Sport Management Education Journal

Journal Aim and Scope

The Sport Management Education Journal is a refereed publication of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM). The Sport Management Education Journal will advance the body of knowledge in pedagogy as it relates to sport management education and disseminate knowledge about sport management courses, curricula, and teaching. Manuscripts may address a wide range of issues concerning graduate and undergraduate education such as: curriculum planning, curriculum design, future employment requirements, trends and their impacts, course content, fieldwork, internships, experiential learning, teaching methods, accreditation, community education, and tenure and promotion. Manuscripts based on conceptual, philosophical, and empirical inquiry will be considered for publication.

Journal Content

Refereed Research Articles

The Sport Management Education Journal will be devoted to articles that advance the body of knowledge in pedagogy as it relates to sport management education. Articles in this section must be theoretically grounded and must contribute new insights, explanations, or methodological approaches to sport management pedagogy.

As of volume 5, all issues of the Sport Management Education Journal are available for download by NASSM members. To access the journal, login to this site with your NASSM membership credentials, and then follow the link to SMEJ Online.

Book Reviews

The Sport Management Education Journal will also include a section devoted to the review of material designed to facilitate sport management education. Normally this will include new textbooks in common sport management concentrations (i.e., sport marketing, sport finance, sport facility management, etc.), however, other areas at the discretion of the Editor and editorial board may also be considered.

Instructions to Authors

General Formatting and Submission Instructions

In preparing manuscripts for publication authors should follow the guidelines in the most current Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. All articles must be preceded by an abstract of no more that 150 words. Manuscripts must be submitted in English and must be double-spaced, including references and blocked quotations, on standard 8 1/2 x  11–in. white paper with approximately 1-in. margins. Manuscripts should not exceed 30 manuscript pages. If footnotes are used, they should not exceed 6 lines each. Figures submitted on disk should be created in Excel or saved as TIFF files. All tables, figure captions, and footnotes must be grouped together on pages separate from the body of the text. Reference citations in the text must be accurate concerning dates of publication and spelling of author names, and they must cross-check with those in the reference list. Copies of manuscripts are not returned to the authors. Copyright for all published articles will be held by NASSM and NASPE.

Manuscript submissions must meet the following specifications:

  1. Manuscripts must not be submitted to another journal while they are under review by the Sport Management Education Journal, nor should they have been previously published.
  2. Use 12‑point font and one‑inch margins on sides, top and bottom.
  3. Use appropriate subheadings.
  4. Tracking changes must not be readable.

 Authors should submit their manuscript through ManuscriptCentral, the online submission system for the Sport Management Education Journal at

For More Information

For more information about the Sport Management Education Journal, see or contact:

Lynn Ridinger, Ph.D.
Managing Editor
Sport Management Education Journal