Journal of Motor Behavior (J MOTOR BEHAV)

Publisher: Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal description

Journal of Motor Behavior is devoted to an understanding of the basic processes and mechanisms underlying motor control, learning, and development. The journal publishes articles from such diverse disciplines as biomechanics, kinesiology, movement disorders, neuroscience, psychology, and rehabilitation. A wide variety of articles report empirical findings, mathematical and computational models, and new theories and theoretical perspectives, as well as methodological and technological developments. Review articles and invited articles by recognized authorities also appear.

Current impact factor: 1.42

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 1.418
2013 Impact Factor 1.406
2012 Impact Factor 1.042
2011 Impact Factor 1.638
2010 Impact Factor 1.65
2009 Impact Factor 1.596
2008 Impact Factor 1.037
2007 Impact Factor 1.318
2006 Impact Factor 1.45
2005 Impact Factor 1.706
2004 Impact Factor 1.754
2003 Impact Factor 1.576
2002 Impact Factor 1.549
2001 Impact Factor 1.343
2000 Impact Factor 1.141
1999 Impact Factor 1.062
1998 Impact Factor 1.046
1997 Impact Factor 1.109

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.70
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.36
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.57
Website Journal of Motor Behavior website
Other titles Journal of motor behavior, JMB
ISSN 0022-2895
OCLC 1783382
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

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    • Must link to publisher version
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    • STM: Science, Technology and Medicine
    • Publisher last contacted on 25/03/2014
    • This policy is an exception to the default policies of 'Taylor & Francis (Routledge)'
  • Classification

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: ABSTRACT Treadmill locomotion can be characterized by consistent step-to-step kinematics despite the redundant degrees of freedom. The authors investigated the effect of disrupting the crural fascia in decerebrate cats to determine if the crural fascia contributed to kinematic variability and propulsion in the limb. Crural fasciotomy resulted in statistically significant decreases in velocity and acceleration in the joint angles during level walking, before, during, and after paw-off, particularly at the ankle. A further finding was an increase in variance of the limb segment trajectories in the frontal plane. The crural fascia therefore provides force transmission and reduction in kinematic variability to the limb during locomotion.
    Journal of Motor Behavior 06/2014; 46(5):339-349. DOI:10.1080/00222895.2014.914885

  • Journal of Motor Behavior 04/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Experiments using rapid-positioning movements in humans, where the subject is suddenly and unexpectedly provided with a change in the load characteristics of the limb, are described. Taken together, the pattern of results supports a mass-spring model of unidirectional limb action, where the limb moves to a position defined by the relative tensions in the agonist and antagonist. As well, various results provide evidence contrary to predictions from an impulse-timing viewpoint, where the motor program times the onset of impulses to the musculature, and against a feedback-processing viewpoint, where limb position is defined by minimizing positioning error indicated by feedback. The evidence suggests that the role of phasing in motor programs may be different for unidirectional actions on the one hand and multi-directional and/or multi-component actions on the other.
    Journal of Motor Behavior 08/2013; 12(2):149-161. DOI:10.1080/00222895.1980.10735215
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    ABSTRACT: The cerebellum not only receives extensive proprioceptive input from the periphery but also has bidirectional monosynaptic connections with the hypothalamus. This latter structure, in turn, is reciprocally interconnected with brainstem visceral centers that also project to the cerebellum. Through these connections, information derived from somatic receptors that arrives at the cerebellum can directly influence visceral centers and circuits. It is suggested that the visceral responses seen during locomotor activity can be continuously monitored and partially regulated through such connections.
    Journal of Motor Behavior 08/2013; 21(4):518-525. DOI:10.1080/00222895.1989.10735497
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    ABSTRACT: If slow positioning movements are governed only by a recognition process (e.g., Schmidt, 1975) then subject’s performance should be independent of the mode of response (active versus passive). Two groups learned a criterion movement under either active or passive conditions following which KR was withdrawn. Although no differences were apparent on acquisition trials, active-group performance deteriorated dramatically during KR withdrawal while passive-group performance remained stable. These results suggest that recall and recognition are potentially separable in slow movements on the basis of the information available to the performer.
    Journal of Motor Behavior 08/2013; 10(1):69-76. DOI:10.1080/00222895.1978.10735137
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    ABSTRACT: A serious challenge to Hull’s (1943) theory of reminiscence and intertrial-interval effects is posed by the current contention that reactive inhibition (IR) must be task-specific since it does not seem to transfer from one task to another. This notion was examined within the framework of a practice-rest paradigm in which three control groups were given 20 1-min trials on a principal task with intertrial intervals of 0, 5, and 70 sec, respectively, while two experimental groups practiced alternately on the principal task and a secondary task known to produce evidence for IR. The two secondary tasks varied in their similarities to the principal task. Additional control groups were used to assess the magnitude of habit transfer effects. The total sample consisted of 70 males and 70 females whose modal age was 18 yr. With habit transfer effects controlled, results showed clearly that work effects transferred from the alternate tasks to the main task without regard for differences in similarity. Thus, the task-specificity hypothesis was not supported.
    Journal of Motor Behavior 08/2013; 9(4):293-300. DOI:10.1080/00222895.1977.10735121
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    ABSTRACT: The difference between the Henry “memory-drum” theory and our version is that ours includes an additional assumption that, after programming has occurred, the resultant representation can be stored in short-term memory. Otherwise, the essential ideas are the same in the two theories. Implications of the presently available data for the distinction between the theories are discussed. Regardless of how one evaluates our added assumption, it is clear that the essential insight of the Henry theory has fared very well in the 20 yr since the theory first appeared in print.
    Journal of Motor Behavior 08/2013; 12(2):169-171. DOI:10.1080/00222895.1980.10735217

  • Journal of Motor Behavior 08/2013; 21(2):157-162. DOI:10.1080/00222895.1989.10735473