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.
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 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.