Sport History Review

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Print ISSN: 1087-1659            Online ISSN: 1543-2947

Volume 55 (2024): Issue 1 (May 2024): Special Issue: Nature Sport and Environmental History: Adulation or Alteration of Nature?

SHR 2022 JIF: 0.6Sport History Review (SHR) is a forum for peer-reviewed scholarly work in the broad field of sport history. Published since 1970, with an editorial review board that boasts members from around the world, SHR is committed to addressing topics of international interest. Sport historians who teach or conduct research in an academic setting or others with special interests in sport history will appreciate SHR’s articles whose methods of analysis or application and appeal is universally and fundamentally relevant to the advancement of the history of sport. SHR is published semiannually (May, November).


Sport History Review is the continuation of the Canadian Journal of the History of Sport: Revue Canadienne De L’Histoire des Sports, published from 1970 to 1995. Sport History Review is devoted to promoting the study of all facets of the broad field of the history of sport. The peer-reviewed journal is published for sport history specialists who engage in research and/or teaching within an academic context as well as for those with special interest in sport history.

Although SHR is published in North America, the editor and editorial board are committed to addressing topics and issues of international interest. Therefore, articles whose method of analysis or application and appeal is more universally or fundamentally relevant to an international readership are of particular interest to SHR.

Sport History Review encourages the submission of scholarly articles, methodological and research notes, and commentaries. Because young scholars are critically important to the development of any discipline, SHR encourages graduate students and young professionals to submit their work for publication. Book review suggestions may be made to the Book Review Editor, who is solely responsible for assigning and editing book reviews.


Carly Adams, PhD
Kinesiology & Physical Education
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada T1K 3M4

Editors Emeriti

Alan Metcalfe, PhD (Founding Editor: 1970–1995): Canadian Journal of History of Sport and Physical Education (ISSN 0008-4115), continued as Canadian Journal of History of Sport / Revue Canadienne de L’Histoire des Sports (ISSN 0712-9815)

Don Morrow, PhD (Founding Editor: 1996–2015; Consulting Editor: 2016): Sport History Review (ISSN 1087-1659)

Associate Editor

Ornella Nzindukiyimana
St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

Pierre-Olaf Schut
Université Gustave Eiffel, France

Book Review Editor

Tanya Jones
Department of Kinesiology
Indiana University Bloomington
1025 E. 7th St.,
Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA

Editorial Board

Douglas Booth, University of Otago, New Zealand

Russell Field, University of Manitoba, Canada

Andrew Holman, Bridgewater State University, USA

Keiko Ikeda, Hokkaido University, Japan

Joo Youn Kim, Yong In University, South Korea

Jörg Krieger, Aarhus University, Denmark

Stacy Lorenz, University of Alberta-Augustana, Canada

Zhouxiang Lu, Maynooth University, Ireland

Gary Osmond, University of Queensland, Australia

Lindsay Parks Pieper, University of Lynchburg, USA

Grégory Quin, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland

PearlAnn Reichwein, University of Alberta, Canada

Toby C. Rider, California State University, USA

Jaime Schultz, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Chad Seifried, Louisiana State University, USA

Theresa Walton-Fisette, Kent State University, USA

Kevin B. Wamsley, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

Human Kinetics Staff
Tammy Miller, Senior Journals Managing Editor

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Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content. Authorship credit should be based only on substantial contributions to:

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Manuscript Guidelines

All Human Kinetics journals require that authors follow our manuscript guidelines in regards to use of copyrighted material, human and animal rights, and conflicts of interest as specified in the following link:

Sport History Review (SHR) encourages the submission of scholarly articles, methodological and research notes, and commentaries.

Style and Format

Manuscripts should be 6,000-9,000 words including endnotes and must be double-spaced (including endnotes and block quotations) with one inch margins. All pages should be numbered consecutively.

Articles may be submitted in English or French. Prior to submission, all manuscripts should be carefully checked for grammar and syntax by a person fluent in academic English or French. Articles submitted in French should include English translations of the article title and abstract to be included in the final publication. Manuscripts which do not meet the required standard will be returned.

Authors should submit a cover sheet with the manuscript, including the title, name of author(s), institutional affiliation(s), running head, and full mailing address, telephone, fax, and e-mail address of all authors, as well an indication of who is to receive the galley proofs.

The first page of the manuscript should contain only the title of the article as manuscripts are reviewed anonymously. Subsequent pages should include, in the following order, the main body of text, endnotes, acknowledgments, figures with figure captions, and tables.

SHR shall use endnotes as its form of referencing. Authors must prepare endnotes by following the guidelines detailed in The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. Copies of the manual are available in most university libraries. Please keep endnotes as concise as possible. Before submitting, ensure that the endnotes are accurate and complete.

Please carefully consult the following style guide(s) ahead of submission:

Authors are requested to use the terms Common Era, or CE (instead of AD), and Before Common Era, or BCE (instead of BC), when making reference to dates.

Figures and Tables 

Each figure and table must be numbered, and each should be called out in the text in consecutive numerical order. A figure should have a caption that is brief and self-explanatory. Captions must be listed separately, on a page by themselves; however, each figure must be clearly identified, preferably as part of its filename. The artwork should be professional in appearance and have clean, crisp lines. Hand drawing and hand lettering are unacceptable. Figures should not use color in any way. Photographic images can be submitted if they are saved in JPEG or TIFF format at a resolution of 300 dots per inch (dpi). See additional figure guidelines here.

Format tables using the table function of your word processing program rather than aligning columns in text with tabs and spaces or using text boxes. Include a brief title for each table. All figures and tables must be original, or the permission to reuse copyrighted materials must have been obtained prior to acceptance.

Research Notes and Commentaries

SHR invites Research Notes and Commentaries of up to 3,000 words for possible publication. Notes and Commentaries should address current methodological issues relevant for sport historians. 

Book Reviews

Book review suggestions should be made to the Book Review Editor, who is solely responsible for assigning and editing book reviews. Book publishers are asked to send two copies of any books submitted for review. Please contact and/or send books to Colleen English, Department of Kinesiology, Penn State Berks. Phone: 570-772-3516. E-mail:

Review Process

Manuscripts are subject to a blind review process taking from 6 to 8 weeks, depending on time of year and the volume of submissions. 

Submitting a Manuscript

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically via ScholarOne (see submission button at the top of this page). The ScholarOne system manages the electronic transfer of SHR manuscripts throughout the article review process, providing step-by-step instructions and a user-friendly design. Please access the site and follow the directions for authors submitting manuscripts.

Authors of manuscripts accepted for publication will be required to transfer copyright to Human Kinetics, Inc. This copyright agreement can be viewed by visiting ScholarOne and selecting "Instructions & Forms" in the upper right corner. Any problems that might be encountered can be resolved easily by selecting “Help” in the upper right corner.


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