About this Journal

Aim & Scope

This refereed journal publishes six volumes per year since 2016. It publishes high quality articles and book reviews to inform and stimulate discussions relevant to sport management and marketing, recreation, leisure management and sport tourism. It is designed to appeal to anyone with a serious interest in the above fields including academics, practicing managers, students, consultants, etc.

One of the key objectives of the journal is to provide a high level forum for communication between academics and practitioners. To this purpose, the IJSMaRT aims to be contemporary, integrated and relevant to practitioners training. Contributions are welcome and expected from both academics and practitioners throughout the international sport management, recreation and sport tourism community.

The main “target group” is non-English speaking researchers and practitioners as a mother language. The Journal aims at international interests.


IJSMaRT publishes original papers, theory-based empirical papers, review papers, case studies, conference reports, book reviews and relevant reports and news. It covers advances in theory, new concepts, methods and applications.

 In its effort to support new and creative approaches to the generation and dissemination of knowledge about sport management, recreation and sport tourism, the International Journal of Sport Management, Recreation and Tourism welcomes focused and well-argued papers and proposals for special themed issues of the Journal.


All articles published in IJSMaRT are peer reviewed and upon acceptance will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.

Open access statement

All readers of the journal can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.

Peer review statement

All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening, followed by double-blind, anonymized refereeing by two referees, plus refereeing by the journal’s editor in cases the two referees disagree.

All book review papers in this journal have undergone editorial screening by a designated book reviews editor.

About Us


Costa George
Professor, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Yfantidou Georgia
Assistant Professor, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Board Members

Aicher Thomas, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati
Apostolopoulou Artemisia, Associate Professor, Robert Morris University
Balaska Panagiota, Special Scientist, Aristotles University of Thessaloniki
Byon Kevin, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Indiana University
Chatziefstathiou Dikaia, Department of Sport Science, Tourism and Leisure, Canterbury Christ Church University
Kaplanidou Kyriaki, Assistant Professor, University of Florida
Kartakoulis Nicos, Associate Professor, University of Nicosia
Kim Kyoung Tae, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education, Recreation & Health, Kean University
Ko Yong Jae, Associate Professor, Sport Management Program, University of Florida
Larson Daniel, Lecturer, Department of Health and Exercise Science, University of Oklahoma
Lee Seungbum, Assistant Professor, Department of Sport Science & Wellness Education, University of Akron
Matsouka Ourania, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Democritus University of Thrace
Nauright John, Professor, Academy of International Sport School of Recreation, Health and Tourism, George Mason University
Neal Larry, Professor, University of Oregon
Papaioannou Alkistis, Educational Personnel, Ph.D., University of Peloponnese
Pent Andrea, Associate Professor, Post University
Polite Fritz, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee
Popović Stevo, Assistant Professor, Department of Socio-cultural Kinesiology and Sport Management, University of Montenegro
Riordan Jim, Director of the MBA in Sport Management program at Florida Atlantic University
Schwarz Eric, Senior Lecturer, Victoria University
Sotiriadou Popi, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University
Trigonis Ioannis, Specialized Teaching Staff, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Democritus University of Thrace
Tsitskari Efi, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Democritus University of Thrace
Turco Douglas Michele, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, The College of Global Studies, Arcadia University
Yongjae Kim, Assistant Professor, Department of Sport Management, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

International Journal of Sport Management, Recreation & Tourism (I.J.S.Ma.R.T.)
DOI: 10.5199/ijsmart-1791-874X
ISSN: 1791-874X