The Journal of Sports and Motor Development and Learning of Tehran University which was formerly named "Harakat" started its work as a quarterly journal in 1999 with a scientific-research degree. Until 2009, 39 issues of Harakat journal were published, which published 168 articles on topics in sports physiology, 108 articles on sports management, 80 articles on sports motor learning and development, and 62 articles on sports medicine. Since December 2009, from issue 40 onwards, this journal has published articles in 4 specialized academic majors. Sports motor learning and development journal started working by obtaining a valid scientific rating from the Commission of Scientific Publications on 2009/12/22. At first, the title of the journal was Growth and Motor Development and later, its title was changed to Journal of Sports and Motor Development and Learning. This journal is in the field of motor behavior and provides a multidisciplinary review of human movement across the lifespan. It also covers important topics such as motor learning and control, motor development and growth, education and sports psychology, and providing intervention programs. The journal accepts original and reviews articles. The refereeing process is a double-blind peer review and the access to articles is free.

In 2021, In an assessment by the Scientific Publications Commission of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, the Journal of Sports and Motor Development and Learning won grade B. Also, in 2020, in the latest evaluation of the Islamic World Science Citation (ISC) database, this publication received an impact factor of 0.081 and a Q3 rank.

According to the rules of open-access publications, all studies published in this journal are freely accessible to the public on the journal's website without payment.

Journal information



Journal of Sports and Motor Development and Learning

Concessionaire and publisher

University of Tehran

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Online and printed

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Article publishing language

Persian with abstract and references in English

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Original and review research

Journal field of study

Human science- sub-field of physical education- Motor behavior – sport psychology

Journal subject area

Motor behavior- motor learning- motor control- motor development and growth- sport psychology

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Open Access

Compliance with open access policy

Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY NC)

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Ethical principles of publication

following the ethical principles of the international Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE)

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Sina web Hamyab

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