About the journal

The International Review for the Sociology of Sport is a peer-reviewed academic journal that is indexed on ISI. Eight issues are now published each year. 

The main purpose of the IRSS is to disseminate research and scholarship on sport throughout the international academic community. The journal publishes research articles of varying lengths, from standard-length research papers to shorter reports and commentary, as well as book and media reviews.

The International Review for the Sociology of Sport is not restricted to any theoretical or methodological perspective and brings together contributions from anthropology, cultural studies, geography, gender studies, media studies, history, political economy, semiotics, and sociology, as well as interdisciplinary research.

Since sport is a truly global phenomenon, the International Review for the Sociology of Sport is strongly committed to publishing contributions from all regions of the world, thereby promoting international communication among scholars.

Submissions welcome!


Brent McDonald

Institute for Health & Sport
Victoria University
Melbourne, Va, Australia

+61 399194656

Kass Gibson

Media Review Editor

Kass Gibson
Plymouth Marjon University
01752 636700 Ext: 8611

Editorial Board

  • Mahfoud Amara, Qatar University, Qatar
  • David Andrews, University of Maryland, USA
  • Alan Bairner, Loughborough University, UK
  • Andrew C. Billings, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Toni Bruce, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Daniel Burdsey, University of Brighton, UK
  • Thomas Carter, University of Brighton, UK
  • Seongsik Cho, Hanyang University, Korea
  • Cheryl Cooky, Purdue University, USA
  • Christine Dallaire, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Simon Darnell, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Katherine Dashper, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
  • Paddy Dolan, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Jinxia Dong, Peking University, China
  • Mojca Doupona Topic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Agnes Elling, Mulier Institute, Netherlands
  • Mark Falcous, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Lone Friis Thing, Copenhagen University, Denmark
  • Caroline Fusco, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Yair Galily, IDC Herzilya, Israel
  • Vanessa Garcia Gonzalez, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Mexico
  • Richard Giulianotti, Loughborough University, UK
  • Marie C. Hardin, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • John Horne, University of Central Lancashire, UK
  • Jorid Hovden, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Kevin Hylton, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
  • Ruth Jeanes, Monash University, Australia
  • Dong Jhy Hwang, National Taiwan Sport University, Taiwan
  • Helene Joncheray, INSEP, Paris, France
  • Kihan Kim, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Eunha Koh, Korea Institute of Sport Science, Korea
  • Louise Mansfield, Brunel University, UK
  • Wolfram Manzenreiter, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Montserrat Martín, University de Vic, Spain
  • Brent McDonald, Victoria University, Australia
  • Mary McDonald, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Josh Newman, Florida State University, USA
  • Dino Numerato, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
  • Fabien Ohl, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Catherine Palmer, University of Tasmania
  • Elizabeth Pike, University of Hertfordshire, UK
  • Richard Pringle, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • David Rowe, University of Western Sydney, Australia
  • Michael Sam, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Barbara Schaustück, Almeida Centro Universitario International, Brazil
  • Kimberly S. Schimmel, Kent State University, USA
  • Eivind Skille, Hedmark University College, Norway
  • Angsar Theil, Tübingen University, Germany
  • Lee Thompson, Waseda University, Japan
  • Holly Thorpe, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Emmanuelle Tulle, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
  • Anna Vilanova, National Institute of Physical Education, Barcelona, Spain
  • Belinda Wheaton, The University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Brian Wilson, University of British Columbia, Canada