Sportex Time-saving resources for physical & manual therapists

The Anatomy of an Article

This article explains the key features of our new site and where you will find the different elements of an article. Our content will have some or all of the following features which are all securely hosted and only accessible to those with the correct permissions:

  • Images, videos and animations
  • PDFs (portable document format files)
  • Multiple choice question / test your knowledge quizzes
  • Article web links
  • Access to existing publications accessible across web and mobile devices
  • Discussion forum (at the end of each piece of content but you need to be logged in to view this)
  • Key points box
  • Group discussion questions
  • Click to Tweet and social sharing functionality

From April 2015 all our articles have a main body of text interspersed with 'Click to Tweet' links where there is a good tweet opportunity (explained in more detail below). We are working backwards to add web text to our earlier articles published from Jan 2011 onwards. Articles published before that are available as PDFs.

Images, videos and animations

These can be found in the Media Contents box positioned in the top right hand corner of the page. Links are also included in the main body of the article text where appropriate. We have included an example of an image, video and animation in the Media Contents section for you to try out.

PDFs

These are always popular thanks to the ability to print the file out from any platform with a reliable and professional outcome. Where we have published the article in one of our journals, we will always include an accompanying PDF file again found in the Media Contents box.

Multiple choice questions / Test Your Knowledge quizzes

Many authors include multiple choice questions which we turn into small e-learning modules. If one of these exists you will see a clickable quiz icon in the Media Contents section.

Article web links

The Article Web Links panel is located on the right hand side of the article under the Media Contents box. The Article Web Links panel provides additional HTML web resources associated with the article, these can include podcasts and audio-recordings. We have including a few examples in the Article Web Links panel for you to try out.

Click to Tweet functionality

Here is an example of how the Click to Tweet function works.

Malliaras et al. (1) found that an incredible 45% of patients did not respond significantly to eccentric exercise programmes (Tweet This).

Twitter is a widely embraced social network among physical and manual therapists and one of the frequent pieces of feedback that we receive is that our readers enjoy opportunities to share information and knowledge - this is a quick and convenient way to share key pieces of information from a credible and reputable source. It also acts as one of the elements in our remuneration calculation for article authors.

Group discussion topics

Apart from our very oldest articles, every article features 3 or 4 debate-style questions intended for use as part of a peer discussion group or potentially also as essay discussion questions.

Discussion forum

You need to be at Registered on the site to be able to see the Discussion box. The article may be publicly viewable but in order to see and use the Discussion area, you need to be registered on the site. The main reason for this is to deter Spam/anonymous commenters.

New content is designed to live and breathe

Authors and editors take a 25% percentage of all purchases of their content and continue to do so while the content remains current and relevant. It is therefore in their interests to continue to develop, update and enhance their content which they can do at any time, to make it more and more attractive to purchase. If we feel an article is no longer current or relevant we archive it meaning it's still available under the archive subscription but is no longer actively purchasable.

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