Increased focus on sport science problems in coverage of Teoriya i Praktika Fizicheskoy Kultury journal of 2017



Dr.Hab., Professor L.I. Lubysheva1
PhD, Associate Professor S.A. Pronin2
1Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism (GTSOLIFK), Moscow
2St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg

The Teoriya i Praktika Fizicheskoy Kultury (TPFK) Journal, a leading periodical analyzing the theoretical and practical issues of the modern physical culture and sports, sees its mission in objective coverage of the problems faced by the national sport science. Objective of the study was to highlight the core problems of the national sport science based on the TPFK-2017 coverage analysis.
It was the collapse of the fifty-fifty percent (1:1) index of the physical education versus sports topics in the TPFK Journal coverage of 2017 that may be ranked the most striking event for the period. Now this index varies at around 64-36 percent (2:1). The annual coverage analysis found significant lacunas in the coverage of conferences on the problems of physical education and sports processes, with the precise shares of the physical education and elite sports analyzing articles in the publications estimated at 64.2% and 35.8%, respectively. The exact reasons for the landslide change of the index are still not clear enough albeit there are grounds to expect the relevant transformations in the thematic structure of the dissertations on the issues of the national physical education and sports.

Keywords: thematic structure of publications, age of reference literature, problems of the sport science, Teoriya i Praktika Fizicheskoy Kultury Journal».


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