Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour

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Volume 4, Issue 2


Application of Convolutional Neural Network Algorithms for Advancing Sedentary and Activity Bout Classification By: Supun Nakandala, Marta M. Jankowska, Fatima Tuz-Zahra, John Bellettiere, Jordan A. Carlson, Andrea Z. LaCroix, Sheri J. Hartman, Dori E. Rosenberg, Jingjing Zou, Arun Kumar, and Loki Natarajan

Agreement Between Different Days of activPAL and Actigraph GT3X Measurement of Sedentary Behavior and Physical Activity During the School Hours in Elementary Children By: Luciana L.S. Barboza, Larissa Gandarela, Josefa Graziele S. Santana, Ellen Caroline M. Silva, Elondark S. Machado, Roberto Jerônimo S. Silva, Thayse N. Gomes, and Danilo R. Silva

Estimates of Physical Activity in Older Adults Using the ActiGraph Low-Frequency Extension Filter By: Hilary Hicks, Alexandra Laffer, Kayla Meyer, and Amber Watts

Sequential Activity Patterns and Outcome-Specific, Real-Time, and Target Group-Specific Feedback: The SPORT Algorithm By: Nathalie Berninger, Gill ten Hoor, Guy Plasqui, and Rik Crutzen

Shuteye Time Compared With Bedtime: Misclassification of Sleep in Adolescent Females By: Jillian J. Haszard, Tessa Scott, Claire Smith, and Meredith C. Peddie

Comparing Counts of Park Users With a Wearable Video Device and an Unmanned Aerial System By: Richard R. Suminski, Gregory M. Dominick, and Matthew Saponaro

Validity of Two Awake Wear-Time Classification Algorithms for activPAL in Youth, Adults, and Older Adults By: Jordan A. Carlson, Fatima Tuz-Zahra, John Bellettiere, Nicola D. Ridgers, Chelsea Steel, Carolina Bejarano, Andrea Z. LaCroix, Dori E. Rosenberg, Mikael Anne Greenwood-Hickman, Marta M. Jankowska, and Loki Natarajan

Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Time in Bed Among Finnish Adults Measured 24/7 by Triaxial Accelerometry By: Pauliina Husu, Kari Tokola, Henri Vähä-Ypyä, Harri Sievänen, Jaana Suni, Olli J. Heinonen, Jarmo Heiskanen, Kaisu M. Kaikkonen, Kai Savonen, Sami Kokko, and Tommi Vasankari

Exploring Machine Learning Models Based on Accelerometer Sensor Alone or Combined With Gyroscope to Classify Home-Based Exercises and Physical Behavior in (Pre)sarcopenic Older Adults By: Lenore Dedeyne, Jorgen A. Wullems, Jolan Dupont, Jos Tournoy, Evelien Gielen, and Sabine Verschueren

Accelerometry and Self-Report Are Congruent for Children’s Moderate-to-Vigorous and Higher Intensity Physical Activity By: Claudio R. Nigg, Xanna Burg, Barbara Lohse, and Leslie Cunningham-Sabo



The Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour is the official Journal of the International Society for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour and publishes high quality research papers that employ and/or apply sensor-based measures of physical activity, movement disorders, sedentary behaviour and sleep.

  • Research from multiple disciplines: kinesiology, psychology, computer science, engineering, statistics, public health, and clinical sciences

Types of papers

  • Experimental studies
  • Reviews, cross-sectional and longitudinal (cohort) studies
  • Brief reports
  • Technical notes
  • Evidence based best practices

About the Journal

  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
  • On-line journal (hard copies available upon request for extra charge
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  • 4 issues per year
  • Open access publishing possible (fees range from $2000 – $2950)
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  • Novel methods for sensor calibration and validation
  • New sensor technology
  • Analytic advances in measurement and interpretation
  • New sensor-based outcomes for clinical sciences
  • Applications of wearable monitors for assessing exposure and outcomes
  • Evidence based papers leading to best practices for use of wearable sensors in research and clinical settings

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Editorial Leadership

Editor in Chief

Philippa Dall, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Editor in Chief emerita

Patty Freedson (Founding editor: 2018-2020)

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

Associate Editors

Soren Brage, University of Cambridge, UK

Lisa Cadmus-Bertram, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

Dinesh John, Northeaster University, USA

Minsoo Kang, The University of Mississippi, USA

Joanne McVeigh, Curtin University, Australia

Alex Rowlands, University of Leicester, UK

Pedro Saint-Maurice, National Cancer Institute, USA

John Sirard, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

Ben Stansfield, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Tom Stewart, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Editorial Board

David Basset, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

Matt Buman, Arizona State University, USA

Scott Crouter, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

Alan Donnelly, University of Limerick, Ireland

Malcolm Granat, Salford University, UK

Jorunn Helbostad, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Sarah Keadle, California Ploytechnic State University, USA

Kate Lyden, KAL Research/Consulting, USA

Ann Swartz, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA

Rick Troiano, National Cancer Institute, USA

Greg Welk, Iowa State University, USA