Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Revue phénEPS-PHEnex Journal publishes empirical, theoretical, and methodological research, and position papers, as well as reviews and critical essays by Canadian and International authors. Research methodologies may be quantitative, qualitative or mixed method and may use data gathered through historical analysis, surveys, fieldwork, action research, participant observation, content analysis, simulations or experience. Articles most appropriate for PHEnex focus on pedagogical, social, cultural, philosophical, psychological, historical, sociological or management issues in physical education, health, dance, recreation, or leisure studies.



Section Policies

A Note from the Editor / Note du rédacteur en chef

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Feature Articles / Articles de fond

The Feature Articles  section publishes substantial (7000 words maximum, not including references, tables and figures) empirical, theoretical, and methodological research papers from a variety of perspectives, methods and data gathering approaches.

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Focus and Viewpoint / Point de mire et Point de vue

The Focus section publishes sizable papers (4500 words maximum) on particular topics falling within the scope of the journal. This section may feature a position paper, a keynote address, an essay, a photo or visual essay, a section of a report, and so on.

The Viewpoint section publishes short commentaries (3500 words maximum) or points of view, personal accounts, poems, etc., on any topic falling within the scope of PHEnex.

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Reviews and News/ Avis et Communiqués

The Reviews and News section publishes short book reviews or news about new research methods (1500 words maximum).

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Research Note / Note de recherche

Submissions will no longer be accepted for the Research Note section. Please use the Reviews and News section

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Abstracts / Résumés

Abstracts are those which have been accepted for sessions during the Council of Professors and Researchers (CUPR) meetings at the Physical Health Education (PHE) Canada annual conference, and other conferences which are willing to share their abstracts with the readers of PHENex

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Peer Review Process

1. English or French language submissions intended for the "Feature Articles," "Research Note," or "Focus and Viewpoint" sections are reviewed through a blind peer review process by two anonymous reviewers. "Book Review" and "Abstract" submissions in French or English are reviewed by the French or English Language Editor.

2. When reviewing a submission, reviewers are guided by 4 questions:

a. Is the topic of the manuscript progressive?

b. Is the author of the manuscript asking interesting/challenging/new/progressive questions?

c. Is the author using appropriate methods to gather and analyze data?

d. After considering the whole manuscript the reviewer should be able to answer reasonably the "So what?" question?

As well, the reviewer also considers relevance, methodology, presentation, data analysis, discussion, and clarity.

3. Once the manuscript has been submitted to review, authors may expect to receive comments within 4-6 weeks.

4. Reviewers for the journal must be tenured or tenure-track professors or Ph.D. candidates in the fields of Physical Education and Health pedagogy, history, sociology, philosophy, psychology, cultural and management studies, Recreation, Tourism and Leisure studies, and Dance.


Publication Frequency

PHEnex publishes three issues per calendar year (March, July and November). Please contact a member of the editorial team under About on the top menu for more information about upcoming issues.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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