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Jesse L. Rhoades, Amelia Mays Woods, David Newman Daum, Douglas Ellison and Thomas N. Trendowski

This case study presents an examination of 30 years of Journal of Teaching in Physical Education (JTPE) research. The purpose of this study was to provide a retrospective view of JTPE and its contribution to the field of physical education. In this effort the current study employed citation analysis, coauthor network analyses and thematic coding based phylogenic analysis. Data were collected through an online repository of JTPE articles and through google scholar examination of citation counts. Results indicated that JTPE has undergone subtle changes during the course of its existence. Further, thematic analysis revealed that the topical content of the journal has remained consistent over the course of its operation.

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Duane Knudson, Bruce Elliott and Tim Ackland

Applied research in kinesiology that can truly inform professional practice places high demands on researchers. Clear citation of research evidence is required to design meaningful research and is particularly important in the interpretation of evidence in proposing how the new results may be applied in sport, exercise, or physical activity. This paper summarizes principles for accurate citation of research evidence in justifying and designing applied research in kinesiology; it also proposes an evidence-based practice approach for interpreting the strength of evidence for the application potential of research results. Improved application of kinesiology research is important to advance recognition of the field and support for kinesiology professions.

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Sandrine Rangeon, Wade Gilbert and Mark Bruner

The purpose of the present study was to use citation network analysis to identify key publications and influential researchers in coaching science. A citation network analysis was conducted on references of English-language peer-reviewed coaching research articles published in 2007 and 2008 (n=141 articles; 3,891 references). Publications were coded for type (e.g., conceptual, empirical) and topic (e.g., efficacy, coach development). The structure of the field was revealed through the creation of a co-authorship network. Results show that coaching science is highly influenced by a small set of key publications and researchers. The results provide a unique overview of the field and influential authors, and complement recent overviews of coaching science (Gilbert & Trudel, 2004; Lyle & Cushion, 2010; McCullick et al., 2009).

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David Shilbury

The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of seven sport management and marketing journals on sport-related research published in 20 top tier generic management and marketing journals. Ten top tier management and 10 top tier marketing journals were inventoried to ascertain the number of sport-related management and marketing manuscripts published in those journals from 1987 to 2007. Twenty-five sport management and 51 sport marketing-related manuscripts were identified in the generic journals. From these manuscripts, twelve citations to the seven sport journals were identified in the management publications and 98 citations to the seven sport journals were found in the marketing publications. Sport Marketing Quarterly (62) was the most cited sport management and marketing journal followed by the Journal of Sport Management (28). Results also identify citation frequency by year, first citations and time taken for the seven sport journals to record first citations, author citation frequency and field of author affiliation and its impact on citation patterns. Implications for sport journal focus and editorial policies are discussed as well as the impact of citations in the generic marketing journals compared with the generic management journals.

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Guy C. Wilson, Yorgi Mavros, Lotti Tajouri and Maria Fiatarone Singh

, AgeLine, and SPORTDiscus (1982 to January 19, 2017), Web of Science Core (1900 to January 20, 2017), PEDro (January 20, 2017), and Google Scholar (January 20, 2017, first 10 pages). Each database was searched from the date of inception until the date of the final search and was followed by weekly citation

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Emma E. Sypes, Genevieve Newton and Zakkoyya H. Lewis

selected if they were written in English. During article screening for the first search, it was observed that the search had failed to capture some relevant citations. For this reason, a second search was designed and conducted. We hypothesized that the search term requiring modification was “activity

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Daniel C. Funk

the adoption curve reflect how ideas spread within academic journals? One potential way to address this question is to examine the life cycle of journals citations for academic articles. Research on journal citations across dissimilar fields indicate that the number of article citations increase after

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A. Mark Williams and Bradley Fawver

the past 10 years in each of these publication outlets (see Table  1 ). All citation rates were collected using Google Scholar and last updated on March 8, 2018. Table 1 Journals Solicited for Impactful and Highly Cited Papers, With 2016 Impact Factors Provided by the Journal Journal Impact factor

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Lubna Abdul Razak, Tara Clinton-McHarg, Jannah Jones, Sze Lin Yoong, Alice Grady, Meghan Finch, Kirsty Seward, Edouard Tursan d’Espaignet, Rimante Ronto, Ben Elton and Luke Wolfenden

Scholar. The first 200 citations in order of relevance were examined. 35 In addition, a systematic scan of articles in the journals International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity , International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health , and Early Child Development and

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Claire C. Murchison, Avery Ironside, Lila M.A. Hedayat and Heather J.A. Foulds

included years of study duration, study location, indigenous group, number of participants (by age group and sex), musculoskeletal fitness measures, as well as indigenous nation as reported in Supplementary Table S1 (available online). Figure 1 —Citations examined for systematic review of musculoskeletal