It is our utmost pleasure to announce this phase of preparation for the launch of the first special edition dedicated to Sport, Exercise & Health, on the MCAST Journal of Applied Research & Practice.
This special edition is dedicated to Sport, Exercise & Health and aims to contribute to the advancement of physical activity, exercise and sport knowledge, participation and performance in the small state of Malta, via sound scientific and academic research. It is also intended to encourage scholars, academics and sports/exercise scientists to engage with important and locally contextualised research problems, with a view to helping support the propagation of the fundamental principles of the Olympic movement.
The Sport, Exercise & Health special edition considers multiple dimensions of physical activity, exercise and sport, including exercise and health, sports philosophy, management and administrative sciences, sports psychology, sociology and education, as well as physical activity and sports injury epidemiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics and nutrition science, among others. Research with a distinctly local scope is prioritised, contextualised in, for instance, Maltese issues, policy, culture, history, climate or geography (e.g. small nations phenomena, sports/physical activity tourism, aquatics, European and Mediterranean issues, etc). Work of more international scope is naturally also welcome, so long as it is also applicable/beneficial to physical activity and sports stakeholders in the Maltese context.