Thursday, February 12, 2015

CFP: Sport, Physical Activity and Public Health - International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics

International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics

Call for Papers
Special Issue: Sport, Physical Activity and Public Health

Guest editors: Dr Louise Mansfield and Dr Joe Piggin

The aim of this special issue is to encourage critical discussions about the relationships between sport, physical activity and public health. The resurgence in the importance of physical activity in public health policy is evidenced by the development of increasingly explicit recommendations on physical activity levels in global health strategies and national physical activity policies, along with intensifying local promotion, delivery and governance of individual and community based sport and physical activity programmes. The sport sector specifically is a priority area for increasing population rates of physical activity. However, very little is known about the contribution of sport to physical activity and health. The requirements for successful individual, community and national promotion of sport and physical activity programmes are not well understood and there is scope to bring critical work to the fore on the consequences (both intended and unintended) of such programmes for diverse groups of people.

Key Deadlines and Submission 
Full papers (8000-10000 words) and research notes / short communications (2000 words max) are accepted. Abstract (250 words) submission 30th June 2015 to either guest editor with completed articles due 30th October 2015. Submission is via Manuscript Central. Interested parties can contact the editors ( and by email to discuss potential submissions.

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