Call for Submissions: Special Issue IF: 2.85

Special Issue: “The Role of Social Networks for Sport & Physical Activity"

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Friday, April 30, 2021

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We would like to announce a special issue on “The Role of Social Networks for Sport and Physical Activity” that Annika Frahsa, Ansgar Thiel and Hagen Wäsche are co-editing for the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IF: 2.85). The final deadline for submissions is 30 April 2021, though papers will be published on an ongoing basis.

 

More information can be found below or on the website for the special issue:
https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues/SNSPA


Special Issue Information

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

Our world is connected. Each person or organization is embedded in a network of social relations and interactions. Social networks constrain and facilitate social actions and processes. They provide access to resources and organize exchange, communication, and cooperation. Social norms affecting attitudes and behaviors are acquired in, and generated through, networks. As such, social networks also play a critical role for sport and physical activity. On a micro-level, sport- and health-related norms and values, but also the willingness to be physically active, are ‘transmitted’ from person to person in social networks. On a meso-level, physical activity programs in schools, sport clubs, or at the workplace depend on intra-organizational and inter-organizational networks. On a macro-level, physical activity promotion in neighborhoods, communities and regions can only provide comprehensive opportunities for sport and active living of all population groups if relevant organizations cooperate.

 

With this Special Issue, we aim to provide a platform for studies that focus on the role of social networks for sport and physical activity. Studies that apply formal methods of Social Network Analysis (SNA) and utilize qualitative methods of SNA, as well as reviews and methodological papers on the topic are welcome.

 

More information can be found at the Special Issue website:
https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues/SNSPA

 

We cordially invite you to submit a paper to this Special Issue, and we would certainly appreciate it if you can recommend this issue to your colleagues. If you are interested in contributing a paper, please let us know as soon as possible. In addition, we would appreciate a tentative title and short abstract for a suitability check. The final deadline for submissions is 30 April 2021, though papers will be published on an ongoing basis.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office (sherry.cao@mdpi.com) if you require any further information.


Guest Editors

PD Dr. Hagen Wäsche

Institute of Sports and Sports Science, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

Dr. Annika Frahsa

Department of Social and Health Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Institute of Sports Science, University of Tübingen, 72074 Tübingen, Germany

Prof. Dr. Ansgar Thiel

Department of Social and Health Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Institute of Sports Science, University of Tübingen, 72074 Tübingen, Germany