INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORT MANAGEMENT
RYAN SNELGROVE, Co-Editor
LAURA WOOD, Co-Editor
Instructions for Authors
Manuscript submissions are welcome in all substantive and contextual areas of sport management. Manuscripts can be submitted on-line through Scholastica and should not be submitted to another journal while under review by IJSM.
TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS
Full length articles: IJSM publishes full length articles that make a meaningful contribution to the academic literature. Submissions must clearly identify the purpose(s) of the study, situate the study within relevant literature, describe the guiding theory, include methods employed (e.g., context, study participants, data collection, data analysis), provide results/findings, and include a discussion that highlights the study’s contribution to the academic literature and management of sport. Full length manuscripts should be a maximum of 9,000 words, including tables, figures, and references. Manuscripts should be double-spaced with a 1-inch margin on all sides of a letter-size page.
Critical commentary: IJSM publishes critical commentaries that advance sport management scholarship through an insightful reflection on the state of research on a topic and a compelling discussion of new directions for the field. Submissions should be a maximum of 3,000 words, including tables, figures, and references. Manuscripts should be double-spaced with a 1-inch margin on all sides of a letter-size page. Scholars wishing to contribute a critical commentary to the journal should contact the editors beforehand to ensure the suitability of the submission. Initial inquiries should include a brief description of the article’s topic, central arguments, and main objectives.
Theory in practice: IJSM publishes theory in practice articles that use a relevant theory to analyze a specific situation in the field of sport management, or use an analysis of a happening to identify opportunities to enhance an existing theory. The real life situations described in the articles will be sourced from media reports, books, or collected data and may focus on situations related to sport organizations, sport media, sport policy, or sport development. Theory in practice articles may inspire new ways of thinking about practice, identify opportunities for future research, and/or help instructors teach theory. Submissions should be a maximum of 3,000 words, including tables, figures, and references. Manuscripts should be double-spaced with a 1-inch margin on all sides of a letter-size page. Scholars wishing to contribute a theory in practice article to the journal should contact the editors beforehand to ensure the suitability of the submission. Initial inquiries should include a brief description of the article’s purpose, associated theory, and context.
All manuscripts must be submitted in English. Authors should consider whether their manuscript would benefit from professional editing prior to submission.
The manuscript package should include a cover letter, a title page, the blind manuscript submitted in Microsoft Word® docx format, and the tables and figures (as separate files). All identifying information should be removed from the file before submission. Scholastica automatically anonymizes the docx files by stripping identifying metadata.
Each manuscript must be accompanied by an abstract (150 words or less). The APA (latest edition) format (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association) must be used consistently throughout the entire manuscript. Number the pages and lines throughout the manuscript, including the references. Be sure to double check references for correct spelling of authors and publication dates as well as to ensure that the names in the references and in the body of the manuscript match. Provide a running head.
The first page of each manuscript should include only the title of the article. The name, affiliation, and full address (including phone number, e-mail address, and complete mailing address) of all authors should be provided in a separate document. When entering your information on the "Manuscript Details" section of Scholastica, be sure to include all co-authors. In the cover letter, indicate the type of manuscript being submitted (e.g., full length, commentary, theory in practice).
All graphs and tables, as well as figures and drawings, should be placed on separate pages. Tables should be double-spaced.
Submitted manuscripts are reviewed by two reviewers and an editor. The evaluation of manuscripts is by a blind peer review process. Authors are notified as to the disposition of their manuscripts as soon as all reviews are completed. There are no page charges to authors. All authors must transfer copyright to American Press by signing a publishing release document./p>
Galley proofs of accepted manuscripts are e-mailed to the authors in PDF form and are to be returned within three days following receipt from the publisher. No major additions or revisions are permitted at this stage in the publication process—only minor corrections will be accepted. After it is published, each contributing author will receive one copy of the issue that contains their article. Complimentary copies will be sent to the lead author and it is their responsibility to forward copies to their co-authors.Please e-mail American Press if you have any questions about submissions. firstname.lastname@example.org