Special Issue Call for Papers

American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine

Special Issue Call for Papers

Special Issue on The Acquisition of Skills and Social Values Through Sport and Physical Activity

The objective of this case is to present the audience different theoretical and empirical work on the development and acquisition of social skills and social values through the practice of physical and sports activities character. The research work will host institutional education and after-school contexts: schools in kindergarten, primary and secondary schools and sports clubs.

About the issue

The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • The values in the practice of physical and sporting activities.
  • The adqusición social skills through sports.
  • The formation of character through sports.
  • Health and physical activity.
  • Sport and physical activity and body image.
  • Physical activity habits of young people.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: October 30, 2014
Final Version Due: November 30, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: December 30, 2014

Chief Guest Editor

Pedro Gil Madrona
Faculty of Education Albacete, University of Castilla La Mancha, Spain
Email: Pedro.Gil@uclm.es

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Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Iman M. Fawzy at the address: <Clinical.pathology@yahoo.com>

Special Issue on Growth and Development in Children and Adolescent: Relation to Sports & Physical Activity

Growth and physical maturation are dynamic processes encompassing a broad spectrum of cellular and somatic changes. The most obvious signs of physical growth are changes in overall body size. The children of the same age may differ in rate of physical growth. Ethnic variations in growth rate are also common. Thus growth norms (age-related averages for height and weight) must be applied cautiously. Physical growth, like other aspects of development, results from a complex interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Moreover, the endocrine glands also control the vast physical changes of childhood and adolescence. Although heredity remains important, environmental factors continue to affect genetic expression. Good nutrition, relative freedom from disease, and emotional well-being are essential to children’s healthy development. Changes in size, proportions, and muscle strength support an explosion of new gross-motor skills. Physical activity is needed for normal growth and development, and for young people to reach their potential in muscle and bone development. Further, the psychological, social, and physical development process project powerful influences on sport participation. Sports scientists, physicians and physical educators must be familiar with the normal patterns of growth and development of the child and adolescent. This allow finding out deviations during the pre-participation examination, guiding children into appropriate activities, aiding them in setting realistic goals concerning sports participation. It also provides guidance to the community and coaches in the design of safe and effective training and sports programme.

About the issue

The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • 1. Impact of Growth and Development on Sports & Physical Activity.
  • 2. Assessment of Growth and Development in Children and Adolescent.
  • 3. Role of Anthropometry in assessment of Growth and Development in Children and Adolescent.
  • 4. Genetic basis of Growth and Development in Children and Adolescent.
  • 5. Nutritional basis of Growth and Development in Children and Adolescent.
  • 6. Hormonal basis of Growth and Development in Children and Adolescent.
  • 7. Physiological basis of Growth and Development in Children and Adolescent.
  • 8. Psychological and social basis of Growth and Development in Children and Adolescent.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: September 15, 2014
Final Version Due: September 30, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: September, 2014

Chief Guest Editor

Dr. Indranil Manna
Department of Physiology, Midnapore College, Midnapore-721101, W.B., India
Email: indranil_manna@yahoo.com

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Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Dr. Indranil Manna at the address: <indranil_manna@yahoo.com>

Special Issue on Role of Exercise in Prevention of Obesity in Children

In a major attempt to emphasize the importance of research and evidence-based practical information in advancing all aspects of the Role of Exercise in Prevention of Obesity in Children, the American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine published a Special Issue on February, 2014. Childhood obesity is a condition in which excess body fat negatively related with the child's health or well being. Due to the increasing trend of obesity in children and its adverse health effects it is emerging as a serious public health problem. In order to prevent obesity in children it would be fruitful to perform a population wide evaluation of the dietary intake in relation to physical activity.In order to help children, parents, educators, students, coaches, researchers and practitioners seek assistance from the vast amount of technical information that is available in the form of books, journals or websites. This special issue of the American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine published articles original research and specific reviews that enriches the current understanding of Role of Exercise in Prevention of Obesity in Children.

About the issue

The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Role of Endurance Exercise in Prevention of Obesity in Children.
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity in Prevention of Obesity in Children.
  • Anthropometric variables for the Assessment of Obesity in Children.
  • Physical and Physiological fitness for the Prevention of Obesity in Children.
  • Biochemical assessment of fitness and Obesity.
  • Molecular Mechanism of Obesity.
  • Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease.
  • Obesity and Diabetes.
  • Obesity and Reproductive Health.
  • Obesity and Metabolic Changes.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: April 30, 2014
Final Version Due: May 31 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: June 30, 2014

Chief Guest Editor

Dr. Indranil Manna
Department of Physiology, Midnapore College
Email: Indranil_manna@yahoo.com

Guest Editor

Dr Reza Nuri
Department of Exercise Physiology, Kish International Campus (International branch of University of Tehran), University of Tehran, Kish Island, Iran
Email: nuri_r7@yahoo.com

Dr. Johnny Padulo
Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of “Tor Vergata” Rome, Italy
Email: sportcinetic@gmail.com

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If you would like to submit an article to this special issue, please send your submissions via email directly to our guest editor, Dr. Indranil Manna <Indranil_manna@yahoo.com>

Special Issue on A review about Futsal

Futsal is the format of Small Sided Football that is recognised and supported by FIFA and UEFA with World and African, Asian, American (North and Central and South), Oceanian and European Championships for Club and National Teams.

The name “Futsal” simply combines the Spanish words for “Hall” – Sala and “Football” – Fútbol into futsal. It is a five-a-side game, played with hockey sized goals and a smaller ball with a reduced bounce.

Futsal is also the World’s fastest growing indoor sport. In fact, the IOC are in talks deciding if Futsal becomes an Olympic Sport or not for the next Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) or in 2020. Futsal was developed in Brasil and Uruguay in the 1930s and 1940s as a solution to the lack of available football fields. Since the beginnings Futsal has been very popular in South America, Portugal, Spain and Italy. In the last decade, Futsal has increased a lot in Asian countries such as Iran, Japan, Kuwait...

However, there is a lack of scientific papers about futsal in English language. Only a couple of authors (one Spanish and one Italian) have published some futsal articles in English. On the contrary, there are hundreds of papers, articles and documents about futsal written in Portuguese, Spanish or Italian. This fact is not helping to develop futsal in the right way, as many international coaches, S&C coaches, physiotherapists, doctors cannot understand those language. Therefore, if we want to develop futsal as a professional sport, we need to be able to increase the level in futsal in all the fields. The only way to get that objective is trying to get as many as possible articles in English, since that language is the international one.

About the issue

The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Body Composition in Futsal Players;
  • S&C Coaching in Futsal;
  • Futsal Physiology;
  • Futsal Injuries;
  • Futsal Medicine;
  • Monitoring Training in Futsal;
  • Monitoring Fatigue and Recovery in Futsal;
  • Match Analysis in Futsal;
  • Futsal Motion Analysis.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: December 2013
Notification of Acceptance: January 2014
Final Version Due: January-February 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: February-March 2014

Chief Guest Editor

Dr Daniel Berdejo-del-Fresno
The Football Association (England)
Email: daniberdejo@gmail.com

Guest Editor

Dr Amador J. Lara-Sánchez
University of Jaén (Spain)
Email: alara@ujaen.es

Dr Antonio Tessitore
University of Rome “Foro Italico” (Italy)
Email: antonio.tessitore@uniroma4.it

Submit your article now

If you would like to submit an article to this special issue, please send your submissions via email directly to our guest editor, Dr Daniel Berdejo-del-Fresno<daniberdejo@gmail.com>.