Thank you for considering the Sport Social Work Journal (SSWJ) for your scholarly work. Please follow the guidelines laid out below when submitting your manuscript to SSWJ. To aid in the double-blind review process, please do not include any identifying information in the full manuscript.
Manuscript files (Microsoft Word format only) should be submitted electronically via the SSW Portal. You can access the portal below.
Each submission must state 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 should include line numbers on their submission. Authors are responsible for receiving permission to reproduce copyrighted material before submitting their manuscript for publication.
To ensure anonymity, the name(s) of the authors(s) must be deleted from the manuscript's text and file properties. The submitting author must upload a separate file with a title page that includes author(s) names(s) and affiliations(s).
Our peer reviewers follow the Committee on Public Education (COPE) Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers. We also ask peer reviewers to ensure any identifying information is removed from their comments and feedback. If interested in serving as a peer reviewer please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maximum length for submissions is as follows:
Empirical based/qualitative research articles (including references): 35 pages
Practice Updates: 15 pages
Commentaries: 5-7 pages
Letters to the editor: 2-3 pages
Teaching Notes: 10-15 pages
Book Reviews: 3-5 pages
Full details about each submission type are available on the submission portal.