Focus and Scope
Physical Activity and Health is a fundamentally new kind of journal. Open access, it publishes research quickly to have maximum impact on all disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine, Humanities and 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 PAAH undergo external peer review and internal quality checks, which takes a minimum of one month. The decision to publish a paper is made by the Editorial Board, who evaluate the feedback from qualified reviewers and assess whether the paper corresponds with the journal's requirements and scope.
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.
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), Cengage Learning, Chronos, Center for Open Science, OpenAIRE, ExLibris, EBSCO Knowledge Base and Google Scholar. In addition, all journals are available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.
If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please contact us or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.
Core journal statistics for the 2020 volume:
|...of which, Desk rejects5||6|
|Time from submission to publication8||60.4 days|
1Number of new articles received by the journal
2Number of peer review invitation emails that were sent out
3Number of completed peer review reports received
4Total number of articles rejected (including desk rejects)
5Number of articles rejected prior to peer review
6Number of articles that received a 'Accept for publication' decision
7Number of acceptances, as a percentage, against the total number of final decisions
8'Mean' average from submission to publication for all publications in the volume
Annotation and post-publication comment
The journal platform permits readers to leave comments on the publication page, via the Disqus service. Readers will need a Disqus account to leave comments. Comments may be moderated by the journal, however, if they are non-offensive and relevant to the publication subject, comments will remain online without edit.
The journal platform also includes in-browser annotation and text highlighting options on full text formats via hypothes.is. Readers will require a hypothes.is account to create annotations, and will have the option to make these publicly available, available to a group, or private.
The journal only displays advertisements that are of relevance to its scope and will be of interest to the readership (e.g. upcoming conferences). All advertising space is provided free of charge and the editor and publisher have the right to decline or withdraw adverts at any point. Adverts will include a text heading to make it clear that they are adverts not related to the journal.
If you wish to propose a potential advert then please contact the editorial team. All advert images will have to be provided to the publisher.