عنوان مقاله [English]
The current study aims to analyze the status of scientific, scientific-research and developmental journals and publications for physical education in Iran in 2014. Accordingly, twenty scientific-research journals and one scientific-developmental journal as 12 indexes (e.g. field of study, sport components, sport fields, age groups, research methodology, statistical methods, co-operative inquiry, authors' academic ranking, the participation of members of journal's board of directors, the contribution of more fields and deadline for accepting papers) were investigated. We have used Quantitative Content Analysis as the research methodology. Descriptive statistics methods using SPSS software and Excel were used for analysis. Findings indicated that 36% of the authors didn't write their field of study. Management and Planning in Physical Education has been ranked in second place with 28% out of total papers. Public sport component had the highest share among the components with 38% out of total papers. The share of topics and issues about the sport field was 42.13%. Also, the share of papers for the age group (adults) was 86% out of total papers. The most widely used research methodologies were descriptive and inferential statistics methods with 69% and 45%, respectively. The share of co-operative inquiry as three-member groups was 53.47%, which shows the authors' tendency to participate in team works. The highest share for writing articles, 39% out of whole papers, was allocated to the postgraduate students and academic authors with master's degrees. The share of the members of board of directors in writing papers was just 8% out of whole papers. The share of interdisciplinary cooperation was just 5% out of whole papers. The authors affiliated with any organization had the highest share, 15.57%, in writing papers. The highest percent for the time period was allocated to the 4-5-month time period with 18% out of whole papers, and the average deadline for accepting papers is 5.05 months.
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