Tuesday, June 05, 2012
CFP: Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics
Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics
Sponsored by the CSRI - College Sport Research Institute
Call for Papers
College Sport, University Governance, and Power Politics: Through the Lens of Penn State
Events emanating from allegations of child sexual abuse by a former Penn State coach in
November of 2011 have left a university divided, a state in turmoil, and the higher education community
more generally under heightened scrutiny. While the situation at Penn State has its own unique cultural
signature, the questions raised about the influence of sport on a university and beyond resonate across the
higher education landscape.
Through the lens of Penn State (i.e., outcomes, events, and responses associated with the alleged
sexual abuse scandal), we invite research-based, theoretically grounded scholarly submissions that offer
perspectives on college sport, university governance, and politics. Topics should conform broadly to the
overarching theme for the issue and may address one or more of the sub-themes below:
Perspectives on the “Grand Experiment”.
Presidential leadership and college sport.
The politics of college sport and university governance.
The administrative challenge of supervising big-time coaches with access to both financial and
The economic impact of college sport scandal on the health and status of universities.
Co-editors for this special issue are Ellen J. Staurowsky, Professor, Sport Management, Drexel
University and Chad Seifried, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Louisiana State
University. Manuscript files (Microsoft word format only) can be submitted electronically starting
September 1, 2012 and no later than November 1, 2012 to Ellen J. Staurowsky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The submission should be accompanied with an email message stating the manuscript has not been
simultaneously submitted for publication and/or published elsewhere. Manuscripts must conform
to the current “Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.” Manuscripts must
include an abstract of approximately 150-200 words and complete references. Each manuscript must
be typewritten, double-spaced throughout, use “Times New Roman” font (size 12), and utilize one inch
margins on the top, bottom, and sides. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce
copyrights information and materials. Submitting a manuscript indicates the author(s) agree(s) to transfer
of copyright to The College Sport Research Institute. A publication agreement can be found at http://csri-
Manuscripts submitted that correctly follow the submission guidelines are initially
reviewed at the editorial level. Submissions found to be outside the scope of JIIA, incomplete
or incorrectly formatted per JIIA submission guidelines or APA standards, or not meeting
standards of sufficient quality may be subject to desk rejection. Submissions meeting these
criteria are subjected to blind reviews by a minimum of two peer reviewers. JIIA strives to return
submissions to authors within 60 days of submission.