WSKW’s peer-reviewed online journal consists of (a) invitation-only John Massengale Papers, (b) scholarly papers based on original research (experimental, qualitative, descriptive, and historical), (c) the WSKW Chronicles which include conference materials, and (d) the Special Student Edition reserved for student-led scholarly papers based on original research

Submissions should be sent by email to Dr. Jeff Bernard, Editor. The email should make clear that the paper has not been published elsewhere and will not be submitted to another journal until a decision is made regarding its publication in the Journal of Kinesiology and Wellness.

Formatting guidelines for all manuscripts

  1. Microsoft Word submission.
  2. Follow APA style, current edition.
  3. Settings: All margins set to one-inch; 11-point font size; Arial font; 1.5 line spacing
  4. Insert page numbers lower right-hand corner; insert continuous line numbers; no headers or footers
  5. Indent each paragraph.
  6. Headings: Title (centered, all caps, bold); Abstract (centered, bold); Major headings (centered, all caps, bold)
  7. Tables and/or figures should be placed within the manuscript.

John Massengale Paper

Formally known as the Western Society Review Papers, the John Massengale Paper is so named to reflect the outstanding contributions Dr. Massengale made to the WSKW organization.

Dr. John Massengale (1939-2013) served as the 1999 Western College Physical Education Society (which is now the WSKW) President.  He began his professional academic career in 1969 at Eastern Washington University, before retiring in 2008 from UNLV.  Dr. Massengale was a respected leader and mentor during his nearly forty years of service to the field of physical education. He steadfastly defended the importance of physical education and helped shape the field into what it is today.  Dr. Massengale was a lifelong learner and physical education enthusiast who served as a P.E. teacher, coach, professor, department chair, dean, professional association president, and respected leader during his career.

John Massengale Papers are by invitation only.  The JKW Editor will select and invite a prominent scholar to submit a manuscript for publication as a John Massengale Paper.  The manuscript will follow the APA style guidelines and JKW formatting guidelines noted above.

Submission deadline: February 28th

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Article Manuscripts

Submitted manuscripts will be subject to a blind peer review process. Papers for consideration should not have been published elsewhere. WSKW Membership is not required. As part of the peer review, the following areas will be evaluated: (a) original contribution, (b) clear purpose, (c) clear methodology or logical arguments, (d) sound data analyses or supported arguments, (e) conclusion and implications, (f) accurate grammar, tone, use of English, (g) sound writing (sentence/paragraph structure), (h) use of current APA Style, and (i) relevance of tables and/or figures.

Separate Cover Page: (1) Title of paper, (2) Name of Author(s) and order of contribution, (2) Author(s) affiliation, (3) Date of submission, (4) Author contact information (Name, address, phone, e-mail), and (5) Statement that indicates the research is original and the paper has not been published elsewhere.

Manuscript: (1) Title of paper (no authors listed), (2) Abstract (250 words or less), (3) Main heading order: Introduction; Methods or headings to fit a descriptive-type paper; Results or headings to fit a descriptive type paper; Discussion; Conclusion, and (4) References.

Length: 15 page maximum, excluding references, cover page, and abstract.

Submission deadline: October 1st

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Article Manuscripts for Special Student Edition

The aim of the Special Student Edition is to feature student (undergraduate and graduate) scholarly work.  It is mandatory that a student be the first author on the manuscript submission.  It is also mandatory that the manuscript be endorsed by someone holding a terminal degree, and the endorsee must be included as an author.  Submitted manuscripts will be subject to a blind peer review process. Papers for consideration should not have been published elsewhere. WSKW Membership is not required. As part of the peer review, the following areas will be evaluated: (a) original contribution, (b) clear purpose, (c) clear methodology or logical arguments, (d) sound data analyses or supported arguments, (e) conclusion and implications, (f) accurate grammar, tone, use of English, (g) sound writing (sentence/paragraph structure), (h) use of current APA Style, and (i) relevance of tables and/or figures.

Separate Cover Page: (1) Title of paper, (2) Name of Author(s) and order of contribution, (2) Author(s) affiliation, (3) Date of submission, (4) Author contact information (Name, address, phone, e-mail), and (5) Statement that indicates the research is original and the paper has not been published elsewhere. (6) A statement that indicates the first author is a student (undergraduate or graduate) and identify which of the other authors has a terminal degree and endorses the manuscript.

Manuscript: (1) Title of paper (no authors listed), (2) Abstract (250 words or less), (3) Main heading order: Introduction; Methods or headings to fit a descriptive-type paper; Results or headings to fit a descriptive type paper; Discussion; Conclusion, and (4) References.

Length: 10 page maximum, excluding references, cover page, and abstract.

Submission deadline: July 15th

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