The European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity (EUJAPA) has just changed the Editor-in-Chief.

Emeritus Prof. Pauli Rintala ends his 5-year term as Editor-in-Chief for EUJAPA. In 2018, he took over the role of Editor-in-Chief from journal founder Prof. Martin Kudlacek when the journal had a facelift by using the Actavia journal system. The board members of EUFAPA would like to thank him for his service to the journal and outstanding work, time and efforts being an excellent flagman of the EUJAPA editorial crew. Under your guidance the EUJAPA has become more visible and attractive to European and international audience

The new Editor-in-Chief is Professor Dr Florentina Hettinga (SFHEA, FBASES, FECSS, FACSM) from Northumbria University.  Prof Dr Florentina Hettinga leads the research theme “Promoting and Preserving Health and Well-being” at Northumbria University and has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers on topics related to sport, exercise and health. She has been part of the large projects Erasmus+ IDEAL (2017-2020) and ReSpAct (2012-current), promoting physical activity and inclusion in people with learning disabilities and chronic conditions respectively. She leads a diverse, international, inclusive, productive and enthusiastic research group working on topics related to promoting and preserving health and well-being in a range of populations.

Vice President Dr Kwok Ng continues his role as Assistant Editor. A call to encourage more editorial board members is forthcoming.

EUJAPA is a diamond open-access journal and is an international, multidisciplinary journal, introduced to communicate, share and stimulate academic inquiry focusing on physical activity of persons with special needs. Articles appearing in EUJAPA reflect cross-disciplinary nature of the academic discipline of adapted physical activity ranging from physical education, through sport, recreation, rehabilitation, dance, sport medicine or health care.

EUJAPA is the official journal of the European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity. This multidisciplinary journal provides the latest academic inquiry related to physical activity for special populations. Regular features include qualitative and quantitative research studies, case studies, review articles, viewpoints, methodological guidelines, and editorial commentary.

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