About the Journal

The Journal of Contemporary Issues in Sport (JCIS) is a scholarly, quarterly peer-reviewed publication serving both academics and practitioners. JCIS is dedicated to examining and disseminating research, critical analysis, and thought-provoking discussions on contemporary issues within the field of sport management and peripheral topics including but not limited to the following: 1) sport business and management including marketing, sponsorship, revenue management, and other sport business-related topics; 2) social, psychological, and cultural dimensions of sport; 3) sport governance and ethics; 4) leadership in sport; 5) global perspectives on contemporary issues in sport; 6) communication and public relations in sport; 7) sport tourism and event management; 8) data analytics in sport; and 9) coaching and educational issues in sport.

JCIS serves as a valuable resource for scholars, researchers, educators, students, sport industry professionals, policymakers, and anyone interested in exploring and understanding the dynamic and evolving landscape of contemporary issues in sport. The manuscripts should provide sound contributions to the sport industry using creative and comprehensive implications based on the conceptual/empirical framework in a concise format with up to 4,000 words in length. JCIS welcomes a diverse range of research methodologies, including quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods, case studies, and interdisciplinary approaches. The journal encourages innovative and rigorous research methods to address complex contemporary issues in sport. Prospective authors are encouraged to contact the Journal Editor to check the fit of their manuscript with JCIS.

Publication Frequency

The Journal of Contemporary Issues in Sport is published quarterly: March, June, September, and December, ensuring the timely dissemination of cutting-edge research and insightful perspectives on contemporary issues within the world of sport.

Open Access Policy

The articles in this journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC-BY-NC-ND).


JCIS extends our heartfelt appreciation to the Department of Sport Management at Wichita State University for their generous support, which has played a pivotal role in enabling the continued publication of our scholarly journal.

Publishing Partner

JCIS is deeply grateful to the Wichita State University Libraries and Dr. Susan Matveyeva for their dedication and partnership.

Contact Information:

For inquiries, manuscript submissions, or additional information regarding JCIS, please contact the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Wonyoung Kim at wonyoung.kim@wichita.edu.