Concise, Convenient Format
Every issue of the Journal of Sport & Social Issues is divided into three convenient sections that provide complete coverage of this dynamic field:
FOCUS: A symposium section containing sound research articles and stimulating commentary on a single theme.
TRENDS: Articles and briefs devoted to both breaking issues and existing lines of research of vital importance to sport. In this section, critical and empirical scholars take risks and coexist in a rich theoretical marketplace.
VIEW: Commentary essays aimed at provoking thought, stimulating debate, and developing theoretical positions on varied topics related to the social importance of sport. Includes in-depth review essays on books, films, and other resources.
The Journal of Sport & Social Issues is at the forefront of lively public discussion of contemporary topics in the sports world. In JSSI, scholars study the impact of sport on social issues from many perspectives, including:
- media studies
- gender studies
- political science
- cultural studies
- ethnic studies
Such rich diversity often provokes disagreement about theoretical assumptions and methodological approaches. JSSI is the forum where these different viewpoints can clash and provoke ongoing debate and inquiry into critical issues in the sports world.
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
The Journal of Sport & Social Issues (JSSI) is an indispensable resource that brings together the latest research, discussion, and analysis of contemporary sport issues, including, but not limited to: race, media, gender, economics, drugs, recruiting, injuries, and youth sports. Taking an international, interdisciplinary perspective, JSSI examines today's most pressing and far-reaching questions about sport, including: sport and the gay experience, social issues in sports management, youth sports, and sport subcultures. Always provocative, JSSI presents a lively public discussion of the impact of sport on social issues from many perspectives, including sociology, economics, gender studies, political science, anthropology, history, media studies, psychology, cultural studies, and ethnic studies.
|CL Cole||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA|
|David L. Andrews||University of Maryland, USA|
|Adrian Burgos, Jr.||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA|
|Monica Casper||University of Arizona, USA|
|Douglas Hartmann||University of Minnesota|
|David Leonard||Washington State University, USA|
|Mary Louise Adams||Queens University, Canada|
|Susan Birrell||University of Iowa, USA|
|Ben Carrington||University of Southern California, USA|
|Jayne Caudwell||Bournemouth University, UK|
|Jay Coakley||University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA|
|Yago Colas||University of Michigan, USA|
|Daniel Cook||Rutgers University, USA|
|Cheryl Cookey||Purdue University, USA|
|Phillip Lamarr Cunningham||Quinnipiac University, USA|
|Simon Darnell||University of Toronto, Canada|
|Kevin Delaney||Temple University, USA|
|Norman K Denzin||University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign, USA|
|Lisa Diedrich||Stony Brook University, USA|
|Clifton Evers||Newcastle University, England, UK|
|Daniel Gilbert||University of Illinois, USA|
|Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert||University of Illinois, USA|
|Richard Giulianotti||Loughborough University, UK|
|Jennifer Hargreaves||Brunel University, UK, UK|
|Lyndsay MC Hayhurst||Brock University, Canada|
|Victoria Hefford||Stony Brook University, USA|
|Lisa Henderson||University of Massachusetts, USA|
|Brett Hutchins||Monash University, Australia|
|Rachel Joo||Middlebury University, USA|
|C. Richard King||Washington State University, USA|
|Samantha King||Queen's University, Canada|
|Kyle Kusz||University of Rhode Island, USA|
|Pirkko Markula||University of Alberta, Canada|
|Toby Miller||Loughborough University in London, England; and Murdoch University, Australia|
|Sarah Projansky||University of Utah, USA|
|Robert Rinehart||University of Waikato, New Zealand|
|David Rowe||Western Sydney University, Australia|
|Theresa Rundstedler||American University, USA|
|Sheila Scranton||Leeds Metropolitan University, UK|
|Samantha Sheppard||Cornell University, USA|
|Michael L. Silk||Bournemouth University, UK|
|Mel Stanfill||Purdue University, USA|
|Synthia Sydnor||University of Illinois, USA|
|Damion Thomas||University of Maryland, USA|
|Alan Tomlinson||University of Brighton, UK|
|Ann Travers||Simon Fraser University, Canada|
|Travis Vogan||University of Iowa, USA|
|Lawrence A Wenner||Loyola Marymount University, USA|
The Journal of Sport & Social Issues publishes the work and ideas of scholars and others interested in understanding the relationship between sport and society from diverse theoretical and disciplinary perspectives. Contributors should follow the style guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Manuscripts will undergo anonymize review. Authorship should be identified only on the title page. Author name/address/affiliation/position should appear on the title page. Manuscripts should be prefaced by an abstract of no more than 125 words. References, tables, and figures should appear at the end of the manuscript. Notes should be avoided. Figures should be camera ready.
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