Call for Papers


PALAESTRA is a quarterly scholarly journal focused on adapted sport, physical education, and recreational therapy.PALAESTRA is now accepting manuscripts that focus on applied research, exemplary programs, practical applications, and resources for educators and practitioners. Manuscripts will go through a double blind review process.

The focus of PALAESTRA is broad and includes practical applications for teaching, coaching, and leading; implications and applications of scientific research for training and teaching; administration, supervision, and management; professional preparation and in-service education; innovative ideas and practices; assessment and classifications; relationships of basic sciences to methods and activities for individuals with disabilities; sports medicine and athletic training applied to individuals with disabilities; equipment and supplies used in these programs; and professional issues and trends.

Manuscript Submission

Ideal manuscripts deal with practical information or applied research on any topic associated with sport, physical education, recreation, dance, and related areas involving participants with disabilities, each interpreted and applied in its broadest way. Manuscripts typically range in length from 12 to 15 double-spaced pages (12 pt. font), with images or tables (8.5 x 11 with margins of at least an inch) and references. Submissions should include a manuscript, including an abstract, in a Word document; there should be no author information on the manuscript. Include a separate cover letter with author contact information as well as bios of authors. Images (jpeg or tiff), 300 dpi resolution, with captions for each picture submitted are strongly encouraged. Please e-mail submissions to:

Martin E. Block, editor


Kinesiology Department

University of Virginia

For more information about the journal or the types of publications published in PALAESTRA, please visit our website at, or email Martin Block at