The Journal of Physical Activity & Health publishes peer-reviewed original research and review papers examining the relationship between physical activity and all aspects of health, studying physical activity as an exposure as well as an outcome.
The Journal of Physical Activity & Health (JPAH) is dedicated to research and practice related to physical activity and health. The journal publishes peer-reviewed original research and review papers examining the relationship between physical activity and all aspects of health, studying physical activity as an exposure as well as an outcome. JPAH also calls for papers that examine behavioral, community, and environmental interventions that may affect physical activity on an individual and population-wide basis. The “Public Health Practice” feature allows practitioners in the field to publish on successes of best practices. The articles represent work from nearly two dozen countries and feature multifaceted international perspectives. Further, the editorial board is composed of several international researchers who are widely recognized for their work. Past issues have covered topics such as physical activity in afterschool programs, gender differences in physical activity among children, and perceived barriers to exercise among obese and nonobese women.
For individual subscribers, JPAH is available in online-only or print plus online subscription formats. Both versions allow subscribers full access to the journal’s authoritative content and online access to digital archives of back issues. Those who wish to stay updated on recent content may visit the JPAH website to sign up for the free notification of the table of contents, which details the articles and authors for each new issue. The online version of JPAH includes Portuguese translations of selected articles. In addition, the journal has an “In Press” feature allowing accepted papers to be published and cited before the availability of the print publication.
Institutional subscriptions are offered in the same formats mentioned previously as well as print only. Institutional subscriptions must be placed by phone.
Loretta DiPietro, PhD, MPH, is the chair of the department of exercise and nutrition sciences at the Milken Institute of Public Health at George Washington University. The department is one of very few in the world that is housed and completely integrated in a school of public health. Her research interests concern the role of physical activity and successful aging. She has been awarded several grants from the National Institute on Aging, and her current work strives to bridge the gaps between population-based public health and the clinical and physiological domains of exercise science.