European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity (EUJAPA) is in the transition phase.

The Editor-in-Chief, Emeritus Professor Pauli Rintala from the University of Jyväskylä stepped down after 5 years, and Professor Florentina Hettinga from Northumbria University, England took the role from March 1, 2023. IFAPA Vice-President Dr Kwok Ng continues in his role as assistant editor. 

Professor Dr Florentina Hettinga (SFHEA, FBASES, FECSS, FACSM) from Northumbria University has vast experience in working in Adapted Physical Activity.  Prof Dr Florentina Hettinga leads the research theme “Promoting and Preserving Health and Well-being” at Northumbria University overseeing a diverse, enthusiastic, international, inclusive, and productive research group working with a range of populations. Prof Hettinga has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers on topics related to sport, exercise and health. She was involved in the Erasmus+ IDEAL (2017-2020) project promoting physical activity and inclusion in people with intellectual disabilities and ReSpAct (2012-current) project, promoting physical activity and inclusion in people with chronic conditions.

EUJAPA is a diamond open-access journal and is an international, multidisciplinary journal, introduced to communicate, share and stimulate academic inquiry focusing on physical activity of persons with special needs. Articles appearing in EUJAPA reflect cross-disciplinary nature of the academic discipline of adapted physical activity ranging from physical education, through sport, recreation, rehabilitation, dance, sport medicine or health care.

EUJAPA is the official journal of the European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity. This multidisciplinary journal provides the latest academic inquiry related to physical activity for special populations. Regular features include qualitative and quantitative research studies, case studies, review articles, viewpoints, methodological guidelines, and editorial commentary.

Access to the journal to read, submit, review articles can be found from the following link: