Focus and Scope

Teorìâ ta Metodika Fìzičnogo Vihovannâ [Physical Education Theory and Methodology] is an international research-and-methodology journal established in 2000. It publishes research papers on physical education of children, teenagers and student youth, physical rehabilitation and sports training.

The purpose of the journal is to inform about and introduce the results of applied and fundamental research in physical education and sports.

The journal accepts research papers in:

  • theory and methods of teaching movements;
  • physical education of children and teenagers;
  • sports training of children and youth;
  • physical culture in school;
  • physical culture in prevention and treatment of diseases in children and teenagers;
  • theory and methods of professional training of physical culture teachers;
  • legal framework of physical culture in Ukraine.

The Editorial Board primarily considers submissions focusing on physical education or sports training, or physical rehabilitation; containing a simulated experimental situation, clearly defined independent variables (factors controlled in the experiment are indicators that characterize the process of physical education or sports training, or physical rehabilitation), as well as dependent variables that characterize the effectiveness of the experimental training program; medicobiological, psychophysiological, and psychological indicators used in the study provide additional information to explain the effectiveness of the experimental training program.

Peer Review Process

All articles in this journal undergo peer review.

Once the paper has been assessed for the scope suitability and formatting compliance by the editor-in-chief, it undergoes peer review by an expert referee whose research specialization best matches that of the paper. Peer reviewing is “double blind”.

The following criteria are always considered for each submission in the peer-review process:

  • ethical aspects;
  • originality of the work;
  • importance of the information;
  • clarity and comprehensibility of the text;
  • appropriateness of the methods;
  • interpretation of the results;
  • reasonability of the conclusions.

The typical period of time allowed for reviews – 4 weeks (can be modified during the editorial process).

Publication Frequency

4 issues per year

Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.


This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. 

The electronic version of the journal is enlisted in V. I. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine

Editorial Ethics

The Editorial Board of the Teorìâ ta Metodika Fìzičnogo Vihovannâ [Physical Education Theory and Methodology] aims to maintain international standards of editorial ethics.

  • The Editorial Board’s work rests on the principles of ethics of research publications set forth by the World Association of Medical Editors and COPE.
  • The Editorial Board works in compliance with the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki and demands adherence thereto in research involving human subjects. The manuscripts must refere to the materials containing the approval of the research by the Ethics Committee of the university hosting the research.
  • Conflicts of interests between the authors and third parties are subject to resolution in accordance with the Law of Ukraine on intellectual property.

Ethical Principles

The principles of professional ethics governing the editor’s and publisher’s work are:

  • when deciding to publish an article, the editor of the journal proceeds from its scientific significance and accuracy of the presented data;
  • the editor assesses the manuscript content irrespective of the nationality or ethnicity, gender, political views, institutional affiliation of its author(s);
  • the unpublished data contained in the manuscript shall not be given to third parties without the author’s written consent, except for the purpose of peer reviewing;
  • the editor will not allow publication of the article in the instance of having reasonable grounds to conclude that the article contains plagiarized content or ideas;
  • the editor is responsible for resolving conflicts and doing whatever is necessary to prevent infringements of the author’s rights.

Reviewer’s Ethical Principles

The reviewer provides unbiased professional review of the article submitted for consideration based on the following principles:

  • the reviewer will respect the authors’ intellectual property and treat the manuscript received for review as confidential and such that cannot be given for consideration or discussion to third parties that are not authorized to do so by the Editorial Board;
  • the reviewer will offer objective assessment of the research results presented in the manuscript; personal criticism of the author is unacceptable;
  • the editor will be informed immediately of any conflict of interests between the reviewer and the author and requested to have this reviewer excluded from the article reviewing process.

Author-Guiding Principles

The responsibility for the novelty and accuracy of the research results rests on the author who will:

  • provide reliable research results that contain no erroneous or falsified data;
  • guarantee the originality of the research results;
  • provide adequate references to the data, facts, evidence used in the text of the article with the original sources listed;
  • ensure proper formatting of quotations;
  • clearly indicate and credit the contribution of other scientists to the matter under study;
  • not submit the manuscript sent to, under consideration in or already published by another journal.
  • if a clinical research or experimental study involves human subjects, the study must conform to the directive of the Helsinki Declaration, and the study must have the ethical approval of the relevant institution with signatures from the ethics committee. For experiments conducted within the field of Physical Education and Sport, the author(s) must have the approval of the institution to publish the experimental data. The participants must be anonymous, both in pictures and in the text.

The texts of the articles, tables, graphics, formulae are protected by the law on copyright.

The author of the article bears full responsibility for the accuracy of the facts, quotations, proper names, geographical names, names of organizations and institutions, and other information. 

Plagiarism Policy

The Editorial Board of the journal considers plagiarism in articles unacceptable (publication in a written or electronic form of the research results obtained and published by other persons as the author’s own contribution, or reprint of the published texts authored by other persons without proper reference thereto).

The articles must not contain:

  • copied or published work executed by other scholars and presented as the author’s own findings.
  • word-for-word copying of fragments of any text (from a single phrase to several sentences) without proper quotation formatting;
  • slightly modified copied material (re-phrased sentences, changes in the word order, etc.) without proper quotation/reference formatting;
  • other people’s thoughts, ideas or texts rendered in the author’s own words without providing proper references to the sources. 

The author must provide references to his or her own previously published works.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject any manuscript containing borrowings  from previous publications without proper references thereto and can cancel any publication pursuant to a plagiarism complaint. 

The Editorial Board use Unicheck, eTXT Antiplagiarism

The electronic version of the journal is enlisted in V. I. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine