International Journal of the History of Sport

About

STADION is the only multilingual academic journal on sports history at international level.

It serves as scholarly platform for sport historians, but also scholars of other disciplines, such as anthropology, archaeology, education, sociology and philosophy.

STADION is aimed both at experts and at all those who strive for a deeper and more differentiated understanding of sport, play, physical education and physical culture from a historical perspective, including journalists and publicists.

ISSN 0172-4029

Frequency 2x per year

Editors

Advisory Board

Authors Guidelines

Publishing Open Access

The STADION is not an open access journal. However, it is possible to publish individual articles in the journal open access by making the digital version freely available under a Creative Commons license chosen by the respective author(s). The publisher requires a fee to cover the publication costs (Article Processing Charge – APC) in the amount of 1,990.00 EUR (plus VAT). Many scientific institutions and science funding bodies provide corresponding funds for the publication of research results.

Are you interested in this option? Talk to your editorial office or contact open-access@nomos.de!

Peer Review Process

The quality of papers published in STADION is secured through an anonymous peer review process according to the usual international standards. The anonymity of the authors and reviewers is always preserved.

As the peer review process is critical to maintaining high publication standards, the reviewers are experts from the appropriate branch of academia, mostly with a background in sport history. Reviewers are required to declare potential conflicts of interest. The editors are responsible for evaluating whether such conflicts of interest may undermine the quality of the review itself. Reviewers are instructed to assess the work in an unbiased and objective manner. Reviewers must not use information from the peer review process to their advantage or the advantage of a third party. This includes suggesting that the author references their own or colleagues’ work if it is not necessary. If not explicitly permitted by the editors, the reviewer must not involve  third parties in the review process.

Usually, two external reviews are required. The reviews should be completed within six weeks; the reviewers are asked to submit their assessment before the deadline. Reviews must contain detailed points of criticism, a recommendation whether to accept, revise or reject a manuscript. The reviewers are expected to provide comments regarding the quality and rigour of the study and make suggestions for improvements.

On this basis, the editors decide whether to accept or reject a manuscript or whether it requires revision or resubmission. This decision is communicated to the authors together with the reports that form the basis of the decision. The decision is also shared with the external reviewers.

The reviews should be formulated in such a way that they can be forwarded unchanged and anonymized to the respective authors. The journal does not require a specific format or style for the reviews. However, the following aspects of the manuscripts are expected to be considered:

  • Quality of the linguistic presentation
  • Stringency of the argument
  • Structure of the article
  • Knowledge of the state of research and research literature
  • Does the text offer new insights? Or, does it merely summarise what is already known? Does it present what is known in a new light?
  • Are the statements sufficiently supported by primary sources and secondary literature?
  • Mistakes, misjudgements, misinterpretations, citation errors, etc.
  • Reviewers should aim to be helpful and constructive in their criticism.
  • The language used by reviewers should make it possible to forward their reviews unchanged to the respective authors.
  • Does the reviewer recommend publication of the article in STADION?

Publishing Ethics

Quality and Ethical Publishing Guidelines

STADION aims at sharing new findings in sport history research. STADION serves as a scholarly platform for sport historians, but also scholars of other disciplines, such as anthropology, archaeology, education, sociology, philosophy, and political science. The journal is aimed both at experts and at all those who strive for a deeper and more differentiated understanding of sport, play, physical education, and physical culture from a historical perspective, including journalists and publicists.

Obligations of authors, editors and reviewers

All authors must confirm that they are submitting an original manuscript that has not yet been published elsewhere. Manuscripts submitted for publication in STADION may not be offered for publication elsewhere until the peer review process has been completed. The editors decide which articles they publish, based on the quality of the article without interference from the publishing house. Authors are advised to declare any potential conflict of interest relating to a specific article. Authors wishing to publish in STADION should consult the author guidelines before submitting their manuscript. The author guidelines can be found here.
Authors must give appropriate credit to content from other sources to avoid plagiarism. Authors must ensure their contribution does not infringe any copyright or other intellectual property rights or any other rights of any third party.
Each manuscript submitted for STADION will be evaluated through a double-blind peer review process. Details of the peer review process can be found here.

Obligations and Role of the Publisher

Publishing Ethics

Nomos Publishing attaches particular importance to the high quality of its journal portfolio and oversees the adherence to editorial quality standards for articles published in STADION. Our general publication policy can be found here.

Copyright

Nomos Publishing and the editors accept no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts or review copies. Through the acceptance of a manuscript Nomos acquires all rights from the authors, especially the right of further duplication for commercial purposes via photomechanical or other techniques. Detailed information on Nomos’ copyright policy can be found here.

Long-Term Archiving

To ensure long-term archiving of and access to STADION Nomos is cooperating with Portico.

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