Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour

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The April 2024 Issue of JMPB now available to ISMPB Members!

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Volume 7, Issue 1 (January 2024)

Brief Report

Colleen J. ChaseSarah Burkart, and Katie Potter . The KID Study (Kids Interacting With Dogs): Piloting a Novel Approach for Measuring Dog-Facilitated Youth Physical Activity

Paul H. LeeAli NeishabouriAndy C.Y. Tse, and Christine C. Guo. Comparative Analysis and Conversion Between Actiwatch and ActiGraph Open-Source Counts

Original Research

Yanlin WuMyles W. O’BrienAlexander PeddleW. Seth DaleyBeverly D. SchwartzDerek S. Kimmerly, and Ryan J. Frayne. Criterion Validity of Accelerometers in Determining Knee-Flexion Angles During Sitting in a Laboratory Setting

Marc WeitzBente MorsethLaila A. Hopstock, and Alexander Horsch. Influence of Accelerometer Calibration on the Estimation of Objectively Measured Physical Activity: The Tromsø Study

Duncan S. Buchan. Comparison of Sleep and Physical Activity Metrics From Wrist-Worn ActiGraph wGT3X-BT and GT9X Accelerometers During Free-Living in Adults


Volume 6, Issue 4 (December 2023)


Tyler D. Quinn and Bethany Barone Gibbs. Context Matters: The Importance of Physical Activity Domains for Public Health


Kimberly A. Clevenger and Alexander H.K. Montoye. Systematic Review of Accelerometer Responsiveness to Change for Measuring Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, or Sleep


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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


Charlotte Edwardson
University of Leicester, UK

Editorial Assistant
Tatiana Plekhanova
University of Oxford, UK

Editors Emeriti

Patty Freedson (Founding Editor: 2018-2020)
University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Philippa Dall (2020-2023)
Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Associate Editors

Matthew Ahmadi
University of Sydney, Australia

Soren Brage
University of Cambridge, UK

Kimberley Clevenger
Utah State University, USA

Scott E. Crouter
University of Tennessee Knoxville, USA

Vahid Farrahi
TU Dortmund University, Germany; University of Oulu, Finland

Andrew Kingsnorth
Loughborough University, UK

Paul H. Lee
University of Southampton, UK

Joanne McVeigh
Curtin University, Australia

Alexander H.K. Montoye
Alma College, USA

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

Lindsay P. Toth
University of North Florida, USA

Andrea Wendt
Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Brazil

Editorial Board

Nicolas Aguilar-Farias
Universidad de La Frontera, Chile

David Bassett
University of Tennessee Knoxville, USA

Lynne M. Boddy
Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Matt Buman
Arizona State University, USA

Bron Clark
University of Queensland, Australia

Alan Donnelly
University of Limerick, Ireland

Marco Giurgiu
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Mikael Anne Greenwood-Hickman
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, USA

Jeffrey M. Hausdorff
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center & Tel Aviv University, Israel

Jorunn Helbostad
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Annemarie Koster
Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Kate Lyden
KAL Research|Consulting LLC, USA

Martina Mancini
Oregon Health & Science University, USA

Charles E. Matthews
National Cancer Institute, USA

Ben Maylor
University of Oxford, UK

Myles O’Brien
Dalhousie University, Canada

Christopher D. Pfledderer
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Jasper Schipperijn
University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Ann Swartz
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA

Shigeho Tanaka
Kagawa Nutrition University, Japan

Vadim Zipunnikov
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

Human Kinetics Staff

Doug Hoepker
Senior Journals Managing Editor