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Special Issue "Effects of Music in Sport and Exercise"
A special issue of Sports (ISSN 2075-4663).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2019) | Viewed by 10407
Special Issue Editors
Interests: exercise psychology; music; affect; perceived exertion
Special Issue Information
The application of music in sport and exercise contexts has been the subject of extensive research over the previous two decades. This proliferation of research and has resulted in a greater understanding of how music can be applied in sport and exercise, the benefits of listening to music, and potential mechanisms underpinning its efficacy. The application of music has typically fallen under four categories (i.e., pre-task, in-task synchronous, in-task asynchronous, and post-task), with the benefits of music including psychological (e.g., increased pleasure), psychophysical (e.g., lower RPE), psychophysiological (e.g. expedited recovery), and behavioral (e.g., increased work output). It is often suggested that these benefits arise as a consequence of cognitive dissociation, but other mechanisms and have also been proposed and recent evidence has begun to shed light on the neural mechanisms at play.
In this Special Issue, we aim to present the latest findings in sport- and exercise-related music research. We hope to bring together a collection of the innovative papers that have the potential to improve and advance the understanding and application of music in sport and exercise settings. We welcome original research, review articles, meta-analyses, case studies, and brief reports. The key topics for which we invite paper submissions include (although are not limited to):
- Neural mechanisms underlying music effects in sport and exercise settings
- Novel music and audio-visual interventions in sport and exercise settings
- Research incorporating new music technologies in sport and exercise settings
- Music research engaging unique populations (e.g., youth athletes and exercise participants, e-sports, individuals with disabilities, individuals with obesity and/or chronic disease).
- Research examining the links between music use and longer-term adherence to exercise.
- Critical appraisal of theoretical models and frameworks pertaining to the application of music in sport and exercise.
Prof. Jasmin Hutchinson
Dr. Leighton Jones
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sports is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- physical activity
- exercise strategies