Instructions to Authors

Aims and Scope. Quest publishes: 1) manuscripts that address issues and concerns relevant and meaningful to the field of kinesiology; 2) original research reports that address empirical questions that are contextualized within higher education and hold significance to a broad range of faculty and administrators in kinesiology; and 3) reviews of literature and/or research of interest to one or more sub-disciplines in kinesiology.

Submission of Manuscripts. Manuscripts should not ordinarily exceed 25 pages in length. All articles must be preceded by an abstract of no more than 150 words. Reference citations in the text must match those in the reference list and must be accurate as to dates of publication and spelling of author names. Footnotes must be kept to a minimum, both in number and length; they should not exceed 5 or 6 lines each. Authors also are encouraged to refer to past issues of the journal for specific examples of the style to be used for citations and references, as well as for various types of articles. Manuscripts must be carefully proofread before submission. Authors of manuscripts accepted for publication must transfer copyright to the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE). 

Submitted manuscripts should be original work not previously published or simultaneously submitted to another journal. A blind review process is used to evaluate manuscripts; all manuscripts are read by two members of the Quest Editorial Board. The review process typically takes from 4 to 6 weeks. There are no page charges to contributors. Articles are to be submitted electronically via ScholarOne Manuscripts at: ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, as well as facilitating the review process and internal communication between authors, editors and reviewers via a web-based platform. For ScholarOne Manuscripts technical support you may contact them via e-mail or phone support via

References. All references and notes must conform to the style guidelines of the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition. Reference examples:

Journal: Beck, A.T., Epstein, N., Brown, G., & Steer, R.A. (1988). An inventory for measuring clinical anxiety: Psychometric properties. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 56, 893-897. Doi: 10.1037/0022-006X.56.6.893

Book: Wechsler, D. (1987). Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised. San Antonio, TX: Psychological Corporation. Contribution to a Book: Chow, T.W., & Cummings, J.L. (2000). The amygdale and Alzheimer's disease. In J.P. Aggleton (Ed.), The amygdale: A functional analysis (pp. 656-680). Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. 

Illustrations. Illustrations submitted (line drawings, halftones, photos, photomicrographs, etc.) should be clean originals or digital files. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction and should follow these guidelines:

  • 300 dpi or higher
  • Sized to fit on journal page
  • EPS, TIFF, PSD format only
  • Submitted as separate files, not embedded in text files

Color Reproduction. Color art will be reproduced in color in the online publication at no additional cost to the author. Color illustrations will also be considered for print publication; however, the author will be required to bear the full cost involved in color art reproduction. Please note that color reprints can only be ordered if print reproduction costs are paid. Print Rates: $900 for the first page of color; $450 per page for the next three pages of color. A custom quote be provided for articles with more thna four pages of color. Art not supplied at a minimum of 300 dpi will not be considered for print.

Tables and Figures. Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text, but should appear collectively at the end of the manuscript. They can also be included as separate files. A short descriptive titles should appear above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identifies below. All units must be included. Figure should be completely labeled, taking into account necessary size reduction. Captions should be typed.