About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The mission of the scientific journal "Acta Salus Vitae"

The mission of the scientific journal "Acta Salus Vitae" is publishing of original peer-reviewed scientific papers in English. The journal is published 2 times a year with deadlines of 1st May and 1st November of the actual year. Scientific journal "Acta Salus Vitae" is the first scientific journal in the Czech and European environment presenting serious scientific results in the field of wellness. By publishing this scientific journal in the modern scheme of Web of Science we aim to create new scientific platform in the down defined base of wellness and its consequences in the area of health promotion and quality of life. Scientific platform of the journal is open for wellness problematic experts, e.g. pedagogues, educators, physicians, physiotherapists, physiologists, psychologists, coaches, etc. The platform of the scientific journal" Acta Salus Vitae" is determined in the thematic areas:

  • Scientific theoretical foundations of wellness, health and quality of life. Methodology of research in wellness. Philosophical and ethical principles.
  • Physical, mental, social, moral and economic aspects in relation to human health. Wellness in the environmental context. Wellness issues in the school and work environment. Intervention projects, applied research.
  • Wellness and lifestyle. Principles of protective and health nourishment. Sleep habits in relation to wellness and quality of life. Adequate exercise regime, adapted physical activities. Wellness programs and wellness procedures in relation to health benefits.

In antic the word "Salus" was used for Roman goddess as a personification of harmony, peace, health and prosperity. This word can be used in the new scientific context to express the content the modern concept of "wellness".  According the definition of WHO: “Wellness is the optimal state of health of individuals and groups. There are two focal concerns: the realisation of the fullest potential of an individual physically, psychologically, socially, spiritually and economically, and the fulfilment of one´s role in the family, community, place of worship, workplace and other settings.” – WHO (2000). The world health report 2000. Health Systems: Improving Performance. WHO: Geneva. http://www.who.int/healthpromotion/about/HPRGlossary_NewTerms.pdf Research in this field represents a new broad sphere of research.

Submission

We accept high-quality scientific works that have not yet been published and contain original and beneficial outputs. For detailed information on the submission process, please refer to the Submission section

Peer Review Process

Review process:

Each manuscript is assessed in an independent anonymous peer-review process by two reviewers, who work in a different institution than the author of the manuscript. In the case of a negative review, it is prepared a third one. The reviewer may recommend: to publish the manuscript, to publish the manuscript after the completion of corrections, to rework the article and to publish it after a new peer- review process. All reviews are archived.

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

  • Evaluation of topic in actual knowledge context.
  • Ethics aspects
  • Originality and scientific contribution and benefits.
  • Evaluation of methods, adequacy to solved problem
  • Fulfilment of aims and their interpretation
  • Evaluation of structure and comprehensibility of the text
  • Selection of references, their relevancy

Open Access Policy

Acta Salus Vitae is an Open Access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Article submission charge or Article processing charge (is not required from authors - publishing is free of charge.

Ethics Policy

The journal ASV follows the publication ethics policy according COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines https://publicationethics.org/guidance/Guidelines.The Publication Ethics guidelines cover duties of editors, reviewers, authors and the publisher.

All research involving human subjects presented in the submitted manuscripts must have been carried out in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration of 1964 (amended 2013) and the text of manuscript must contain statements that the research was approved by an ethics committee, and that informed consent was signed by the subjects, refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants.

It is used the “Inclusive language” acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities. Manuscripts should make no assumptions about the beliefs or commitments of any reader, should contain nothing which might imply that one individual is superior to another on the grounds of race, sex, culture or any other characteristic.

Conflict of Interest

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflicts of interests including financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.

Submission of the Manuscript

Submission of the manuscript implies that contain original text that has not previously been published, and is not currently under consideration for publication nor will be submitted elsewhere until the final decision and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere. The journal uses double-blind review, which means the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa.

Sending to DaP takes place either completely online, Make a new submission, or it is possible to send it by e-mail to actasalus@palestra.cz. All correspondence, including notices of editorial decisions and requests for revisions, is made by e-mail.

Ensure that the following items are present:

  • Both British and American English is allowed, but its usage must be consistent throughout the whole paper.
  • Be sure that according the Instructions for authors the manuscript contains all parts: Title; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Aim; Hypotheses; Methods; Results; Discussion; Conclusions.
  • All presented figures and tables are clearly marked, include numbers and titles and are mentioned in the text under the correct number.
  • All references mentioned in the reference list are cited in the text.
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources.
  • A conflict of interest is declared.
  • References are in the correct format of APA.
  • One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details: (e-mail, address, and phone).
  • In the end of the manuscript the suggestions are given for 2 potential reviewers and their contact details (e-mail, address). Note that the editor retains the sole right to decide whether or not the suggested reviewers are used.

 

Publisher

The College of Physical Education and Sport PALESTRA, Ltd.
Slovacíkova 400/1
197 00, Prague 19 Kbely
Czech Republic