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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.

Society information

European Review of Aging and Physical Activity (EURAPA) is the official journal of The European Group for Research on Aging and Physical Activity (EGRAPA).


Editors' profiles

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.

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The official journal of the European Group for Research on Aging and Physical Activity (EGRAPA)

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.7
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 4.7
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.563
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.252

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 14
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 180

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 475,177
    Altmetric mentions: 413