Special Issue "Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour in Children and Adolescents"
A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (3 September 2018).
Interests: physical activity; sedentary behaviour; measurement; disease risk
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Interests: qualitative research; psycho-social evaluation of elite sport and physical activity interventions for children and young people; natural play; public engagement
Physical activity is an important determinant of health that is associated with a range of physical and psychosocial benefits. Despite this, we know that many children and young people are inactive and spend a lot of time engaged in sedentary behaviours. Physical activity is a complex behaviour influenced by a range of factors. Furthermore, the accurate measurement of physical activity remains a major challenge to researchers in the discipline. The goal of this special edition is to provide a wide-reaching and contemporary snapshot of paediatric physical activity research. The issue will be aligned to aspects of the Behavioural Epidemiology Framework. Therefore, we are interested in articles covering topics such as the following:
- Advances in paediatric physical activity measurement
- Applications of physical activity measures for intervention research
- The use of creative methodologies within intervention design and evaluation
- Distribution of physical activity and sedentary behaviours
- Correlates of children and adolescents’ physical activity and/or sedentary behaviour
- The interplay between physical activity and/or sedentary behaviour and health in children
- Evaluations of interventions, which may include effectiveness and process evaluations
- New horizons in children’s physical activity, including policy development and commentaries
Dr. Lynne M. Boddy
Prof. Zoe Knowles
Dr. Pedro F. Saint-Maurice
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Children is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Children’s physical activity
- Children’s sedentary behaviour
- Behaviour change