Science of Gymnastics journal

Science of Gymnastics Journal is an international journal that provides a wide range of scientific information specific to gymnastics. The journal publishes both empirical and theoretical contributions related to gymnastics from the natural, social and human sciences.

It is aimed at enhancing gymnastics knowledge (theoretical and practical) based on research and scientific methodology. 

Articles concerned with performance analysis, judges' analysis, biomechanical analysis of gymnastics elements, medical analysis in gymnastics, pedagological analysis related to gymnastics, biographies of important gymnastics personalities and other historical analysis, social aspects of gymnastics, motor learning and motor control in gymnastics, methodology of learning gymnastics elements, etc. are welcomed.

Manuscripts based on quality research and comprehensive research reviews will also be considered for publication. The journal welcomes papers from all types of research paradigms.

2013 Volume 5 Issue 2

  • Influence of different hand positions on impact forces and elbow loading during the round off in gymnastics: a case study
  • Effects of trampoline training on jump, leg strength, static and dynamic balance of boys
  • Exploring the effectiveness of pre-performance routines in elite artistic gymnasts: a mixed method investigation
  • Why parents enroll their children in recreational gymnastics programmes at the beginning of their education
  • Achievement goals and motivational climate in competitive gymnastics classes
  • The effect of two different conditions of whole-body vibration on flexibility and jumping performance on artistic gymnastics
  • A case study of the body weight management of an elite gymnast during the preparing period for 2012 Olympics

2013 Volume 5 Issue 1

  • Parents’ support in the sports career of young gymnasts
  • Motor skill acquisition influences learners’ visual perception in gymnastics
  • Trends in E and D scores and their influence on final results of male gymnasts at European championships 2005-2011
  • Pre-competitive anxiety and self-confidence in Pan American gymnasts
  • How P.E. students evaluate their interest and popularity of artistic gymnastics
  • Dynamic balance in girls practicing recreational rhythmic gymnastics and Greek traditional dances
  • Structure of rhythmic gymnastics training centers in Brazil

2012 Volume 4 Issue 3

  • The female athlete triad: reality or myth?
  • Athletic identity and achievement goals of gymnastics athletes
  • Assessment of gymnastics skills at physical education: the case of backward roll
  • Handling, throws, catches and collaborations in elite group rhythmic gymnastics
  • Two perspectives on one competition: Slovenian coverage of artistic gymnastics at the 2008 summer Olympics
  • Kinematic and kinetic analysis of counter movement jump versus two different types of standing back somersault
  • Sokol slets – the essence of gymnastics in Czechoslovakia and Czech and Slovak Republic, (celebrating 150 years of gymnastics)

2012 Volume 4 Issue 2

  • 150 years of the sokol gymnastics in Czechoslovakia and Czech and Slovak Republic
  • How much artistic gymnastics coaches know about their gymnasts’ motivation
  • Developing pre-performance routines for acrobatic gymnastics: a case study with a youth tumbling gymnast
  • Proposal of psychological preparation in artistic gymnastics
  • Parent’s expectations towards children’s artistic gymnastics exercise
  • Split leap with and without ball performance factors in rhythmic gymnastics

2012 Volume 4 Issue 1

  • Public sports policy: the impact of the athlete scholarship program on Brazilian men’s artistic gymnastics
  • Body composition profile of elite group rhythmic gymnasts
  • Self-esteem and trait anxiety in girls practicing competitive and recreational gymnastics
  • Changes in gymnastics motor abilities during the nine month training process of female gymnasts 5-6 years of age
  • The effect of different teaching systems in learning rhythmic gymnastics apparatus motor skills
  • Judging performance in gymnastics: a matter of motor or visual experience?
  • Modeling the final score in artistic gymnastics by different weights of difficulty and execution

2011 Volume 3 Issue 3

  • What it takes to do double jaeger on the high bar?
  • Age-related development of run-up velocity on vault
  • Towards a smart springboard (case study)
  • Thinking sensibly about injury prevention and safety
  • Ulnar variance and its related factors in gymnastics: a review
  • Relation between vault difficulty and biomechanical parameters in men’s artistic gymnastics

2011 Volume 3 Issue 2

  • Thermal imaging and gymnastics injuries: a means of screening and injury identification
  • Is gymnastics a dangerous sport in the Australian club context?
  • Self-esteem, trait anxiety and parental educational level of children practicing non-competitive gymnastics sports
  • Influence of dance elements on balance beam results
  • Reliability of real time judging system

2011 Volume 3 Issue 1

  • The formation of Brazilian female gymnasts taking part in the Olympic games (1980-2004)
  • The evolution of real difficulty value of uneven bars routines from elite gymnasts in last 5 Olympic cycles
  • A case study about differences in characteristics of the run-up approach on vault between top-class and middle-class gymnasts
  • The teaching-learning-training process in rhythmic gymnastics supported by the ecological theory
  • The spread of gymnastics in Europe and America by pedagogue-gymnasts during the first half of the 19th century

2010 Volume 2 Issue 3

  • Training load in pre-pubertal female artistic gymnastics
  • Implementation of the gymnastics curriculum in the third cycle of basic school in Slovenia
  • Apparatus difficulty in groups routines of elite rhythmic gymnastics at the Portimao 2009 world cup series
  • Manual guidance in gymnastics: a case study
  • How apparatus difficult scores affect all around results in men’s artistic gymnastics

2010 Volume 2 Issue 2

  • A history of United  States artistic gymnastics
  • Quality of the teaching process as an explanatory variable in learning gymnastics in school physical education skills
  • Coordination of handwalking in gymnasts: a comparison to bipedal walking
  • Judges’ evaluation of routines in men’s artistic gymnastics
  • Basic landing characteristics and their application in artistic gymnastics

2010 Volume 2 Issue 1

  • Does laterality predict twist direction in gymnastics?
  • Characteristics of effective gymnastics coaching
  • Reliability and validity of judging in men’s artistic gymnastics at the 2009 university
  • A kinematic analysis of the handspring double salto forward tucked on a new style of vaulting table
  • The evolution of flight elements in competitive uneven bars routines

2009 Volume 1 Issue 1

  • Tkachev salto on high bar
  • A case study of body weight control programme for elite Chinese female gymnasts in preparation for the 2008 Olympic games
  • The analysis of the influence of teaching methods on the acquisition of the landing phase in forward handspring
  • Landing characteristics in men’s floor exercise on European Championships 2004
  • The discourse of the epistemic community of artistic gymnastics: The analysis of articles’ titles
  • Low back pain and the possible role of Pilates in artistic gymnastics