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Published in the Fall 2015 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Research Magazine

By Whitney L.J. Howell

Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal — the world’s only peer-reviewed journal dedicated to highlighting issues facing women and girls in sports — now resides at UNCG.

The university’s Department of Kinesiology manages and publishes the journal with Dr. Diane Gill as editor-inchief and Dr. Donna Duffy as managing editor. The publication was acquired for $1 from the National Association for Girls and Women in Sports.

The association asked UNCG to acquire the journal, Duffy says, because of the school’s history as a women’s college. Fusing UNCG’s expertise with women’s sports and the journal’s focus will significantly further what is known about how women play and the challenges they face.

“Purchasing and publishing the journal has elevated our status and the visibility of the program. We have a presence on the international stage,” says Duffy. “We’ll be helping women in sports, physical activity, recreation — in anything where movement is involved.”

In addition to continuing the journal online, UNCG has also resurrected the print version of the journal. After hosting a women’s hockey team from Pakistan, Duffy learned that slow Internet speeds and government controls in some countries significantly limited journal access. Providing print copies circumvents that problem.

To read the article at its original location: http://research.uncg.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/onlinefall2015.pdf


December 9, 2015 - Posted by | Education, Healthcare | , ,

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