About the Journal

KINESIOLOGY is a new series of the previous journal, International Journal of Sport (ISSN: 2423-8387) and one of the official research journals of academic publisher, J-Institute.

KINESIOLOGY is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal covering not only natural science but also humanities, social science, and all other sub-disciplines in the sport fields that provide open access to its content and publishes 2 issues per year.

The aim of KINESIOLOGY is to create an opportunity for researchers worldwide to exchange knowledge from their theoretical and practical backgrounds and disseminate their contributions to the field of sport.

Manuscripts considered for publication in KINESIOLOGY should be clear and well-defined and make a contribution to the researchers in the field of sport. The interested researchers are highly encouraged to submit their studies related to the broad range on natural, humanities, and social science of sport including Exercise Science, Health & Physical Fitness, Motor Learning & Control, Sport Medicine, Sport Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Strength & Conditioning, Adapted Physical Activity, Coaching Science, Physiotherapy, Sport Philosophy, Physical Education, Sport Sociology, Sport History, Sport & Leisure Studies, Sport Business, Sport Psychology, Sport Management & Marketing, Sport Information, Risk Management of Sport, Sport Facilities, Sport Pedagogy, Sport Law, Sport Nutrition, Sport Statistics, Sport Tourism & Hospitality, Political Science of Sport , Military Sports, Training & Judgement, and many more.

KINESIOLOGY awaits original papers, review articles, technical reports and case studies that contain new awareness into any aspect of the sport sciences that have not been previously published and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be subject to peer review from leading experts in the field.

Academic Area & Scope

Area 1 Sport Science
Area 2 Multidisciplinary Science
Area 3 Social Science, Interdisciplinaty

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  • Purpose: After 8 weeks of functional orthodontic treatment on the subjects of twelve worker patients with back pain in their 30s, this study attempted to investigate the effect of pelvic tilt, pelvic rotation, lum-bar lordotic angle and ferguson's angle on pelvic floor balance and pelvic displacement. Method: First, to investigate the change in foot pressure balance after functional correction of partici-pants, the foot pressure balance was measured by dividing it into three stages before, during, and after treatment. Second, Pelvic AP View and Lumbar Lateral view were measured before and after treatment to examine X-ray changes in pelvic displacement and spinal displacement after functional correction of participants. Results: To examine the results of analyzing the changes in foot pressure according to the functional correction of the study participants, the changes in the foot pressure of the left and right and the front and back sides showed a more balanced form of foot pressure after conducting functional correction than be-fore conducting functional correction, which is analyzed that there is a statistically significant difference. There was no statistically significant difference between the lumbar lordotic angle's pre and post displacement among the participants' spinal displacement, but the pre and post-displacement of Ferguson's Angle showed that there was a statistically significant difference(p<.05). Conclusion: This study confirmed that functional correction treatment had a significant effect on pelvic displacement and spinal displacement overall, positively affecting the balance between the trunk and low-er limbs, improving the difference in foot pressure and improving body stability.
    Keyword:Functional Correction, Foot Pressure Balance, Pelvic Displacement, Spinal Displacement, Low Back Pain
  • Purpose; This study was performed to evaluate the therapeutic effect of correction of idiopathic scoliosis using Sling and Schroth. Method: A 24‐year‐old woman who was diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis was selected as a study participant, and one year Sling and Schroth program were applied to her. Using the thermography photo device and the thermography camera as a measurement tool, this study investigated the tendency of spinal alignment in the baseline(A), duration of treatment(B), and after treatment(A'). This study was analyzed by graphical visual analysis and mean value, and the following conclusions were obtained. First, in analyzing somatotype photos over the third period, this study observed changes in the left and right deviation of the trunk on the front and back sides, rear shoulder angle deviation, and lateral cervical curvature angle. Results: It was confirmed that the left and right deviation from the front and the rear was reduced, the deviation of the left and right shoulder angles at the rear was also reduced, and that the lateral cervical curvature angle was also reduced. Second, in the analysis of the thermography over three times, temperature changes were observed at the front and back of the upper body, the front of the lower body and the back of the lower body. Conclusion: This study suggest that long‐term exercise correction using Sling and Schroth affects the somatotype photos and thermography of patients with scoliosis. Therefore, it is thought that Sling and Schroth exercise treatment seem to have a positive effect on the treatment of patients with idiopathic scoliosis.
    Keyword:Kinematic, Correction, Sling, Schroth, Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • The purpose of this study is to analyze the actual relationship between the linkage structure and the structural model of participation motive and leisure satisfaction in situations where the safety of marine sports is guaranteed. The total of 217 subjects was selected by convenience sampling technique among those who enjoy marine sports such as windsurfing, scuba diving, kayak, jet ski, and motor boat with the survey questionnaire developed for this study. The validity and reliability of the measurement tools used in this study were verified by a group of four experts. The validity of the tools was verified by confirmation factor analysis, and the reliability was verified with Cronbach's α coefficient. Analyzable data were processed according to the purpose of the study using SPSS 18.0 and AMOS 18.0. Internal consistency was verified through confirmatory factor analysis and reliability analysis, and structural equation modeling(SEM) was performed for cor-relation analysis and to examine the causal relations among the variables. The research model set up in this study was tested to be fit, and the hypotheses according to the re-search model were verified and the results were obtained as followed. (1)The marine sports safety climate utilized in this study was found to have a positive effect on motives to participate meaning that ensuring safety will further boost participation in marine leisure sports and bring about a lot of development. (2)Safety climate in marine sports has been shown to have a positive effect on leisure satisfaction. Providing a better safety climate for those who enjoy leisure activities is thought to be a natural way to enhance satisfaction. The water leisure facility, where safe climate is set, provides a foundation for participants to enjoy the activities with confidence and further promotes vitality. (3)Motive to participate was found to have a positive effect on leisure satisfaction. Leisure satisfaction has a significant effect depending on the degree of participation in marine sports. It could be concluded that individuals participating in marine sports programs chosen as a way of leisure gain great satisfaction through marine sports activities. However, facilities, equipment, program operators, leaders, and managers related to high-risk sports should prioritize ensuring safety through system-wide safety and thorough education and must recognize that educational actions that value the importance of safety are paramount. If safe and beneficial programs are continuously provided through this, the participation rate and satisfaction will improve, resulting in quantitative and qualitative development of the marine sports industry.
    Keyword:Safety Climate, Participation Motive, Leisure Satisfaction Level, Structural Relationship, Marine Sports
  • Bone mass is regulated by bone resorption(osteoclast) and bone formation(osteoblast), and an imbal-ance between both processes results in osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is characterized by a loss of bone density and regulation of bone remodeling is crucial for the treatment of osteoporosis. In this study, we investigated whether SMO16, a Korean polyherbal medicine containing 5 herbal components, could regulate bone remodeling in an ovariectomized(OVX) rat model. To test the effect of SMO16 in the OVX model, the rats were divided into 3 groups: a control group, OVX group, and OVX + SMO16(2.25 g/kg) for 8 weeks(ST group). The expression of osteocalcin(OPC), receptor activator of nuclear fac-tor kappa-B ligand(RANKL), and osteoprotegerin(OPG) were measured in the femur using specific antibodies. The bone mass was analyzed using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. In the OVX group, protein expression of OPC was decreased; however, in the ST group, OPC expression was significantly increased when compared with the OVX group. SMO16 significantly reduces RANKL-positive cells in the OVX rat femur. Additionally, SMO16 increased OPG expression levels. Importantly, SMO16 significantly increased bone density. These data suggest that SMO16 increases bone remodeling by regulating OPC, RANKL, and OPG signaling. SMO16 could be a potential alternative treatment for osteoporosis.
    Keyword:Osteoporosis, Osteocalcin, RANKL, Osteoprotegerin, Korea Herbal Medicine
  • The genius loci of sport stadium is the main element for the public to feel the sport atmosphere and experience its function as the city architecture, and it is also the foothold and significance of sport stadium. However, with the change of architectural concept, advanced technology and new building materials gradually become the architectural theme of sport stadium, and the nature of sports carried by it is gradually covered by these phenomena, leading to the weakening of the public's cognition of sport stadium. If this phenomenon exists for a long time, it will not only affect the function of sport stadium and its role in urban development, but also eliminate the nature of it. Therefore, to reconstruct and maintain the genius loci, this paper analyzes the genius loci of sport stadium in China with the main elements of the collective memory, explores the nature of genius loci, and provides suggestions for its spread and continuation in the future. This paper explores the construction of genius loci of Chinese sport stadium based on collective memory through literature review. It fosters to spread and consolidate genius loci of Chinese sport stadium through reconstruction of memory. According to the results from this study, there are three factors of collective memory. 1)Sport fans as the subjects of memory in the construction of collective memory. 2)Sport events and activities as the carrier in the construction of collective. 3)Stadium carrying Genius Loci as the object in the construction of collective memory. However, there are still some existing problems of genius loci of sport stadiums for the construction of collective memory. Lacking chance to enter into sport stadium hinders interaction between people and stadium. The formation of Genius Loci of stadium needs people deeply interact with stadium. The feeling of subject is the first step to identify Genius Loci of stadium. At present stage, the openness of the stadium is low, and the opportunity for people to feel sports and have emotional resonance is reduced, so it is difficult to interact with Genius Loci of stadium. In addition, low continuity of sport events and activities which causes sport stadium idling impedes the spread of Genius Loci of sport stadium. The number of stadiums has been increasing with the rapid development of sport industry in China but the number of sport event generated is relatively limited. Moreover, location trend from city to suburb blocks the spread of Genius Loci of sport stadium. Most stadiums in China are located in the suburbs of the cities. Although they can be satisfied with the harmony of the surrounding natural environment, the interaction between stadiums and people is severely restricted by the inconvenient traffic and other conditions. Based on the results from this study, there are several suggestions to keep collective memory of Genius Loci perceive from the stadiums by sport fans. 1)As the subject of the memory, the public's intuitive feeling and experience of sport stadium is the key to the spread genius loci. 2)Sport events are the main ways for the public to interact with Genius Loci. 3)The construction of sport stadium should focus on the integration of the surroundings and become an integral part of urban construction.
    Keyword:Collective Memory, Sport Stadium, Architectural Theme, Genius Loci, Public’s Cognition
International Journal of Sport ISSN 2423-8287


SUBMISSION 5/10 11/10
REVIEW 5/20 11/20
ACCEPTED 5/25 11/25
PUBLISHED 6/30 12/30



Eungsoo Oh Donga University, South Korea


Yongho Lee

Seoul National University, South Korea
[Curriculum Vitae]

Vice President

Hongbum Shin Keimyung University, South Korea
Sanghyun Ahn Semyung University, South Korea

Editor in Chief

Soonhwan Lee

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, USA
[Curriculum Vitae]


Yoonyoung Hwang General Affairs Konkuk University, South Korea
Changmo Cho Research Keimyung University, South Korea
Minjun Ji Intelligence Kyungnam University, South Korea
Chanwoo Ahn Management Daegu Haany University, South Korea
Jusik Park Planning Keimyung University, South Korea
John A. Johnson International Keimyung University, South Korea

Editor in Director

Wanyong Choi

University of North Florida, USA.
[Curriculum Vitae]

Weisheng Chiu

The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
[Curriculum Vitae]

Editor in Administrator

Kangpa Lee Dongguk University, South Korea
Hansuk Moon Shanghai University of Sports, China
Chunsu Yuan The University of Chicago, USA
Injae Kim Minnesota State University Mankato, USA
Sunggu Jo Kyungwoon University, South Korea
Jinhan Park Daegu Haany University, South Korea
Jisu Kim Konkuk University, South Korea
Hanbyul Kim Korea National Sport University, South Korea
Seongjin Hong Honam University, South Korea
Taehun Kim Kyungpook National University, South Korea
Xuemei Zhao Shanghai University of Sport, China
Xuefeng Bai Keimyung University, South Korea


2015 JUN. 30 International Society for Sport Established by Dr. Taemin Kim
DEC. 05 Inaugural General Meeting
2016 FEB. 01 International Journal of Sport (ISSN 2423-8287)
JUN. 30 First Journal Publication (378 Tenjinchou Kamimaruko Nakaharaku Kawasakishi Kangawhken Japan)
OCT. 11 Digital Object Identifier Enrollment (DOI)
Google Scholar
2017 JUN. 30 Move Permissions Branch Operator Dr. Jisu Kim
2018 JUN. 30 Move Permissions Branch Operator Dr. Sunggu Jo
2019 MAR. 18 Journal Title Suggestion Scopus
APR. 30 I2OR
MAY. 07 ProQuest
JUN. 30 International Journal of Sport Title Alteration: Kinesiology (ISSN 2435-0702)
Journal Publication Change Address (2-20-7 Arakawa Arakawaku Tokyo Japan)
2020 NOV. 02 KCI