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European Review of Aging and Physical Activity

Following EURAPA's switch to Open Access (OA) model in 2015, all of its pre-OA content is now freely accessible via journal website. 

Call for papers for new thematic series

European Review of Aging and Physical Activity (EURAPA) is calling for papers for a new thematic series on Physical Activity, Cognitive and Motor Performance and the Aging Brain. Amongst other questions, this series considers whether having healthy active lifestyle across lifespan help to improve brain integrity and functionality in older age.


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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 into Elderly and Physical Activity (EGREPA). Until the end of 2017, members of the Society will receive a 20% discount on the article-processing charge for articles they publish in EURAPA.

EGREPA Young Researcher Award

The European Group for Research into Elderly and Physical Activity (EGREPA) is happy to announce that the winner of the Young Researcher Award for 2016-2017 is Christopher McCrum, a PhD student at Maastricht University in the Netherlands and German Sport University Cologne in Germany.

Chris McCrum has been granted €500 and a full waiver for article-processing charges for his next publication in EURAPA , on condition that the submitted manuscript passes through the journal's peer review process.

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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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