Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour

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The June 2020 Issue of JMPB now available to ISMPB Members!

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Volume 3, Issue 2


Consequences of Choosing Different Settings When Processing Hip-Based Accelerometry Data From Older Adults: A Practical Approach Using Baseline Data From the SITLESS Study. Jason J. Wilson, Mathias Skjødt, Ilona McMullan, Nicole E. Blackburn, Maria Giné-Garriga, Oriol Sansano-Nadal, Marta Roqué i Figuls, Jochen Klenk, Dhayana Dallmeier, Emma McIntosh, Manuela Deidda, Mark A. Tully, Paolo Caserotti , On behalf of the SITLESS Group

Physical Activity Monitor Accuracy for Overground Walking and Free-Living Conditions Among Pregnant Women. Christopher P. Connolly, Jordana Dahmen, Robert D. Catena, Nigel Campbell, Alexander H.K. Montoye

Alternative Wear-Time Estimation Methods Compared to Traditional Diary Logs for Wrist-Worn ActiGraph Accelerometers in Pregnant Women. Samantha F. Ehrlich, Amanda J. Casteel, Scott E. Crouter, Paul R. Hibbing, Monique M. Hedderson, Susan D. Brown, Maren Galarce, Dawn P. Coe, David R. Bassett, Assiamira Ferrara

Reported and Device-Based Physical Activity By Race/Ethnic Groups in Young-Old Women. Andrea Stewart, Barbara Sternfeld, Brittney S. Lange-Maia, Kelly R. Ylitalo, Alicia Colvin, Carrie A. Karvonen-Gutierrez, Sheila A. Dugan, Robin R. Green, Kelley Pettee Gabriel

University Student’s Perceptions of Self-Tracking Devices, Data Privacy, and Sharing Digital Data for Research Purposes. Marianne I. Clark and Matthew W. Driller

Validation of a Clinically Feasible Activity Monitor Which Measures Body Postures and Movements in Adults With LowerLimb Amputation Who Wear a Prosthesis. Willemijn M.J. van Rooij, H.J.G. van den Berg-Emons, Herwin L.D. Horemans, Malou H.J. Fanchamps, Fred A. de Laat, Johannes B.J. Bussmann

High-Tech Video Capture and Analysis for Counting Park Users. Richard R. Suminski, Gregory M. Dominick, Philip
Saponaro, Elizabeth M. Orsega-Smith, Eric Plautz, Matthew Saponaro

Infant Leg Activity Intensity Before and After Naps. Ivan A. Trujillo-Priego, Judy Zhou, Inge F. Werner, Weiyang Deng, Beth A. Smith

Effect of Monitor Placement on the Daily Step Counts of Wrist and Hip Activity Monitors. Susan Park, Lindsay P. Toth, Scott E. Crouter, Cary M. Springer, Robert T. Marcotte and David R. Bassett

Review of Validity and Reliability of Garmin Activity Trackers. Kelly R. Evenson and Camden L. Spade



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
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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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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