Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal E-Version & Print Subscription
Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to advancing the understanding of women in sport and physical activity and facilitating increased opportunities for girls and women to enjoy and benefit from sports and other physical activities.
Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal (WSPAJ) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to advancing the understanding of women in sport and physical activity. This established journal publishes articles related to women’s sport and physical activity across the full range of disciplinary perspectives. WSPAJ aims to facilitate opportunities for girls and women to enjoy and benefit from sports and other physical activities.
WSPAJ presents a body of knowledge readily and conveniently. Original research using varied methodologies as well as theoretical papers, reviews, practical articles, and commentaries will be considered for publication. In addition, WSPAJ provides a forum for sharing information and encourages scholars to address issues pertinent to the concerns of women in the sport and physical activity community. The journal also strives toward an international voice, identifying common concerns of women in all countries and working to better communicate among the multicultural women of the world.
WSPAJ is available in a digital format, providing online subscribers with the same authoritative content of the print edition but with additional advantages, including the ability to search entire issues in seconds and access to all back issues. The content of the online version of WSPAJ is available weeks before the print version arrives by mail, and subscribers can receive the table of contents of each issue by e-mail when a new issue has been published. The online format also allows the submission and use of digital media to better communicate ideas and information.
Diane L. Gill, PhD, is a professor in the department of kinesiology and the Linda Arnold Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professor of women’s and gender studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She held faculty positions at the University of Waterloo and the University of Iowa before moving to UNCG, where she has served as associate dean, department head, and founding director of the Center for Women's Health and Wellness. She has more than 35 years of experience as a faculty member in sport and exercise psychology.
Gill has been engaged in scholarly activity in sport and exercise psychology throughout her career. Her research emphasizes social psychology and physical activity, with a focus on physical activity and psychological well-being. Her scholarly publications include the text Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise, several book chapters, and more than 100 journal articles. She previously served as editor of the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology and Quest and currently serves on several editorial boards. She is a fellow of several professional organizations. Gill was president of Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, and the Research Consortium of AAHPERD. She received both her MS and PhD degrees from the University of Illinois and her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Cortland.