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    Call for Papers | Frontiers Research Topic: “The Application of Experimental Research in Sport Management, Marketing and Business” | Call ends January 1, 2022

    Within the fields of sport management, marketing, and business, experimental studies have been steadily gaining in popularity. However, the use of experiments is still limited among sport research compared to other fields. Although observational studies have formed the foundation of sport research, experimental studies have some distinct advantages over observational studies, primarily the ability to draw stronger causal conclusions about the effects of variables on behaviors, attitudes, and intentions.

    Call for Papers | Frontiers Research Topic: “Thinking and Doing Intersectionality in Sociology of Sport” | Call ends September 30, 2021

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and its intersectional impacts, as well as the recent intensification of activism and protest related to racialized and gendered injustices, the moment is ripe to revisit and reflect on the concept of intersectionality, including within the field of sociology of sport. We ask: How has intersectional theorizing and analysis figured within sociology of sport to date? We are encouraging contributors to view this as a unique opportunity to create a collection that is accessible and relevant to practitioners in sport.

    Call for Papers | Frontiers Research Topic: “Esports Management: Understanding the Global Phenomenon of Esports in the Digital World” | Call ends December 31, 2021

    Esports, also known as organized competitive gaming, has evolved from an underground culture into a mainstream industry worth billions of dollars today. The goal of this Research Topic is to collect manuscripts that investigate broader facets of esports to advance our current knowledge in both theory and practice of esports. Manuscripts of all methodological approaches including conceptual papers will be considered for publication. Inter-disciplinary research is encouraged.

    Call for Papers | Frontiers Research Topic: “Shaping the Social Value of Events: Strategy, Processes, Outcomes” | Call ends September 24, 2021

    The aim of this call for papers is to collect contributions that can build an integrated inter-disciplinary outlook of how the social value of events can be strategically fostered, negotiated, reconstructed and amplified. It seeks out cross- inter- and trans-disciplinary contributions that shed light on the multi-layered processes shaping the social value of events and potential for synergies between different event genres, purposes or outcomes that can magnify their overall social value for host communities.

    Call for Papers | Frontiers Research Topic: “Engaging Women and Girls in Community Sport: Building an Equitable and Inclusive Future” | Call ends May 6, 2021

    Internationally, women and girls are consistently reported to have lower levels of engagement in community sport than men and boys. The aim of this Research Topic is to showcase high-quality research related to women and girls in community sport. This is to inform policy makers and guide organizations in their efforts to build a more equitable and inclusive future for women and girls in community sport.

    Call for Papers | Frontiers Research Topic: “Media and the Olympic Games”. Call ends August 31, 2021

    The intended scope of this Research Topic is to collect manuscripts that focus on Olympic media from a critical perspective and therefore assist in developing the deeper body of knowledge described above. We invite submissions (Original Research, Reviews, Policy and Practice Reviews, Perspectives, and General Commentaries) that will advance our knowledge about Olympic-related media.

    Call for Papers | Frontiers Research Topic: “Can Sport, Leisure, Tourism & Events be Powers for Good?”. Call ends April 19, 2021

    The overall purpose of this research theme is to advance current conceptions of – and critical reflection upon – the role, purpose and potential of sport, leisure, tourism and events (SLTE) in and for human society. The call is multi-disciplinary in nature but does require focus on one or more of the four elements in the proposed title, i.e. sport, leisure, tourism, and events.

    Call for Papers | Frontiers Research Topic: “Spectator Sport and Fan Behavior”. Call ends April 9, 2021

    Spectator sports represents one of society’s most universal leisure activities. While event attendance and media consumption have received a great deal of attention from scholars, there is a growing understanding that sports fans interact, both physically and digitally, with their favorite teams in numerous other ways. The aim of this Research Topic is to explore fan behaviors in many different areas, involving sports media and the (ever changing) digital environment.

    Call for Papers | Frontiers Research Topic: “Sport and Community”. Call ends May 31, 2021

    We welcome submissions employing a range of disciplinary, methodological, and theoretical approaches. We define sport broadly and would welcome work in competitive, recreational, leisure and physical activity contexts, addressing the relationship between sport and community. That is, work should engage in some way beyond individuals and explore ideas of community, authenticity, relationships, context, place, collectivity, inclusion, belonging, social justice, or a common good.

    Call for Papers | Frontiers Research Topic: “The Social and Psychological Outcomes of Sport Spectatorship”. Call ends June 30, 2021

    The purpose of this article collection is to shed light on the wider utility of sport spectatorship to achieve social and psychological outcomes in different countries, contexts, and populations. We strongly encourage novel and innovative approaches to researching this topic – notably conceptual and/or methodological aspects that are inclusive and accepting of the ontology and epistemology of the community within which the research is conducted.
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