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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

The Editorial Board accepts for publication original experimental and review articles on learning in the following areas:

  • didactics of motor and verbal learning;
  • didactics of secondary education;
  • didactics of higher education;
  • psychological peculiarities of knowledge, abilities and skills. 

A typical original article should be within up to 3000 words (excluding title, abstract, tables/figures, figure legends, Acknowledgements, Conflict of Interest, and References), and a typical review paper — 6000 words, a typical brief report — up to 1000 words.

Languages: English or Ukrainian.

An original article should include the following:

  • Article name (recommended length is no more than 15 words);
  • Author (first and last name); University (institute, academy);
  • Introduction (problem statement, analysis of recent research and publications, hypothesis of the research, purpose of the research);
  • Materials and methods (participants of the research, research organization, statistical analysis);
  • Results of the research;
  • Discussion of the research results;
  • Conclusions;
  • Acknowledgments;
  • Conflict of interests;
  • References;
  • Abstract of the article (must include the name of the paper, first and last name of the author(s), name of the institution, purpose of the research, materials and methods, main results of the research, conclusions, keywords. Word limit: 200-300 words;
  • Author information.

Article Writing Template (.dotx, 17 KB)


Abstract of the article


The objective is to determine the methodological approaches to pedagogical control in physical education of girls aged 12-14.

Materials and methods. The participants of the study were girls aged 12 (n = 31), aged 13 (n = 26), and aged 14 (n = 28).

To achieve the tasks set, the study relied on the following methods: analysis of scientific literature, pedagogical testing and methods of mathematical statistics. To evaluate the functional and motor preparedness of the girls aged 12-14, we recorded the results of Stange and Genchi, Serkin and motor tests.

Results. The standardized coefficients of the canonical discriminant function allow to determine the relation of the variables contribution to the function result. The first function explains the results variation by 86.8% (p < 0.001), the second — by 13.2% (p < 0.001). The above proves that pedagogical control is possible in physical education based on the classification of the age differences in girls aged 12-14, by the results of their functional, strength and coordination preparedness tested.

The structural coefficients of the first canonical discriminant function indicate that a significant difference between the girls aged 12 and the girls aged 13-14 occurs in the level of development of their motor coordination, speed strength and the results of Stange’s test. The structural coefficients of the second canonical discriminant function indicate that a significant difference between the girls aged 13 and 14 occurs in the level of development of the static and relative strength of their arm muscles.

Conclusions. The final pedagogical control of motor and functional preparedness of the girls aged 12-14 can rest on the first discriminant function with emphasis on the most informative variables.  

Keywords: discriminant function; pedagogical control; classification; modeling; motor preparedness; girls aged 12-14

Requirements for Manuscript Sections

Title Page

The title page includes the article title, the authors' names, their institutional affiliations, the authors’ contribution to the manuscript, the corresponding author information. The requirements for these elements are the following:

  • Title. The manuscript title should be concise and informative. The recommended title length is no more than 15 words.
  • Authors. The author’s first name, patronymic (initial) and surname should be provided. One line contains a list of authors’full names separated by commas. The author's surname should be followed by a number indicating his/her institutionalaffiliation and author contribution.
  • Institutional affiliation. A separate line contains the official name of the educational institution the author is affiliated with.
  • Corresponding author. Give their first and last names, e-mail.



Olena Petrova1ABCD, Tymur Myrnyi2ABCD

1 H. S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University
2 Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Culture

Authors’ Contribution: A – Study design; B – Data collection; C – Statistical analysis; D – Manuscript Preparation; E – Funds Collection

Corresponding Author: Tymur Myrnyi, e-mail:


Statement of the problem. The section should specify the main controversy to be investigated in the paper.
Analysis of recent research and publications.
Hypothesis and purpose of the study.

Materials and Methods

For original articles
  • Study participants. Describe the participants of the study.
  • Study organization. Indicate methods and the purpose of their use; research procedures and an algorithm for conducting a pedagogical experiment.
  • Statistical analysis. Describe methods of mathematical statistics and the purpose of their use.

The study requires ethical approval of the relevant institution, signed by the ethics committee. For experiments conducted in the field of physical education and sport, author(s) must have approval of the institution to publish experimental data.

For review articles

  • Materials for analysis. Give the features of the studies to be selected for analysis. Indicate all sources of information (for example, databases with dates) during the search and the dates of the last search. A full electronic search strategy is provided for at least one database so that it can be replicated.
  • Organization of the study. Formulate the rules for research selection. Describe the way of data extraction. List and define all variables for which data were searched.
  • Methods of analysis. Describe methods of data processing and integration of research results.

Study Results

For original articles

The study results should be presented in tables and described in a logical sequence. The first column of tables contains the test number (1), then the name of the test (2), test conditions (3), the number of study participants (4), arithmetic mean (5), standard deviation (6) of the experimental group, arithmetic mean (7), standard deviation (8) of the control group, arithmetic mean of the difference between the test results of the experimental and control groups (9), actual value of t-test (or other indicator) (10), actual p-value (11).

Referring to tables in the text is obligatory. Do not repeat all data from tables or graphs in the text. It is necessary to focus on statistically significant changes in test results and show specific trends of dynamics. Indicate actual p-values to two decimal places, write “p = 0.25”, and not “p > 0.05”. The results of the analysis of statistical significance of results dynamics should be accompanied by indicators showing the size of intervention effect (9) or confidence intervals fordifference.

The number of tables and figures (graphs) should be limited to six.

For review articles

Indicate the number of tested studies evaluated for suitability and included in the review. For each study, give characteristics for which data were extracted and provide citations. For all considered results, for each study give the following: simple summary data for each group of analysis and assessment of possible consequences.

Discussion of Study Results

For original articles

  • overview of the main hypothesis;
  • discussion of conclusions: comparison with the data of publications related to the article topic, given in the introduction to the manuscript;
  • considerations on the possibility of practical application of the results;
  • justifications and comments on the importance of the presented study results;
  • conclusion on the prospects for further research, which is based on the discussion materials.

For review articles 

Summary of the main conclusions, taking into account the reliability of evidence for each main result. Discussion of limitations at the level of research and results.


Conclusions should reflect the results and be linked with the purpose of the study. Avoid conclusions that are not supported by the data obtained.


Give the research topic within which the work was performed and the state registration number.


The study was carried out according to the research plan of the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine within the topic 13.04 “Modeling of Learning Process and Motor Abilities Development in Children and Adolescents” (2013-2014) (state registration number 0113U002102). 

Conflict of Interest


The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.

References Formatting Guidelines

The number of references is 30-75. The vast majority of references should comprise of studies published in scholar journals, keep the number of other types of references (books, conference proceedings etc.) to 5 or less. Please minimize the number of references not published in English and generally avoid those without at least an English abstract. DOI codes are required for all of online publications. For DOIs to use the full URL form:

Please use the APA style. References should be listed alphabetically or in the order of citation appearance, and not numbered.


References are duplicated. Articles written in Cyrillic characters should be transliterated into Latin characters. References are formatted in the APA style, listed in the order of citation appearance, and not numbered.

Transliteration for publications in Russian:

Transliteration for publications in Ukrainian:


Іеrmakov, S. (2001). Modeli biomekhanicheskikh sistem v organizatsii effektivnogo deystviya sportsmena. Pedahohika, psykholohiya ta medyko-biolohichni problemy fizychnoho vykhovannya i sportu, (17),  40–47. 

Іеrmakov, S. S. (2001). Modeli rabochikh poz sportsmena kak faktor effektivnosti vypolneniya dvigatel’nykh deystviy. Fizicheskoe vospitanie studentov tvorcheskikh spetsial’nostey, (4), 16–22. 

Іermakov, S. S. (2010). Biomekhanichni modeli udarnykh rukhiv u sportyvnykh ihrakh u konteksti vdoskonalennya tekhnichnoyi pidhotovky sportsmeniv. Teorìâ ta Metodika Fìzičnogo Vihovannâ, (4), 11–18.

In-Text References

The manuscript should not use references to the numbered list. The reference text should not contain more than 2-3 sources.


One of the conditions for increasing the level of schoolers’ motor preparedness is organizing pedagogical control both in physical culture classes (Khudolii, 2008; Ivashchenko, Cieślicka, Khudolii & Yermakov, 2014; Ivashchenko, Muszkieta, Khudolii & Yermakov, 2014) and under sports training conditions (Khudolii, 2011; Khudolii & Yermakov, 2011; Khudolii & Ivashchenko, 2013). The pedagogical control procedure is classification of the current state of motor and functional preparedness on which decision-making depends in the process of children’s and teenagers’ physical education management (Ivashchenko, Khudolii,  Yermakova, Pilewska, Muszkieta & Stankiewicz, 2015).

Author information

Author information is given as follows: Surname, initials: e-mail; ORCID iD; name of the department, name of the educational institution, address of the educational institution.

The ORCID profile should provide information on the researcher's affiliation, education, and publications for the last three years.  


Manuscript Submission Procedure

The Editorial Board accepts articles exclusively through the online publishing system. There are five steps for submitting an article:

Step 1. Provide preliminary information about your submission. Click the “Save and Continue” button to move to Step 2.

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Step 3. You should add metadata: title, abstract, authors, keywords, references. 

Authors. Please add the following information about all the authors of the article: First name, surname; contact information; ORCID ID; affiliation and biographical information (department, address of the educational institution, the author’s e-mail address).

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