Call for Papers | Sport & Entertainment Review

ser-dsDear Colleagues,

As Sport & Entertainment Review (SER) is about to publish its first issue of the second volume, we would like to invite everyone to consider contributing to this unique journal in sport management.

The mission of Sport & Entertainment Review (SER) is to become the premier outlet for the best new ideas for people creating, leading, and transforming sport and entertainment organizations and businesses. Our goal is to inform and inspire practitioners and students in the world of sport and entertainment and allow scholars to communicate their line of research to a non-academic audience.

Each issue consists of three review articles. For the first year, we had renowned scholars such as Packianathan Chelladurai, Rodney Fort, Daniel Rascher and David Berry (among others) contribute and share their work with the world. Additionally, each issue contains a special “Practice from the field” contribution, for which we had contributions from Mathew Knowles (former manager of Destiny’s Child), Simon Chadwick, and Mary Hums and Eli Wolff. The first issue is freely available and can be downloaded here:

Our review process is different from other journals. Rather than inviting scholars to submit a single, empirically driven manuscript, we would like to invite scholars to submit theory driven proposals (500-750 words) that would allow them to review their overall line of research and how their research impacts the sport and entertainment industry. Submissions should not focus around a single study, but rather reflect back upon several studies conducted by the author(s) and driven by the same theoretical concept(s). Detailed submission guidelines are but a mouse click away.

Back in 1995, Jim Weese discussed that sport management scholars should produce research that is of value to the industry. At this year’s EASM conference, Bill Gerrard outlined why scholars struggle to do so. We believe that this journal offers one of the solutions to this issue and can become the sport management’s version of the Harvard Business Review – a great outlet to publish research that directly speaks to the sport manager and our (graduate) student.

If you have any questions or you would like some preliminary feedback on an idea you have, please reach out to either the editor, Bob Heere at or the associate editor Chad Seifried at We are happy to give some initial feedback to you and help you assess the appropriateness of the manuscript for our journal.

To be considered for the next issue of SER, please submit your proposal by January 30th.

With warm regards,

Bob Heere – Editor Sport & Entertainment Review
Chad Seifried – Associate Editor Sport & Entertainment Review


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