About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The journal "Acta Gymnica" (ISSN 2336-4912 (Print); ISSN 2336-4920 (On-line)), published formerly as "Acta Universitatis Palackianae Olomucensis. Gymnica" (ISSN 1212-1185 (Print); ISSN 1213-8312 (On-line)), focuses on presenting results of research studies and theoretical studies from the field of kinanthropology. The scope of the journal covers topics related to biomechanics, exercise physiology, physiotherapy, somatometry, sports psychology, sports training, physical education, public health, etc. The journal also welcomes submissions that present results of interdisciplinary research.

Peer Review Process

After receiving the submission, the managing editors check the submission and decide whether it is in compliance with the requirements stated in author guidelines and whether it fits within the scope of the journal. Submissions are then assigned to two peer-reviewers. To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submissions to this journal, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. The reviewers are required to decide if they do the review within one week. Once they have confirmed their willingness to do the review they have to complete it within 3 weeks.

The following criteria are always considered for each submission in the peer-review process:

  • ethical aspects
  • originality of the work
  • importance of the information
  • clarity and comprehensibility of the text
  • appropriateness of the methods
  • interpretation of the results
  • reasonability of the conclusions

Standards of publication ethics

The journal adheres to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Publication Frequency

Articles are published collectively, as a part of an issue with its own Table of Contents, four times per year.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. No fees are charged for the manuscript submission, processing, and publication.


The authors, editors, and publisher will not accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made in this publication. The statements and opinions contained in the articles of Acta Gymnica are solely those of the individual authors and not of the editors or publisher.