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Dr Stefan Kolimechkov - Citations in Scientific Articles

List of Citations

On this page, you can find a full list of the citations of my research as a lead author or co-author in scientific publications. The number of citations is used worldwide as an indicator of effectiveness in research. Citations are important for researchers as they reflect the impact and quality of their scientific work.

My research has been cited in prestigious impact factor journals such as the BMJ Open, Scientific Reports (a primary research publication from the publishers of Nature), Plos One, Games for Health Journal, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers in Pediatrics, Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, Journal of Clinical Medicine, Children, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, American Journal of Human Biology, Applied Sciences, Sports, and others. Self-citations are not included in the list below.

Total Citations: 62


Kolimechkov, S. (2017). Physical fitness assessment in children and adolescents: a systematic review. European Journal of Physical Education and Sport Science, 3(4), 65-78. Read this article»

21. Galán-Arroyo, C., Mendoza-Muñoz, D. M., Pérez-Gómez, J., Hernández-Mosqueira, C., & Rojo-Ramos, J. (2023). Analysis of Self-Perceived Physical Fitness of Physical Education Students in Public Schools in Extremadura (Spain). Children, 10(3), 604. https://doi.org/10.3390/children10030604

20. Ke D, Maimaitijiang R, Shen S, Kishi H, Kurokawa Y and Suzuki K (2022) Field-based physical fitness assessment in preschool children: A scoping review. Front. Pediatr. 10:939442. doi: 10.3389/fped.2022.939442

19. Bao, R.; Chen, S.; Kastelic, K.; Drenowatz, C.; Li, M.; Zhang, J.; Wang, L. (2022). Reliability of International Fitness Scale (IFIS) in Chinese Children and Adolescents. Children, 9, 531. https://doi.org/ 10.3390/children9040531

18. Till K, Lloyd RS, McCormack S, Williams G, Baker J, Eisenmann JC (2022). Optimising long-term athletic development: An investigation of practitioners’ knowledge, adherence, practices and challenges. PLoS ONE 17(1): e0262995. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0262995

17. de Almeida e Bueno, L., Kwong, M.T., Milnthorpe, W.R.F., Cheng, R. & Bergmann, J.H.M. (2021). Applying ubiquitous sensing to estimate perceived exertion based on cardiorespiratory features. Sports Engineering, 24,(9). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12283-021-00346-1

16. Slotte, S., Kukkonen-Harjula, K., Rinne, M., Valtonen, J. & Rintala, P. (2021). Associations of muscular fitness and body composition in children. Early Child Development and Care. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2021.1982928

15. Polak, E. & Wojtuń-Sikora, B. (2021). Changes in motor skills among early school aged girls under the influence of regularly practiced dance, Research in Dance Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/14647893.2020.1867089

14. Godoy-Cumillaf, A., Bizzozero-Peroni, B., Tomkinson, G.R., Brazo-Sayavera, J. (2021). Physical fitness of Latin America children and adolescents: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open 11:e047122. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047122

13. Przednowek, K.H., Niewczas, M, Wojcik, L., Pasko, W., Iskra, J., Przednowek, K. (2021). Physical ftness percentiles of Polish children aged 4–7 years. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 7367. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-86903-x

12. Wan Yunus, F., Tan, X. Z., & Romli, M. H. (2020). Investigating the Feasibility of Exergame on Sleep and Emotion Among University Students. Games for health journal, 9(6), 415–424. https://doi.org/10.1089/g4h.2019.0077

11. Hanapiah, K. S. B., Hashim, A. Bin., & Abd Karim, Z. Bin. (2020). Influencing Effect of Physical Fitness Components on Football Playing Ability Among Male Players Under 14 Years. International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education & Development. 9(3), 12-25. http://dx.doi.org/10.6007/IJARPED/v9-i3/8086

10. Gea-García, G.M., González-Gálvez, N., Espeso-García, A., Marcos-Pardo, P.J., González-Fernández, F.T. and Martínez-Aranda, L.M. (2020). Relationship Between the Practice of Physical Activity and Physical Fitness in Physical Education Students: The Integrated Regulation As a Mediating Variable. Front. Psychol. 11:1910. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01910

9. Basir, J. M., Zain, A., & Osman, Z. (2020). Children Health Related Fitness Test. International Journal of Modern Trends in Social Sciences, 3 (12), 64- 71. [in Malaysian]

8. Emeljanovas, A., Mieziene, B., Cesnaitiene, V. J., Fjortoft, I., & Kjønniksen, L. (2020). Physical Fitness and Anthropometric Values Among Lithuanian Primary School Children: Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of strength and conditioning research, 34(2), 414–421. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000003387

7. Thomas, E., Petrigna, L., Tabacchi, G., Teixeira, E., Pajaujiene, S., Sturm, D., Sahin, F., Gómez-López, M., Pausic, J., Paoli, A., Alesi, M., & Bianco, A. (2020). Percentile values of the standing broad jump in children and adolescence aged 6-18 years old. European Journal of Translational Myology. 30(2), 240-246. https://doi.org/10.4081/ejtm.0.9050

6. Zerf, M. & Kherfane, M.H. (2020). Balance as a postural key component (core) for establishing physical state in school program reports. Quality in Sport, 6(2), 28 - 33. DOI: 10.12775/QS.2020.009

5. Genc, H. (2019). Physical Fitness and Physical Fitness Elements. In U. A. Ozturk (Ed.), Sports and Recreation Research Books 2 (pp. 135-152). Turkey, Cizgi. ISBN: 978-605-196-398-3 [in Turkish]

4. Di Vincenzo, O.; Marra, M.; Di Gregorio, A.; Caldara, A.; De Lorenzo, A. and Scalfi, L. (2019). Body Composition and Physical Fitness in Elite Water Polo Athletes. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS, ISBN 978-989-758-383-4, pages 157-160. DOI: 10.5220/0008161401570160

3. Boeva, S. (2019). The educational process in physical education and sports in primary school - problems and prospects. Plovdiv, Bulgaria:"Paisiy Hilendarski". ISBN 978-619-202-403-1. [in Bulgarian]

2. Alkan, H. & Mutlu, A. (2019). Investigation of the Relationship Between Physical Fitness And Birth Weight, Income Level And School Period in Preschool Children. Journal of Social Sciences of Mus Alparslan University, 7(5), 37 - 43. [in Turkish]

1. Boeva, S. (2018). Physical preparation of primary school children - theory and practice. Plovdiv, Bulgaria:"Paisiy Hilendarski". ISBN: 978-619-202-325-6. [in Bulgarian]


Kolimechkov, S., Petrov, L., & Alexandrova, A. (2019). Alpha-fit test battery norms for children and adolescents from 5 to 18 years of age obtained by a linear interpolation of existing European physical fitness references. European Journal of Physical Education and Sport Science, 5(4), 1-14. Read this article »

8. Encarnação, S. G. A. da, Flores, P., Magalhães, D., Afonso, G., Pereira, A., Fonseca, R. B., Ribeiro, J., Silva-Santos, S., Teixeira, J. E., Monteiro, A. M., Ferraz, R., Branquinho, L., & Forte, P. (2022). The Influence of Abdominal Adiposity and Physical Fitness on Obesity Status of Portuguese Adolescents. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(18), 11213. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191811213

7. Bondi, D., Robazza, C., Lange-Küttner, C., Pietrangelo, T. (2022). Fine motor skills and motor control networking in developmental age. American Journal of Human Biology, 34(8), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23758

6. Przednowek, K.H., Niewczas, M, Wojcik, L., Pasko, W., Iskra, J., Przednowek, K. (2021). Physical ftness percentiles of Polish children aged 4–7 years. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 7367. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-86903-x

5. Iglesias-Soler E, Rúa-Alonso M, Rial-Vázquez J, Lete-Lasa JR, Clavel I, Giráldez-García MA, Rico-Díaz J, Corral MR-D, Carballeira-Fernández E and Dopico-Calvo X. (2021). Percentiles and Principal Component Analysis of Physical Fitness from a Big Sample of Children and Adolescents Aged 6-18 Years: The DAFIS Project. Front. Psychol. 12:627834. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.627834

4. Smits-Engelsman, B., Bonney, E. and Ferguson, G. (2021). Effects of Graded Exergames on Fitness Performance in Elementary School Children With Developmental Coordination Disorder. Front. Sports Act. Living 3:653851. DOI: 10.3389/fspor.2021.653851

3. Bondi, D., Robazza, C., Russo, E., Russo, P., Pietrangelo, T. (2020). Monitoring physical and motor traits in Primary school: a local harmful situation for older children. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 61. DOI: 10.23736/S0022-4707.20.11251-9

2. Bondi, D., Robazza, C., Pietrangelo, T. (2020). The Assessment of Task-Dependent Manual Laterality in Second Grade Students. Turkish Journal of Sports Medicine, 55(3), 239-245. DOI: 10.5152/tjsm.2020.182

1. Thomas, E., Petrigna, L., Tabacchi, G., Teixeira, E., Pajaujiene, S., Sturm, D., Sahin, F., Gómez-López, M., Pausic, J., Paoli, A., Alesi, M., & Bianco, A. (2020). Percentile values of the standing broad jump in children and adolescence aged 6-18 years old. European Journal of Translational Myology. 30(2), 240-246. https://doi.org/10.4081/ejtm.0.9050


Kiuchukov, I., Yanev, I., Petrov, L., Kolimechkov, S., Alexandrova, A., Zaykova, D., & Stoimenov, E. (2019). Impact of gymnastics training on the health-related physical fitness of young female and male artistic gymnasts. Science of Gymnastics Journal, 11(2), 175 - 187. Read this article »

7. Wang, W., Tu, Y., Kozlova, E. & Fang, K. (2023). Formation of medical information model for rehabilitation of highly qualified athletes. Arch Med Deporte, 40(1), 40-48. DOI: 10.18176/archmeddeporte.00119

6. Pei, Y., Chen, Y. & Qu, G. (2023). Application of state-of-the-art computer technology to strength training in tennis instruction. Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte, 29(3), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1590/1517-8692202329012022_0154

5. Omorczyk, J., Staszkiewicz, R., Wrzesniewski, K., & Puszczalowska-Lizis, E. (2022). Static Balance in Female Artistic Gymnasts and Non-Training Girls. Applied Sciences, 12(23), 12454. https://doi.org/10.3390/app122312454

4. Hes, B. P., & Asienkiewicz, R. (2022). Physical fitness of pupils of sports classes with a sports acrobatics profile -a two-year study. Science of Gymnastics Journal, 14(2), 185–200. https://doi.org/10.52165/sgj.14.2.185-200

3. Vernetta, M., Montosa, I., Ariza, L., & López Bedoya, J. (2022). ARISTO functional battery in rhythmic gymnastics (BFAGR): reliability and applicability in basic level gymnast girls. Revista Iberoamericana De Ciencias De La Actividad Física Y El Deporte, 11(1), 81-103. https://doi.org/10.24310/riccafd.2022.v11i1.13015 [in Spanish]

2. Tanasă, A., Moraru, C., Trofin, P., Iordache, A., Tomozei, A., & Stefan, G. (2021). Study on the Physical Training of Female Gymnasts in Beam. Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov, Series IX: Sciences of Human Kinetics, 14(63), 23-30.

1. He, W. (2020). Exploration of the Development Path of Aerobics under the Change of Competition Rules. Frontiers in Sport Research, 2(6), 25-34.


Miteva, S., Yanev, I., Kolimechkov, S., Petrov, L., Mladenov, L., Georgieva, V., & Somlev, P. (2020). Nutrition and body composition of elite rhythmic gymnasts from Bulgaria. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 15(1), 108–116. https://doi.org/10.1177/1747954119892803. Read this article »

4. Kontele, I.; Grammatikopoulou, M.G.; Vassilakou, T. (2021). Level of Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet and Weight Status among Adolescent Female Gymnasts: A Cross-Sectional Study. Children, 8, 1135. https://doi.org/10.3390/children8121135

3. Juzwiak, C.R. (2021). Understanding food choices and eating practices of Brazilian and Spanish athletes in aesthetics and weight class sports. Motriz. Revista de Educação Física, 27(3). http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1980-65742021021020

2. Peláez-Barrios, E., & Vernetta, M. (2020). Nutritional habits in gymnasts: a systematic review. Revista Iberoamericana De Ciencias De La Actividad Física Y El Deporte, 9(3), 116-130. https://doi.org/10.24310/riccafd.2020.v9i3.9575

1. Xu, C, Yao, M., Kang, M., Duan, G. (2020). Improving Physical Fitness of Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities through an Adapted Rhythmic Gymnastics Program in China, BioMed Research International, vol. 2020, Article ID 2345607. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/2345607


Kolimechkov, S.T., Petrov, L.A., Alexandrova, A.V. & Atanasov, P.S. (2016). Nutrition and physical development assessment of pre-school and primary school children practising artistic gymnastics. African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences, 22(2:2), 565-577. Read this article »

3. Zaykova, D. (2019). Evaluation of diet of people training CrossFit. In T. Iancheva (Ed.), International Scientific Congress 'Applied Sports Sciences' 2019 (pp. 20-24). Sofia, Bulgaria: NSA Press.

2. Petrov, L. (2017). Proteins and amino acids supplements used by women practicing strength sports. Physical Education, Sport, Kinesitherapy Research Journal, 2(3), 111 - 117.

1. Alexandrova, A., Petrov, L., Zaekov, N., Bozhkov, B. & Zsheliaskova-Koynova, Z. (2017). Nutritional status in short-term overtraining boxers. Acta Scientifica Naturalis, 4(1), 76-83. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/asn-2017-0012


Penov, R., Petrov, L., Kolimechkov, S. (2020). Changes in heart rate and blood lactate concentration during karate kata competition. Pedagogy of physical culture and sports, 24(3):137-142. https://doi.org/10.15561/26649837.2020.0306 Read this article »

3. Lassalvia, C.E., Julio, U.F., Franchini, E. (2021). Effects of simulated kata competition on upper- and lower-body power tests performance. Revista de Artes Marciales Asiáticas,16(2) 89-99.

2. Augustovicova, D., Hadza, R., Styriak, R. & Barinec, P. (2021). Physiological Response to Different Kata Performances. Acta Facultatis Educationis Physicae Universitatis Comenianae,61(1) 14-23. https://doi.org/10.2478/afepuc-2021-0002

1. Podrigalo, L.V., Iermakov, S., Jagiello, W. (2020). Metabolic and Endocrine Changes Determined in Saliva of Adolescents Engaged in Computer Gaming. BioMed Research International, vol. 2020, article ID 1649759. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/1649759


Kolimechkov, S. & Petrov, L. (2020). The Body Mass Index: A Systematic Review. Journal of Exercise Physiology and Health, 3(2), 21-27. Read this article »

2. Badawe, E.M., Abdel Gawad, H., El-Nagdy, M.S. et al. Variations induced by body weight and background lesion normalization in standardized uptake value estimated by F18-FDG PET/CT. European J Hybrid Imaging 6, 22 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41824-022-00142-5

1. Kamal, S. A. (2022). Prevalence of acute malnutrition in children of Karachi determined from their Growth-and-Obesity Roadmaps 4.5 - the tenth-generation solution of childhood obesity-and-malnutrition. International Journal of Biology and Biotechnology, 19 (4): 451-467


Kolimechkov, S., Yanev, I., Kiuchukov, I., Petrov, L., Alexandrova, A., Zaykova, D., & Stoimenov, E. (2019). Nutritional status and body composition of young artistic gymnasts from Bulgaria. Journal of Applied Sports Sciences, 1, 39-52. Read this article »

2. Kara, E. (2021). Artistik Cimnastikçilerde Büyüme ve Olgunlaşma. Kilis 7 Aralık Üniversitesi Beden Eğitimi ve Spor Bilimleri Dergisi, 5(1), 51-67 [in Turkish]

1. Gifari, N., Nuzrina, R., Kuswari, M., Hutami, N.T., Ghalda, A. (2020). Relationship between nutrition knowledge and aerobic fitness in young gymnasts. Science of Gymnastics Journal, 12(2), 195-202


Petrov, L., Penov, R., Kolimechkov, S. & Alexandrova, A. (2018). Physiological and biochemical changes after a programmed kumite in male Shotokan karate practitioners. Archives of Budo Science of Martial Arts and Extreme Sports, 14, 171 - 178. Read this article »

2. Ianchuk , K. (2021). Relationship Between Speed of Striking and Time to Exhaustion of an Elite Deaf Karateka. Scientific Journal of National Pedagogical Dragomanov University. Series 15. Scientific and Pedagogical Problems of Physical Culture (physical Culture and Sports), 8(139), 130-134. https://doi.org/10.31392/NPU-nc.series15.2021.8(139).24

1. Cojocaru, M., Mereuta, C., Iordan, D. (2020). Development of Static-Active Flexibility Specific to Shotokan Karate Foot Techniques. Annals of ‘Dunarea De Jos’ University of Galati, 2, 33-41.


Kolimechkov, S., Castro-Piñero, J., Petrov, L., Alexandrova, A. (2020). The effect of elbow position on the handgrip strength test in children: validity and reliability of TKK 5101 and DynX dynamometers. Pedagogy of Physical Culture and Sports. 24(5), 240-7. https://doi.org/10.15561/26649837.2020.0504 Read this article »

2. Tian, C., Wei, X., Pang, P., Tang, T., & Luo, J. (2022). Optimization Design and Simulation of Frequency Conversion and Speed Control Integrated Machine. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2396 012042. DOI 10.1088/1742-6596/2396/1/012042

1. Castro-Piñero J, Marin-Jimenez N, Fernandez-Santos JR, Martin-Acosta F, Segura-Jimenez V, Izquierdo-Gomez R, Ruiz JR, Cuenca-Garcia M. (2021). Criterion-Related Validity of Field-Based Fitness Tests in Adults: A Systematic Review. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 10(16):3743. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10163743


Kolimechkov, S., Petrov, L., Ilinova, B., Alexandrova, A., Andreeva, L. & Atanasov, P. (2013). Assessment of the physical development of pre-school and primary school children practising artistic gymnastics. Journal of Sport Science ('Спорт и Наука') 2013, 4, 106-115. Read this article »

2. Olooto, W., Ayodele, M., Soola, J., Adenusi, H. & Agidingbi, F. (2022). Plasma Histone Deacetylase activities, Lipid Profile, and Glycated Haemoglobin levels as indicator of Glycemic control in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Acta Medica Saliniana, 52(1-2), 1-6. DOI: 10.5457/ams.v52i1-2.556

1. Claire Mills (2021). Correlation between Actual versus Perceived Body Mass Index using a 3D Avatar on Female Football and Rugby Athletes. J Clinical Research and Reports, 9(1); DOI:10.31579/2690-1919/193


Kolimechkov, S., Yanev, I., Kiuchukov, I., Petrov, L. (2021). Kinematic analysis of double back straight somersault and double back straight somersault with full twist on rings. Science of Gymnastics Journal, 13(2), 191 - 202. DOI: https://doi.org/10.52165/sgj.13.2.191-202 Read this article »

2. Rathore, P., & Chandel, S. (2023). Factor’s indicating the performance in men’s artistic gymnastics based on extracted variables at the initial stage of training. Health, Sport, Rehabilitation, 9(1), 45-54. https://doi.org/10.34142/HSR.2023.09.01.04

1. Malíř, R., Chrudimský, J., Šteffl, M., & Stastny, P. (2023). A Systematic Review of Dynamic, Kinematic, and Muscle Activity during Gymnastic Still Rings Elements. Sports, 11(3), 50. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports11030050


Kolimechkov, S., Seijo, M., Swaine, I., Thirkell, J., Colado, J. C., & Naclerio, F. (2023). Physiological effects of microcurrent and its application for maximising acute responses and chronic adaptations to exercise. European journal of applied physiology, 123(3), 451–465. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-022-05097-w Read this article »

1. Antunes, G. C., Macêdo, A. P. A., Conceição, L. R., & Pauli, J. R. (2022). Mirabegron and Physical Exercise Is a Potential Strategical for BAT Activation in Obesity. Obesities, 2(4), 380–388. https://doi.org/10.3390/obesities2040032


Izov, N., Alexandrova, A., Petrov, L., Kachaunov, M., Sheytanova, T., & Kolimechkov, S. (2020). Dynamics of training distress, performance, and excretion of cortisol and cortisone in urine during six weeks of training in elite swimmers. Human. Sport. Medicine, 20(S1), 84-91. https://doi.org/10.14529/hsm20s111 Read this article »

1. Tonoyan, K., Tarasova, L., & Korzhenevskiy, A. (2022). Biological Markers of Training Level among Qualified Greco-Roman Wrestlers. Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences (OAMJMS), 10(A), 12–15. https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2022.7505


Neykov, S., Bachev, V., Petrov, L., Alexandrova, A., Andonov, S., & Kolimechkov, S. (2019). Application of hypoxicators in the rowers’ training. Pedagogics, Psychology, Medical-Biological Problems of Physical Training and Sports, 23(5), 239-245. DOI: 10.15561/18189172.2019.0505 Read this article »

1. Chinapong, S., Khaosanit, P., & Boonrod, W. (2021). Effects of normobaric hypoxic exercise for 6-weeks on endurance performance in moderately trained rowers. Suranaree Journal of Science and Technology, 28(4), 070021(1-6)


Kolimechkov, S., Petrov, L., Alexandrova, A., & Cholakov, K. (2018). BeepShuttle Junior: Software for the Administration of the 20m Shuttle Run Test in Children and Adolescents. Journal of Advanced Sport Technology, 1(3), 35-40. Read this article »

1. Bonova, I. (2020). Trainability of Players from the Bulgarian Youth National Field Hockey Team. Trakia Journal of Sciences. 18(Suppl.1), 663-668.