Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Call for Papers and Reviewers

JSM is pleased to announce a call for papers for its third edition to be published in the spring of 2008. The deadline for submission is July 1st, 2007 (authors should be advised that since the journal is an annual, papers accepted for the 3rd issue will not be published until March 2008). All authors will be notified as to acceptance by September 2007.

Papers should relate to sports media in terms of specific media (print, broadcast, Internet, advertising, etc.) or a specific area of interest related to sports media (history, law, ethics, effects, etc.). Methodologies can be either qualitative or quantitative. Research should add to the understanding of sports media in terms of their practice, value and effect on the culture as a whole. The journal is focused on and particularly interested in practical research that is useful to industry practitioners, such as news and sports executives, sports content providers, sports media owners and the like. If you have a question as to whether the manuscript is appropriate for JSM, you can e-mail a short abstract to

When preparing manuscripts for publication in the journal, authors should follow the guidelines of the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The first page of the submission should include the title of the paper and the name and affiliation of each author, as well as full contact information for the primary author. The authors name(s) should not appear on the manuscript proper. The second page should include a 75-word abstract. Articles should not exceed 30 manuscript pages, including tables and charts. Manuscripts will not be returned unless the authors request the return by including a self-addressed and stamped envelope. Manuscripts must not be submitted to another journal at the same time they are under review by JSM.

Submission and review by electronic mail is now the accepted standard of the journal. Send manuscripts to Dr. Brad Schultz at Include the manuscript and title/abstract as separate Word files. Authors will be notified by September 1 via electronic mai regarding acceptance and revision. Comments from reviewers concerning manuscripts are made available to authors.

For questions or inquiries about the submission process, email Dr. Schultz. The physical mailing address is--
Dr. Brad Schultz, Journal of Sports Media, Dept. of Journalism, University of Mississippi, 124 Lester Hall, University, MS 38677

In addition to papers, the journal also has a need for reviewers. The time frame will be this summer, roughly July to September. Typically, we like to have reviewers look over no more than 2 papers, but we had so many submissions last year that it created an extra burden. If you would like to be a reviewer, please send your contact information to Dr. Schultz.

Please help share this information with colleagues who might be interested.


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