Types of Article
Research articles: Original manuscripts presenting new information with methods and results presented systematically.
It is encouraged the submission of intervention (studies that investigate the effects of one or more interventions on outcomes directly related to the motor behavior), observational (studies that investigate the relationship between variables of interest related to the motor behavior, which includes cross-sectional studies, cohort studies, and case-control studies), sports motor performance (studies that investigate the effects of motor behavior on sports performance related to individual and contextual aspects, such training, individual restrictions, biomechanics, etc) and methodological (studies centered on the development of assessment tools or techniques for the measurement of motor behavior) studies.
Systematic review articles: Reviews should be up-to-date synthesis of well-established topics including a critical analysis of the literature used and its idiosyncratic conclusions.
The studies that analyze and/or synthesize the literature on a topic related to the scope of the BJMB. Systematic reviews that include meta-analysis will have priority over other systematic reviews. Those that have an insufficient number of articles or articles with low quality in the Methods section and do not include an assertive and valid conclusion about the topic will not be considered for peer-review analysis. The authors must follow the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) checklist to format their systematic reviews. The checklist is available at http://www.prisma-statement.org/PRISMAStatement/Default.aspxand must be filled in and submitted with the manuscript.
Research notes: Short and insightful communications of studies systematically performed that presenting exciting new findings.
Case reports, interventions and clinical insights are welcomed.Articles for that section must be in the appropriate format (maximum of 2000 words, 12 references and 3 tables or figure).
Critiques and tutorials: Comments or letters to the editor mentioning a published paper, or raising issues that are new to BJMB. In the case of letters commenting on a published paper, normally the author of that paper will be invited to comment on the letter, with both letter and comments being published in the same issue. Articles that provide special, often individual instruction in a particular area applied to motor behavior. It can be theoretical or applied, such as mathematical models, visualizations, or any new scientific method.
BJMB accepts comments or letters to the editor mentioning a published paper, or raising issues that are new to BJBM. In the case of letters commenting on a published paper, normally the author of that paper will be invited to comment on the letter, with both letter and comments being published in the same issue. They should comprise an introductory section as above, followed by the critique or tutorial, then a Discussion section.
The first review of the paper will be taken in maximum 30 days after submission.