Call for papers – Special issue of the Movement & Sport Sciences
Attention and sports performance: From cognitive processes to implications for learning and competition
Attention and concentration greatly influence motor learning and performance. The attentional processes vary depending on whether one is preparing for the action to come, in the midst of performing it, or trying to forget a recent setback. The stage of learning, the level of expertise, the characteristics of the individual (for example, their age, their level of fatigue…) as well as issues relating to the context (e.g., training session or must-win match) are also important sources of variation in attention.
This thematic issue aims to bring together research located at the crossroads between attentional processes and motor control. Original empirical articles and well-argued theoretical syntheses are welcome.
Submission deadline: September 30, 2020 (in English or French)
Sciences and technologies to improve top-level sport performances in sport
Editors: Nicolas Benguigui, Julie Boiché, Romuald Lepers, Dominique Bodin, Aymeric Guillot
Research and technologies in the domain of sport performance have significantly improved in the last decades. This special issue in the perspective of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris aims to present innovative contributions which address the effective use of scientific methods to serve top-level athletes and coaches. Scientific contributions such as original experimental study or literature review can be submitted as part of this special issue.
Submission Deadline: May 31st 2020
Psychological and behavioral processes of social influence in the context of sport and physical activity
Because of their interactive nature, and/or of the rather frequent presence of others during practice, sports and physical activities represent a context susceptible to numerous and various modalities of social influence. This special issue will present an update on the psychological and behavioral processes through which social influence may operate – albeit via an interpersonal relationship (e.g., coach-athlete, teacher-student, parent-child), or due to the appurtenance to certain social categories (e.g., gender, age) – in the field of sport, exercise, and physical activity. Both literature review on theoretical approaches or research questions, and articles presenting original results from empirical studies, will be welcomed. Proposals for articles are to be up-loaded the submission platform of the journal. Authors have to follow the instructions to authors.
Submission Deadline: December 30th 2019
Publication: June 2020
Sports organisations and management research: the changing boundaries between public and private operators
This special issue will address the relationship between public (State, communities) and private (companies, associations) operators and the changes which occurred in this area.
Whether competitive or party sport events, tourism linked to physical activities, proximity sport events, dedicated infrastructures, this thematic issue aims to show the observed operative methods and the questions raised by the public-private pair, the ones it raises and the ones it will raise in the future in France and other countries.
Submission Deadline: November 30th 2019
Publication: June 2020