Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Physical Education and Sports Studies provides researchers and academicians a scientific platform where they can share national and international research and stimulate to discuss critique of physical education and sports. The topics of the Journal are shown below but not limited to these:

  • Physical education
  • Movement education
  • Game education
  • Sport education
  • Sport culture and Olympic education
  • Teacher education
  • Coaching education
  • Recreational education
  • Physical activity
  • Physical fitness
  • Skill qualification
  • Interdisciplinary instruction
  • Motor development
  • Motor control and learning
  • Technology in physical education and sports
  • Inclusive education


Section Policies

Cover, Boards & Bibliographic Information

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From the Editor

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Social Activities

Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Articles sent to Journal of Physical Education and Sports Studies reviewed by two referees. In case one of the referees reviews the articles positively and the other negatively, Editorial Board examines referees reviews and may decide to pass the article to a third judge or return it to its author. Two positive reviews are required for an article to be considered fit for publication. The following procedure is followed in sending the outcome of reviews to the editor:

A) Logging in to Send the Review Results

Please follow the steps to log in to the article submission system.

Please visit http://www.besad.org

  • Log in to the system using the REGISTER in the menu.
  • If you log in successfully, the article that’s been sent to you will be listed on “Active Submissions” page. Just click on the name of the article to move on to the evaluation page.
  • On the # Review page, first, scan through the titles of “Submission to be Reviewed” and “Review Schedule”.
  • If you’ve forgotten your user name and password, you can retrieve them using the link in the message that will be sent to you by the editor.

B) Review Steps

Under the heading of “check out the evaluation steps”, the steps are as follows:

  1. In order to inform the editor of the application and activate the next steps for the evaluation, click on the icon next to “I will evaluate”. If you don’t accept it, click on the icon “I will not evaluate” to send an email to the editor that is automatically composed. If you’ve accepted the evaluation, follow the next steps.
  2. Click on “file” to download the article and its attachments if there is any, submitted to you for evaluation and its attachments. You can carry out the assessment process either on screen or save the evaluation form. If you’ve downloaded or printed it out, you can log off. Completing the evaluation, you can sign in again to follow the steps to send your evaluation.
  3. If you’ve approved to evaluate the article in the very first step, write down your opinion and comments regarding the assessment of the article in the form to be sent to the editor and then save it clicking on the icon at the end of this step.
  4. If you already have any other form (MS Word …etc) of your evaluation, upload your file using Send File option to send it to the editor.
  5. In this step, result of the evaluation is sent to the editor. To send your evaluation to the editor, you should either fill out the form clicking on the icon in the third step or upload any file including your comments and suggestions by using the file uploading method in the fourth step. After using one of these options, the menu in the fifth step will be activated. Here, choosing the appropriate option in the Recommendation box, save your final decision about the article to send it to the editor. After clicking on “Submit Review to Editor”, you will be asked for confirmation with a message: “You cannot make any amendments after saving your evaluation. Do you want to continue? ” When approved, an emailing window will pop up. Inform the editor about the result using that window. Following this process, the evaluation report will be available on the screen.

If the articles are approved by the editorial board, after the reports of the referees are completed, they are ready to be published. Suitable amount of articles is published in the order in which they are received.


Publication Frequency

Journal of Physical Education and Sports Studies includes original scientific articles on a variety of different subjects both in Turkish and English and is published twice a year in March and September. We cannot guarantee to publish your submission (if it is accepted) on a particular issue. You can submit your manuscript any time. Accepted papers are published based on the receive date. 


Open Access Policy

Journal of Physical Education and Sports Studies is an Open Access journal and provides immediate open access to its contents. The Journal aims to promote the development of global Open Access to scientific information and research. The Publisher provides copyrights of all online published papers (except where otherwise noted) for free use of readers, scientists, and institutions (such as link to the content or permission for its download, distribution, printing, copying, and reproduction in any medium, except change of contents and for commercial use), under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 Unported (BY-NC-ND) License provided the original work is cited. Written permission is required from the publisher for use of its contents for commercial purposes.


Submission / Article Processing Charges

Within the framework of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 Unported (BY-NC-ND) License, Journal of Physical Education and Sports Studies is an open access journal. The Journal does not charge any fees for article submission or article processing.



All metadata and full texts of the articles published in Journal of Physical Education and Sports Studies are stored in a third party server that is closed to access. 


Plagiarism Detection

In accordance with its publishing policies, Journal of Physical Education and Sports Studies obliges each study that has undergone the "Blind Review Process” to be detected for plagiarism to protect the integrity of the study. Therefore, the studies are detected for plagiarism.

The plagiarism detection is done by iThenticate software. The matches which are found in each study after plagiarism detection are analyzed in detail and those matches with correct reference and cross-reference are sorted. In the next step, the mistakes in the remaining matches are determined and reported to the editorial board. The board, then, makes a final decision in the light of the plagiarism detection report. The author(s) may be asked to correct the mistakes listed in the report or the study may be returned to the author(s).


Ethics Policy

Publication Ethics

The publication process at Journal of Physical Education and Sports Studies is the basis of the improvement and dissemination of information objectively and respectfully. Therefore, the procedures in this process improve the quality of the studies. Peer-reviewed studies are the ones that support and materialize the scientific method. At this point, it is of utmost importance that all parties included in the publication process (authors, readers and researchers, publisher, reviewers and editors) comply with the standards of ethical considerations. Journal of Physical Education and Sports Studies expects all parties to hold the following ethical responsibilities.

The following ethical duties and responsibilities are written in the light of the guide and policies made by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Ethical Responsibilities of Authors

The authors who submit their manuscripts to Journal of Physical Education and Sports Studies are expected to comply with the following ethical responsibilities:

  • Author(s) must submit original studies to the journal. If they utilize or use other studies, they must make the in-text and end-text references accurately and completely.
  • People who have not contributed to the study at the intellectual level should not be indicated as author.
  • If the manuscripts submitted to be published are subject of conflicting interests or relations, these must be explained.
  • During the review process of their manuscripts, author(s) may be asked to supply raw data. In such a case, author(s) should be ready to submit such data and information to the editorial board.
  • Author(s) should document that they have the participants' consent and the necessary permissions related with the sharing and research/analysis of the data that are used.
  • Author(s) bears the responsibility to inform the editor of the journal or publisher if they happen to notice a mistake in their study which is in early release or publication process and to cooperate with the editors during the correction or withdrawal process.
  • Authors cannot submit their studies to multiple journals simultaneously. Each submission can be made only after the previous one is completed. A study published in another journal cannot be submitted to Journal of Physical Education and Sports Studies.
  • Author responsibilities given in a study (e.g., adding an author, reordering of author names) cannot be changed if the review process has begun.

Ethical Responsibilities of Reviewers

The fact that all manuscripts are reviewed through “Blind Review” has a direct influence on the publication quality. This process ensures confidentiality by objective and independent review. The review process at Journal of Physical Education and Sports Studies is carried out on the principle of double blind review. Reviewers do not contact the authors directly, and the reviews and comments are conveyed through the journal management system. In this process, the reviewer comments on the evaluation forms and full texts are assigned to the author(s) by the editor. In this context, the reviewers doing review work for Journal of Physical Education and Sports Studies are supposed to bear the following ethical responsibilities:

Reviewers must

  • agree to review only in their subject of expertise.
  • review in an unbiased and confidential manner.
  • inform the editor of the journal if they think that they encounter conflict of interests and decline to review the manuscript during the review process.
  • dispose the manuscripts they have reviewed in accordance with the principle of confidentiality after the review process. Reviewers can use the final versions of the manuscripts they have reviewed only after publication.
  • review the manuscript objectively and only in terms of its content and ensure that nationality, gender, religious and political beliefs, and economic apprehension do not influence the review.
  • review the manuscript in a constructive and kind tone, avoid making personal comments including hostility, slander and insult.
  • review the manuscript they have agreed to review on time and in accordance with the ethical rules stated above.

Ethical Responsibilities of Publisher

Turkish Physical Education Teachers Association, the publisher of Journal of Physical Education and Sports Studies, is a non-profit organization. Therefore, the Board of TUBED is conscious of the fact that they must observe the ethical responsibilities below and act accordingly:

  • Editors are responsible for all the processes that the manuscripts submitted to of Journal of Physical Education and Sports Studies will go through. Within this framework, ignoring the economic or political interests, the decision-makers are the editors.
  • The publisher undertakes to have an independent editorial decision made.
  • The publisher bears all the responsibility to take the precautions against scientific abuse, fraud and plagiarism.

Unethical Behavior

Should you encounter any unethical act or content in Journal of Physical Education and Sports Studies apart from the ethical responsibilities listed above, please notify the journal by e-mail at editor@besad.org.


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