Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour

MARCH issue of JMPB now available to ISMPB Members!

Volume 2, Issue 1


A Method to Minimize Loss of Accelerometer Data to Improve Assessment of Device-Based Measurement of Physical Activity
Patty Freedson

Original Research

Comparing Methods for Using Invalid Days in Accelerometer Data to Improve Physical Activity Measurement
Hotaka Maeda, Chris C. Cho, Young Cho, Scott J. Strath

Effects of Brief Intermittent Walking Bouts on Step Count Accuracy of Wearable Devices
Lindsay P. Toth, Susan Park, Whitney L. Pittman, Damla Sarisaltik, Paul R. Hibbing, Alvin L. Morton, Cary M. Springer, Scott E. Crouter, David R. Bassett

Validity of Smartphone Applications at Measuring Steps: Does Wear Location Matter?
Merrill D. Funk, Cindy L. Salazar, Miriam Martinez, Jesus Gonzalez, Perla Leyva, David Bassett Jr., Murat Karabulut

Test-Retest and Inter-Monitor Reliability of The Atlas Activity Monitor For Assessing Resistance Training Exercises
Alexander H.K. Montoye, Scott A. Conger, Joe R. Mitrzyk, Colby Beach, Alecia K. Fox, Jeremy A. Steeves

Measuring Time in the Office Using Bluetooth Sensors: Feasibility and Validity Considerations
Bronwyn K. Clark, Nyssa T. Hadgraft, Takemi Sugiyama, Elisabeth A. Winkler



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
  • Part of membership dues ($30 per year)
  • 4 issues per year
  • Open access publishing possible (fees range from $2000 – $2950)
  • No page charges
  • Web portal is open here:

Topics (Examples)

  • 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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Access to the Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour is a benefit of membership. 
Keynote and invited speakers are encouraged to submit papers adapted from ICAMPAM 2017 presentations
Poster and podium presenters are encouraged to submit papers adapted from ICAMPAM 2017 presentations

Editorial Leadership

Editor in Chief
Patty Freedson
Journal Operations Committee
Patty Freedson
Ben Stansfield
Alex Rowlands
H.J.G (Rita) Van den Berg
Associate Editors
Stephen Intille
Dinesh John
John Sirard
Rebecca Spencer
John Staudenmayer
Scott Strath
Lisa Cadmus-Betram
Soren Brage
Maria Hagstromer
Joanne McVeigh
John Reilly
Alex Rowlands
Stewart Trost
Editorial Board
Ann Swartz
Kathleen Janz
Rick Troiano
Greg Welk
Scott Crouter
David Bassett
Matt Buman
Sarah Keadle
Kate Lyden
HJG Van den Berg
Alan Donnelly
Phillippa Dall
Ben Stansfield
Malcolm Granat
Jorunn Helbostad