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International Sports Studies (ISS)

Journal of the International Society for
Comparative Physical Education and Sport

ISSN: 1443-0770

Journal Editors:
Maria Luisa M. Guinto (Chief Editor), University of the Philippines Diliman, PHL
Martin Holzweg (Associate Editor), German PE Teacher Association (DSLV), DE

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Guidelines for Contributors

International Sports Studies is concerned with research and scholarship in the social sciences and humanities that focuses on comparative and international study in physical education and sport. 'Comparative' may entail research and scholarship in which some comparison is made across continents, countries, regions, or cultures. 'International' refers to research that places work in a cross-national or global context. 'Area studies' or studies that focus on phenomena or events of interest within a particular nation or region have long had a place in comparative studies and will be welcomed in this journal. Submissions are invited from any of the disciplines used in developing understanding and providing explanations of sport and physical education phenomena and commonly associated with sports studies, sport science, sport pedagogy and sport management.

Authors must comply with our Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.


All work submitted should be original, unpublished work, not under consideration elsewhere. All submissions undergo a thorough blind peer-review process. Accepted papers become the copyright of the journal.

Articles should be submitted by email as an attachment preferably in Microsoft Word. Manuscripts should be in English. Contributors whose native language is other than English are encouraged to consult an English language specialist to ensure that the manuscript is suitable for publication.

  • Manuscripts (up to 6000 words) should include an abstract of 150-200 words on a separate sheet, and have 5 keywords placed at the beginning of the article.
  • Quotations of 35-40 words or more should be displayed as indented text.
  • Try to avoid using too many notes. Where they are necessary, they must be brief and should appear at the end of the text and before the references.
  • References should conform to the American Psychological Association format (see APA Publication Manual, 2020, 7th Edition).
  • Any information that would lead to the identification of the authors should be removed from the manuscript itself.
  • A second separate file should be provided as a title page, which includes the names of all authors in the appropriate order for publication, the details of their institutional affiliation(s), and Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID). The lead or corresponding author must be clearly identified, and full contact details must be provided.
  • Articles not conforming to the above specifications may be returned to the authors for correction prior to the review.
  • The editors retain the right to make limited editorial change to manuscripts that have successfully completed the initial review process. Such changes will be returned to the author for approval prior to publication.

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Submissions should be made through the Logos Editorial system. This can be accessed by

  2. Returning authors may log into their personal account, first time users of the system will be required to register a new account before logging in.
  3. Be sure to attach paper and abstract, title page and author details as two separate Word files as specified in the guidelines for contributors.
In the case of difficulties please contact one of our editorial team directly by email
Maria Luisa M. Guinto, Editor in chief at
Martin Holzweg, Associate editor at

Review Process

Papers received are first assessed by the editors for their potential suitability for inclusion in the journal (see about International Sports Studies). Following this process the corresponding author is first advised by the editor of the initial outcome. If the paper is deemed as fitting the criteria for inclusion in the journal then it is forwarded with all details of the authors removed from the document to two independent members of the review board or to an appropriately qualified guest reviewer for evaluation. Reviewers complete and return reports to the editor in chief usually within two weeks. The editor on receiving the reviewers' reports collates the information and conveys the outcome of the process to the author. In the case of disagreement between reviewers on the merit and appropriateness of the paper further input may be sought and additional review undertaken. In all cases the editor's judgment is final. The process can normally be expected to take between 4 and 6 weeks.

See also our Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.