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Focus and Scope

Physical Activity and Health is a fundamentally new kind of journal. Open-access, it publishes research quickly and free of charge in order to have a maximal impact upon all disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Humanities & Social Sciences. Most article types can be considered. The overarching goal of the journal is to publish articles that help advance theoretical understanding of the control and organization of human movement, as well as health development, learning and rehabilitation.

All papers submitted to the PAAH undergo external peer review and internal quality control that requires the time period of not less than one month. The decision about publication of each paper is made by the Editorial Board based on the evaluation of its suitability to the journal scope and requirements, reports of qualified reviewers.


Publication Frequency

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content  publically available.

Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. Submission and acceptance dates, along with publication dates, are made available on the PDF format for each paper.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Authors are encouraged to publish their data in recommended repositories. For a list of generic and subject specific repositories that meet our peer review criteria, see here.


Archiving Policy

The journal’s publisher focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

Journals are indexed by the following services:

CrossRef, JISC KB+, SHERPA RoMEO, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and Google Scholar. In addition, all journals are available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal also utilises CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please contact us or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.


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