Isokinetics and Exercise Science

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Isokinetics and Exercise Science
impact factor 2016 0.357
ISSN print
0959-3020
ISSN online
1878-5913
Volume
25; 4 issues
Status
Last issue (25:1) online on 25 April 2017
Next issue
25:2 scheduled for July 2017
Back volumes
1-24
Subject
Biochemistry, Medicine & Health, Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology
Institutional subscription for 2017 €500 / US$650 Excluding VAT
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Isokinetics and Exercise Science (IES) is an international journal devoted to the study of theoretical and applied aspects of human muscle performance. Since isokinetic dynamometry constitutes the major tool in this area, the journal takes a particular interest in exploring the considerable potential of this technology.

Isokinetics and Exercise Science publishes studies associated with the methodology of muscle performance especially with respect to the issues of reproducibility and validity of testing, description of normal and pathological mechanical parameters which are derivable from muscle testing, applications in basic research topics such as motor learning paradigms and electromyography. The journal also publishes studies on applications in clinical settings and technical aspects of the various measurement systems employed in human muscle performance research.

Isokinetics and Exercise Science welcomes submissions in the form of research papers, reviews, case studies and technical reports from professionals in the fields of sports medicine, orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation and exercise physiology.

Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Zeevi Dvir
Department of Physical Therapy
Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Tel Aviv University
P.O. Box 39040, Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Israel
Tel.: +972 3 640 9019
Fax:+972 3 640 9223
Email: zdvir@post.tau.ac.il

Editorial Board
Vassilius Baltzopoulos, PhD
School of Sport and Education, Brunel University, London, United Kingdom

Richard Bohannon, EdD
Dept. of Physical Therapy, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

Kelly-Ann Bowles, PhD
Allied Health Research Unit, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Lee E. Brown, EdD
Dept. of Kinesiology, California State University, Fullerton, CA, USA

Sven Bruhn, PhD
Institute for Sports Science, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany

Jan Cabri, PhD

Dept. of Physical Performance, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway

John Caruso, PhD
Athletic Training Program, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, USA

Joaquim Chaler, MD PhD
PM&R Department, Mutua Terrassa Rehabilitation Hospital, Terrassa, Spain

Nicholas C. Clark
St. Mary’s University, London, United Kingdom

Prof. Ann Cools, PT, PhD
Dept. of Rehabilitation Sciences & Physiotherapy, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Jean-Louis Croisier, PhD
Dept. of Human Movement Sciences, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium

Francis Degache, PhD
ISSUL Institute of Sport Sciences, Dept. of Physiology, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

Prof. Franca Deriu, MD, PhD
Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy

Dr. Johannes Dirnberger
Dept. of Sport Science and Kinesiology, University of Salzburg, Hallein/Rif, Austria

Nick Draper, PhD
School of Sport Performance, University of Derby-Buxton, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Pascal Edouard, MD PhD
Dept. of Clinical and Exercise Physiology, University Hospital of St. Etienne, St. Etienne, France

Michael Fish, BSc, MSc, PGCHE, FHEA
Division of Health and Wellbeing, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, United Kingdom

François Fourchet
Hôpital La Tour, Geneva, Switzerland

Simon M. Fryer, PhD
University of Gloucestershire, Gloucester, United Kingdom

Matt Greig, MD
Department of Sport and Physical Activity, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, United Kingdom

Vedran Hadjic, MD
Faculty of Sport, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

H.-C. Heitkamp, MD
Institute of Sports Medicine, Faculty of Science, University of Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany

Jennifer Keating, PhD
Dept. of Physical Therapy, Monash University, Bundoora, Australia

Prof. Eleftherios Kellis, PhD
Dept. of Physical Education and Sport Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Serres, Greece

Feza Korkusuz, MD
Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

Jan Lexell, MD PhD
Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Dario Lieberman, PhD
Dept. of Physical Therapy, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Rhodri S. Lloyd
Cardiff School of Sport, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Nicola A. Maffiuletti, PhD

Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland

Andrea Manca
Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy

Goran Markovic, PhD
Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Frank Mayer, MD
Human Movement Science Faculty, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

Alison McGregor, PhD
Dept. of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Prof. Vladimir Medved, PhDEE
Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Steffen Müller, PhD

Outpatient Clinic, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany



Jesus Olmo, MD
Medical Division, Real Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Evangelos Pappas, PhD
Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

David Perrin, PhD
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, USA

Pierre Portero, PhD
Dept. of Sport Sciences, University of Paris VIII and Hôpital Rothschild, Paris, France

Blanca Roman Viñas, MD PhD
Nutrition Research Foundation, Barcelona, Spain

Arie Rotstein, PhD
The Zinmann College, Wingate Institute, Netanya, Israel

Andreas Schlumberger, PhD
Rehabilitation and Fitness Division, Dortmund FC, Dortmund, Germany

Sandra Schultz, PhD
Dept. of Kinesiology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, USA

Timothy C. Sell
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, OH, USA

Marc De Ste Croix, PhD
Faculty Postgraduate Research, University of Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Justin Sullivan
University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Brock Symons, PhD
Dept. of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA

Franceska Zampeli
Attikon University, General Hospital, Athens, Greece

SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPT

Submit to:
Prof. Zeevi Dvir
Dept. of Physical Therapy
Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Tel Aviv University
P.O. Box 39040
Ramat Aviv, 69978
Tel Aviv
Israel
Tel.: +972 3 6409019
Fax: +972 3 6409223
Email: zdvir@post.tau.ac.il

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Publication Fee
Please note that for articles that are submitted and accepted from 1 January 2017, authors will be required to pay a publication fee of €300/US$340 for full length papers and €150/US$175 for short papers.

Required files for final submissions

After the article has been accepted, the authors should submit the final version as source files, including a word processor file of the text, such as Word or LateX (If using LaTeX, please use the standard article.sty as a style file and also send a PDF version of the LaTeX file).

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PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS

Organization of the paper and style of presentation

Manuscripts must be written in English. Authors whose native language is not English are recommended to seek the advice of a native English speaker, if possible, before submitting their manuscripts.

Manuscripts should be prepared with wide margins and double spacing throughout, including the abstract, footnotes and references. Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc., should be numbered. However, in the text no reference should be made to page numbers; if necessary, one may refer to sections. Try to avoid the excessive use of italics and bold face.

Manuscripts should be organized in the following order:
- Title page
- Body of text (divided by subheadings)
- Acknowledgements
- References
- Tables
- Figure captions
- Figures

Headings and subheadings should be numbered and typed on a separate line, without indentation.

Numbers should appear with decimal point, not comma: 12.3 and not 12,3

The units for isokinetic measurement is Nm. If the system’s output is otherwise, authors are urged to convert e.g. from ft•lb into Nm.

On the other hand, there is no need to number the headings.

SI units should be used, i.e., the units based on the metre, kilogramme, second, etc.

Title page
The title page should provide the following information:
- Title (should be clear, descriptive and not too long)
- Name(s) of author(s); please indicate who is the corresponding author
- Full affiliation(s)
- Present address of author(s), if different from affiliation
- Complete address of corresponding author, including tel. no., fax no. and e-mail address
- Abstract
- Keywords

Abstract
The abstract should be clear, descriptive, self-explanatory and not longer than 200 words, it should also be suitable for publication in abstracting services.
The abstract for research papers should follow the “structured abstract” format. Section labels should be in bold uppercase letters followed by a colon, and each section will begin on a new line.
BACKGROUND:
OBJECTIVE:
METHODS:
RESULTS:
CONCLUSIONS:

Materials and Methods
Experimental subjects
When human subjects are used, manuscripts must be accompanied by a statement that the experiments were undertaken with the understanding and written consent of each subject, and that the study conforms with The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki), printed in the British Medical Journal (18 July 1964).

When experimental animals are used, the Materials and methods section must briefly but explicitly state measures which were taken to minimize pain or discomfort, e.g. type and dose of anaesthetic used. Experiments should be carried out in accordance with the European Communities Council Directive of 24 November 1986 (86/609/EEC) or with the Guidelines laid down by the NIH in the US, available from the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, RKLI, Suite 360, MSC 7982, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-7982, or online regarding the care and use of animals for experimental procedures.

All studies using human or animal subjects should include an explicit statement in the Materials and Methods section identifying the review and approval committee for each study. Editors reserve the right to reject papers if there is doubt whether appropriate procedures have been used.

Informed Consent
Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent.
Identifying information, including patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient who is identifiable should be shown the manuscript before it is published.
When informed consent has been obtained it should be indicated in the Methods section.

Tables
Number as Table 1, Table 2 etc, and refer to all of them in the text.

Each table should be provided on a separate page of the manuscript. Tables should not be included in the text.

Each table should have a brief and self-explanatory title.

Column headings should be brief, but sufficiently explanatory. Standard abbreviations of units of measurement should be added between parentheses.

Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Leave some extra space between the columns instead.

Any explanations essential to the understanding of the table should be given in footnotes at the bottom of the table.

Figures
Number figures as Fig. 1, Fig 2, etc and refer to all of them in the text.

Each figure should be provided on a separate sheet. Figures should not be included in the text.

Colour figures can be included, provided the cost of their reproduction is paid for by the author.

For the file formats of the figures please take the following into account:
- line art should be have a minimum resolution of 600 dpi, save as EPS or TIFF
- grayscales (incl photos) should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi (no lettering), or 500 dpi (when there is lettering); save as tiff
- do not save figures as JPEG, this format may lose information in the process
- do not use figures taken from the Internet, the resolution will be too low for printing
- do not use colour in your figures if they are to be printed in black & white, as this will reduce the print quality (note that in software often the default is colour, you should change the settings)
- for figures that should be printed in colour, please send a CMYK encoded EPS or TIFF
Figures should be designed with the format of the page of the journal in mind. They should be of such a size as to allow a reduction of 50%.

On maps and other figures where a scale is needed, use bar scales rather than numerical ones, i.e., do not use scales of the type 1:10,000. This avoids problems if the figures need to be reduced.

Each figure should have a self-explanatory caption. The captions to all figures should be typed on a separate sheet of the manuscript.

Photographs are only acceptable if they have good contrast and intensity.

Conflict of Interest
Statement of all financial and material support for this research and any potential conflicts should also be clearly identified in the Acknowledgment and Conflict of Interest sections. If there is no Conflict-of-Interest then still add this statement.

References
Authors are requested to use the Vancouver citation style.

Place citations as numbers in square brackets in the text. All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references at the end of the manuscript. List the references in the order in which they appear in the text. Only articles published or accepted for publication should be listed in the reference list. Submitted articles can be listed as (author(s), unpublished data). If an article has a DOI, this should be provided after the page number details. The number is added after the letters 'doi'. Manuscripts will not be considered if they do not conform to the Vancouver citation guidelines.

References must be listed in Vancouver style:

[1] Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002; 935(12): 406.
[2] Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
[3] Berkow R, Fletcher AJ, editors. The Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy. 16th ed. Rahway (NJ): Merck Research Laboratories; 1992.
[4] Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGrawHill; 2002. p. 93113.
[5] Canadian Cancer Society [homepage on the Internet]. Toronto: The Society; 2006 [updated 2006 May 12; cited 2006 Oct 17]. Available from: www.cancer.ca/.

Footnotes
Footnotes should only be used if absolutely essential. In most cases it is possible to incorporate the information in the text.
If used, they should be numbered in the text, indicated by superscript numbers and kept as short as possible.

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