JMPB is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the publication of innovative and impactful research on wearable monitors to assess such behaviors as physical activity, sedentary behavior, movement disorders, and sleep. This topic area is multidisciplinary and includes research from several disciplines such as kinesiology, psychology, computer science, engineering, statistics, public health, and clinical sciences.
Topic areas and types of papers may include novel methods for device calibration and validation, new sensor technology, analytic advances in measurement and interpretation, new outcomes for clinical studies, and applications of wearable monitors for assessing exposure and/or outcomes. Evidence-based papers leading to best practices for how objective monitoring should be used in research and clinical settings are also encouraged. Manuscripts validating self-report tools using objective measures may also be considered if innovative approaches are used for validation.