European Sport Management Quarterly

Call for Special Issue Proposals

European Sport Management Quarterly (ESMQ) invites and welcomes Special Issue proposals on clearly defined topics that have broad appeal and meet the aims and scope of the journal.

Special Issues provide an excellent opportunity to develop a more sustained and critical understanding of important topics in sport management, review a topic, examine gaps in scholarship, and encourage new approaches and domains of research than is possible in single journal papers.

All proposals should be submitted to the editor by the 1st August each year to be assessed by the ESMQ Board at the Editorial board meeting at the EASM conference. A decision will be announced by the 30th September with an expectation that finalised manuscripts will be submitted for production at the beginning of December the following year.

Proposals should outline the relevance of the topic, the purpose of the special issue, examples of themes and sub-themes. Special Issue proposals must contain the following elements:

  • Name and affiliation of proposed Guest Editors

  • Short CV of proposed Guest Editors, including a list of 5 major publications and editorial experience

  • A provisional title of the Special Issue and justification of the topic including the projected theoretical, practical and policy implications; the names of likely contributors and reviewers for the Special Issue

  • A list of any other Special Issues on the proposed or related topic that have recently been published, or will be published, by other journals with an indication of how the current special issue develops a distinct contribution to the literature.

The Guest Editors are accountable to the timeline set for the production of the Special issue.

Note: Special Issue Editors will be able to organise a workshop at the next EASM conference if they wish to bring together their contributors and to refine their Issue. Likewise, accepted organisers of workshops at an EASM conference may wish to submit a proposal for a Special Issue connected with their proposed workshop at the conference.

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