As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
COVID-19 and impact on peer review
Call for papers: Cross journal collection on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Aging
European Review of Aging and Physical Activity (EURAPA) is calling for papers as part of a cross journal collection themed on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Aging. Participating journals include Nutrition Journal, Nutrition & Metabolism, European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, and BMC Geriatrics. The submission deadline is 31 Dec 2021.
Physical Activity, Cognitive and Motor Performance and the Aging Brain
European Review of Aging and Physical Activity (EURAPA) is has published a thematic series on Physical Activity, Cognitive and Motor Performance and the Aging Brain. Amongst other questions, this series considers various exercise programs that help to improve brain integrity and functionality in older age. Read the series here.
Aims and scope
European Review of Aging and Physical Activity (EURAPA) disseminates research on the biomedical and behavioural aspects of physical activity and aging. The main issues addressed by EURAPA are the impact of physical activity or exercise on cognitive, physical, and psycho-social functioning of older people, physical activity patterns in advanced age, and the relationship between physical activity and health.
European Review of Aging and Physical Activity (EURAPA) is the official journal of The European Group for Research into Elderly and Physical Activity (EGREPA). Until the end of 2020, members of the Society will receive a 20% discount on the article-processing charge for articles they publish in EURAPA.
The European Group for Research into Elderly and Physical Activity will have the Active Aging 2021 conference in May 2021. Please see the details below.
Yael Netz is Professor of Gerontology at the Wingate College of Physical Education and Sports Sciences where she developed and instituted a program for physical activity in old age. Her areas of research are: Physical fitness and cognitive functioning in old age; the psychological effect of a single training session on the elderly; physical activity patterns among the elderly and other age groups in the population; physical activity and psychological variables in adult and old age. Prof. Netz has recently been appointed President of the European Group for Research into Elderly and Physical Activity.
Wiebren Zijlstra is Professor and Head of the Institute of Movement and Sport Gerontology at the German Sport University Cologne. He graduated in Human Movement Sciences and received a PhD at the Medical Faculty of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. His research and teaching focus on physical activity and its relationships with physical and cognitive functioning in older people. Special interests include mobility, neuro-mechanical adaptability, and interventions to improve health span.
The official journal of the European Group for Research into Elderly and Physical Activity (EGREPA)
Annual Journal Metrics
101 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
69 days to first decision for all manuscripts
162 days from submission to acceptance
14 days from acceptance to publication