The International Journal of Sport Communication (IJSC) provides a platform for the dissemination of research and information on the unique aspects and divergent activities associated with sport communication. Although many journals cover a single aspect of sport and communication, IJSC provides an all-encompassing view of the field by covering any topic related to communication in sport, through sport, or in a sport setting. This rigorously reviewed quarterly journal features quantitative and qualitative articles, including cutting-edge research, case studies, and editorials.
IJSC promotes the understanding and advancement of the relationship between sport and communication. Published IJSC articles include examinations of personal communication activities in sport, investigations of communication personnel in sport organizations, and analyses of print, broadcast, and new-media platforms. IJSC regularly publishes special issues; a recent topic has been sport communication professionals in the 21st century. New media and social media will continue to be a focus in upcoming issues.
For individual subscribers, IJSC is available in online-only or print-plus-online subscription formats. Both versions allow subscribers full access to the journal’s authoritative content and online access to digital archives of back issues. Institutional subscriptions are offered in the same formats mentioned previously as well as print only. Institutional subscriptions must be placed by phone.
Paul M. Pedersen, PhD, is professor and director of sport
management at Indiana University at Bloomington. He has published more
than 85 articles in peer-reviewed outlets such as Journal of Sport
Management, Communication and Sport, European Sport Management
Quarterly, Sociology of Sport Journal, and Journal of Sports
Economics. Pedersen, a former sportswriter and sport business
columnist, has written more than 400 nonrefereed articles and published
seven books, including the fifth edition of Contemporary Sport
Management (2014), Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication
(2013/2015), Communication and the Korean Sport Industry (2012),
and Research Methods and Design in Sport Management (2011). He
has more than 100 presentations on record and holds editorial positions
on 10 national and international academic sport journals. He was
inducted as a research fellow of the North American Society for Sport
Management (NASSM) in 2009. Pedersen, an inductee into the Golden Eagle
Hall of Fame at East High School in Pueblo, Colorado, received his PhD
from Florida State University and now lives in Bloomington with his
wife, Jennifer, and two of their four children.