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Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement (PEMS)


The mission of the Revista de Educação  Física / Journal of Physical Education is to publish quality scientific productions, contributing with knowledge in the area of ​​Physical Education and its correlates, both in Brazil and in the world.

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Publishing involves many parts that play important role in goals achieving. Therefore, the author, the editor of the journal, the reviewer, the editor, and the owner of journals have responsibilities to meet the ethical standards expected in all phases of their involvement, from submission to publication of an article.

The Revista de Educação  Física / Journal of Physical Education is committed to meet and maintain standards of ethical behavior at every stage of the publication process. Thus, only those papers that have been conducted to the highest standards ethics and protection of participants. Only papers that have been conducted in accordance with the highest standards of ethics and protection of the participants are accepted for publication. The guiding ethical principles are contained in Resolutions (466/2012 and 510/2016) of the National Health Council (NHC) of the Ministry of Health (MH) for studies in Brazil, which cover world principles on ethics involving human, including the Declaration of Helsinki, which protection to both volunteers and researchers in conducting scientific research involving human subjects. All experimental work, involving human beings, shall be in accordance with those ethical requirements and in accordance with the legislation of the country in which the work was performed.

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The manuscript should contain a statement that the study was approved by a recognized ethics committee or review board. Although the object of study is public domain information such as population or other statistical data, formal ethical approval should be obtained to confirm that due consideration has been given to ethical issues. Similarly, in the case of retrospective data analyzes, such as those produced by means of long-term monitoring data of athletes or other professional categories in which physical fitness tests are performed, ethical approval involving humans should be obtained. The ethics approval statement should be made at the end of the Methods section and the approval number obtained, if any, should be included.

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Ethical expectations

In view of the above, the ethical expectations of Editors, Reviewers and Authors are:


Publisher responsibilities

  • Deal with editorial situations in a balanced, objective and fair way while performing their duties, free from any type of discrimination (gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors).

  • Handle submissions of sponsored supplements or special editions in the same way as other submissions, so that articles are considered and accepted solely on academic merit and without commercial influence.

  • Adopt and follow reasonable procedures in case of ethical or conflict claims. Give the authors a reasonable opportunity to respond to any claim. All complaints should be investigated regardless of when the original publication was approved. The documentation associated with such claims will be maintained.

Reviewers' responsibilities

  • Contribute to the decision-making process and help improve the quality of the published article by revising the manuscript objectively, in a timely manner.

  • Maintain the confidentiality of any information provided by the publisher or author. Do not retain or copy the manuscript.

  • Alert the publisher to any published or submitted content that is substantially similar to the one being reviewed.

  • Be aware of any potential conflicts of interest (financial, institutional, collaborative or other relationships between the reviewer and the author) and alert the publisher to them, if necessary, withdrawing their services for that manuscript.

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Authors' responsibilities

  • Maintain accurate records of the data associated with the submitted manuscript and provide access to such data upon reasonable request.

  • When appropriate and in a place permitted by the employer / funding body and / or others who may be interested, deposit the data into an appropriate storage repository for further sharing and use by others.

  • Confirm / affirm that the submitted manuscript is not under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere. As indicated in the Templates / Templates to be downloaded by the author. In addition, the author must provide the Editor with a copy of any submitted manuscript that may contain overlapping or closely related content.

  • Confirm that the submitted manuscript is original and to acknowledge and cite content reproduced from other sources. To obtain permission to reproduce any content from other sources.

  • Authors should ensure that any studies involving human or animal subjects conform to national, local and institutional laws and requirements of the Declaration of Helsinki, and confirm that approval has been sought and obtained. Authors should obtain express permission from human subjects and respect their privacy.

  • To declare any potential conflicts of interest (eg where the author has a competing interest (real or apparent) that could be considered as exercising an undue influence on his or her duties at any stage during the publication process).

  • To notify promptly the journal publisher or publisher if a significant error in their publication is identified. To cooperate with the publisher and publisher to publish an erratum, addendum, corrigendum notice, or to retract the paper, where this is deemed necessary.


Procedures for misconduct / unethical behavior


Identifying unethical behavior

  • Misconduct and/or unethical behavior may be identified at any time, by anyone, and presented to the Editor. Such problems include issues mentioned above, but are not be limited to them.

  • The report of such conduct to the editor or publisher should provide sufficient information and evidence in order for an investigation to be initiated. All allegations should be taken seriously and treated in the same way, until a successful decision or conclusion is reached.


  • An initial decision should be taken by the editor, who should seek advice from the publisher, if appropriate.

  • Evidence should be gathered, while avoiding spreading any allegations beyond those who need to know.

Minor breaches

  • Minor misconduct might does not need to further consult more widely. In any event, the author should be given the opportunity to respond to any allegations.

Serious breaches

  • Serious misconduct might require that the employers of the accused be notified. The editor, in consultation with the publisher or Society as appropriate, should make the decision whether or not to involve the employers, either by examining the available evidence themselves or by further consultation with a limited number of experts.

Outcomes for confirmed misconduct / unethical behavior

  • Outcomes can present increasing order of severity and may be applied separately or in conjunction.

  • Informing or educating the author or reviewer where there appears to be a misunderstanding or misapplication of acceptable standards. A more strongly worded letter to the author or reviewer covering the misconduct and as a warning to future behavior.

  • Publication of a formal notice detailing the misconduct.

  • Publication of an editorial detailing the misconduct.

  • A formal letter to the head of the author's or reviewer's department or funding agency.

  • Formal retraction or withdrawal of a publication from the journal, in conjunction with informing the head of the author or reviewer's department, Abstracting & Indexing services and the readership of the publication.

  • Imposition of a formal embargo on contributions from an individual for a defined period.

  • Reporting the case and outcome to a professional organization or higher authority for further investigation and action.


For a better understanding of plagiarism and self-plagiarism it is recommended to read the following article:


Plagiarism in scientific publishing - Izet Masic (2012)

Editorial Process Characteristics of the

Revista de Educação Física / Journal Of Physical Education


Editorial Board

It is composed of specialized members recognized in the area of ​​Physical Education and correlates that are part of the scope of the Journal. Full names and affiliations of the members are available in Corpo Editorial, on the Journal's website, as well as the contact information of the editorial office.

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Responsibilities of Authors and Authors

Authors are required to read the Instructions to Authors in its entirety, including the Ethics and Good Practice in Research section. The instructions include the following items:

  • The Revista de Educação  Física / Journal of Physical Education does not charge any fee for processing the article.

  • Authors are obligated to undergo the peer review process by peer reviewers.

  • Authors are obligated to provide retractions or bug fixes, list references and declare financial support.

  • Authors should be aware that it is prohibited to publish the same research in more than one journal.

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Responsibilities of Reviewers

  • All judgments and discoveries in the peer review process must be objective.

  • Reviewers should have no conflict of interest; reviewers should indicate relevant published works that have not yet been cited; and revised articles should be treated confidentially prior to their publication.

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Editorial Board Responsibility

  • Publish ethics: Publishers and publishers must take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of articles in which misconduct has occurred; in no event shall a magazine or its publishers encourage such misconduct, or consciously allow such misconduct to occur; in the event that a publisher or publisher of a journal becomes aware of any allegation of misconduct, the publisher must handle the allegations in an appropriate manner.

  • Retraining / Correction of Published Manuscripts: The Journal of Physical Education / Journal of Physical Education will, if proven necessary, portray or correct published articles. In addition, provide clarifications, retractions and apologies when necessary.


Copyright and access

The copyright of the publications belong to the Journal of Physical Education / Journal of Physical Education and the licensing policy is Creative Commons, that is, texts mentioned with duly referenced citations.

The access policy is free and open type.

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Ownership and management

The Journal of Physical Education / Journal of Physical Education is the oldest journal in the area of ​​physical education in Brazil and is a publication of the Center for Physical Training of the Army (CCFEx).

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Publishing schedule

The publications of the Physical Education Journal / Journal of Physical Education are published quarterly and are published in the months of March, June, September and December.

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