Call for Papers Reminder | The Applied Sport Management Association (ASMA) 2019 Conference | February 14–16, 2019, Nashville, TN. Call ends October 19, 2018

The Applied Sport Management Association invites scholars, practitioners, and students to submit their work to be considered for the 2019 ASMA Conference. Submissions from the following categories will be accepted:

  1. Oral presentations (includes graduate student research competition)
  2. Poster presentations
  3. 50-minute panel or workshop sessions (i.e., professional panel or teaching workshop)
  4. Works in progress papers

Submissions may include empirical research, case studies, conceptual/theoretical work, and teaching-related presentations. Submissions to the ASMA conference should not be concurrently submitted to another conference or have been previously presented at a conference. The deadline for oral presentation, poster presentation, and panel or workshop submissions is October 19, 2018. Works in progress submissions will be accepted until January 14, 2019.

The ASMA conference will be held Feb. 14-16, 2019, hosted by Belmont University in Nashville, TN. For information about the conference and ASMA, please visit:

General Submission Guidelines

  • Authors’ names should not appear on more than two submissions, regardless of co-authorship or type of presentation. An exception is made for authors who are serving as an advisor to a student who is submitting research; when listing authorship, the advisor should be clearly identified with the word “advisor” in parenthesis after his/her name.
  • All submissions should be sent as email attachments (Microsoft Word format) to the respective chairs of the various submission categories.
  • The subject line for submissions should read: “Applied Sport Management Conference Submission”.

Oral Presentation and Poster Presentation Guidelines

  • Abstracts should be submitted to Dr. Michael Diacin, Conference Academic Chair, via e-mail to
  • Abstracts should be written using the following guide:
    • 12-point, Times New Roman font, single-spaced text
    • Page 1: Title Page
      • The title of the abstract should be centered near the top of the page.
      • Below the title, list all author names and affiliations in order of contribution.
      • Centered at the bottom of page one, provide the principal author’s contact information: mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number.
    • Page 2: Abstract Page
      • Do not place author names or affiliations on this page.
      • The title of the abstract should be centered at the top of the page.
      • Listed below the title and aligned to the left of the page, indicate the type of presentation you are submitting: (a) oral presentation or (b) poster presentation.
      • Below the type of presentation, provide your abstract. Abstracts are limited to 500 words (including references). The abstract should include text only (no tables/figures). Authors should make an effort to be parsimonious with the use of citations in the abstract; however, any citations should be accompanied by a corresponding reference at the end of the abstract.
      • Given the applied focus of the conference, authors should make sure to specifically discuss the implications of the research for practitioners in sport.

Graduate Student Research Competition

In order to be considered for the graduate student research competition, students must first submit an abstract for an oral presentation following the guidelines provided above (all authors listed on the abstract must be graduate students at the time of the conference). In addition to the abstract submission, students who wish to participate in the research competition should complete the authorship declaration form on the ASMA Website. Three submissions will be selected as finalists, with a winner determined following oral presentations at the conference. All three finalists will receive a $100 conference stipend (the equivalent of registration cost), while the winner will receive an additional prize of $200 and a plaque in recognition of the award (for submissions with multiple authors, the stipend/prize amount will be equally divided among all authors). For questions about the student research competition, contact Dr. Wonyoung Kim at

50-minute Panel or Workshop Session Guidelines

  • Submissions in this category should be sent to Dr. Adam Love, Panel and Workshop Session Chair, via e-mail to
  • Panel or workshop sessions will consist of approximately 50-minute sessions focusing on two possible target audiences (a) professional panels or (b) teaching workshops/roundtables.
  • Panels (professional focused): Panel submissions may be focused on professional development and should include a brief description (1-2 pages) of the nature of the panel and its intended contribution, offer brief participant/facilitator bios, and explain the intended target audience.
  • Workshops/roundtables (teaching focused): Submissions should provide a 1-2 page description of the focus of the workshop, the intended target audience, proposed session content, and participant/facilitator bios.

Works in Progress Guidelines

  • Submissions in this category should be sent to Dr. Erianne Weight, Works in Progress Chair and JASM Managing Editor, via e-mail to
  • Works in Progress submissions require a document of approximately 1,000 words focused on either a research proposal, conceptual paper, or empirical work targeted for submission to the Journal of Applied Sport Management. Authors can refer to the JASM guidelines on the following site:
  • The goal of this component of the conference is to help interested faculty and/or students generate feedback or generally discuss literature, hypothesis or research questions, data collection/analysis, and theoretical possibilities. Likely, the works in progress discussion will involve the assignment to a group where all author(s) are expected to read each other’s documents.
  • Managed by a senior scholar in the sport management academic field, author(s) will informally present their ideas and listen while others provide feedback about the document and its purposes, context, theoretical lens, etc.
  • The deadline for works in progress submissions is January 14, 2019.

Case Study Competition

  • The 2019 ASMA conference will once again feature a student case study competition. More information will be available as the date of the conference approaches.
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