Academic journal article Women in Sport & Physical Activity Journal

Preface

Academic journal article Women in Sport & Physical Activity Journal

Preface

Article excerpt

Welcome to the Spring, 2003 edition of WSPAJ. Over the past year, the Editorial Office personnel have worked diligently to instate an electronic review process for the journal. It is now about 95% functional, and it appears to be working well, with only minor glitches. Thus, feel free to submit an electronic copy of your manuscript to WSPAJ1@wpunj.edu, in parallel with your submission of hard copies and disk. Our goal is to enable the journal's turn-around review process to be quicker than it has been.

The peer-reviewed articles in this issue present an eclectic array of topics that should appeal to our readers. There are two articles dealing with media coverage of female athletes. In the first article, Vincent, Inwood, Johnson, and Massey, examined the 1996 Olympic Games and found that females competing in "gender-appropriate" sports still received greater newspaper coverage than their counterparts in "gender-inappropriate" sports. Pedersen and Whisenant found a similar pattern in Florida in the newspaper reporting of interscholastic sports. Contrary to other findings in the literature, Govero and Bushman observed that cross-country coaches have good knowledge about eating disorders, and the higher their knowledge accuracy, the greater their confidence in that knowledge. …

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