The Open Sports Sciences Journal

ISSN: 1875-399X ― Volume 11, 2018


R.J. Fernandes (Biography
R.J. Fernandes

Ricardo is a Doctor on Sport Sciences by the Faculty of Sport - University of Porto where is teaching since 1995. He is part of the Direction Board of Porto Biomechanics Laboratory and member of the Centre of Research, Education, Innovation and Intervention in Sport. He is interested particularly on the biophysical characterization specially centred on the availability and use of energy in cyclic sports and on water polo game analysis. He participates frequently in international congresses, authored over 120 papers in journals with impact factor and has an h-index of 19.


Centre of Research, Education, Innovation and Intervention in Sport (CIFI2D)
Porto Biomechanics Laboratory (LABIOMEP)
University of Porto

Associate Editor:

Argyris Toubekis (Biography
Argyris Toubekis

Argyris Toubekis is an Assistant Professor in National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, Department of Aquatic Sports. His Field of expertise is an Exercise Physiology, Sports Training, and Sports Physiology.Dr Argyris Toubekis have 355 citations in Google Scholar and 174 in Scopus database and have h-index: 10 in Google Scholar, 7 in Scopus database. He is Member of the Scientific Committee in several National and International Congresses organized in Greece.


Department of Physical Education and Sport Science
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Editorial Board Members:

V. Bunc (Biography
V. Bunc

Prof.Dr.Václav Bunc, PhD, professor in the Exercise Physiology at Charles University Prague. Main topics: evaluation of physical fitness, exercise physiology, obesity reduction, functional and physical testing in laboratory and field, body composition, BIA methods, moving regimes for prevention in cardiac and obese patients. Publications: first author more than 400 items in scientific Journals, more than 150 abroad, practically the same number of publications as co-author. Referee of scientific papers with topics of physical fitness, exercise physiology and obesity. He is member of Czech and International scientific societies, head of many research projects, author of the great numbers of research reports.


Faculty of Physical Education and Sports
Charles University
Czech Republic

D. Daly (Biography
D. Daly

Daniel Daly is Professor emeritus of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. He was born in Cambridge, Mass (USA) and was educated at Springfield College, the Pennsylvania State University and the K.U.Leuven, Belgium. He has advised a number of Master thesis students in the area of “Physical activity in water for persons with chronic disabilities: Competition, Recreation, Therapy” and has published numerous articles in international journals and congress proceedings on this topic. He collaborated for more than 15 years with the International Paralympic Committee and organized three Erasmus Intensive Programs on the Evidence base for Aquatic Therapy in Persons with Chronic Disabilities. He retired in October 2015 but continues to teach, publish and review for journals.


Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences

J.M. González-Ravé (Biography
J.M. González-Ravé

Dr. José María González-Ravé obtained his Ph.D. degree (2001) in Sport Sciences from the University of Granada, Spain. Currently, Dr. González-Ravé holds a position of Principal Lecturer at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), for teaching and researching Theory and Methodology of Sport Training and Advances in Sport Training Research, Master of Sport Sciences and doctoral courses. He is the Director of the Laboratory of Sport Training, where he monitors the sports performance of best Spanish athletes (funded by the regional government of Castilla-la Mancha). His research activity is mainly focused in periodization and methodology of sport training. Dr. González-Ravé has published over 30 articles in various journals (as author/co-author) and 7 textbooks (printed in different Spanish editorials).


Department of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences
University of Castilla la Mancha

F. Nakamura (Biography
F. Nakamura

Fábio Yuzo Nakamura obtained his PhD in Sports Sciences in 2005. Since then, he has been conducting studies on sports physiology and performance, with special reference to monitoring heart rate variability and implementing different training programs in different sports groups. From these studies, he has published more than 150 papers in impact factor journals. Currently, he is a visiting researcher at “G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy.


Department of Medicine and Aging Sciences
“G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti Pescara

R. Pollard (Biography
R. Pollard

Dr. Richard Pollard has a Ph.D. from the University of the South Pacific, the first formal application of statistical methodology to team performance in soccer. He has held faculty positions at universities in England, Brazil, Fiji, Bulgaria, Malawi and U.S.A. He has over 100 publications in sports and health sciences, with a special emphasis on international comparisons. He worked on the first large scale study to establish the beneficial effects of exercise to health, and developed the first computer ranking system for international football teams. Now retired, he maintains an honorary position at California Polytechnic State University.


Department of Statistics
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA

D.J. Ramos-Campo (Biography
D.J. Ramos-Campo

Dr. Domingo did specialization in the area of Sports Sciences from Faculty of Sports Science of Toledo (University of Castilla la Mancha). He is currently teaching in the Faculty of Sport, Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM) (Spain). He is part of the UCAM Research Center for High Performance Sport. His present research interest focuses on the exercise physiology and sport training. Dr. Domingo is reviewer of internationally recognized journals and publications overall.


Department of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences
Catholic University of Murcia

J. Garganta (Biography
J. Garganta

PhD in Sports Sciences, associate professor of Faculty of Sport, University of Porto (Portugal). Supervise several master and doctoral thesis in Sport Sciences and published works concerning soccer teaching, training and match analysis. His research interests include the talent development and expertise in team sports, and tactical modeling in soccer. He serves as reviewer for international journals. He is involved in coaching courses and scientific congress in Portugal and abroad. Since 1986 he also works as a former in coaching soccer programmes and worked as a consultant of professional top level soccer teams, e.g., FC Porto, Sporting CP Lisboa, and Portuguese National Team AA.


Centre for Research, Education, Innovation and Intervention in Sport (CIFI2D)
Faculty of Sports
University of Porto

A. Loranzo (Biography
A. Loranzo

Ph D. Sports Sciences, associate professor of Faculty of Sports Sciencesof and Physical Activity at Madrid (Spain. Supervise several master and doctoral thesis in Sports Sciences and published works related with basketball, match analysis and talent development. Current research interest focusses on the talent development process, on the periodization on team sports and on match analysis in team sports.


Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

F. Perroni (Biography
F. Perroni

Dr. F. Perroni has done his Ph.D. in “Sport Science and Wellness” he is researcher and professor of “Theory and methodology of training” and “Functional Recovery” at School of Exercise and Sport Sciences (SUISM), Department of Medical Sciences, University of Turin. His research activity focuses on pubertal development and optimization of training load in youth soccer players. Current interest research include the development of strength and conditioning performance in team sport, especially in the physical training applied to rehabilitation protocols. He is involved in coaching course of Italian soccer associations. In the national and international context he has contributed at the organization of congressional meeting.


Department of Medical Sciences
University of Turin

M. Bertollo (Biography
M. Bertollo

Maurizio Bertollo is Associate Professor of Motor Behaviour and Sport Psychology at the Department of Medicine and Aging Sciences, “G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara, where he is also the Vice-Director of the Behavioral Imaging and Neural Dynamics (BIND) Center. His research activity focuses on the processes and mechanisms underlying the development, maintenance and improvement of human motor behaviour and performance. Current research interests include Bio-psycho-physiological state underpinning performance, Individual Zones of Optimal Functioning, Stress recovery-balance in sport, Psychophysiological monitoring and intervention in sport.


Department of Medicine and Aging Sciences
University of G. d'Annunzio Chieti and Pescara

Associate Editorial Board Member:

F.A. De Souza Castro (Biography
F.A. De Souza Castro

Senior lecturer, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). PhD in biomechanics and physiology applied to swimming. Member of the Scientifics Committees of (i) the Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming, (ii) the International Society of Biomechanics Congress and (iii) the International Society of Sport Biomechanics Congress. Water Sports Research Group Leader of UFRGS. My expertise field are water sports, biomechanics, physiology and training.


School of Physical Education
Physiotherapy and Dance
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Porto Alegre


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