INTERNATIONAL REVIEW FOR THE SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT
Quarterly Research Journal Sponsored by ISSA
About the Journal
The International Review for the Sociology of Sport is a peer reviewed academic journal, 4 issues are published each year. The main purpose of the IRSS is to disseminate research and scholarship on sport throughout the international academic community. The journal publishes standard research papers, research notes, book reviews, and audio visual reviews.
The International Review for the Sociology of Sport is not restricted to any theoretical or methodological perspective and brings together contributions from anthropology, cultural studies, geography, history, political economy, semiotics, sociology, women's studies, as well as interdisciplinary research.
Since sport is a truly global phenomenon, the International Review for the Sociology of Sport is strongly committed to publishing contributions from all regions of the world, thereby promoting international communication among scholars.
Your Manuscript Submissions are Welcome
See the inside back cover of a recent issue of the journal (also elsewhere on this website, or the Sage Publications website) for technical style requirements for IRSS manuscript submissions. Submissions may be sent either to the Editor or to the Corresponding Editor. For information about book/media reviews contact the Book/Media Review Editor.
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Book/Media Review Editor
+44 (0)1895 267561
Members of the Editorial Board
- Eric Anderson, University of Winchester, UK
- David Andrews, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
- Joe Arbena, Clemson University, USA
- Alan Bairner, Loughborough University, UK
- Gonzalo Bravo, West Virginia University, USA
- Toni Bruce, University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Ben Carrington, University of Texas, USA
- Jay Coakley, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA
- Christine Dallaire, University of Ottawa, Canada
- Mojca Doupona Topič, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Kari Fasting, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway
- Christopher Hallinan, Monash University, Australia
- Ilse Hartmann-Tews, Institute for Sport Sociology, Germany
- John Horne, University of Central Lancashire, UK
- Ruotao Huang, Capital Institute of Physical Education, China
- Katherine Jamieson, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
- Annelies Knoppers, Ultrecht University, Netherlands
- Eunha Koh, Korea Institute of Sport Science, Korea
- Jung Woo Lee, University of Edinburgh, UK
- Joseph Maguire, Loughborough University, UK
- Montserrat Martín, Universitat de Vic, Spain
- Jim McKay, Southern Cross University, Australia
- Catherine Palmer, Deakin University, Australia
- Gertrud Pfister, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
- Elizabeth Pike, University of Chichester, UK
- David Rowe, University of Western Sydney, Australia
- Kimberly S. Schimmel, Kent State University, USA
- Davide Sterchele, University of Padova, Italy
- Tien-Chin Tan, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
- Lee Thompson, Waseda University, Japan
- Alan Tomlinson, University of Brighton, UK
- Belinda Wheaton, University of Brighton, UK
- Kevin Young, University of Calgary, Canada
Notes for Authors
Language All manuscripts must be submitted in English. Contributors whose native language is other than English should consult a member of the Editorial Board in his or her country to see if a manuscript is suitable for publication in the Review.
Originality Manuscripts are considered for publication only on the understanding that they are not simultaneously under consideration elsewhere, that they are the original work of the author(s), and that any previous form of publication and current consideration in other languages are disclosed at the time of submission.
Number of copies Three copies should be submitted. They will not normally be returned, so authors should ensure that they keep a copy.
Preparation of manuscripts
Lay-out All pages must be typed, double-spaced (especially the notes and references), with generous side margins, on one side of an A4 or American standard-size page.
Anonymity To ensure that reviews are anonymous, the author's name should appear only on a detachable cover sheet. This page must also contain the author's title, official affiliation, email and postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers. It will be reviewed by two reviewers and the Editor.
Abstract An abstract of 100-200 words and 5 key words maximum must also be supplied, typed on a separate sheet, together with a biographical note of 25 to 50 words.
Format for references in the text Reference to, or quotations from, texts and articles should be followed by the author's name, year of publication and page number of the text/article in parentheses: 'As Hall (1996: 17) has observed...'; or, in a more general reference: 'Messner (1991) appears to be saying that...'.
Quotations All direct quotations of 35-40 words or more should be displayed as indented text, but still double-spaced.
Notes Try to avoid using too many notes. Where they are necessary, they must be brief and should appear at the end of the text and before the Reference List.
Figures, tables, maps and diagrams These items must be presented on separate sheets of paper at the end of the article, and should carry short descriptive titles. Their position within the text should be clearly indicated. They must be precisely and boldly drawn to enable photographic reproduction. If created on a computer, please also supply on a disk.
Format for references Identify all references to books, monographs, articles and other sources, at an appropriate point in the main text, by citing the author's last name, year of publication, and pagination where appropriate, all within parentheses. Specify subsequent citations of the same source similarly; do not use 'ibid.', 'op.cit.' or 'loc.cit.'.
If the author's name is in the text, use only the year of publication in parentheses, e.g. Fasting (1988). If the author's name is not in the text, include both the author's name and year of publication separated by a comma within the parentheses, e.g. (Elias, 1982). Pagination follows year, e.g. (Bourdieu, 1981: 45-6). With dual authorship give both names: for three or more use 'et al.', e.g. (Birrell and Cole, 1987) and (Smith et al., 1986). If there is more than one reference to the same author and year, distinguish between them by use of the letters 'a', 'b', etc. attached to the year of publication, e.g. (Foucault, 1979a). A series of references should be enclosed within a single pair of parentheses, separated by semicolons, e.g. (Maguire, 1984; Rowe, 1987; Thompson, 1988).
Format for reference list List all entries cited in the text, or any other items used to prepare the manuscript, alphabetically by author and year of publication in a separate, headed, reference section. Please follow the examples given:
Coakley, J. (1986) Sport in Society (3rd edn). St Louis, MO: Times Mirror/Mosby.
Kidd, B. (1987) 'Sports and Masculinity', in M. Kaufman (ed.) Beyond Patriarchy: Essays by Men. Toronto: Oxford.
Laura, R. & White, S., eds (1991) Drug Controversy in Sport: the Socio-ethical and Medical Issues. Sydney: Allen & Unwin.
Lenskyj, J. (1991) 'False Starts: System Responses to Violence Against Women'. Paper presented at the National Girls and Women in Sport Symposium. Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.
Theberge, N. (1989) 'A Feminist Analysis of Responses to Sports Violence: Media Coverage of the 1987 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships', Sociology of Sport Journal 6: 247-56.
Type of manuscripts Standard Articles (up to 6000 words): must contain an Introduction (no heading) which clearly states the purpose of the article, gives only pertinent references, and does not review the subject extensively. Material and methods, and results must be presented in a logical sequence, with text and illustrations emphasizing only important observations or findings. The Discussion should emphasize new and important observations of the study and conclusions therefrom. Do not repeat in detail data from results. Include implications of the findings and their limitations, and relate observations to other relevant studies.
Short Communications (up to 3000 words) should consist of the results of a pilot study, a brief case study or a brief commentary on a methodological, theoretical or ethical issue. Graduate students are particularly encouraged to submit manuscripts on these topics.
Proofs Authors will see proofs for checking and correction.
Disk copy Final versions of all manuscripts which are accepted for publication must be submitted on a 3.5 inch disk in WordPerfect 5.1 or 6.0, Word for Windows, or an IBM compatible with WordPerfect or Word for Windows. The author is responsible for ensuring that the final copy and disk versions of the manuscript are identical.
Correspondence All standard articles and short communications must be sent to:
Professor Lawrence Wenner
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045
All books and audio-visual items for review must be sent to:. Louise Mansfield, Brunel University
Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, United Kingdom, +44 (0)1895 267561, email@example.com
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