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.
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.)
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.
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.