News & Announcements

JSFD Announces Inaugural Early Career Scholar Award Winner

The Journal of Sport for Development is delighted to announce Dr. Sarah Zipp has been selected as the inaugural JSFD Early Career Scholar Award recipient. The annual award, established in 2019, recognizes an early career JSFD author in recognition of significant scholarly contributions to the sport for development field. Dr. Sarah Zipp’s research examines gender roles, norms and barriers in sport for development (SFD). Her work builds on feminist research in sport, melding together a capabilities approach with a “gender lens” that cuts across disciplines and has broader impact toward policy and practice.

Read the full announcement here.


JSFD Rated ‘B’ by ABDC

JSFD has officially been ranked as a “B” journal in the 2019 Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List. “The 2019 List follows an extensive review conducted by Expert Panels, which assessed journals relating to Business and Taxation Law; Economics; Finance including Actuarial Studies; Information Systems; Management, Commercial Services and Transport and Logistics; Marketing and Tourism; and other areas.” – ABDC President, Professor David Grant

More ABDC information including the full report can be found here.


New submission category

JSFD is excited to add a new submission category Thought Leadership From the Field in order to promote the inclusion of authors and articles from non-academic or research backgrounds, such as practitioners. Examples of topics that would fit within this submission type include opinion essays on advocacy, policy, and funding models, among others to stimulate dialogue for advancing sport for development practice, policy, and/or research. All of the submission categories are now detailed on the JSFD website and can be found within Authors Instructions.


JSFD at a glance

JSFD is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal. The Journal’s mission is to advance, examine, and disseminate evidence and best practices for programs and interventions that use sport to promote development, health, and/or peace. Manuscript submission to the JSFD is free of charge. Manuscripts should be submitted online via JSFD’s online manuscript submission form here. To date, 76 articles have been published from 189 authors representing 35 countries. The current average turnaround time from submission to initial decision is 33 days.