The Journal of Intercollegiate Sport (JIS) provides an exciting forum for research addressing sport in college and university settings. This cross-disciplinary journal publishes articles from the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and professional fields, providing a complete look at all factors affecting intercollegiate sport. The research presented crosses traditional academic boundaries and challenges current views and practices while maintaining an informative rather than editorial focus.
Published semiannually, JIS contains research with both theoretical and practical significance. As such, the journal contributes to further research and understanding of intercollegiate athletics and provides ideas on improving or changing current policies and practices. JIS also includes a detailed list of resources available to researchers interested in intercollegiate sport.
Some topics covered in past issues of JIS are economic inequality in college sports, the need for ethical leadership in college sports, and academic reform in the NCAA. In the future, JIS will continue to tackle the major issues and feature updated research on collegiate athletics.
For individual subscribers, JIS 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 JIS website to sign up for the free notification of the 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.
Laura J. Burton, PhD, is an associate professor for the sport management program in the department of educational leadership at the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. Her research interests include leadership in sport, gender issues in leadership, and increasing underrepresented groups in leadership positions in the sport industry. She is also interested in how the experiences of sport participation influence women’s career progression in business management and sport management. In addition to serving as editor of the Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, Dr. Burton has served on the editorial boards of Sport Management Educational Journal and Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal. Her work has been published in Sport Management Review, Journal of Sport Management, and the Journal of Intercollegiate Sport. She has also coedited the textbook Sport Leadership in the 21st Century published by Jones and Bartlett in 2014.