Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour

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Volume 2, Issue 2


What is the Agreement Between Two Generations of Commercial Accelerometer in a Free-Living Environment for Young to Middle-Aged Adults?
Denise M. Jones,Harvi F. Hart,Kay M. Crossley,Ilana N. Ackerman,Joanne L. Kemp

Validation of the activPAL3 in Free-Living and Laboratory Scenarios for the Measurement of Physical Activity, Stepping, and Transitions in Older Adults
Alan K. Bourke,Espen A. F. Ihlen,Jorunn L. Helbostad

Validity and Reliability of a Novel Method for Physical Activity Surveillance in Toddlers
Aston K. McCullough, Carol Ewing Garber

Accuracy of Commercially Available Smartwatches in Assessing Energy Expenditure During Rest and Exercise
Zachary C. Pope,Nan Zeng,Xianxiong Li,Wenfeng Liu,Zan Gao

Comparison of Questionnaire and Device Measures of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in a Multi-Ethnic Cohort of Older Women
Michael J. LaMonte,I-Min Lee,Eileen Rillamas-Sun,John Bellettiere,Kelly R. Evenson,David M. Buchner,Chongzhi Di,Cora E. Lewis,Dori E. Rosenberg,Marcia L. Stefanick, Andrea Z. LaCroix

Accelerometry-Based Prediction of Energy Expenditure in Preschoolers
Berit Steenbock,Marvin N. Wright,Norman Wirsik,Mirko Brandes

Identification of Apnea Events Using a Chest-Worn Monitor Compared to Laboratory-Based Polysomnography in Patients Suspected of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Eduardo Salazar,Mayank Gupta,Meynard Toledo,Qiao Wang,Pavan Turaga,James M. Parish,Matthew P. Buman

Step Count and Sedentary Time Validation of Consumer Activity Trackers and a Pedometer in Free-Living Settings
Albert R. Mendoza,Kate Lyden,John Sirard,John Staudenmayer,Catrine Tudor-Locke,Patty S. Freedson

Dominant vs. Non-Dominant Wrist Placement of Activity Monitors: Impact on Steps per Day
Susan Park,Lindsay P. Toth,Paul R. Hibbing,Cary M. Springer,Andrew S. Kaplan,Mckenzie D. Feyerabend,Scott E. Crouter,David R. Bassett



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
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