Journal of Sport Management

JSM Impact FactorThe sport management industry is growing by leaps and bounds, with an explosion in research projects, texts, and university programs. As the field continues to rapidly evolve, it’s imperative for sport managers to keep abreast of the latest developments. The peer-reviewed Journal of Sport Management (JSM) is your key to staying on top of current issues and trends in this dynamic field. An official journal of the North American Society for Sport Management, JSM brings you thought-provoking editorials, research articles, and reviews that examine a number of areas as they relate to the management, governance, and consumption of sport, such as: organizational theory, behavior, and strategy; sport operations; marketing, consumer behavior, sponsorship, advertising, and licensing; media, communications, and public relations; sport tourism; facility and event management; and gender and diversity.

Mission

The Journal of Sport Management aims to publish innovative empirical, theoretical, and review articles focused on the governance, management, and marketing of sport organizations. Submissions are encouraged from a range of areas that inform theoretical advances for the management, marketing, and consumption of sport in all its forms, and sport organizations generally. Review articles and studies using quantitative and/or qualitative approaches are welcomed.

The Journal of Sport Management publishes research and scholarly review articles; short reports on replications, test development, and data reanalysis; editorials that focus on significant issues pertaining to sport management; articles aimed at strengthening the link between sport management theory and sport management practice; and book reviews ("Off the Press").

Editor-in-Chief

Janet Fink
University of Massachusetts–Amherst, USA

Editors-in-Chief Emeriti

Gordon Olafson (Founding Editor: 1987–1991)
Janet Parks (Founding Editor: 1987–1991)
P. Chelladurai (1992–1993)
Joy DeSensi (1994–1996)
Trevor Slack (1996–2000)
Wendy Frisby (2000–2003)
Laurence Chalip (2003–2006)
Lucie Thibault (2006–2009)
Richard Wolfe (2009–2012)
Marvin Washington (2012–2015)
David Shilbury (2015-2018)

Senior Associate Editor

Jeff James
Florida State University, USA

Book Review Editor

Calvin Nite
University of North Texas, USA

Associate Editors

Marlene A. Dixon
Texas A&M University, USA

Daniel C. Funk
Temple University, USA

Daniel Mason
University of Alberta, Canada

Scott Tainsky
Wayne State University, USA

Jon Welty Peachey
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Editorial Board

Nola Agha, University of San Francisco, USA

Jennifer Bruening McGarry, University of Connecticut, USA

Laura Burton, University of Connecticut, USA

Laurence Chalip, George Mason University, USA

Joe Cobbs, Northern Kentucky University, USA

George Cunningham, Texas A&M University, USA

Timothy DeSchriver, University of Delaware, USA

Alison Doherty, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Todd Donavan, Colorado State University, USA

Brendan Dwyer, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Sheranne Fairley, University of Queensland, Australia

Lesley Ferkins, AUT University, New Zealand

Kevin Filo, Griffith University, Australia

Andrea N. Geurin, Loughborough University London, UK

Heather Gibson, University of Florida, USA

Chris Greenwell, University of Louisville, USA

Kirstin Hallmann, German Sport University Cologne, Germany

Bob Heere, University of North Texas, USA

Kate Heinze, University of Michigan, USA

Larena Hoeber, University of Regina, Canada

Michael Hutchinson, University of Memphis, USA

Yuhei Inoue, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Kiki Kaplanidou, University of Florida, USA

Shannon Kerwin, Brock University, Canada

Lisa Kihl, University of Minnesota, USA

Yu Kyoum Kim, Seoul National University, South Korea

Dae Hee Kwak, University of Michigan, USA

Sarah Leberman, Massey University, New Zealand

Dan Lock, Bournemouth University, UK

Heath McDonald, Swinburne University, Australia

Brian Mills, University of Texas, USA

Katie Misener, University of Waterloo, Canada

Laura Misener, Western University, Canada

Calvin Nite, University of North Texas, USA

Norm O’Reilly, Ohio University, USA

Milena Parent, University of Ottawa, Canada

Daniel Rascher, University of San Francisco, USA

Chad Seifried, Louisiana State University, USA

Sally Shaw, University of Otago, New Zealand

Emma Sherry, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

David Shilbury, Deakin University, Australia

Brian P. Soebbing, University of Alberta, Canada

Popi Sotiriadou, Griffith University, Australia

Galen Trail, Seattle University, USA

Nefertiti Walker, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Marvin Washington, University of Alberta, Canada

Nicholas Watanabe, University of South Carolina, USA

Pamela Wicker, German Sport University Cologne, Germany

David Wooten, University of Michigan, USA

Masayuki Yoshida, Hosei University, Japan

James Zhang, University of Georgia, USA

Human Kinetics Staff
Brian Moore, Senior Journals Managing Editor

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Authorship Guidelines

The Journals Division at Human Kinetics adheres to the criteria for authorship as outlined by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors*:

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:

a. Conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data; and
b. Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
c. Final approval of the version to be published.

Conditions a, b, and c must all be met. Individuals who do not meet the above criteria may be listed in the acknowledgments section of the manuscript. *Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. (1991). New England Journal of Medicine, 324, 424–428.

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Manuscript Guidelines

The Journal of Sport Management aims to publish innovative empirical, theoretical, and review articles focused on the governance, management, and marketing of sport organizations. Submissions are encouraged from a range of areas that inform theoretical advances for the management, marketing, and consumption of sport in all its forms, and sport organizations generally. Review articles and studies using quantitative and/or qualitative approaches are welcomed.

The Journal of Sport Management publishes research and scholarly review articles; short reports on replications, test development, and data reanalysis; editorials that focus on significant issues pertaining to sport management; articles aimed at strengthening the link between sport management theory and sport management practice; and book reviews ("Off the Press"). Individuals interested in submitting book reviews should contact the section editor: Dr. Calvin Nite, University of North Texas (Calvin.Nite@unt.edu).

When preparing manuscripts for submission in the Journal of Sport Management, authors should follow the guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition; www.apa.org). Manuscripts must be submitted in English. All manuscripts must be preceded by an abstract of no more than 150 words and three to six keywords chosen from terms not used in the title. If footnotes are used, they should be as few as possible and should not exceed six lines each. Figures should be created in Excel or saved as TIFF or JPEG files. All tables, figure captions, and footnotes must be grouped together on pages separate from the body of the text. Reference citations in the text must be accurate concerning dates of publication and spelling of author names, and they must cross-check with those in the reference list. Manuscripts will be summarily rejected if they do not follow the APA guidelines.

Manuscripts submitted will be judged primarily on their substantive content, but writing style, structure, and length are very important considerations. Poor presentation is sufficient reason for the rejection of a manuscript. When first received, manuscripts will be evaluated by the editor in terms of their contribution-to-length ratio. Thus, manuscripts should be written as simply and concisely as possible. Papers should be no longer than 40 double-spaced pages (using one-inch margins and Times New Roman 12-point font), inclusive of references, tables, figures, and appendices. However, we recognize that in rare circumstances, papers intended to make very extensive contributions may require additional space. Prior to submitting a manuscript, authors should consider the contribution-to-length ratio and ask themselves: "Is the paper long enough to cover the subject while concise enough to maintain the reader’s interest?" (This paragraph is based on the Information for Contributors of the Academy of Management Review.)

Please note that a blind review process is used to evaluate manuscripts. As such, any clues to the author’s identity should be eliminated from the manuscript. The first page of the manuscript must not include author names or affiliations, but it should include the title of the paper and the date of submission.

Manuscripts must not be submitted to another journal while they are under review by the Journal of Sport Management, nor should they have been previously published. Manuscripts are read by reviewers, and the review process generally takes approximately 12 weeks. Manuscripts will be evaluated in terms of topical relevance, theoretical and methodological adequacy, and clarity of explanation and analysis. Authors should be prepared to provide the data and/or research instrument(s) on which the manuscript is based for examination if requested by the editor. Comments from reviewers concerning manuscripts, along with the editorial decision, are made available to authors. 

Questions about the journal or manuscript submission should be directed to the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Professor Janet Fink, at jsfink@isenberg.umass.edu.

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Authors should submit their manuscript through ScholarOne (see submission button at the top of this page), the online submission system for the Journal of Sport Management. ScholarOne manages the electronic transfer of manuscripts throughout the article review process while providing step-by-step instructions and a user-friendly design. Please access the site and follow the directions for authors submitting manuscripts.

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