Journal Special Issues

Journal Special Issues

Below is a list of active living-related journals that provide open access to full text articles of specific journal issues.

American Journal of Health Promotion

January/February 2014 (Vol. 28, Issue sp3)

Active Living Research supported a 2014 special issue to the American Journal of Health Promotion. This special issue highlights some of the papers presented at the tenth Active Living Research Conference in February 2013. The theme of the 2013 annual conference was Achieving Change Across Sectors; Integrating Research, Policy and Practice. Click here for free access to this special issue.

March/April 2007 (Vol. 21, No. 4)

Active Living Research supported a 2007 supplement to the American Journal of Health Promotion. This special issue highlights some of the papers presented at the third annual Active Living Research Conference in February 2006. Click here for free access to this supplement issue.

September/October 2003 (Vol. 18, No. 1)

The September/October 2003 special issue, titled Health Promoting Community Design, of the American Journal of Health Promotion includes papers that highlight how the built environment affects health. Click here for free access to this special issue.

Annals of Behavioral Medicine

February 2013 (Vol. 45, No. 1)

Active Living Research supported the February 2013 supplement to Annuals of Behavioral Medicine. This supplement issue (Vol. 45, No. 1) includes papers selected from abstracts submitted for presentation at Active Living Research's ninth annual conference in February 2012. The theme of the 2012 annual conference was Disparities in Environments and Policies that Support Active Living. Many of the papers in this issue have an accompanying article summary to aid in translating research results for non-scientific audiences. Click here for free access to this issue and article summaries.

Health & Place

January 2012 (Vol. 18, No. 1)

Active Living Research supported the January 2012 issue to Health & Place. This issue (Vol. 18, No. 1) includes papers selected from abstracts submitted for presentation at Active Living Research's eighth annual conference in February 2011. The them of the 2011 annual conference was Partnerships for Progress in Active Living: From Research to Action. Many of the papers in this issue have an accompanying article summary to aid in translating research results for non-scientific audiences. Click here for free access to this issue and article summaries.

Childhood Obesity

February 2012 (Vol. 8, No. 1)

The February 2012 special issue (Vol. 8, No. 1), titled Celebrating the Second Anniversary of the Let's Move! Initiative, covers a broad range of topics including creating environments that support routine physical activity and a healthy lifestyle, after-school obesity prevention programs, nutrition standards for school meals, faith-based advocacy efforts to end childhood obesity, and gaming and technology for weight control. Click here for free access to this issue.

Journal of Physical Activity and Health

January 2012 (Vol. 9, No. S1)

The National Cancer Institute supported the January 2012 supplement to the Journal of Physical Activity and Health. This issue (Vol. 9, No. S1) is titled Measurement of Active and Sedentary Behaviors: Closing the Gaps in Self-Report Methods. Click here for free access to this supplement issue.

January 2011 (Vol. 8, No. S1)

Active Living Research supported the January 2011 supplement to the Journal of Physical Activity and Health.  This issue (Vol. 8, No. S1) includes papers selected from abstracts submitted for presentation at Active Living Research's seventh annual conference in February 2010.  The theme of the 2010 annual conference was Engaging Communities to Create Active Living Environments. Click here for free access to this supplement issue.

November 2009 (Vol. 6, No. S6)

The November 2009 issue of the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, titled National Physical Activity Plan: A Collection of White Papers, highlights white papers stating evidence-based rationale for recommended action in the eight societal sectors represented in the National Physical Activity Plan. Click here for free access to this supplemental issue

February 2006 (Vol. 3, No. S1)

Active Living Research supported a February 2006 supplement to the Journal of Physical Activity and Health.  This special issue highlights some of the papers presented at the second annual Active Living Research conference in February 2005.  Click here for free access to this supplement issue.

Preventive Medicine

January 2010 (Vol. 50, No. S1)

Active Living Research supported a 2010 supplement to Preventive Medicine.  This special issue highlights some of the papers presented at the sixth annual Active Living Research Conference in February 2009. Click here for free access to this supplement issue

October 2009 (Vol. 49, No. 4)

The October 2009 issue of Preventive Medicine, titled Forum on Physical Activity Research and Funding, Prioritizing Physical Activity Promotion: A Public Health Imperative, focuses on the role of physical activity research in the current US scientific environment, and is founded on the observation: why is physical activity receiving much less public, institutional, and academic attention than diet?  Click here for free access to this special issue.

Journal of Adolescent Health

Active Living Research, Healthy Eating Research, and Bridging the Gap supported a September 2009 supplement to the Journal of Adolescent Health.  The issue (Vol. 45, No. 3) focuses on adolescent obesity and the need for active living and healthy eating evidence-based policy and environmental solutions.  Click here for free access to this supplement issue.

Journal of Public Health Policy

February 2009 (Vol. 30, No. S1)

Active Living Research supported a February 2009 supplement to the Journal of Public Health Policy.  This issue (Vol. 30, No. S1) includes papers selected from abstracts submitted for presentation at Active Living Research's fifth annual conference in April 2008.  The theme of the 2008 annual conference was Connecting Active Living Research to Policy Solutions. Click here for free access to this supplement issue.

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law

June 2008 (Vol. 3, No. 3)

The results of eight policy case studies funded by Active Living Research (CFP Round 4) are published in the June 2008 special issue of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. Click here for free access to this special issue.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

November 2012 (Vol. 43, No. 5, Suppl 4)

The November 2012 American Journal of Preventive Medicine supplement highlights the Active Living by Design program. It focuses on the evaluation of the 5 year program and features reflections, analysis and commentaries from many different perspectives. Click here for free access to this supplement issue.

April 2009 (Vol. 36, No. 4S)

The National Cancer Institute, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and other NIH Institutes and Centers, organized the April 2009 supplemental issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine titled Measurement of the Food & Physical Activity Environments: Enhancing Research Relevant to Policy on Diet, Physical Activity, & Weight. Click here for free access to this supplemental issue.

February 2009 (Vol. 36, No. 2S)

Active Living Research supported the February 2009 supplemental issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. This supplement issue highlights the first six years of Active Living Research and evaluates its success in developing this transdisciplinary field of research. Click here for free access to this supplemental issue.

April 2008 (Vol. 34, No. 4)

Active Living Research supported the April 2008 special issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  This special issue highlights many of the papers presented at the fourth annual Active Living Research conference in February 2007. Click here for free access to this special issue.

October 2007 (Vol. 33, No. 4S)

The October 2007 issue (Volume 33, Issue 4S), titled Bridging the Gap: Research Informing Practice and Policy for Healthy Youth Behavior of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, is based almost entirely on the childhood obesity research from the Bridging the Gap initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, of which the YES study is one of the two major components. Bridging the Gap is a program to improve the understanding of the role of policy and environmental factors in youth alcohol, illicit drug, and tobacco use, as well as diet and physical activity, to evaluate their effectiveness in reducing substance use and obesity among youth.  Click here for free access to this issue.

February 2005 (Vol. 28, No. 2S)

Active Living Research supported a February 2005 supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  This issue includes papers selected from abstracts submitted for presentation at Active Living Research's first annual conference in February 2004.  Click here for free access to this supplement issue.

The Future of Children

The Spring 2006 issue of The Future of Children, which focused on childhood obesity.  The Future of Children is a jointly published journal of The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and The Brookings Institution. Click here for free access to this special issue.