APAQ at Twenty: A Documentary Analysis

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  • 1 The Ohio State University
  • | 2 Texas Woman’s University
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This paper reports both the contents and key developmental activities of Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly over its second decade of publication (1994-2003). The first section describes the contents of Volumes 11-20 relative to the number of articles by journal section, science area, disability category, and country. These data are compared to selected data reported for the journal’s first decade (1984-1993) of publication by Reid and Broadhead (1995). The second section describes developmental activities pertaining to enhancing the journal’s international quality through selected writings, impact factor recognition, editorial board membership, and guest reviewer database development.

David L. Porretta is with the School of Physical Activity and Educational Services, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210. E-mail: porretta.1@osu.edu. Claudine Sherrill is professor emeritus, Department of Kinesiology, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX. E-mail: csherrill1@earthlink.net.

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