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Expressions of Interest (EOI):
Co-Editor for the Journal of Sport for Development

The Journal of Sport for Development (JSFD) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals for the role of co-editor. Co-editors oversee the screening and reviewing of submissions and work closely with the Managing Editor to ensure the efficient and effective handling of manuscripts through to publication. The editorial team is responsible for setting and maintaining the editorial direction of JSFD, ensuring a high quality and rigorous review process and governing the work of the Editorial Board.

Click here for more information, including criteria and details about the application process.


JSFD Early Career Scholar Award

We are pleased to announce the “JSFD Early Career Scholar Award,” to be awarded to an early career JSFD author in recognition of significant scholarly contributions to the sport for development field. The winner of the award will be recognized online and in a newsletter shared with all JSFD followers.

Click here for more information, including criteria, the evaluation procedure, and details about the application process.


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.

Formatting transition to APA Citation

The Journal of Sport for Development (JSFD) is announcing a formatting transition from Vancouver Referencing to APA (American Psychological Association) Citation format (7th edition). Information about this format, along with other information related to preparing a manuscript for submission, can be found here.

New submission category

JSFD is excited to add a new submission category “From the Field” Articles 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, 71 articles have been published from 187 authors representing 35 countries. The current average turnaround time from submission to initial decision is 33 days.