Abstract submission

Presentation Type

2021.06.16 Abstract submission has closed. 


Please note that Abstract Submission for the International Rock Climbing Research Association's 2021 Virtual Congress is extended until July 15th, 2021.

The executive committee is putting together our final preparations and want to ensure those of you who need a little extra time have our support. 

You can choose one presentation type as below:

ORAL presentation:

 Real-time presentation followed by Q&A session on Zoom meeting. Only PowerPoint files are acceptable. 

VIDEO presentation:

    Video streaming presentation such as YouTube and real-time Q&A session by Zoom chat. Only MP4 format file is acceptable. This presentation method is convenient for researchers who are not good at answering in English.


Presentation field

You can choose one out of eight fields as below. 


1. Biomechanics & Engineering

2. Medicine

3. Motor Control & Pedagogy

4. Physiology

5. Psychology

6. Sociology

7. Training & Competition

8. History & Culture

9. Others

Coauthors are also requested to register to the Congress when participating

 Please note that coauthors are also requested to pay participation fee when she or he wants to participate in the Congress. 


Abstract submission (1st - 30th of June)

Only MS-Word file is acceptable.
File name must be "Family name (-middle name) + space + initial of first name of the first, second, third (if you need, forth and fifth) authors divided by comma followed by the number of the field you would like to be review as above"
 as "Mizumura S, Espana-Romero V, Legreneur P, 1.docx" in case of Biomechanics & Engineering.  


Important date

  • Dates: November 11-14, 2021
  • Venue: Virtual Format
  • Abstract Submission: Opens 1st of June and closes 30th of June 2021
  • Early Bird Registration: Opens 15th of July 2021 and closes 15th of August 2021 (midnight, UTC+9)
  • Main Registration for the Conference: Begins 16th of August 2020 (12:01am, UTC+9)

Abstract submission form has been closed.

You can download the Instructions to authors is as follows;

Instructions to authors
You can download the MS-word file of the instructions to authors
Instructions-to-authors of the 5th IRCRA
Microsoft Word Document 167.1 KB




Mizumura S. (1), España-Romero V. (2) and Legreneur, P.(3)


(1) Meiji University, Japan. mizumura@meiji.ac.jp

(2) University of Cadiz, Spain. vanesa.espana@uca.es

(3) LIBM, University of Lyon, France. pierre.legreneur@univ-lyon1.fr



Manuscripts should be submitted in only word format (*.doc or *.docx) via the website of the congress which allows the review process to be coordinated by the administrators. All manuscripts are reviewed anonymously.

The maximum length of the manuscript is 4 pages. Manuscript should be typewritten in 10-pt Times New Roman Font, 1.5 space lines, left justified (except the title and the authors) with margins of 2.5 cm at top, bottom and sides. Page numbers should be placed in the top right corner.


The first page should contain the following elements:

• The title in English with a maximum of 200 characters (Times New Roman 12, bold, uppercase, centre)

• The authors (centre)

• The authors’ affiliations and email

• The abstract in English with a maximum of 200 words

• Three to five keywords not present in the title

• Acknowledgements if authors wish to insert this content in the publication;


Keywords: IRCRA2020; Rock climbing; Tokyo

Original articles must be presented in accordance with standard presentation of their field. For an experimental article, manuscripts should be described as follows: Introduction, Methods, Results & Discussion, and References. Tables and Figures are inserted in text with their caption.

Non-conventional terms or acronyms should be explained in parenthesis the first time they appear in the text; moreover, these definitions could be included in a glossary at the end of the manuscript.

Notes will be limited and numbered in accordance with their appearance in the text. They will be put at the bottom of the page.


Citations in the text

References will be classified according Vancouver style (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vancouver_system).

Labelling citations

References are numbered consecutively in order of appearance in the text – they are identified by Arabic numerals in square brakets [1].

The entry in the reference list would be: 

Kozina Z, Uvarova N, Kniaz H, Kabanska O, Kochina M, Chernozub A, Kochin O, Prokopenko I, Shkrebtii Y, Zdanyuk V, Altukhov V (2020). “The influence of results in various types of climbing on the result in the Olympic Climbing Combined at the 2018 World Cup (men)”. Journal of Physical Education and Sport. 20(1): 255-261. doi:10.7752/jpes.2020.01034

  Figure 1. Label the visual (e.g., Figure 1., Figure 2., etc. or Table 1, Table 2, etc. in italics) with a caption (the caption serves as title and explanation). The visual is centred.
All tables and figures should be cited and numbered consecutively throughout. They must be accompanied by a caption, clear enough for it to be read and comprehensible without reference to the text. All columns, line, and axes, should have a title with used unit. Symbol functions must be described. The author will provide original illustrations with an appropriate resolution for publication. For previously published illustrations, the author must cite copyrights and give the prior consent of the publisher. This copyright agreement should be given before the submission of the manuscript.


Acknowledgements: we thank the board of IRCRA for organizing this congress. We also thank our sponsors for their help.