Call for Papers | “Sustainability of Sport Management in the Post-COVID19 Era”, Special Issue of Sustainability. Call ends December 31, 2021


The sport industry is one of the most influenced areas by COVID19, and there is a wide range of issues to address given the global threat to sport products/services and organizations (Byers et al., 2021). Impacts of COVID19 on sport industry in general and on how sport businesses are managed urge us to rethink sustainability of sport management.

Sport management scholars have mainly focused on environmental aspects of sustainability. However, the conceptualization of sustainability should be enriched by including economic, environmental, social, individual, and ethical aspects (Gassler et al., 2016) to provide meaningful insight into the sport industry in this unprecedented era. In line with this notion, this special issue aims to seek theoretical and practical investigation of sustainability in the field of sport management. Specifically, this special issue calls for research which are related to, but are not limited to:

      • Sustainability in sport marketing and consumer behavior
      • Sustainability in sport economics
      • Sustainability in sport administration and policy
      • Sustainability in sport tourism
      • Sustainability in sport events
      • Sustainability in sport facilities
      • Sustainability in physical activity and healthcare
      • Theoretical/critical review on the study of sustainability in sport management

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 semimonthly 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 1900 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.


      • sustainability
      • sport marketing
      • sport economics
      • sport administration
      • sport tourism
      • sport events
      • sport facilities
      • physical activity
      • sport management

Special issue guest editors

      • Prof. Dr. Daehwan Kim E-Mail Website Department of Marine Sports, Pukyong National University, Busan 48513, Korea
      • Prof. Dr. Kang Hyoung-Kil E-Mail Website Department of Physical Education, Kyungnam University, Changwon, Korea
      • Prof. Dr. Hyunwoong Pyun E-Mail Website College of Sport Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 16419, Korea

Journal homepage

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.