The African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences (AJPHES) is a peer-reviewed journal established to:

i) provide a forum for health specialists, researchers in physical activity, professionals in human movement studies as well as other sport-related professionals in Africa, the opportunity to report their research findings based on African settings and experiences, and also to exchange ideas among themselves. Research-related contributions by specialists in physical activity and health sciences from other continents are also welcome.
ii) afford the professionals and other interested individuals in these disciplines the opportunity to learn more about the practice of the disciplines in different parts of the continent and around the world.
iii) create an awareness in the rest of the world about professional practices in the disciplines in Africa.

AJPHES publishes research papers that contribute to knowledge and practice, and also develops theory either as new information, critical reviews, confirmation of previous findings, application of new teaching/coaching techniques and research notes. Letters to the editor, relating to the materials previously published in AJPHES, could be submitted within 3 months after publication of the article in question. Such letters will be referred to the corresponding author and both the letter and response will be published concurrently in a subsequent issue of the journal.

Manuscripts are considered for publication in AJPHES based on the understanding that they have neither been published nor submitted for publication in any other journal. Corresponding authors should make such declarations in submitting papers for publication. Where a paper has been partly or wholly published or presented at congresses, seminars or symposia, reference to that publication should be made in the acknowledgement section of the manuscript.

AJPHES is published quarterly, i.e., in March, June, September and December. Supplements/Special editions are also published periodically. Specific details about the publication of a supplement/special issue are obtainable from the Editor-In-Chief upon request.

Published: 2023-12-08

Seasonal variation in blood pressure and visceral fat indices among Lephalale rural children: Ellisras Longitudinal Study (ELS)

Thandiwe N. Mkhatshwa, Moloko Matshipi, Kotsedi D. Monyeki, Mafolwa S. Monyeki, Han C.G. Kemper, Violet K. Moselakgomo


Determinants of poor nutritional status among school children in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa: A school-based study

Thulani Moiane, Perpetua Modjadji, Lindiwe Cele, Paul Chelule, Peter Modupi Mphekgwana, Kotsedi Dan Monyeki, Sphiwe Madiba


Nyaope consumption by South African youth - Reflections on the neglect of rehabilitation centres for substance use disorder: A systematic review

Matome M. Sekhotha, Willie M.U. Daniels, Dee Muller, Shalort Malatswana, Khethani T. Mathikhi, Tobias J. Mokwena, Khosa N. Vinny, Eliot Sibuyi


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Journal Identifiers

print ISSN: 2411-6939