Introducing Journal of Amateur Sport (JAS) with a Call for Papers

Jordan R. Bass and Mark Vermillion, co-editors of JAS.

We are excited to announce the launch of the Journal of Amateur Sport (JAS). JAS is an open-access, online only journal developed as a partnership between the Laboratory for the Study of Sport Management at the University of Kansas and the Partnership for the Advancement of Sport Management at Wichita State University.

The overarching mission of JAS is to provide scholars an outlet to share scholarship relevant to the amateur sports realm. As an open-access journal, submissions should be of interest to researchers and practitioners alike. In all, the content published in JAS should advance the collective understanding of the participants, coaches, administrators, and/or institutional structures that comprise amateur sports.

As of June 1st, we are accepting submissions for the inaugural issue. The initial Call for Papers is reproduced below. Mission and Purpose, and Leadership Team can be found at We anticipate releasing our inaugural issue in the spring of 2015. You can also find us on Twitter at @JOfAmateurSport and Facebook at

Please let me know if you have any questions and we look forward to receiving your submissions!

All the best,
Jordan R. Bass, Co-Editor and Founder
Mark Vermillion, Co-Editor
Brian Gordon, Executive Council
Marion Hambrick, Executive Council
Kyle Bunds, Executive Council


Call for Papers

Thank you for considering the Journal of Amateur Sport (JAS) for your scholarly work. Please follow the guidelines laid out below when submitting your manuscript to JAS. Manuscript submissions should be sent as a Microsoft Word file attachment to co-editor Jordan Bass at In the body of the email, explicitly state the current manuscript has not been simultaneously submitted for publication or been published previously. Manuscripts should follow the current Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association with exception to the elements noted below. The document should begin with an abstract of no more than 500 words, at least three keywords not included in the title, and contact information for the corresponding author. Further, the document must be double-spaced, in Garamond font, size 12, and utilize one inch margins throughout. Maximum length, including references and figures, is 50 pages. Be sure to include a running header, page numbers, and footnotes (when appropriate). Authors are responsible for receiving permission to reproduce copyrighted material before submitting their manuscript for publication.

There is no charge for submission or publication. Authors will be provided with a free digital and print copy of published articles. JAS is an open-access, online journal and thus strongly encourages the posting and sharing of published articles by authors on their personal and departmental websites, Google Scholar, and e-portfolios once they are posted to the JAS website. Authors should expect a maximum 60 day turnaround time from initial submission to receving the initial review. Submissions that are determined to be outside of the scope or not appropriate for JAS are subject to desk rejection. If an article is deemed fit for publication, the author(s) must sign a publishing agreement before the article is officially accepted. Submissions will be subjected to a double-blind review from at least two members of the editorial board (or outside reviewers when appropriate).

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