Call for Papers | “LGBTQIA+ Topics in Health, Wellbeing, and Education”, Special Edition of Sport, Education and Society | Call ends February 26, 2021

Special Issue Guest Editors:

      • Dillon Landi, Towson University
      • Sara Flory, University of South Florida
Julia Reisler has made LGBTQ inclusion a pillar of her tennis career. She has been known to wear rainbow socks on the court. (From, May 7, 2018)

Sport, Education and Society (SES) is a leading international journal which provides a focal point for the publication of social science research on pedagogy, policy, and the body in society and the wide range of associated cultural, political and ethical issues in physical activity, sport and health. The journal encourages contributions not only from social scientists and educationalists studying the relationships between pedagogy, the body and society, but from all professionals with interests in theoretical and empirical interests relating to policy, curriculum, social inclusion, equity and identity, and progressive educational development in physical activity, health and sport.
This Special Edition on LGBTQIA+ Topics in Health, Wellbeing, and Education seeks to bring together an assemblage of voices from social science, education, health, and physical activity to address LGBTQIA+ topics in their respective research areas. Health, wellbeing, and education are inclusive of a variety of fields such as sociology of health, education, gender studies, queer studies, sport and physical cultural studies, health education, physical education, as well as psychology. By bringing together various disciplines, we aim to provide a collection of papers that produce diverse perspectives, tensions, and augmentations in furthering dialogue around LGBTQIA+ issues in health, wellbeing, and education.

Although it will be for authors to decide on titles and foci, the following areas are identified as particularly relevant to this special issue:

      1. LGBTQIA+ young people’s experiences in health, wellbeing, and educational settings.
      2. LGBTQIA+ adult experiences in health, wellbeing, and educational settings.
      3. Role of policies affecting LGBTQIA+ issues in health, wellbeing, and education.
      4. The intersection of curriculum and pedagogy with LGBTQIA+ issues in health, wellbeing, and education.
      5. Young people’s activism in health, wellbeing, and education.
      6. LGBTQIA+ organisations and their role in health, wellbeing, and education of communities and schools.
      7. Theoretical and methodological considerations of working with LGBTQIA+ persons.

Submissions are not limited to the above points, but authors should refer to the above special edition statements when composing their proposals and manuscripts.

All submissions will be a maximum of 7500 words inclusive of references.

To be considered for the special edition, you must submit a 300-word abstract via email to the special issue co-editors (emails below).

All submissions are subject to a double-blind review process by a minimum of two referees. Neither acceptance nor place in the special edition can be guaranteed.

Timeline and Deadlines

February 26, 2021 – Abstracts (300 words) submitted to editors via email (listed below) for consideration in the special edition.
March 2021 – Decisions made and feedback sent to authors on 300-word abstract.
July 16, 2021 – Initial full manuscripts submitted to Sport, Education and Society via ScholarOne for peer review.
August 2021 – Peer reviews will be sent to Authors via ScholarOne.
October 2021 – Final manuscripts must be submitted to editors via ScholarOne. Final Decisions will be made subject to peer review.
November 12, 2021 – The final copy of manuscripts submitted to publishers.
January 2022 – Special Edition will be published online
If you have questions, do not hesitate to email the guest editors:

Dillon Landi (
Sara Flory (

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