About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Intercollegiate Sport (JIS) provides an exciting forum for research specifically addressing sport in college and university settings. This interdisciplinary 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 peer-reviewed research with both theoretical and practical significance. As such, the journal contributes to further research and understanding of intercollegiate athletics, as well as provides ideas on how to improve or change current policies and practices. There are no fees charged to publish in the Journal of Intercollegiate Sport


The mission of the Journal of Intercollegiate Sport is to stimulate and disseminate research on intercollegiate sport. This research may have theoretical as well as practical significance and thereby contribute both to our understanding of intercollegiate athletics and efforts to effect change or reform. JIS supports research that either reinforces or challenges current practice, but it does not publish articles that are editorial or polemical in nature.

Contributions may be specifically about sport in college and university settings or about broader psychological, social, or philosophical factors that impact sport in higher education. Articles from the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and professional fields are accepted. Submissions that are cross-disciplinary in nature and have clear practical applications are encouraged. All articles are peer-reviewed and intended for an educated, lay readership and, accordingly, are nontechnical in nature.

Open Access

This is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access. All articles are fully open access under a CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. 


Authors retain the copyright for their work.   All articles in the Journal of Intercollegiate Sport are openly available and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC-BY-NC-ND) License.

Peer Review

Manuscripts undergo a double-anonymous peer review. The identities of the author and the reviewers are hidden from each other.


This journal follows best practices for publishing and follows the Principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing, including those outlined in the Publication ethics and related editorial policies, Peer Review and Advertising sections in the Principles.


Print: 1941-6342
Online: 1941-417X