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Journal of Sport and Social Issues

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
2013 Impact Factor: 1.049
2013 Ranking: 20/39 in Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism | 52/138 in Sociology
Source: 2013 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2014)
For you, the scholar of sport and culture, sports do matter. That's why the Journal of Sport & Social Issues is such an indispensable resource. JSSI brings you the latest research, discussion and analysis on contemporary sport issues. Using an international, interdisciplinary perspective, JSSI examines today's most pressing and far-reaching questions about sport.
Concise, Convenient Format

Every issue of Journal of Sport & Social Issues is divided into three convenient sections that bring you complete coverage of this dynamic field:

Focus: A symposium section containing sound research articles and stimulating commentary on a single theme. Upcoming FOCUS themes include World Cup Soccer, Gay Experience and Sport, Social Issues in Sport Management, Youth Sport, and Sport Subcultures.

Trends: Articles and briefs devoted to both breaking issues and existing lines of research of vital importance to sport. In this section, critical and empirical scholars can take risks and coexist in a rich theoretical marketplace.

View: Commentary essays aimed at provoking thought, stimulating debate, and developing theoretical positions on varied topics related to the social importance of sport. In-depth review essays on books, films, and other resources.


Journal of Sport & Social Issues is at the forefront of lively public discussion of contemporary topics in the sports world. In JSSI scholars study the impact of sport on social issues from many perspectives, including:
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Economics
  • Media Studies
  • Gender Studies 
  • Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Ethnic Studies

Such rich diversity often provokes disagreement about theoretical assumptions and methodological approaches. Journal of Sport & Social Issues is the forum where these different viewpoints can clash and provoke ongoing debate and inquiry into critical issues in the sports world.

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Frequency: Bi-monthly eISSN: 1552-7638 ISSN: 0193-7235
Months of Distribution: February , April , June , August , October , December Current Volume: 39 Current Issue: 3
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