Det brittiska akademiska bok- och tidskriftsförlaget Routledge är störst i världen när det gäller såväl böcker och tidskrifter inom idrottsforskningens område. idrottsforum.org bevakar och presenterar för närvarande inte mindre är 30 vetenskapliga tidskrifter från Routledge, och mellan 15 och 20 procent av de drygt 1000 böcker som hittills recenserats på forumet är utgivna av Routledge.
Bokutgivningen fortsätter i samma takt som tidigare, och från och med 2013 lägger förlaget ytterligare fyra idrottsvetenskapliga tidskrifter till sin redan digra lista, och det sker genom ett avtal med American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance:
Who We Are
With 20,000 members, the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting professionals involved in physical education, recreation, fitness, sport and coaching, dance, health education and promotion, and all specialties related to achieving a healthy and active lifestyle.
AAHPERD is an alliance of five national associations, six district associations, and a research consortium that is designed to provide members with a comprehensive and coordinated array of resources on both the national and local level, support, and programs to help practitioners improve their skills and so further the health and well-being of the American public.
AAHPERD’s mission is to promote and support leadership, research, education, and best practices in the professions that support creative, healthy, and active lifestyles. [Approved by the Alliance Assembly, April 2006.]
AAHPERD’s national associations have the following purposes:
- to develop and disseminate professional guidelines, standards, and ethics;
- to enhance professional practice by providing opportunities for professional growth and development;
- to advance the body of knowledge in the fields of study and in the professional practice of the fields by initiating, facilitating, and disseminating research;
- to facilitate and nurture communication and activities with other associations and other related professional groups;
- to serve as their own spokespersons;
- to promote public understanding and improve government relations in their fields of study;
- to engage in future planning; and
- to establish and fulfill other purposes which are consistent with the purposes of the Alliance.
AAHPERD envisions a society in which all individuals enjoy an optimal quality of life through appreciation of and participation in an active and creative, health-promoting lifestyle. Members of AAHPERD and its national, district, and state associations are recognized as dynamic role models in the realization of this desired future. Members and staff are fully committed to accepting responsibility for continued determination of this future.
De fyra tidskrifterna är
- Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
- American Journal of Health Education
- Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD)
- Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators
Vi kommer att hålla ett vakande öga också på dessa fyra tidskrifter, och presentera innehållet på idrottsforum.org.