The International Journal of Sport Communication is the first journal to provide an all-encompassing view of the field by covering any topic related to communication in sport, through sport, or in a sport setting.
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. Those who wish to stay updated on recent content may visit the IJSC website to sign up for the free notification on table of contents, which details the articles and authors for each new issue.
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 the sport management and sport communication programs in the School of Public Health at Indiana University in 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 sports writer and sports business columnist, has written more than 400 nonrefereed articles and published seven books, including Contemporary Sport Management, Fifth Edition (2014), Strategic Sport Communication (2007), Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication (2013), and Research Methods and Design in Sport Management (2011). He has over 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 lives in Bloomington with his wife, Jennifer, and their four children, Hallie, Zack, Brock, and Carlie.