About the Journal

The Journal of Kinesiology & Wellness (JKW) is an anonymous peer-reviewed online journal that covers issues in physical activity & health promotion, wellness, biomechanics, motor development, control & learning, exercise physiology, and sport. The JKW is a publication of the Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness (WSKW).

The JKW does not charge a publication fee, and the journal has an open-access policy, meaning all articles are freely available online for anyone to read, download, and share. The JKW aims to promote scholarly communication and disseminate high-quality knowledge to the academic community and the public.

Accepted papers are published on a rolling basis. Papers are published under two sections:

  • The Articles section consists of scholarly papers based on original research (experimental, descriptive, historical, or philosophical) and the invited John Massengale Paper*.
  • The Articles (Student Scholarship) section is reserved for scholarly papers based on original research (experimental, descriptive, historical, or philosophical) in which a student (undergraduate or graduate) is the lead author.

The full volume is published each year in January, which includes the WSKW Chronicles. The WSKW Chronicles include post-conference proceedings, such as conference abstracts. 

*The John Massengale Paper is an invitation-only paper authored by a prominent scholar.

Click HERE for our submission guidelines.

Open Access

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 the publisher's or the author's prior permission. 

The authors hold the copyright of the published content. 

Repository Policy

Authors can deposit all versions of their work, including submitted, accepted, and published versions, in their preferred institutional or other repository.

Journal Qualification

Google Scholar h index (2012-2023): 5
Google Scholar h index (since 2019): 4
See Google Scholar