Participants are invited to submit abstracts or integral papers, carefully edited, on the topics related to the announced themes (denoted in the Registration form). Any participant may submit only two abstracts or papers. Participant can be first author of only one paper.
IMPORTANT: Please consider the principal that no contribution will be included in the Proceedings in the case of Conference fee nonpayment (one fee – one author – one paper).
The body of Abstract should be written in Make Submission module consisting of a single paragraph only (approx. 1,000 characters with spaces). As MS Word document it should be structured under these headings: Purpose, Methods, Results, Conclusions, References (up to three) and uploaded as *.doc file. Abstract must not exceed 350 words.
The papers, carefully edited and submitted via the Conference website (Registration Form), using Microsoft Word format, are expected by March 15, 2017. The authors are free to create the papers according to their preferences and knowledge, but the Publishing Manual of APA, 4th and/or 5th ed., editing style is recommended for all contributions, as well as the Harvard reference system, e.g. the one used in the journal „Kinesiology”. No foot-notes are allowed.
The paper should not exceed maximum of 6 pages (including title, authorship, affiliations, abstract, key words, body of the text, tables, figures or any other graphical illustrations, and references). The „page” here means: A4 size (21 x 29.7 cm; portrait orientation) white bond paper; all four external margins set at 3 cm. Arial (AR), character size 10 in the body of the text, spaced 1.5; Arial Narrow (AN) in tables, character size 9, single-spaced. Justified on both sides of the text.
Print the Title of the paper in capital letters (AR, 14 pts, bold, spaced 1.5), centered; a single blank line follows. Please, omit any personal and university information, these data should be presented in the Registration Form.
Each paper should consist of a heading, abstract, key words (up to six which have not already been mentioned in the title of the contribution) and the body of the text. Use italics to highlight any key words within the text, if necessary. The body of the text should be divided into sections with Subtitles (AR, 11pts, bold, current, justified on the left, preceded by one blank line), for the experimental studies: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, (Acknowledgements), References.
In the text, the references should include the family names of the authors and the year of publication; when three and more authors are referred to, introduce the first author and use the abbreviation „et al.”; at the end the contribution, the references should be listed alphabetically. Please, do not number the sections or subsections.
Tables, graphs and figures
Black and White illustrations should be incorporated in the body of the text. Tables (Arial Narrow, 10 pts; referred in the text as Table and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in a single series).
Please, be sure not to send the tables in the format of a picture. Each illustration must have its title, or caption and a description in English language (placed above the tables and beneath the figures).
Graphs, pictures and photographs (referred to in the text as Figures and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in a single series), all black and white (do not use heavy black, please), should be of good quality (digital photographs of at least 300 dpi; .jpeg or .tiff format). So, be sure that your block diagram or curves are legible.
THE PROCEEDING IS PRINTED IN BLACK AND WHITE! NO COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS ARE ALLOWED.
Posters preferably measuring 100×70 cm, will be on display during the Conference. They should be structured in the same manner as the integral paper, but MUST be easily legible from a distance of at least 2 meters. All issues concerning layout of posters are the responsibilities of the authors.
As our previous conferences were indexed in Web of Science Core Collection - Conference Proceedings Citation Index, we are anticipating that the 9th Conference Proceedings will be indexed there as well.
5TH MILOŠ MRAKOVIĆ YOUNG RESEARCHERS AWARD
Contributors who will be younger of 33 years of age in 2017 have the opportunity to participate in the Miloš Mraković Young Researchers Award contest.
The Conference on Kinesiology has established the Miloš Mraković Young Researcher Award (YRA) to recognize the efforts and accomplishments of young investigators in the various fields of kinesiology / sport science and adjacent scientific fields.
The YRA candidates will present their works within the designated sections as scheduled in the Scientific Programme, either as a podium or a poster presentation.
Three winners (best papers) will be chosen by the Miloš Mraković YRA Committee. They will receive monetary awards and honorary scrolls.
The award ceremony will be held during the Closing Plenary Session.
• The award may be assigned to a single author or to a team of authors for the merit of the paper submitted to be included in any of the announced sections of the Conference.
• Candidates are only eligible if they are under or 33 years of age in 2017. No member of the team of authors may be older than 33 years. Do not forget to indicate your age when registering!
• The paper must not have been presented previously at other conferences nor published in a peer-reviewed journal at the time of presentation.
• A team of authors will share the award among themselves.
Papers of the candidates will be judged using the following criteria:
• Scientific originality of the paper.
• Quality of both the paper and the presentation, either a podium or a poster one.
• Quality of the theoretical and methodological approach.
• Relevance to practice or importance of scientific findings.
• Design and realization of the experiment.
A candidate may enter the Miloš Mraković Young Researcher Award competition when registering for the 8th Conference on Kinesiology by simply answering YES to a question regarding the YRA competition and submitting the paper online.