Sportiva, a publication of Romanian Sports Medicine Society, is a
quarterly, peer reviewed journal which publishes original research,
reviews and case reports on all areas of sports medicine and exercise
science (exercise physiology, sports biomechanics, sports biochemistry,
sports nutrition, diseases and exercise, sports injuries and
sports traumatology, kinesiology and kinetotherapy).
journal includes editorials, reviews, original papers, clinical
studies, news in sport medicine and exercise science. Medicina Sportiva
is currently indexed
manuscripts must be submitted in English. Manuscripts are considered if
they are submitted only to Medicina Sportiva and therefore should not
be under consideration for publication elsewhere, either in part or in
whole. Only the authors are responsible for the scientific context and
legal aspects of the articles.
Reviews include theoretical
and practical aspects that must to be report to actual researches in
sport medicine. Size: the article must to have no more then 12 pages.
Format: the text must to be compact
and can has few subtitles.
papers include fundamentals research and clinical research regarding
diagnostic and treatment. Size: 8-10 pages, 4-5 imagining documents
(graphics, images, etc.). Format: the text must to be structure in
introduction (present stage of the research), aim and scope of study,
material and method, results, discussion, conclusions (must to present
Case reports include specific clinical
cases that provide relevant information on diagnosis and therapy of a
particular case that proves unique to clinical sports medicine.
Content: clinical aspects and researches regarding morphologic
evaluation and clinic assessment, therapeutic conclusions and
evolution. Size: 3-5pages, 1-2 original demonstrations and researches.
Format: case report, discussion and comparative study in report with
of the manuscript
Each manuscript should follow the
Authors and affiliation
Main text (Introduction, Methods, Results,
style of the manuscript
must to be edited in MS Word:
- page setup format A4, all
margins at 2cm on all sides, single line spacing;
- font style
Times New Roman, without capital letter,
for title (bold), - paragraph:
12 for authors (regular),
for affiliation (italic)
10 for abstract (regular),
for key words (italic),
11 for main text and (regular),
for references (regular, except the title of books and journals which
will be written italic);
= 0,line spacing = single, column = one.
alignment left for title, authors, affiliation, key words
and justified for abstract, main text, acknowledgements and references;
Figures and Schemes are to be typed on separate
pages at the end of the manuscript. Ensure that each illustration or
table has a caption attached, which should comprise a brief title and a
description. Explain all symbols and abbreviations used. Units of
measurement, symbols and abbreviations must conform to international
standards. Do not imbed figures or tables into the text.
tables, figures and schemes must be in the final published size, not
oversized. Illustrations and tables that have appeared elsewhere must
be accompanied by written permission to reproduce them from the
original publishers. This is necessary even if you are an author of the
borrowed material. Borrowed material should be acknowledged in the
captions in the exact wording required by the copyright holder. If not
specified, use this style: “Reproduced by kind permission of
. . . (publishers) from . . . (reference)”. Identifiable
clinical photographs must be accompanied by written permission from the
The first time an abbreviation appears in the text,
it should be preceded by the words for which it stands.
should be simple, concise and informative. Capitalize the first word
should appear as used for conventional publication, with first and
middle names or initials followed by surname. If multiple authors have
the same affiliation, one listing of the affiliation should be used,
preceded by the full list of those authors on the line above.
begin the section with the word Abstract in bold font. The authors
prepare a structured abstract of not more than 300 words. The abstract
should be an explicit summary of the paper and must include (at least)
four headings: aim,
methods, results, conclusion.
words. Immediately after the abstract, provide a
maximum of 3–6 keywords. Key words should refer to the terms
from Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) of MEDLINE/PubMed.Acknowledgments:
Acknowledgments should be included before the References section.
in the text identify references by Arabic numeral in brackets, using
Oxford system. The list of references should include only those
publications witch are cited in the text. References should be
presented in consecutive order as they are cited in the text.
References should be cited in the text by placing sequential numbers in
brackets (for example, (1), (3-5)). The four six authors should be
presented. No more than 30 references will be accepted.Examples:
Journals: name of authors, initial of surname, years of publish in
brackets, title of paper, title of periodical (italic), volume, page
(Ryder, JW, Bassel Duby R, Olson EN, Zierath, JR (2003). Skeletal
muscle reprogramming by activationCorresponding author
should contain all information necessary for an effective
correspondence (postal addresses, e-mail, fax and telephone number).
of calcineurin improves
insulin action on metabolic pathways. J. Biol. Chem. 278, 298 304);
Books: name of authors, years of publish in brackets, title of papers
or capitol, title of book or monograph (italic), editors, city, pages
(Booth FW, Baldwin KM (1995). Muscle plasticity: energy demanding and
supply processes. In: Handbook of physiology. Rowell LB, Shepherd JT
(eds). Oxford University Press, New York, pp 1076-1121).
Proceedings: name of authors, initial of surname, years of publish in
brackets, title of paper, title of periodical (italic),
It must include a brief biography,
approximately 70 words per author, for each author including academic
title/degrees, institution affiliation, research focus, e-mail address.
Research carried out on humans must be in
compliance with the Helsinki Declaration, adopted by the 18th World
Medical Assembly, Helsinki, Finland, June 1964 and any experimental
research on animals must follow internationally recognized guidelines.
submitting a manuscript to our journal, each author explicitly confirms
that the manuscript meets the highest ethical standards for authors and
coauthors. The manuscript should contain a statement that has been
by the appropriate ethical committees related to the institution(s) in
which it was performed and that subjects gave informed consent to the
Studies involving experiments with animals must state
that their care was in accordance with institution guidelines.
Patients' and volunteers' names, initials, and hospital numbers should
not be used. In a case report, the subject's written consent should be
provided. It is the author's responsibility to ensure all appropriate
consents have been obtained. Patients have a right to privacy.
Therefore identifying information, including patients images, names,
initials, or hospital numbers, should not be included in videos,
recordings, written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the
information is essential for scientific purposes and you have obtained
written informed consent for publication in print and electronic form
from the patient (or parent, guardian or next of kin where applicable).
If such consent is made subject to any conditions, Universitaria
Publisher must be made aware of all such conditions. Written consents
must be provided to Universitaria Publisher on request. Even where
consent has been given, identifying details should be omitted if they
are not essential. If identifying characteristics are altered to
protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide
assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning and
editors should so note. If such consent has not been obtained, personal
details of patients included in any part of the paper and in any
supplementary materials (including all illustrations and videos) must
be removed before submission.
Manuscripts are welcomed from all
countries, and may be submitted for consideration on the understanding
that they have not been previously published elsewhere, either in print
or electronically, and that they are not under consideration by any
Authors wishing to include figures or text
passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to
obtain permission from the copyright holder(s) and to include evidence
that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers.
Authors are required to ensure that no material submitted as part of a
manuscript infringes existing copyrights, or the rights of a third
The author who submits the manuscript for publication
should ensure that all coauthors are included on the paper, and that
all coauthors have seen the final version of the article and have
agreed to its submission for publication. Authors are responsible for
the scientific context and legal aspects of the articles.
material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate
from the authors. The authors are responsible for obtaining permission
from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables,
figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. Articles
published in Medicina Sportiva may not be published elsewhere without
written permission from the publisher.
Editorial and Peer Review Process
submitted to Medicina Sportiva are subject to peer review. Manuscripts
must not be under simultaneous consideration by any other publication,
before or during the peer-review process. Upon receipt of a manuscript
the editor will notify the corresponding author that the submission has
Received manuscripts are first examined by
the Medicina Sportiva editors. Manuscripts with insufficient priority
for publication are rejected. Manuscripts not prepared in the advised
style will be sent back to authors without scientific review.
manuscript will undergo a blinded review process. Under this process
the editor will forward (electronically) the manuscript to two
independent reviewers, members of the Scientific Board.
editors encourage authors to suggest the names of potential reviewers,
but they reserve the right of final selection. Normally the review
process will take approximately 8 weeks.
After the review
process has been completed the main author will be notified via e-mail
either of acceptance, revision or rejection of the manuscript. If
revision was recommended, this should be completed and returned to the
editor within 2 weeks.
Editors may make necessary changes to
articles in accordance with guidelines for authors.
As an author you (or your employer or
institution) may do the following:
(electronic) of the article for your own personal use, including for
your own classroom teaching use •present the article at a
meeting or conference and to distribute copies of the article to the
delegates attending such a meeting
employer, if the article is a “work for hire”, made
within the scope of your employment, your employer may use all or part
of the information in the article for other intra-company use (e.g.,
•retain patent and trademark rights and
rights to any processes or procedure described in the article
the article in full or in part in a thesis or dissertation (provided
that this is not to be published commercially)
the article or any part thereof in a printed compilation of your works,
such as collected writings or lecture notes (subsequent to publication
of your article in the journal)
derivative works, to extend the article into book-length form, or to
otherwise re-use portions or excerpts in other works, with full
acknowledgement of its original publication in the journal.