Here are a few good trade journal titles you might want to search through:
- American Fitness
- Club Industry's Fitness Business Pro
- Fitness & Performance Journal
- International Journal of Sports Sciences & Fitness
- Women's Sports & Fitness
Scholarly journal articles are:
- Original research
- Written by experts/researchers/doctors/PhDs
- Written FOR experts/researchers/doctors/PhDs
- May contain advanced vocabulary/language and advanced statistical/research information
- Contain many, many references or works cited at the end
- Are longer than 5 pages
- Usually come from a journal
Use the library's search tool, RVOneSearch which you can find on the right hand column of this guide.
You can also use journal finder and browse for 'fitness' or 'exercise'. Here are a few specific titles you might want to search through:
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- Currency: How up-to-date is this information? Is it recent? Is it timely? When was it published? Has it been updated?
- Relevance: Does the information answer YOUR question? Who is the intended audience? Would you be comfortable citing this in a college-level paper?
- Authority: Who is the author/publisher? Is he or she qualified to be writing this information? Does this author have credentials and/or affiliations?
- Accuracy: Where does ths information come from? Is it factual? Are there typos, grammatical errors, or misinformation? Is the language/tone of the article free of bias or emotion?
- Purpose: Why does this information exist? Is the authors' intention clear, sell, inform, persuade, etc.? Does the point of view appear objective and impartial? Are there idealogical, cultural, institutional, or personal biases? (for example: extreme veganism, food related, fitness-related, etc.)