Special Issue Call for Papers

American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine

Special Issue Call for Papers

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

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. 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>.