Ethical standards

The editorial board of Movement and Sport Sciences promotes ethical publication practices.

Indeed, Movement and Sport Sciences is committed to the highest standards of publishing integrity and academic honesty.

The Editors-in-chief, reviewers and authors are encouraged to refer to The Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) for all aspects of publication ethics.

Conditions for submitting an article

Submission of a manuscript implies that the work has not been published and is not submitted for publication anywhere else. Publication must be approved by all authors. For ethics in publishing consult COPE.

Severe misconduct (for example, data fabrication, falsification or plagiarism) is taken seriously into consideration and is further investigated. When a suspicion of misconduct turns out to be confirmed, the available sanction is applied.

Occasionally, or on a regular basis, Similarity Check can be used by the journal to identify a case of misconduct.

Policies for publication of errata and for article retraction

Despite careful peer reviewing and article production, situations might occur where errata should be published or articles retracted. The Editors-in-chief, together with the publisher therefore follow the flowcharts established by COPE and published on their website.

Statement of Human and Animal Rights

When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national). If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the ethical standards, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should be asked to indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.