International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics
International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics
Journal Title: International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics
ISSN: 1940-6940
ISSN Online: 1940-6959
Publication Frequency: 4 issues per year
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Aim & Scope: The International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics has three inter-related aims:
to stimulate scholarly debate about the role, significance and impact of public policy and contemporary politics on sport to encourage critical analysis of sport policy, the sport policy process and sport politics to publish articles that are theoretically rigorous and of interest to both scholars and practitioners

Editorial Statement

The International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics publishes articles that address all aspects of sport policy and politics irrespective of academic discipline. The Editorial Board is especially keen to encourage the submission of articles that relate to one or more of the following seven broad themes:
theoretical contributions to analyses of the policy process for sport the development of robust, evidence-based empirical research on the impact of sport policy analyses of the political significance of sport and the significance of sport as a political resource the role and influence of national and sub-national government in relation to sport policy the significance of government, for example as regulator, resource provider and competitor, for the operation of the commercial, semi-commercial and not-for-profit sectors the role and significance of transnational government organisations and NGOs as political and policy actors and their impact on the international and domestic policy process for sport

In addition to Research articles the journal also publishes a series of Country Profiles intended to increase awareness of the global diversity of sport policy and politics. Most profiles are commissioned by the editorial team. However, if you would be interested in preparing a country profile please contact the Editor in Chief. Furthermore, the journal publishes occasional Professional Practice Articles and Viewpoints. While the former provide an opportunity for practitioner analyses of current policy the latter are of a more polemical nature and are designed to stimulate debate.

Peer Review Policy

All manuscript submissions are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. Al peer review is double blind and submission is online via ScholarOne Manuscripts. Click here to be taken to the submission website.

Subjects Covered & Scope: Politics & International Relations; Sport and Leisure Management; Sports Development; Sports Policy; Sports and Leisure; Supplementary material
Editor Board:

Barrie Houlihan, Loughborough University, UK


Daniel Bloyce, University of Chester, UK
Iain Lindsey, Durham University, UK
Veerle De Bosscher,   Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Reviews Editor:
Iain Lindsey, Durham Univesity, UK
Editorial Assistant:

Caron Walpole, Loughborough University, UK

Editorial Board:

Alan Bairner, Loughborough University, UK
Cora Burnett Louw, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Laurence Chalip, University of Texas, USA
Fred Coalter, University of Stirling, UK
Peter Donnelly, University of Toronto, Canada
Kari Fasting, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway
Bill Gerrard, Leeds University, UK
Wyn Grant, University of Warwick, UK
Ken Green, University of Chester, UK
Jonathan Grix, University of Birmingham, UK
Ren Hai, Beijing Sport University, China
Ilse Hartmann-Tews, Cologne Sports University, Germany
Jean Harvey, University of Ottawa, Canada
Ian Henry, Loughborough University, UK
John Hoberman, University of Texas, USA
Fan Hong, University College, Cork, Ireland
Russell Hoye, La Trobe University, Australia
Bjarne Ibsen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Tess Kay, Loughborough University, UK
Bruce Kidd, University of Toronto, Canada
Rosa López de D'Amico, Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador Maracay, Venezuela
Richard Parrish, Edge Hill University, UK
Gertrud Pfister, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Holger Preuss, University of Mainz, Germany
Rod Rhodes, University of Tasmania, Tasmania
Ken Roberts, University of Liverpool, UK
Michael Sam, University of Otago, New Zealand
Trevor Slack, University of Alberta, Canada
Bob Stewart, Victoria University, Australia
Jan Ove Tangen, University College, Bø, Norway
Lucie Thibault, Brock University, Canada
Kazuo Uchiumi, Hitotsubashi University, Japan
Maarten van Bottenburg, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Ivan Waddington, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway and University of Chester, UK

Abtracting & Indexing:

International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics is covered by the following abstracting & indexing services

CABI - Agricultural Economics Database ; CAB Abstracts (Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux); Global Health ; Leisure Tourism Database ; Rural Development Abstracts (Online)

EBSCOhost - Current Abstracts , 1/1/2009- ; SPORTDiscus with Full Text , 1/1/2009- ; TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 1/1/2009-

Elsevier BV - Scopus , 2010-

ProQuest - Biological Sciences , Selective; Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management , Selective; Health and Safety Science Abstracts (Online) , Selective - Actively Indexed; Physical Education Index (Online) , Core; ProQuest Central , 03/01/2009- ; ProQuest Research Library , 03/01/2010-

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