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Communication & Sport: Editorial Transition Announcement (August, 2021)

From Dr. Lawrence Wenner 

Following a search coordinated by our publishing editor at SAGE in concert with the executive leadership of our organizational co-sponsors, the International Association for Communication and Sport (IACS) and the International Communication Association (ICA) Sport Communication Interest Group (SCIG), I am pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Billings and Marie Hardin as Editors-in-Chief of Communication & Sport with their term commencing atop 2022.  Billings and Hardin have served as my Associate Editors (along with David Rowe) and their counsel has been integral to the success of Communication & Sport since its launch in 2012.  The Billings and Hardin editorial team brings two foundational scholars to lead Communication & Sport into its second decade.  Andrew Billings is Professor and Ronald Reagan Chair of Broadcasting at the University of Alabama.  Marie Hardin is Professor and Dean of the Bellasario College of Communications at Pennsylvania State University. Supported by SAGE Publishing, Communication & Sport has grown to become a bi-monthly research journal with over 1000 annual pages.  In 2018, Communication & Sport won the prestigious PROSE Award as the Best New Journal in the Social Sciences.  The current 2020 Clarivate Analytics Impact Factor for Communication & Sport is 3.178, and the journal is ranked #28 of 94 journals in Communication and #35 of 58 journals in Hospitality, Leisure, Sport, & Tourism.

Published by SAGE Publishing in affiliation with the International Association for Communication and Sport, COMMUNICATION AND SPORT is a peer-reviewed research journal that  that publishes six bi-monthly issues each year to foster international scholarly understanding of the nexus of communication and sport. COMMUNICATION AND SPORT publishes research and critical analysis from diverse disciplinary and theoretical perspectives to advance understanding of communication phenomena in the varied contexts through which sport touches individuals, society, and culture. 

COMMUNICATION AND SPORT examines both communication in sport and the communication of sport by considering sport in light of communication processes, strategies, industries, texts, and reception.  COMMUNICATION AND SPORT welcomes studies of sport and media in mass and new media settings, research on sport in interpersonal, group, organizational, and other communication contexts, and analyses of sport rhetoric, discourse, and narratives.

COMMUNICATION AND SPORT encourages studies of sport communication and media from broad disciplinary vistas including sport studies/sociology, management, marketing, politics, economics, philosophy, history, education, kinesiology, health, as well as cultural, policy, urban, gender, sexuality, race, and ability studies.  COMMUNICATION AND SPORT is theoretically diverse, and articles featuring qualitative, quantitative, critical, historical, and other methods are equally welcome. 

COMMUNICATION AND SPORT is edited by Lawrence Wenner (Loyola Marymount University) with assistance from Associate Editors Andrew Billings (University of Alabama), Marie Hardin (Pennsylvania State University), and David Rowe (University of Western Sydney) and a distinguished international Editorial Board.  More information and manuscript submission guidelines for COMMUNICATION AND SPORT may be found through links at the journal’s website.  Manuscript submissions should be via the SAGE Track online Manuscript Central site powered by Scholar One.

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