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Special Issue Proposal Guidelines

Sports Coaching Review

The following guidelines are intended to help in the preparation of a Sports Coaching Review special issue proposal. Potential Guest Editor(s) should address in no more than 5 pages (double spaced) the following questions using the
headings provided.

1. Synopsis

  • In 200 words or fewer what is your special issue about? (What are its main themes and objectives?)

2. Rationale

  • What are you proposing to do differently/better than has already been done on the topic (in Sports Coaching Review specifically, as well as in the field more generally)?
  • Why is now the time for a special issue on this topic?
  • Why is Sports Coaching Review the most appropriate venue for this topic?
  • What are the main competing works on the topic? (E.g. edited books, other special issues, etc.)

3. Qualifications

  • Why are you the right person(s) to edit a special issue on this topic? (Why are you an expert in this area?
  • What have you previously written or edited on the topic?)
  • Have you edited/co-edited a special issue before? (If yes, please give the citation/s
  • Have you edited/co-edited a book before? (If yes, please give the citation/s)
  • Do you currently serve on any journal editorial boards or journal advisory boards? (If yes, please list)
  • In addition to the proposal please provide a brief (two page maximum) curriculum vitae for each person involved in the proposal.

4. Timeline

  • Given that it takes approximately 12 months to complete a special issue, please provide a detailed timeline including estimated dates or time frames for the following steps:
    - Call for papers
    - Submission deadline
    - Review process
    - Revision process
    - Copy editing
    - Final editing

5. Proposals and queries

  • Do you have a preliminary list of potential authors interested in submitting to such a special issue? Are you able to list them? (this, of course, in no way obligates you or them to produce potential papers)

Please contact the Sports Coaching Review journal administrator, Charlie Corsby ([email protected]) if you wish to discuss a proposal or have any questions.

Source and acknowledgement: This is a revised version of information supplied by the Sociology of Sport Journal and is for guidance only in the creation of a special issue call for papers.


Sports Coaching Review

Table of Contents for Sports Coaching Review. List of articles from both the latest and ahead of print issues.

Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

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