and routines used in data analysis.

Reports of randomized controlled trials and any other type of intervention study will only be considered for publication if the authors commit to make available the relevant data of participants (without individual identification), in open access or individually, in response to the request.

Open Peer Review

The journal offers the authors of manuscripts the option of opening in peer review. When submitting the article, the authors will be able to choose the opening in peer review. In this process, the authors may choose to publish the reviewers' opinions when the manuscript is approved/published. In addition, the authors may choose to directly interact with reviewers during the evaluation process.

In the process of opening in peer reviews, manuscript reviewers will be consulted if: 1) they want to make their names public to authors; 2) they want to make their names public when the manuscript is approved/published; 3) they want to directly interact with the authors during the evaluation process; 4) they want to publish their opinions when the manuscript is approved/published.

Only with the agreement of both parties (authors and reviewers), the reviewers’ names will be published along with the paper. Only with the agreement of both parties (authors and reviewers), the evaluation opinions will be published together with the paper. Only with the agreement of both parties (authors and reviewers), direct interaction between authors and reviewers will be carried out.

 

CONFLICT OF INTEREST, RESEARCH MISCONDUCT, HUMAN RIGHTS, INFORMED CONSENT

Our editorial policy strongly encourages research integrity, respect of human rights, and respect of personal data and generally we support ethics in both research conduct and scientific communication.

Undeclared financial conflicts may seriously undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors and the science itself. The most obvious conflicts of interest are financial relationships such as: employment, stock ownership, grants, patents. Conflicts can also exist as a result of personal relationships, academic competition, and intellectual passion. 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 that could inappropriately influence or be perceived to influence, their work.

Research misconduct according to National Institutes of Health - NIH (https://www.nih.gov/) policies and procedures for promoting scientific integrity and to American Psychological Association (https://www.apa.org/), among others, is defined as:

  • Fabrication (making up data or results)
  • Falsification (manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes or changing or omitting data or results such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record).
  • Plagiarism (appropriating another person's ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit).

Ethics is given the highest priority so all activities in conducting research must comply with ethical principles and relevant national and international legislation. The most common ethical issue usually include: the protection of children, patients and other vulnerable populations, privacy and data protection. We encourage publishing of research results of study in which all research participants have signed informed consent and have been given full information of possible effects of research intervention.

When reporting research involving human data, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed have been assessed by the responsible review committee (institutional and national), or if no formal ethics committee is available, were in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration as revised in 2013.

All articles submitted to the journal must have followed the research ethics recommendations of the Declaration of Helsinki and rules contained in Resolutions No. 466/2012 and No. 510/2016 of the National Health Council of Brazil (in case of studies carried out in Brazil). For studies developed in other countries, the ethics recommendations of the Declaration of Helsinki must be met and approval by an institutional Research Ethics Committee must be obtained. Approval by a Research Ethics Committee (CEP) is not required for studies that analyze aggregated data and without identifying people, such as those available in official public domain databases, literature review articles and points of view.

In the method section of the article that employed human or animal samples, authors should add information about approval of the research protocol in Institutional Ethics Committee. In addition, the approval protocol number is also added.

 

POLICY ON STUDIES INVOLVING LIVE ANIMALS

The journal will not include papers based on work that involves unnecessary pain, distress, suffering or lasting harm. Manuscripts describing research involving live animals must include appropriate details, in the methods section, of animals used, housing and feeding, experimental design, experimental procedures, ethical considerations, and licenses and approvals under which the work was carried out.

In preparation of manuscripts describing work on live animals, authors should use the ARRIVE guidelines as a checklist. These guidelines are available at: http://www.nc3rs.org.uk/downloaddoc.asp?id=1206&page=1357&skin=0

Evaluation of Articles/Peer Review Process

To be published, a manuscript has to be approved in all three steps:

Preliminary Analysis

Manuscripts will only be forwarded to reviewers after approved in a preliminary analysis by the editorial board, in which the following will be observed: compatibility with the scope and editorial policy of the journal, article format and their potential for publication.

Peer review

The journal adopts the double blind review process.

The editorial policy of the journal pursues the multi-disciplinary aims and nature of kinanthropometry in both its morphological and functional aspects as well as the conditioning factors of physical performance. This means that the main goal is to promote high standards of scientific research study and scholarship with regard to various human oriented scientific fields that cover art and science of human movement from most variable aspects. The research issues include a paramount variety of human responses to exercise and sport training programmes, research in kinanthropometry and training, issues of selection, teaching/learning and mastering of motor skills, performance analysis and prediction, performance modification and many others relevant to the scientific study of human performance. Each manuscript is evaluated by at least two reviewers, and anonymity is guaranteed during evaluation. Reviewers will make specific and general comments regarding the scientific merit of the work and will decide whether it should be approved, refused or approved with corrections (this indication does not guarantee publication). The article with corrections will undergo a new evaluation process.

Reviewers send their opinions to the Scientific Editor, who will send a response to the responsible author, via email/journal system. Editors, in possession of the Reviewers' analyses, will make the final decision. In case of discrepancies between reviewers, the opinion of a new Reviewer may be requested.

During the peer review process, there may be opening in peer review. Opening in peer review will only exist if there is agreement between authors and reviewers. Under no circumstances will there be opening in peer review without agreement of both parties (authors and reviewers). If both parties (authors and reviewers) agree with the opening in peer review, such opening may include all or some of these requirements, as agreed by both parties: 1) make reviewers’ names public to the authors, and vice versa; 2) make reviewers’ names public when the manuscript is approved/published; 3) direct interaction between authors and reviewers; 4) publish reviewers' opinions when the manuscript is approved/published.

Writing / Styling

Technical writing and compliance to the Journal's style complete the review process.

If necessary, the Editorial Board will be involved in investigations on any ethical and legal issues and will communicate with the author (s) in case of: complaints of plagiarism, multiple, duplicate, simultaneous and competing publications, misappropriation of research results, violations of research standards, undisclosed conflicts of interest, allegations of research errors. If these issues are not resolved, the Editorial Board will refuse such manuscripts. When investigating research misconduct, the Editorial Board will provide maximum safeguards for informants, who must act in good faith and the authors will be given an opportunity to respond to the allegations and reasonable access to data and other evidence to support allegations.

The Editorial Board will also deal with suspicious ‘salami’ publications. The final decision on acceptable similarity with previous publications is made by the Editorial Board and will depend on the quantity and relevance of duplicated data. Before making the decision, the Editorial Board will contact the author (s) for clarification.

The Editorial Board will communicate with manuscript reviewers throughout the peer review process.

The Editorial Board will guarantee confidentiality and impartiality of evaluations.

The Editorial Board will inform reviewers about the final decision regarding the manuscripts.

The Journal adopts iThenticate system for identifying plagiarism.

The manuscript and all supplementary documents must be submitted online at http://www.periodicos.ufsc.br/index.php/rbcdh/login

The new guidelines for formatting articles are being prepared and will be released soon.

 

 

 


 

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Campus Universitário Trindade, Centro de Desportos - RBCDH, Zip postal: 88040-900 - Florianópolis, SC. Brasil, Fone/fax : (55 48) 3721-8562/(55 48) 3721-6348 - Florianópolis - SC - Brazil
E-mail: rbcdh@contato.ufsc.br