The International Journal of Sport and Society

The International Journal of Sport and Society provides a forum for wide-ranging and interdisciplinary examination of sport, including: the history, sociology, and psychology of sport; sports medicine and health; physical and health education; and sports administration and management. The discussions in the journal range from broad conceptualizations of the fundamental logic of sport, to highly localized readings of sporting practices in particular times and places.

As well as articles of a traditional scholarly type, this journal invites case studies that take the form of presentations of practice—including documentation of sports practices and exegeses analyzing the social effects of those practices.

The International Journal of Sport and Society is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal.

Serial Founded: 2010
ISSN: 2152-7857 (Print)
Past Publication Frequency: Quarterly (2010–2014)
Past Publication Frequency: Annually (2015–2016)
Current Publication Frequency: Quarterly

Publish Your Research with Us

The International Journal of Sport and Society encourages the widest range of submissions and aims to foster the highest standards of intellectual excellence.

Wide Reach

Publishing in both electronic and print formats, we are committed to expanding the visibility, reach, and impact of research published in The International Journal of Sport and Society.

Better Reviews

Reviewers are selected on the basis of subject matter and disciplinary expertise. All review scores are based on clearly articulated criteria, leading to fairer and more precise feedback.

Participatory Process

We take seriously the "peer" of "peer review." After having work accepted for publication, authors become reviewers, making the journal truly the collaborative work of a Research Network.


We don’t put undue weight on institutional affiliation, stage in career, previous publishing experience, national origins, or disciplinary perspective. If the article is excellent, it will be considered for publication.


As Research Network members, authors have subscriber access to the journal and book imprint.

Hybrid Open Access

Authors can make their articles freely available via the Hybrid Open Access option.

At a Glance


With over 250 articles published, The International Journal of Sport and Society is a remarkable body of work (2016)


The International Journal of Sport and Society currently has an acceptance rate of 33% (2016)

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