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 LGBT-inclusive athletic departments, creating social change through sport, and perspectives of Title IX pioneers. 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.
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 leadership by underrepresented groups 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.