Peer Review Process

The authors who submit manuscripts for publication agree to undergo a reviewing process. All submitted manuscripts are first subjected to editorial review, and, subsequently, peer review by experts.
The submitted manuscripts will not be sent to reviewers representing the authors’ institutions, or to persons who can be in conflict of interest with the authors. All reviews are confidential and anonymous. The reviewers may not use the content of the manuscript before its publication.
The manuscript is given an editorial number for identification at all stages of the editorial process. The author is notified about the reviews and corresponds with the Editor of the journal concerning remarks or qualification of the study for printing.
The final decision about publishing the manuscript is made by Editor-in-Chief.
All submitted papers are subject to strict double-blind peer-review process by at least two international reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper. The factors that are taken into account in a review are as follows:
  1. Compatibility with the scope of the TRENDS in Sport Sciences 
  2. Elements of novelty and originality       
  3. Scientific and/or practical value of the article
  4. Ethic requirements
  5. Abstract depicting of the entire article
  6. Material and design of the experiments
  7. Methodology and statistics
  8. Credibility and importance of results
  9. Presentation of data (necessary tables and figures)
  10. Discussion and interpretation of results
  11. Conclusions logically justified by the evidence adduced
  12. Selection of up-to-date references
Of these, the main factors taken into account are significance and originality.

The possible decisions include:
  1. Accept
  2. Accept after minor corrections
  3. Re-evaluate after major revision
  4. Reject
Articles that are often rejected include those that are poorly written or organized or are written in poor English. If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted. Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed. Articles may be rejected without review if the Editor-in-Chief considers the article obviously not suitable for publication.  

Reviwers in 2016:
1.       Adam Maszczyk – Poland
2.       Agata Glapa – Poland 
3.       Alison September – South Africa
4.       Eugenia Murawska-Ciałowicz  – Poland
5.       Ewa Brzeziańska-Lasota – Poland
6.       Ildus Ahmetov – Russia
7.       Jacek Zieliński – Poland
8.       Laparidis Costas – Greece
9.       Marek Sawczuk – Poland
10.   Michał Spieszny – Poland
11.   Miroslav Petr – Czech Republic
12.   Myosotis Massidda – Italy
13.   Patrizia Proia – Italy
14.   Patrycja Lipińska – Poland
15.   Paweł Cięszczyk – Poland
16.   Petr Stasny – Czech Republic
17.   Valentina Ginevičienė – Lithuania
18.   Wojciech Czarny – Poland
19.   Zihong He – China