|JDMS Guidelines for Authors|
The Journal of Dance Medicine & Science publishes scholarly, scientific articles concerned with the health, well-being, and enhanced performance of dancers. Articles appearing in the journal draw from the multidisciplinary fields of anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, general medicine, sports medicine and surgery, physical therapy, dance education, kinesiology, psychology, and nutrition and diet.
Articles may be scholarly or report clinical or basic scientific information or research results. The journal also considers review articles summarizing the body of knowledge available on focused topics in dance medicine and science.
Articles for the Journal's consideration should emphasize:
The following presentation style should be observed when submitting manuscripts:
All articles should include a short statement preceding the Conclusion that explains the study's relevance to the health, well-being, training, and/or performance of dancers.
When reporting original research involving human subjects, authors should state in their Methods section whether the subjects gave informed consent and whether the study was approved by a research ethics committee.
Each manuscript must include a title page citing: 1. title of the article, 2. names and academic affiliations of all authors, and 3. the corresponding author’s mailing address, telephone and facsimile numbers, and e-mail address.
Articles should be typed, double-spaced, with one inch margins. Pages should be numbered and the running heads and feet should not include the authors’ names.
Manuscripts may be submitted via e-mail. When mailing a printed manuscript, it must be accompanied by a copy of the word processor file on a disk. Manuscripts should be formatted according to guidelines provided in the American Medical Association Stylebook and the Chicago Manual of Style.
Illustrations may be submitted as photographs, original drawings, or as digital graphics files. We accept most digital graphic file formats. Digital graphics should both be embedded in your word processor file and separate graphics files for each illustration should be e-mailed or on the disk that you submit.
References should be cited in your manuscripts with superscripts and listed in numerical order according to the order of their citation in the article; not alphabetically. References should be formatted in the following manner.
References to Internet web pages should be as complete as required to allow readers to retrieve the information. At a minimum, the URL should get directly to the page for the article, or, if the URL is long and full of numbers and percent symbols, it should get to the page where the link to the article is found. Internet citations should include:
The following dated agreement signed by the senior corresponding author must accompany each manuscript submitted for publication. If submitted electronically, this agreement must be included in the email which accompanies the manuscript:
The undersigned author transfers all copyright ownership of the article entitled [title of article], including text and artwork, to the Journal of Dance Medicine & Science in the event that the article is published. The undersigned author warrants and represents that the article is original, is not under consideration by another journal, and has not been published previously. I sign for and accept responsibility for releasing this material on behalf of myself and all co-authors.
The Journal is a refereed journal. All articles are reviewed by independent reviewers before an editorial decision is made. Authors are advised of the editorial decision as soon as possible.
Articles appearing in the Journal are published in order of their submission and acceptance.
Address all manuscripts and inquiries to:
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