About the Journal

The Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior (BJMB) is a publication of the Brazilian Society of Motor Behavior (Sociedade Brasileira de Comportamento Motor - SOCIBRACOM) since 2006. BJMB is a free-of-charge, quarterly, peer-reviewed, and open-access journal. It is an arbitrated journal that uses an external review system by peers who have knowledge of the objects investigated and the methodologies used in the research.

The BJMB accepts original contributions pertaining to the multidisciplinary study of human movement throughout the lifespan, involving a broad range of topics related to the field of Motor Behavior like motor control, development and learning, movement disorders, clinical, theoretical and model studies. These articles could come from diverse disciplines such as kinesiology, biomechanics, neurophysiology, neuroscience, psychology, medicine, sports performance, and rehabilitation. 

The BJMB [ISSN: 2446-4902 (online version)] is published using the Open Journal System (OJS) technology to improve the speed, efficiency, quality, fairness, and impact of scientific publishing. The submitted manuscript must be original, unpublished, and not be under consideration by any other journal for publication. The authors are the only party responsible for assertions made in their articles. 

BJMB only publishes manuscripts in English.

There is NO charge or fee to publish in the BJMB. Also, all articles published in the BJMB are open access freely available online, immediately upon publication.

The first review of the paper will be taken in a maximum of 60 days after submission.


E-mail: braz.j.motor.behavior@gmail.com 

Brazilian Society of Motor Behavior


Current Issue

Vol. 17 No. 6 (2023)
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Special issue in memory of Prof. Michael Turvey


The goal of this special issue is to make a tribute to Professor Michael Turvey (February 14th, 1941 – August 12th, 2023). Through the reflections of esteemed colleagues and former students gathered in this Special Issue of the Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior, we gain insights into the profound influence of Michael Turvey, both professionally and personally. In the first part, five well-established scholars and Michael Turvey’s colleagues tell us about his impact on the field of motor behavior and beyond. Some also include the influence that Michael Turvey had in their careers. In the second part, four former Ph.D. students of the Center for the Ecological Study of Perception & Action (CESPA) tell us about the experience of being Michael Turvey’s student.

Guest editor

Dr Vitor S. Profeta (University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil)


Peer-review process

The editorial review process followed the BJMB's peer-review guidelines. The manuscripts were handled by the guest editor that invited at least two independent reviewers for a double-blind review.

Published: 2023-12-22


  • Infographic: How is talent defined among Brazilian sports scientists?

    Carlos R. Thiengo, Marcelo Massa
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v17i6.402

Tutorials articles

  • How does motor performance change with increasing stress doses? A tutorial on dose-response profiles applied to crew rowing

    Yannick Hill, Laura S. Cuijpers, Paula L. Silva, Ruud J. R. Den Hartigh, Adam W. Kiefer
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v17i6.398

Special Issue in memory of Michael Turvey

  • Editorial: Michael Turvey: The Most Influential Scholar in Motor Behavior in the Last 50 Years

    Vitor S. Profeta
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v17i6.418
  • One more time with feeling: A personal tribute to Michael Turvey the scientist

    J. A. Scott Kelso
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v17i6.409
  • Mini-review: Biological Movements as Objects of Natural Science

    Mark L. Latash
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v17i6.404
  • Biological Movements as Objects of Natural Science (In memory of Michael Turvey, February 14, 1942 - August 12, 2023)

    Anatol Feldman
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v17i6.413
  • Michael Turvey: A Personal Tribute

    David A. Rosenbaum
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v17i6.408
  • In Tribute: Reflections on the Impact of Professor Michael Turvey on Motor Development

    Jill Whitall, Jane E. Clark
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v18i1.419
  • The organization of action: Contemporary relevance of Turvey’s approach to motor behavior

    Ramesh Balasubramaniam
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v17i6.416
  • More than science: A systems approach inspired by Michael T. Turvey

    Polemnia G. Amazeen
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v17i6.411
  • Faraday’s error of omission: A tribute to Michael Turvey

    Jeffrey B. Wagman
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v17i6.403
  • Remembering Michael T. Turvey: A tribute to an extraordinary teacher & mentor

    Paula L. Silva
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v17i6.415
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