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School of Continuing Studies and Academic Outreach

East Tennessee State University

Paper Submission


Scientific papers (up to 4 pages in length) are to be submitted for review. When submitting your paper:

1) Please save your document in Word (.doc or .docx) with FIRST AUTHOR'S LAST NAME (Sands.docx). If the author has two or more submissions as a first author, please indicate it as "Sands1.docx", "Sands2.docx.

2) Please state your preference for ORAL or POSTER presentation. Please note that you may not get your preference due to the volume of paper submissions.

3) If you are applying for New Investigator Award (NIA), please mention it (state whether you want to be consdiered for oral or poster) when you submit your paper. After Award Committee's evaluation, top EIGHT papers (for both oral and poster) will be presented during the NIA sessions. Other papers will be considered for general scientific sessions.

4) Specific instructions and sample paper can be viewed below.

5) Please submit papers online at

6) If you have any specific questions regarding your paper submission, please contact the Scientific Committee at


Due date for paper submission is February 17th, 2014. Authors can expect a response from the scientific chair by March 7th, 2014. Any necessary revision recommended by the reviewers will be due by March 21st, 2014.

All papers will be initially reviewed by the Scientific Committee Chair or Co-chairs to ensure that the topic is appropriate, the paper template has been used, submission guidelines have been followed, and correct grammar is used. All papers must be related to Biomechanics. Papers will then be reviewed by at least two members of the Scientific Committee. Reviewers will be assessing its suitability for presentation at the conference and for publication in the proceedings. On the basis of the review your paper will be categorized as one of the following:

  • Reject: Not suitable for publication in the proceedings.
  • Conditional Acceptance: The paper will only be accepted if the author(s) can make satisfactory responses to the reviewers' concerns. The paper will then be accepted only if all the concerns are addressed to the satisfaction of the reviewers.
  • Accept with Minor Changes: The author(s) must respond to the reviewers' concerns to the satisfaction of the editor of the proceedings.

Selected papers will be published  in the ISBS 2014 electronic scientific proceedings.

Click HERE to see an example abstract.



All abstracts must be prepared strictly according to the following guidelines.
Incomplete or incorrect submissions will not be reviewed. We encourage early submission to ensure prompt confirmation and processing.

  1. The paper must be written in English and electronically submitted as a Microsoft Word file. The paper can be up to four A4 pages in length, single spaced, in Arial size 11 font with normal character spacing. Set your page to A4 portrait  (30cm high by 21cm wide). The printing area should be 25cm by 16cm. Set the left and right margins at 2.5cm and the top and bottom margins at 2.5cm. The printing (other than formulas and tables) should be right and left justified. Do NOT indent the first line of paragraphs or sections.
  2. Use one or two lines to write the TITLE in BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS. Skip one line and type the author(s) first name and surname in bold lower case. On the next line give the author(s) affiliation(s), city, state, and country in bold lower case. The title, authors, and affiliations should be centered. Skip another line.
  3. Right and left justify all the following text (except formulas and tables). Write an abstract of no more than 10 lines indented 1cm from both the right and left margins in Arial size 10 font. Do NOT use a heading for the abstract and write the abstract as an unbroken single paragraph. Skip one line and list up to six keywords not used in the title (unbolded) describing your paper alongside the sub-heading KEYWORDS: in BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS.
  4. Skip another line and return to full width and Arial size 11 font. Your paper should have the following structure: An INTRODUCTION indicating the significance and purpose of the research and citing the primary literature sources. A description of the METHODS of data collection, data analysis, and research design. A RESULTS and DISCUSSION section. These sections may be combined, if desired, in the interests of saving space. A CONCLUSION should include reference to implications and applications of the work to sport and exercise. A major goal of the ISBS is to bridge the gap between sports biomechanics and practitioners in teaching, coaching, training, and rehabilitation of participants in sports. Your conclusion should highlight potential benefits of the study for practitioners. If your study is an advancement of methods of analysis or the development of new equipment, then the conclusion should indicate how this could lead to assisting practitioners. An alphabetical list of REFERENCES should conform to the guidelines of the journal Sports Biomechanics.
  5. Skip a line after each of the above major sections. Each of the major headings listed above should be left justified (NOT indented or centered), in BOLD CAPITALS, and followed by a colon. The text then continues on the same line. Lower level headings should follow the same format and should be in lower case (NOT capitals). Do NOT skip lines between paragraphs or before lower level headings. Formulas, figures, and tables should be formatted in the style adopted by the journal Sports Biomechanics.


Oral presentations are 10 minutes in length with up to 3 minutes of question time. Presenters will be asked to upload their PowerPoint presentation onto the conference server the day before the scheduled presentation in the Speaker Ready Room. Presenters will not be permitted to use their own laptops with the exception of keynote and invited speakers.


Posters should be printed out in A0 size, in portrait format (width of 841mm and height of 1189mm). A poster printing service will be available for an additional fee to delegates. Please check back here in early 2014 for more information.


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