HMHCE - About

The University of Sydney Papers in Human Movement, Health and Coach Education (HMHCE) is a peer-reviewed journal. It is published by the Youth, Sport and Health research network, within the Faculty of Education and Social Work, at the University of Sydney, Australia.

The University of Sydney Papers in HMHCE is dedicated to the understanding of HMHCE research as it is broadly defined. It is fundamentally concerned with theoretical and methodological issues of contemporary HMHCE and HMHCE related research. Manuscripts considered for publication will be reviewed for their presentation, analysis, expert use of appropriate research methods, and rigorous development of theories relevant to problems in HMHCE studies.

The University of Sydney Papers in HMHCE publishes research articles that: (1) are within the area of HMHCE; (2) appeal to the general interests of its readership; and (3) meet the basic requirements for articles published in the journal.

Areas of HMHCE-related research include:

  • Athlete development
  • Body image
  • Coaching
  • Coach education
  • Coaching effectiveness
  • Coach learning
  • Gender
  • Gender relations and gender identity
  • Gender/sexuality and sport
  • Health promotion
  • High performance sport
  • Identity
  • Pedagogies of health and wellbeing
  • Personal Development
  • Physical Activity
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual citizenship
  • Sexualities in education
  • Sexual health education
  • Sport
  • Sports performance
  • Youth sport coaching

The University of Sydney Papers in HMHCE also publishes review articles that systematically analyze data, concepts, and results from previous studies to clarify trends and issues in HMHCE research and to inform readers of trends in developing fields.

General Policies

The following policies apply to articles and reviews submitted for consideration to the University of Sydney Papers in Human Movement, Health, and Coach Education:

  • Manuscripts should conform to the requirements of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). See http://www.apastyle.org/aboutstyle.html. Contributors are responsible for the accuracy of their references and citations.
  • Manuscripts should report on original research or present an original framework related to previous research and theory and practice. A manuscript should be a minimum of 3,00 words in length, but should not exceed 4,000 words, including Tables, Figures and the Bibliography.
  • It is the responsibility of contributors to inform the Editor of any similar work already published elsewhere. Manuscripts already published elsewhere are not eligible to be considered for publication in the University of Sydney Papers in Human Movement, Health, and Coach Education.
  • Author(s) must inform the editor at the time of submission of similar/related versions of manuscript that have appeared or are being considered elsewhere. Manuscripts submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere, including on the Internet, will not be considered.
  • The Editor of the University of Sydney Papers in Human Movement, Health and Coach Education reserves the right to make editorial changes to any manuscript accepted for publication for the sake of style or clarity. Authors will be consulted only if these changes are substantial.
  • The views expressed in the University of Sydney Papers in Human Movement, Health and Coach Education do not necessarily represent the views of the HMHCE Program in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at The University of Sydney, or the editorial board of the journal.
  • The University of Sydney Papers in Human Movement, Health and Coach Education expects contributors to adhere to ethical standards for research involving human subjects. All manuscripts submitted for consideration must meet the human subjects ethics requirements established by the author’s institution.

Editors

Wayne Cotton, Co-editor
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Donna O'Connor, Co-editor
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