Aims and scope

Description of the scholarly Journal

Publication frequency

The International Journal of Sports Humanities is published twice a year in June and December between the 10th and the 18th. There is a Spring issue (January – June) and an Autumn issue (July – December).

The International Journal of Sports Humanities (IJSHU) is an international  multilingual scholarly peer-review Journal, published by the General Pedagogy Laboratory of the University of Rome Foro Italico in collaboration with the Faculty of Sports of Catholic University San Antonio of Murcia, its Olympic Studies Center and the Aretè Research Group, the University Babes-Bolyai of Cluj-Napoca and its Faculty of Geography, the Sports University of Tirana (UST) along with Albanian Association of Sports Sciences. It is promoted by the Foro Italico Foundation. It wishes to encourage Italian as well as world-wide diffusion of scholarly contributions to the research in Human Sciences  applied to sports and physical activity. The journal accepts contributions not only from scholars studying the relationship between sport and humanities, but also from professionals with theoretical and empirical interests relating to an emancipative and critical point of view on sport in contemporary culture and society.


IJSHU publishes unpublished and reviewed papers on topics related to all fields of Sports Humanities (Literature, Sociology, Anthropology, Law, Linguistics, Pedagogy, Arts, Psychology, Architecture, Archaeology, Music Studies, Philology, History, Fashion Studies, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Economy, Geography, and so on).  The published work must be original, that is, it must not have been published or submitted for publication in any other medium. Indeed, it is the authors’ responsibility to comply with this rule.

Manuscript categories

IJSHU publishes research results, studies, experiences and current issues.

– Articles: the papers should present investigations made by the author(s) on a subject according to the journal’s thematic lines. The length for articles is of 4,500 to 16,000 words (references not included).

– Case studies: applications and practical experiences provided with a theoretical framework relating to the Sports Humanities, and current issues within the scope of the journal.

– Monographs: on some occasions IJSHU also publishes monographs which are planned and managed by a theme editor. When it comes to this category it will be announced sufficiently in advance in the corresponding Call for Papers. The section Monographs is published along with the other regular categories of the journal Articles.