Monday, March 29, 2010

JSM Update

I want to be very careful about this post because I don't want to send the wrong message.

JSM has received some great research recently, and much of it will eventually be published. In fact, the Fall 2010 issue is now full, as is the Spring 2011 issue. So if you submit to JSM, the earliest your paper could appear is now Fall 2011.

For some authors, especially those in history, this may not be a problem. However, others may find it overly burdensome in that they need their research published more quickly.

I completely understand a desire to get quality research into print in a timely fashion. If that is your situation, you might want to consider the growing number of other sports journals. Again, I do NOT want to discourage anyone from submitting to JSM. But I want everyone to be aware of our publishing situation, especially because we publish only twice a year. It may be at some point we want to consider quarterly publication, but until such time we will do our best to accommodate all sports media research in the best possible manner.