Title: Revista Portuguesa de Ciências do Desporto/Portuguese
Journal of Sport Sciences.
Director: Jorge Olímpio Bento
Editor: António Teixeira Marques
(1)To be a highly regarded forum of those that think, theorize and do
empirical research within the realm of sport sciences.
(2)To be a stimuli and a dissemination instrument of the research activity
of Portuguese and Spanish speaking investigators.
(3)To stand as a known prized project within the international community
of sport science researchers. No language (idiom) may stand as a barrier
to knowledge dissemination.
Areas of interest
Sport Sciences are the object of interest of the Portuguese Journal
of Sport Sciences (PJSS). The emphasis is in science and its applied
issues, i.e., the biological, psychological, social and pedagogical
that contribute to the development of man in sports practice. Sports´
practise is to be approached as a polissemic and polimorphic phenomena,
i.e., sport as a carrier of diverse forms and meanings: education (in
its general sense and that of conferring formal degrees in university
institutions), health, recreation, leisure, rehabilitation and special
groups, performance excellence and management.
This journal was born 12 years ago in a framework related to the raising
of the Portuguese community of sport sciences researchers. At that time,
a first journal emerged – Espaço – that was a true
ancestor of the Portuguese Journal of Sport Sciences, whose life spanned
over only 2 years.
The birth of PJSS was January 2001, as a semester issue. It was a timely
response to an objective need: filling a gap of a true scientific journal
in Portugal devoted to Sports´ problems.
Five years of intensive work and 11 published issues highligt the spread
and depth of published papers. Firstly organized around the Portuguese
speaking community it is now a kind of melting pot of editorial influence
of researchers from the 5 continents.
As an urgent response to the research needs of the scientific community
due to the great volume of submitted materials, the PJSS changed from
2 to 3 issues a year.
Every 4 months: 3 annual numbers – January / April; May / August;
September / December.
The PJSS publishes also thematic supplements or congress proceedings.
Abreviated title: Rev Port Cien Desp