General Call for Papers | Sport Management Education Journal

Dr. David Shonk, Editor
Dr. Josh Pate, Associate Editor


Sport Management Education Journal (SMEJ) promotes advancement of the body of knowledge in pedagogy as it relates to sport management education and disseminates knowledge about sport management courses, curricula, teaching, and faculty affairs. This established semiannual journal addresses a range of issues concerning graduate and undergraduate education in sport management. Topics of interest include curriculum development, accreditation, employment competencies, effective teaching methods, experiential learning, online learning, and issues and trends in sport management education. Manuscripts based on conceptual, philosophical, and empirical inquiry will be considered for publication. 

SMEJ also features a special section called Pedagogical Innovations. In an effort to encourage growth in the exchange of pedagogical practices in sport management, this section solicits contributions that aid SMEJ readers in both a scholarly and expressly practical manner. These submissions address the everyday needs of sport management educators and industry professionals in search of ideas that can be put to use immediately. Submission categories include Case Studies, Educational Research Reviews, and Essays, Dialogues, and Interviews. 


Manuscripts on a variety of topics are welcome. These may include but are not limited to:

● Accreditation
● Assessment
● Curriculum Development
● Curriculum Evaluation
● Diversity & Inclusion
● Experiential Learning
● Faculty Issues
● Graduate Education
● International Students and Faculty
● Internships
● Leadership in Education
● Learning Outcomes
● Professional Preparation
● Service Learning
● Sport Management in Higher Education
● Student-Faculty Interactions
● Student Organizations
● Student Satisfaction
● Teaching Methods
● Tenure and Promotion

Submission and Review

Submissions are through Manuscript Central ( Contact Dr. Shonk ( or Dr. Pate ( with any questions.

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