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Sport und Gesellschaft

Zeitschrift für Sportsoziologie, Sportphilosophie, Sportökonomie, Sportgeschichte

Ed. by Borggrefe, Carmen / Brümmer, Kristina / Eisenberg, Christiane / Emrich, Eike / Gugutzer, Robert / Meier, Heiko / Schürmann, Volker


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    Aims and Scope

    Sport and Society

    The journal Sport und Gesellschaft – Sport and Society was founded in the year 2004. It is the official journal of the Sport Sociology Section of the DVS (German Association of Sport Science) and is published three times per year.

    The journal presents original articles in the fields of sports sociology, sports philosophy, sports economics, and sports history written in German and English.

    In addition to original articles, research reports, book reviews, and conference reports also appear in the journal.


    German, English
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    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Sport und Gesellschaft – Sport and Society is a multidisciplinary journal publishing original articles in the fields of sports sociology, sports philosophy, sports economics, and sports history. Article types include literature reviews, research reports, book reviews, and commentaries.

    The journal Sport und Gesellschaft – Sport and Society offers a forum for publication and discussion by sport scientists and social scientists engaged in research on the phenomenon of sport. It aims to encourage interest in current issues of sport sociological research and to foster dialog among the various social science disciplines. It also endeavors to stimulate dialog between research and practice, and is therefore intended not only for scholars but also for those working in sports organizations, in sport policy, in sport administration, in the business world, and in the media who are dealing with social scientific questions pertaining to sport.

    Sport und Gesellschaft – Sport and Society is particularly committed to offering a discussion forum and publication outlet for young scholars. The editors endeavor to promote social science research on sport by publishing original work on issues of current interest. Articles may focus on developing and refining theories, presenting research findings, or exploring questions of research methodology.

    The journal Sport und Gesellschaft – Sport and Society strives to maintain high standards of quality. Authors are therefore asked to ensure not only the scholarly rigor but also the linguistic quality of their submissions.
    Manuscripts should be submitted as Word documents by e-mail to the Editorial Manager (sportundgesellschaft@uni-frankfurt.de). Manuscripts should include abstracts of no more than ten lines each in length, and a statement declaring that the article has not been submitted to or published in any other journal.

    Review articles and research reports should be no longer than 20 pages in length; book reviews and commentaries should be no longer than five pages in length. A page is defined as 3,000 characters including spaces. All submissions should conform to APA Style. Tables and figures may be included in the same file with the text.

    Submissions will be subjected to peer review by at least two qualified referees. Authors can generally expect a decision on publication within two months and will receive detailed recommendations for revision, if applicable, or information on reasons for rejection.

    When an article has been accepted and published by the publisher, publishing rights for all languages and countries, including photomechanical or any other form of reproduction, are transferred to the publisher. This does not affect §38 of German Urheberrecht (copyright law), under which the article may be published elsewhere after one year.

    Hybrid Open Access

    For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

    Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter’s OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

    The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
    The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
    Switzerland:  https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

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    Editorial Information


    Prof. Dr. Carmen Borggrefe (Stuttgart)
    Dr. Kristina Brümmer (Oldenburg)
    Prof. Dr Christiane Eisenberg (Berlin)
    Prof. Dr. Eike Emrich (Saarbrücken)
    Prof. Dr. Robert Gugutzer (Frankfurt/Main)
    Prof. Dr. Heiko Meier (Paderborn)
    Prof. Dr. Volker Schürmann (Köln)

    Executive Editor

    Prof. Dr. Robert Gugutzer
    Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M.
    Institut für Sportwissenschaften
    Abt. Sozialwissenschaften des Sports
    Ginnheimer Landstraße 39
    60487 Frankfurt a.M.
    Tel.: 069/798-245 29
    Fax: 069/798-245 39
    Email: gugutzer@sport.uni-frankfurt.de

    Editorial Management

    Michael Staack M.A.
    Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M.
    Institut für Sportwissenschaften
    Ginnheimer Landstraße 39, 60487 Frankfurt a.M.
    Tel. 069/798-24549
    E-Mail: sportundgesellschaft@uni-frankfurt.de

    Dr. Jan Haut
    Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M.
    Institut für Sportwissenschaften
    Ginnheimer Landstraße 39, 60487 Frankfurt a.M.
    Tel. 069/798-24563
    E-Mail: sportundgesellschaft@uni-frankfurt.de


    Prof. Carmen Borggrefe


    Scientific Advisory Council

    Prof. Dr. Georg Anders (Köln)
    Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Andreß (Köln)
    Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinrich Bette (Darmstadt)
    Prof. Dr. Sebastian Braun (Berlin)
    Prof. Dr. Klaus Cachay (Bielefeld)
    Prof. Dr. Helmut Digel (Tübingen)
    Prof. Dr. Uwe Flick (Berlin)
    Prof. Dr. Elk Franke (Berlin)
    Prof. Dr. Bernd Frick (Paderborn)
    Prof. Dr. Gunter Gebauer (Berlin)
    Prof. Dr. Heinz-Dieter Horch (Köln)
    Prof. Dr. Gabriele Klein (Hamburg)
    Prof. Dr. Marie-Luise Klein (Bochum)
    Dr. Markus Lamprecht (Zürich)
    Prof. Dr. Rolf Lindner (Berlin)
    Prof. Dr. Henk Erik Meier (Münster)
    Prof. Dr. Michael Meuser (Dortmund)
    Patrick Mignon (Paris)
    Prof. Dr. Hans Oswald (Potsdam)
    Prof. Dr. Walter Siebel (Oldenburg)
    Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Soeffner (Konstanz)
    Prof. Dr. Charles Suaud (Nantes)
    Prof. Dr. John Sugden (Brighton)
    Prof. Dr. Annette Zimmer (Münster)


    Dr. David Heyde

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