Call for Papers: Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport

Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport (

Editor: John Miller, Ph.D
Associate Editor:  J.O. Spengler, J.D., Ph.D.

jlas-dsThe Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport (JLAS), the official publication of the Sport and Recreation Law Association, invites high quality manuscript submissions that increase the understanding and advancement of legal issues as applied to all aspects of sport, recreation, health, fitness, and related fields.  JLAS endeavors to publish submissions that are of the highest scholarly quality and rigor that can inform policy, advance the body of knowledge, and influence decision-making through the analyses and application of legal issues (including appropriate case law) to sport, recreation, and related fields. JLAS serves as an interdisciplinary outlet for researchers, academicians, practitioners, and policymakers.

The core of Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport is scholarship that spans the entire scope of research relevant to the legal aspects of sport, recreation or related fields. Research studies that employ doctrinal (e.g. law review-type articles), quantitative, qualitative or mixed method analyses to address legal or policy issues in sport and recreation are encouraged. JLAS will also consider case studies that analyze a particular case or a topical area that uses case law as a teaching tool in undergraduate or graduate level legal aspects class.  Additionally, the Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport will seek case notes of published legal decisions. Case notes identify a case and concisely discuss the facts, legal arguments, application of the law to the facts, the case outcome, and implications for policymakers and practitioners.  For more in-depth information, please visit or under submission guidelines or contact John Miller, Editor, at

The Article Review Board consists of outstanding academicians and researchers who study the legal issues in sport, recreation, and related fields. JLAS offers a timely (generally 4 weeks) and an impartial review of all submissions. JLAS is indexed by SPORTDiscus, the Physical Education Index, Hein Online, the WESTLAW database, the LEXIS database, and the Cabell Journal Index.

When preparing manuscripts for submission, JLAS authors must follow the guidelines of the 2009 Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) or The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 19th Edition. Authors are required to submit their articles electronically via Manuscript Central at  First-time authors will need to create an account by following the directions on the Manuscript Central page. Authors will be asked to submit a “blinded” version of their article and a separate cover sheet with names, institutional affiliations, and contact information.  Please be aware that although a blind review process is used, all authors should take care in removing their identity from the manuscript prior to submission.

JLAS is published in hard copy and online forms in February and August. The cost of obtaining a full text of previous JLAS article is $25 per manuscript.  For the cost of a $100 SRLA annual membership fee, individuals will receive free access to all issues and articles from 2000 to present. Any questions about the Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport or manuscript submission should be directed to the Dr. John Miller, Editor, at or Dr. J.O. Spengler, Associate Editor, at

John J. Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Dean & Professor
College of Health & Human Services
Troy University
400 Pell Ave., Room 157
Troy, AL  36082
Editor, Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport (JLAS)
NASSM Teaching and Learning Fair Coordinator
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FAX 334-670-3743

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