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 is the first 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. 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. The journal has featured special issues on innovative communication in college athletics and social media in sport communication, which examined Facebook, Twitter, blogs, YouTube, and a variety of other media as avenues for scholarly inquiry. The journal will continue to provide coverage of issues in sport communication, including using analysis of social networks, blogs related to mixed martial arts (MMA), women in sport information, multimedia exposure related to the FIFA World Cup, the effect of nationalism bias in mediated sport, and numerous articles on the media coverage surrounding the Summer and Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Upcoming issues of IJSC will continue to feature interviews, book reviews, and movie reviews.
IJSC is also available in a digital format, providing online subscribers with the same authoritative content of the print edition but with additional advantages, including the ability to search entire issues in seconds and access to all back issues. The content of the online version of IJSC is available weeks before the print version arrives by mail, and online subscribers can receive the table of contents of each issue by e-mail when a new issue has been published. The online format will also welcome the submission and use of digital media to better communicate ideas and information.
Paul M. Pedersen, PhD, is the director of the sport management doctoral program and an associate professor of sport management at Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana, USA). His primary scholarly interests are sport communication and sport management. He has participated in over 70 refereed presentations at professional conferences and published over 70 articles in peer-reviewed academic outlets such as the Journal of Sport Management, Sociology of Sport Journal, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, and Journal of Sports Economics. Pedersen, a former sports writer and sports business columnist, has written more than 400 nonrefereed articles and authored, coauthored, or edited five books, including Strategic Sport Communication (2007); Contemporary Sport Management, Fourth Edition (2011); and Research Methods and Design in Sport Management (2011). He holds editorial positions on nine national and international academic sport journals. Pedersen—who lives in Bloomington with his wife, Jennifer, and their four children, Hallie, Zack, Brock, and Carlie—was inducted as a North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Research Fellow in 2009.