Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science Journal

The best research, test reviews, tutorials, commentaries, and discussions of theoretical and methodological issues in measurement and statistics as they apply to physical education and exercise science. A must for measurement specialists and practitioners interested in measurement of physical activity.

Printed four times a year, Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science (MPEES) covers original measurement research, special issues, and tutorials within six substantive disciplines of physical education and exercise science. Six of the seven sections of MPEES define the substantive disciplines within the purview of the original research to be published in the journal: Exercise Science, Physical Activity, Physical Education Pedagogy, Psychology, Research Methodology and Statistics, and Sport Management and Administration. The seventh section of MPEES, Tutorial and Teacher’s Toolbox, serves to provide an outlet for review and/or didactic manuscripts to be published in the journal. Special issues provide an avenue for a coherent set of manuscripts (e.g., four to five) to collectively focus in-depth on an important and timely measurement-related issue within the scope of MPEES. The primary aim of MPEES is to publish high-impact manuscripts, most of which will focus on original research, that fit within the scope of the journal.

Call for Editor!
Measurement in Physical Education and Exerises Science

SHAPE America, the official sponsor of Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, is seeking qualified applicants for the role of Editor-in-Chief. The deadline for applicants is March 30, 2023, and the three-year term will begin on July 1, 2023. The new editor-in-chief (EIC) will work with the current editor-in-chief from July 1, 2023 – January 1, 2024, during which time the new EIC will handle new submissions and the current EIC will handle existing submissions and oversee publication of new issues. As of January 1, 2024, the new EIC will handle all manuscripts and oversee publication of new issues.

The quarterly journal offers the best research, test reviews, tutorials, commentaries, and discussions of theoretical and methodological issues in measurement and statistics as they apply to physical education and exercise science. It is a must for measurement specialists and practitioners interested in measurement of physical activity.

The Editor-in-Chief works in conjunction with the Editorial Board to supervise all editorial content and preserve the editorial integrity and substance of the journal.

Additional duties and responsibilities include:

  • Serves as the final decision-maker in the acceptance of all articles.
  • Manages the electronic manuscript submission and review process.
  • Proposes innovations in content, emphasis, and form.
  • Represents, upon request, the journal at meetings with organizations, groups, and individuals outside SHAPE America who have an interest in the Journal.

It is anticipated that the institution of employment will provide institutional support for the Editor-in-Chief at the minimal level of providing office space, electronic equipment, etc. Additional support for a graduate assistant would also be beneficial. Monetary support provided by SHAPE America to the new EIC will be discussed in the final stages of the application process.

All interested applicants are encouraged to send a letter of application and current vita by March 30, 2023 to Editorial Board Chair Weimo Zhu at weimozhu@illinois.edu. The Editorial Board will review all applicants and plans to render a decision by June 2023.

"MPEES is the go-to journal for research related to measurement in all our disciplines—PE, exercise science, sport psychology, exercise physiology, and sport marketing. The journal offers those studying these disciplines a better understanding of current measurement trends in their field. It's also an excellent resource for anyone teaching measurement and evaluation courses in these fields. Here, faculty can use real measurement research studies in their classes. I would recommend that anyone teaching these courses subscribe now!"

Tracey Matthews
Dean, School of Health Professions and Wellness
Jacksonville State University

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