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Call for Papers - Exercise across the lifespan

Guest Editor(s):
Christoph Centner
, University of Freiburg, Germany
Nicole Freene, University of Canberra, Australia
Gianpiero Greco, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Raquel Leirós Rodríguez, University of Leon, Spain
Maryam Koushkie Jahromi, Shiraz University, Iran
Goran Kuvačić, University of Split, Croatia 
Damien Vitiello, University of Paris, France

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 31 March 2023


BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation is calling for submissions to our Collection on Exercise across the lifespan. While appropriate exercise prescription is fundamental for muscular development and balance movement patterns in adolescence and young adulthood, neuromuscular fitness is also an integral part in minimizing the risk of falling in older people. During these later stages of life, the improvement of functional capacity enables older individuals to maintain a physically active lifestyle and thus mobility and independence during aging.

Meet the Guest Editors

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Christoph Centner, University of Freiburg, Germany

Christoph Centner holds a Master of Science in Exercise Science and Biomechanics and received a PhD in Biomechanics and Muscle Physiology in 2019 at the University of Freiburg. He is currently working as a Managing Director of the Department of Clinical Biomechanics and Human Performance at the Rennbahn Clinic in Muttenz (Switzerland) and is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Freiburg (Germany). His research interests include muscular and tendinous adaptations to mechanical loading in clinical patients as well as older individuals. Current projects of his team focus on i) hypoxia-induced effects on neuromuscular and myotendinous responses, ii) neuromechanical alterations during different knee pathologies including osteoarthritis or ligament injuries iii) development of functional testing batteries for return-to-sport assessments.

Nicole Freene, University of Canberra, Australia
Nicole Freene is an Associate Professor at the University of Canberra, Australia, and a clinical physiotherapist. Nicole has a strong interest in the primary and secondary prevention of chronic disease and increasing the general population's physical activity levels. Her research focuses on physical activity and sedentary behaviour in adults, both in healthy and cardiac populations, and physical activity promotion by health professionals.
 

Gianpiero Greco, University of Bari, Italy
Gianpiero Greco is a PhD in Neuroscience and Translational Medicine, Sports Scientist, and Professor of Technology and Systems for Training and Research in Sports at the University of Bari, Italy.



 

Maryam Koushkie, Shiraz University, Iran
Maryam Koushkie Jahromi is a professor of exercise physiology at Shiraz University, Iran, focusing on women's health, endocrinology and psychophysiolgy.



 

Goran Kuvačić, University of Split, Croatia
Goran Kuvačić is an exercise scientist working as a Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Split, Faculty of Kinesiology, Split, Croatia. His main areas of interest are combat sports performance, measurement and evaluation, and the impact of regular physical activity on health.


 

Raquel Leirós-Rodríguez, University of Leon, Spain
Raquel Leirós-Rodríguez holds a Master's and Doctorate degree in Research in Physical Activity, Sports and Health (University of Vigo) and underwent postgraduate training in Myofascial Induction (Autonomous University of Madrid), Maitland® Concept (IMTA) and Obstetrics, Uro-Gynecological and Integral Pelvi-Perineal Physiotherapy (CRF Amostegui), among others. Her research includes developing new clinical assessment instruments, the evaluation of physiotherapy treatments, and the impact of lifestyle on health.
 

Damien Vitiello, University of Paris, France
Damien Vitiello is an associate professor at the School of Sports Sciences of the Université de Paris. He did his PhD at the LAPEC lab at the University of Avignon, France, in cardiac fatigue in  humans  and  animals.  He  has  also  completed  two  postdoctoral  fellowships:  one  at  the  Montreal  Heart Institute (MHI) in Montreal, Canada, and the other at the Haute Ecole de Santé Vaud (HESAV) in Lausanne, Switzerland.  During  these  three  years,  Dr.  Vitiello  has  worked  on  cardiac  rejection,  immunology,  exercise, hypoxia,  training,  and  stroke-related  projects.  He  is determined to  explore  pathophysiological mechanisms leading  to  cardiovascular  diseases;  and  physiological  mechanisms  leading  to  improved  cardiovascular physiology.  He  hopes  to  develop  novel  non-drug  therapies  (i.e.,  adapted  physical  activities  programs)  and training plans (e.g., hypoxia) to treat and prevent chronic diseases (cardiovascular diseases, obesity, cancer) and enhance an athletes’ performance. His global ambition is to improve people’s health.

About the collection

BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation is calling for submissions to our Collection on Exercise across the lifespan. 

While appropriate exercise prescription is fundamental for muscular development and balance movement patterns in adolescence and young adulthood, neuromuscular fitness is also an integral part in minimizing the risk of falling in older people. During these later stages of life, the improvement of functional capacity enables older individuals to maintain a physically active lifestyle and thus mobility and independence during aging.

This Collection welcomes content that considers the impact of exercise and physical activity on health and well-being across the lifespan.

Submission Status: Open until 31 March 2023

There are currently no articles in this collection.

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of Research Articles. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system Editorial Manager. During the submission process you will be prompted to declare whether you are submitting to a collection or thematic series, select "yes"and then select from the following options "Exercise across the lifespan".

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

Data sets and descriptions relevant to the collection will be considered in BMC Research Notes as Data Notes. You can find out more about this article type here. This type of content will be published in BMC Research Notes and included in the final collection.