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  • Enacted in Feb. 1997
    Revised in Dec. 2007
    Revised in Mar. 2015

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Physical Activity and Nutrition is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal published quarterly (end of March, June, September, and December). The journal was launched in 1997 and Journal of Exercise Nutrition and Biochemistry (JENB) changed its title into Physical Activity and Nutrition (PAN) from 2020 to adjust and expand the scope of the journal.
PAN publishes review article, short communication, note and original article in all areas related to 'Phyical activity' and/or 'Nutrition' and various sub-disciplines to understand how physical activity (including exercise and non-exercise physical activity) and nutrition work together to maintain the health and prevent the non-communicable diseases using human and animals. PAN particularly keen to publish sports nutrition and supplementation strategy illustrating new physiological knowledge or synergistic effects for enhancing conditioning and exercise performance.

PAN contains 5 research sections :

1. Public health on physical activity and/or nutrition
2. Experimental biochemistry on exercise and/or nutrition
3. Experimental physiology on exercise and/or nutrition
4. Sports nutrition and supplementation
5. Epidemiology on physical activity and/or nutrition

Manuscripts must be written in English. Each manuscript is considered for publication with the understanding that it has not been submitted to any other journal. Upon acceptance for publication, papers are subject to editorial review and revision.

Contact Address:
Physical Activity and Nutrition(PAN)
145 Anam-Ro, Seongbuk-gu,
Seoul 02841, Republic of Korea
E-mail address:

Jaemin Kim, an general manager of editorial board
TEL: +82-10-7173-9021
Seunghee Lee, an assistant administrator of editorial board
TEL: +82-10-4719-2106


2.1 All manuscripts must be submitted via the Electric Editorial System (EES) at Authors may send queries concerning the submission process, manuscript status or journal procedures to the Editorial Office ( All correspondence regarding submitted manuscripts will be through e-mail. Authors who are unable to provide an electronic version or have other circumstances that prevent online submission must contact the Editorial Office prior to submission to discuss alternate options. A manuscript submission through EES consists of a minimum of two distinct files: a cover letter and the manuscript. EES accepts files from a broad range of word processing applications. All files must be typed in 12-point type, double-spaced with one-inch margins, and all pages should be numbered consecutively. The file should follow the general instructions on style/arrangement, and, in particular, the reference style. Tables (Excel or Word) and Figures (PPT) should be included as separate, individual files. Revised manuscripts should also be accompanied by a file (separate from the cover letter) with responses to reviewers' comments. All files should be labeled with appropriate and descriptive file names (e.g., Exercise Text.doc, Fig1.eps, Table3.doc). The text, tables and graphics must be submitted as separate files. Complete instructions for electronic artwork submission are accessible via the PAN home page. The web site guides authors through the creation and uploading of the various files. The preferred file format is Microsoft Word. Please note that PDF files are not allowed for submission. When the submission files are uploaded, the system automatically generates an electronic (PDF) proof which is then used for review.

2.2 Cover Letter Provide a cover letter indicating the name, mailing address, telephone, fax number, and e-mail address of the corresponding author. The cover letter must state that: all authors listed have contributed to the work, all authors have agreed to submit the manuscript to PAN, no part of the work has been published before, except in abstract form, and all human and animal studies have been reviewed by the appropriate ethics committees. All authors listed in a manuscript submitted to PAN must have contributed substantially to the work, participated in the writing of the manuscript, and seen and approved the submitted version. All individuals who have contributed to the writing of the manuscript must be listed as authors. The editor reserves the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements.


3.1 Manuscript Outline
The manuscript should include the text, references, and figure/ table legends. Do not include the figures or tables in this file.

Title page
Please provide the following:
Only write 'Title of the study' and do not provide the information of authors and affiliations on the title page.

Provide an abstract of a single paragraph with up to 250 words summarizing the Purpose, Methods, Results and Conclusion. Do not cite references and avoid abbreviations. Key words (Up to six words).

Start the text on a new page. Arrange the text into four parts: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion.

SI Units
The unit abbreviations shown below may be used without a period in accordance with the "CBE Style Manual" 6th edition, prepared by the CBE Style Manual Committee and published in 1994 by Cambridge University Press. L, mL, L, kg, g, mg, g, ng, pg, mol, mmol, mol, nmol, pmol, mol/L (mol L-1) or M, mM, M, nM, pM, mp,bp, y, mo, wk, d, h, min, s, MBq, kBq, Bq, Km, Vmax, pH, etc.

All references cited in the text must appear in the References section, and all items in this section should be cited in the text. References should be listed in order of citation in the text. Citations of abstracts and works in submission are not permitted. If inevitable, personal communications can be cited in the text, but not listed in the REFERENCES section. Papers in press can be cited when a proof has been produced. List all the author's names. Abbreviate journal names according to those examples used in Index Medicus and PubMed. The sequence is authors, title of papers, journal name, year published, and volume followed by pages. Follow the style shown by the examples below. For citations from other sources, refer to ''The NLM Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. 2nd ed. Bethesda, Maryland, USA. National Library of Medicine. 2007 (''. References should be numbered sequentially in the order of their citation in the text, e.g., [1, 2], and appear at the end of the main text. Style references as follows:

For journal articles:
  • 1. Kim KJ, Seo JH, Sung YH, Kim BK, Kim DY, Lee SH, Kim CJ, Kim YP. Effects of treadmill running and swimming on expressions of glial fibrillary acidic protein and myelin basic protein in rat pups with maternal infection-induced cerebral palsy. J Exerc Nutr Biochem.2009; 13: 203-9.
For article or chapter in edited book:
  • 2. Newsholme EA, Castell LM. Amino acids, fatigue and immunodepression in exercise. In Maughan RJ eds, Nutrition in Sport. Massachusetts, USA. Blackwell Science. 2000, p 153-170.
For books:
  • 3. Jeukendrup A, Gleeson M. Sport Nutrition: an Introduction to Energy Production and Performance. Illinois, USA. Human Kinetics. 2004, p 101-126.

3.2 Title page
Please provide the following:
Title of the study, the first name, middle initial, and the last name of all authors. The name and address of the corresponding author to who reprint requests should be sent each author's institutional affiliation(s). running title of up to 50 characters, Grants, sponsors, and funding sources (Disclosure).

3.3 Table and figure
Drawings should be done in digital artwork. MS Office files (Word, Excel and Power Point) are also accepted. Tables (Excel or Word) and Figures (Power Point) should be included as separate, individual files. Acceptable file formats are PDF or Word (.doc) for manuscript and title page. Tables should be uploaded using Excel or Word (.doc) which can be modified (Do not upload each table separately). Figures should be uploaded using Power point or Word in one file (Do not upload each figure separately). Each file should not be bigger than 10MB in size. If you use jpg files in any figure, save with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and RaGB color mode.

In submission system, item files will be uploaded in the following order :
1. Manuscript (do not include author's name or information of affiliation)
2. Title page (including the information of authors and running title)
3. Tables
4. Figures


PAN publishes review article, short communication, note and original article in all areas related to 'Phyical activity' and/or 'Nutrition' and various sub-disciplines to understand how physical activity (including exercise and non-exercise physical activity) and nutrition work together to maintain the health and prevent the non-communicable diseases using human and animals.

4.1 Original article
A model plan for the construction is as follows; a. abstract (200-250 words), b. Introduction, c. Methods, d. Results, e. Discussion, f. Acknowledgment(s), and g. References.

4.2 Short communication
This is a brief report of scientifically sound research of limited scope, and the like. It should not exceed 4 printed pages and does not to require the formal organization of a regular paper, although a brief summary and several key words are required.

4.3 Note
This is a reports on new experimental methods in physical activity and nutritional sciences. Its format is required to be in accordance with that of a regular paper.

4.4 Review
This will be received by invitation of the editor and will be subjected to editorial review. Volunteered review is also welcome and will be peer-reviewed.

4.5 Letter to the Editor
Constructive comments and data on papers published in this Journal will be considered. An opportunity will be provided for rebuttal to the authors in question. A letter, data and the authors' replay are limited to a printed page each.


Authors should hold prior consultation with a statistician or an expert about their experimental data. In the case of contribution, they should cite the literature for all statistical analyses other than ANOVA, Student's t -test or chi-square test and specify the version of the software if based on computerized computation.


A manuscript describing research on human subjects should contain a statement on the manner in which the study complied with the code of ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki). The author(s) should also submit a letter of approval with the research. The protocol of research on animals should also be approved by the appropriate committee in line with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. For the policies on the research and publication ethics not stated in this instruction, "Guidelines on Good Publication ( or (" can be applied.


PAN must receive in writing the exclusive assignment of copyright from all authors at the time of manuscript submission. Manuscripts will not enter the peer-review process until the author-completed copyright assignment form is received by the Editorial Office. Manuscripts are considered for publication on the condition that they are contributed solely to this journal and, therefore, have not been and will not be published elsewhere, in part or in whole. Manuscripts containing data that have been posted to the Internet for public access will not be considered for publication.


All manuscripts are treated as confidential. They are peer-reviewed by at least 2 anonymous reviewers selected by the editor and associate editors. Letters to the Editor are reviewed and published on the decision of the editor. The corresponding author is notified as soon as possible of the editor's decision to accept, reject, or request revision of manuscripts. When the final revised manuscript is completely acceptable according to the PAN format and criteria, it is scheduled for publication in the next available issue. Rejected papers will not be peer-reviewed again.


When manuscripts are returned to authors for revision, a cover letter from the editor will provide directions that should be followed carefully. A cover letter should be accompanied, when submitting the revised manuscript, by point-to-point replies to the comments given by the editor, associate editor, and reviewers included and how the revisions have been made. Nucleotide and polypeptide sequences should be updated by searching public databases immediately before completion of the revised manuscript. If the revised paper is not received within 6 months of decision, or if other necessary arrangements are not made by the editor, the manuscript is considered to have been withdrawn.


Those authors whose papers are accepted for publication are requested to charge US$ 300 (KRW 300,000) up to 6 pages, and US$ 20(KRW 20,000) per additional page. Information concerning payment will be sent by the Office for KSEN (


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