Call for Papers | “Sport and Sustainability” | Special issue of Sustainability. Call ends October 31, 2019

Special Issue Editors

  • Dr. Jonathan Casper
    Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management,
    College of Natural Resources, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Dr. Kyle Bunds
    Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management,
    College of Natural Resources, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

Special Issue Information

Sport and Sustainability has been increasingly emphasized by academics and practitioners. This Special Issue seeks submissions on sport and sustainability within two emerging areas:

  1. Culture and Politics: Little is known about how sport organizations’ sustainability practices are influenced by regional, state, national, and international culture and politics. There is a need for a better understanding of sustainability practices through the lens of international comparative politics, cultural and political beliefs, environmental regulations, and the role of local culture. Therefore, in this issue, we seek forward-thinking research focused on the role of culture and politics related to sport organization sustainability practices, broadly conceived.
  2. Fan Engagement: The first sport sustainability movement was the adoption of sustainable practices within sport organizations. The current movement focuses on sports’ multiplicative ability to influence a highly identified and loyal fan base. By serving as an example, educating and engaging fans, and providing opportunities for pro-environmental behaviors, sports’ impact on the earth’s natural environment goes far beyond the stadiums and arenas. Academic research on this topic is still in its infancy, and more research is warranted.

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


    • climate change
    • culture
    • environment
    • politics
    • fan engagement
    • pro-environmental behaviors

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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