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    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.

    Call for Papers | Frontiers Research Topic: “Sport and Psychosocial Health/Well-being after the COVID-19 Lockdown”. Call ends December 31, 2020

    The goal of this Research Topic is to investigate: (1) various aspects of association between active living (e.g., physical activity, exercise, sport) and psychosocial health outcomes (e.g., social well-being, social health, depressive symptoms, quality of life, life satisfaction, happiness, loneliness, etc.) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and (2) effectiveness of various new/existing means (e.g., social media platform, virtual sport competitions, etc.) on active living and psychosocial health outcomes.

    Call for Papers | Frontiers Research Topic: “Adopting New Technologies in Sports Marketing”. Call ends December 31, 2020

    New technologies are changing how people communicate and consume sport culture. Wearable devices are changing the way we track and monitor physical activities; extended reality (e.g., VR/AR/MR) is providing new channels for sporting experiences; new media is transforming marketing communication and consumer culture; and data analytics and management is revolutionizing how we operate sport organizations.

    Call for Papers | Frontiers Research Topic: “Anti-doping Interventions in Adolescents”. Call ends January 31, 2021

    Despite the increasing efforts to promote education on anti-doping, there is limited empirical evidence guiding educational anti-doping initiatives. The main goal of this Research Topic is to gather research in the field of doping in sport, particularly anti-doping intervention in adolescents. Interventions are not limited to educational methodologies. Innovative anti-doping intervention designs for adolescents.

    Call for Papers | Frontiers Research Topic: “Women’s Professional Sport: Understanding Female-Specific Distinctiveness”. Call ends January 18, 2021

    This Research Topic seeks to address a gap in current scholarship, notably research that empirically examines the success and sustainability of approaches to developing, structuring, and delivering women’s professional sport. Professional sport is delimited as any sport that provides continuous paid employment and the opportunity to pursue said employment as a career.
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