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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.
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Citing articles in European Review of Aging and Physical Activity
Articles in European Review of Aging and Physical Activity should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. Eur Rev Aging Phys Act [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Eur Rev Aging Phys Act 2009, 1:115.
refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
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Why publish your article in European Review of Aging and Physical Activity
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Annual Journal Metrics
99 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
81 days to first decision for all manuscripts
165 days from submission to acceptance
14 days from acceptance to publication