Journal of Research and Contemporary Issues in Human Kinetics and Health Education

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Author Guidelines

The Journal of Research and Contemporary issues in Human Kinetics and Health Education (JORCIHKHE) is an official journal of the Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, University of Lagos. It is a semi-annual journal that publishes both on hard copy and uploads to the internet for easy access. JORCIHKHE is a peer-reviewed journal publishes articles of authors from Nigeria and abroad with special emphasis on original research findings that are relevant for developing country.

Article types

The following types of manuscripts are accepted:
Original research articles, Review articles Case reports

All authors should have made contributions to all of the article submitted.


Authors who wish to include figures, tables, or text passages already been published somewhere else are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) and should include evidence that permission has been granted at submission of articles. Authors should also cite themselves(s) if data presented originate from them.

Submission Checklist

Please ensure that the following are including in your submission:

1. One author designated as corresponding author: Their E-mail address, Full postal address, Telephone numbers

2. Keywords

3. All figure captions

4. All tables (including title, description, footnotes)

5. All necessary files have been uploaded

6. Manuscript has been spell checked

7. All text pages have been numbered

8. References are in the correct format for this journal

9. All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text and vice versa

10. Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources
Manuscript preparation

The articles which should not be more than 15 pages of A4 paper including references and appendices should be typed double line spacing on one face of the paper.
The cover page should bear the title of the paper, the author(s) name(s), academic affiliation, e-mail and phone number for further communication.
Manuscripts and referencing should conform to the latest publication manual of American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition.
The paper must be accompanied with an abstract of between 150-250 words typed in single line spacing with a maximum of 5 keywords typed below the abstract.
Submission of articles should be forwarded to this e-mail:
All correspondence should be directed to the Managing Editor at:
Professor A. R. Awopetu
Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education
Faculty of Education
University of Lagos,
Lagos State, Nigeria

Original research papers

Manuscripts must include:

1. Title page

2. Abstract

3. Introduction

4. Methods

5. Results

6. Discussion

7. Acknowledgements

8. Declarations

9. References

10. Tables

11. Figures and Legends

The journal publishes original research articles, focusing on areas related to physical education/human kinetics, health education, environmental education, safety education, recreation, sports, dance, physiotherapy, pedagogy, nursing science, special education/performance, sport medicine and other allied disciplines.

Manuscript Submission

Journal of Research and Contemporary Issues in Human Kinetics and Health Education accepts manuscript submissions through Online Submissions:
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There will be no need to send hard copy. The authors at submission should ensure that the manuscript has not been previously published, it has not been given consideration elsewhere and has be approved by co-authors. The JORCIHKHE will not be liable for any claims for compensation

Publication Charges

Journal of Research and Contemporary issues in Human Kinetics and Health Education (JORCIHKHE) doesn’t charge article submission and processing fee from the authors. JORCIHKHE charges a publication fee of N25,000 for single authors and N30,000 for multiple authors in Nigeria and $100 for Non-Nigerian authors.

How to pay publication charges
Authors will receive information about payment of publication fees at the time of acceptance of article. Publication fee has to be paid only if your article gets accepted for publishing. Below are the options for payment of publication charges:
Authors from Nigeria:

o Payment by credit card, debit card or net banking through PayUMoney

o Payment by your net banking a/c (NEFT) to the account given in acceptance letter
Authors from other countries:

o Payment by credit card or debit card through PayPal (Author will receive invoice through PayPal)
o Payment through wire transfer
o Payment through Western Union, Money Gram
Download sample files
Manuscript file (Main Article file in doc or docx file, Sample file for Research Article here)
Cover letter (in doc or docx file)
Copyright form (in doc, docx, pdf or jpg file)
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ISSN: 1575-5648