About the Journal

Aim and Scope

International Journal of Kinanthropometry (IJK) is the official journal of the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK). The International Journal of Kinanthropometry is a Bilingual publication both in English and Spanish. The journal is an open-access peer-reviewed journal which will be published biannualy (June and December) The journal welcomes manuscripts on original research within the frame work of Kinanthropometry. Within this framework, the IJK publishes research articles in established areas of the science of Kinanthropometry including: application of morphology to movements and factors which influence movements; body composition; body measurements; body size and shape; maturation; motor abilities; physical capacities; physical activities which contributes to the growth; human growth & development; physical anthropometry.

About the Society

The International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) is the offspring of the International Working Group in Kinanthropometry (IWGK) which was founded on 11th September 1978 in Brazil by the ICSSPE Research Committee at its ICSSPE meeting in Brasilia. Promotion and upgrading of kinanthropometric research was the main focus of the IWGK. Its efforts led to the organozation of three international scientific congresses on kinanthropometry. As a result, the IWGK was included in a specialized section of the 1984 Olympic Scientific Congress. As the number of colleagues with mutual interests increased, it was decided to move away from exclusiveness of a small committee to a more open new organisation which would serve more directly all who might be interested. The result was the formation of International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry in Glasgow, Scotland in 1986 when a meeting of 34 international delegates agreed to form the foundation of "an organisation of individuals whose scientific and professional endeavour is related to kinanthropometry" - the quantitative interface between human structure and function. ISAK's purpose was to create and maintain an international network of colleagues not bounded by community, geography, politics and disciplines to establish a dynamic area of scientific endeavour.

ISAK is managed by a Council, currently chaired by Prof. Michael Marfell-Jones as President and Dr. Francisco Esparza-Ros as Vice-President and Secretary–General, assisted by six other Council members.  www.isak.global is the official ISAK website. ISAK accredited members across the world follow the ISAK anthropometric measurement protocols, guided by the ISAK Manual. ISAK operates a four-tier international accreditation scheme for member practitioners and examiners which is widely recognized worldwide as a desirable standard. ISAK’s management system is certified annually by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 through the Bureau Veritas Certification.