Instructions for Publication in the Journal of Physical Education
First: The General Instructions;
• The Journal of Physical Education (JOPE) is a quarterly scientific journal, non-profit, and specialized in publishing scientific research related to sports science, for the purposes of scientific publishing and promotions. It is issued by the College of Physical Education and Sport Sciences / University of Baghdad.
Second: Conditions of manuscript writing;
The Journal of Physical Education (JOPE) follows (IMRAD) style in manuscripts writing and it refers to the first letters of the words: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and (And), Discussion.
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The title: The title of the manuscript will be read more than any other part. A good title should:
• Contain as few words as possible (12) words
• Be easy to understand.
• Describe the contents of the manuscript accurately and specifically
• Avoid abbreviations, formulas, and jargon
• Report the subject of the manuscript rather than the results
Authors: The authors of a manuscript are individuals who have made an important contribution to Planning and carrying out it. The authors are listed in the logical order of importance of their contribution to the work. The person listed first is considered the senior author; others must be listed according to the importance of contribution to the effort. It is customary to list the graduate student whose thesis or dissertation forms the basis of a paper as the first author followed by his or her major supervisor as the second author.
Abstract: It must be in range of 150–250 words, and written in one paragraph. The Abstract should be complete in itself. It starts with a statement of rationale and objectives and reports the methods used, the main results including any newly observed facts, and the principal conclusions and their significance. The author should write the statements which refer to the rationale and introduction, interpretation of results, and conclusions are in present tenses, whereas materials and methods and results are in past tense.
Key Words: The manuscript must include keywords not more than six keywords. Words that appear on the title should not be repeated as keywords and it must be specific to the study scope and written at the end of the manuscript’s summary in a separate paragraph in English and Arabic languages. The authors should avoid a common word like motor learning, training, and basketball … etc.
Introduction: Manuscript’s introduction should be relatively brief (less than 500 words) and interesting, explains why the author carried out the research, and gives the background the reader needs to understand and judge the paper. It explains the importance of study and determines its objectives by researching in relevant literature, and this is done by a brief review of these studies that are related to the research problem which should not be less than five recent studies and appropriate to enhance the research. It defines any specialized terms or abbreviations to be used in what follows. Authors should avoid repeating well-known facts nor state the obvious.
Materials and Methods: The purpose of this section is to show what has been done, how, and where, in a direct and simple way as well as to define how data has been collected, displayed and analyzed. This section should take into consideration the chronological order of the manuscript procedures and mention to the important details only.
Results: This section of the manuscript presents the new information that the author (s) reached, and it represents the value of manuscript, it must be displayed in a very clear and direct manner byusing the necessary number of words, tables and figures without redundancy or abbreviation, the presentation of results should be according to the sequence of the manuscript objectives mentioned in the introduction.
Discussion: In this section of the research, the author (s) will explain meanings and implications of the results, so it shows the importance and the value of the done manuscript.
Conclusions: Conclusions are not just repeating results, it should be clear, expressive, and briefly suggest the outlines for future researches. The journal of physical education (cope) allows a separate Conclusion section.
Acknowledgments: The journal of physical education (cope) allows separate paragraph in the end of the manuscript for acknowledgment for the persons who provided significant assistance to the authors in order to complete their manuscript, as well as companies, or institutions that provided the financial support or the laboratories that provided the authors with tools and devices Also, this section is a place to mention the origin of the research, i.e., the manuscript was derived from a master thesis or a Ph.D. dissertation.
References: The list of references should include all citations that are mentioned in the manuscript text according to (APA) style (6th) edition using (Microsoft Word 2010) onwards, or mendeleyreference manager software, or EndNote software.
Appendix: Authors can insert the important additional information in the appendix. It includes details on the used programs, large tables, Questionnaires, software, manufactured devises and other details that are useful for full explanation and understanding of the results.
Third: Conditions for receiving the manuscript for the purpose of publishing in the Journal of Physical Education;