Requirements for Manuscripts
ORIGINAL ARTICLES ONLY
Submission of a manuscript to this journal represents a certification on the part of the author(s) that it is an original work, and that neither this manuscript nor a version of it has been published elsewhere nor is being considered for publication elsewhere.
As an open access journal, JSAS will NOT retain the copyright of works published within it. Copyrights will remain with authors, and they are free to publish/reproduce any and all portions of it that appear in JSAS, which simply asks that each time any or all parts of it are reproduced/republished that the authors acknowledge that the work was published in JSAS with a reference to the appropriate volume number, issue number, page numbers, and Internet link(s).
Upon acceptance for publication, authors must complete a Publishing Agreement/Author Copyright form.
Download the Manuscript Submission & Limited Copyright Transfer Form here: PDF File
Due to its nature as an online journal, JSAS has no specific minimum or maximum manuscript length, but it does request that manuscripts be kept to less than 50 typed pages if at all possible, including reference pages, tables, figures, and artwork/illustrations.
Each submitted manuscript must follow the publication guidelines included in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association: Fifth Edition.
If an author wishes to submit a paper that has been already prepared in another style, he or she may do so. However, if the paper is accepted (with or without reviewer’s alterations), the author is fully responsible for retyping the manuscript in the correct style as indicated above. Neither the JSAS editor nor publisher is responsible for re-preparing the manuscript copy to adhere to the journal's style.
Please use only 12-point Times New Roman font for manuscript submission.
Leave at least a one-inch margin on all four sides of each page.
All pages should have double line spacing, including references/works cited.
The use of footnotes/endnotes within the text is discouraged.
The use of underlining is discouraged; use italics for emphasis instead, noting any such emphases that are not those of the authors of the manuscript.
Quotation marks should be used for direct quotations as necessary and appropriate, not for emphasis.
Set the manuscript to include an abbreviated title in a header on each page.
Set the manuscript to include the page number on each page, either in the bottom center or bottom right corner.
Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Syntax, Consistency
Authors are responsible for preparing manuscripts that are clearly written in acceptable, scholarly English and that contain no errors of spelling, grammar, or punctuation. Neither the editor nor the publisher is responsible for correcting errors of spelling and grammar. Sentence structure (syntax) should also be sound and easily readable. After acceptance by the editor, the manuscript must be immediately ready for publication as it is finally submitted by the author(s). Authors should examine manuscripts for the following common errors:
- dangling modifiers
- misplaced modifiers
- unclear antecedents
- incorrect or inconsistent abbreviations
Also, authors should check the accuracy of all arithmetic calculations, statistics, numerical data, text citations, and references. INCONSISTENCIES MUST BE AVOIDED, such as the use of abbreviations, terminology, and in citing references from one part of the manuscript to another.
1. Separate Cover Page Document
In a SEPARATE DOCUMENT, include a cover page that has the following:
- Full title of manuscript IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS
- Names of author(s) as they wish them to appear in publication
- Institutional affiliation of author(s)
- Complete contact information for ONE contact author, including:
- Email address
- Phone number
- FAX number
Center this information horizontally.
Authors may wish to include an introductory note with their academic degrees, professional titles, affiliations, and any desired acknowledgement of research support or other credit.
Dr. Benjamin D. Goss is an assistant professor of management in the Department of Management at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, USA. He gratefully wishes to acknowledge the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for their cooperation with and financial support for this research project.
2. Manuscript (Main Paper)
Manuscript Cover Page
On the first page of the actual manuscript, include only the full title of the manuscript IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. Do not place any author name(s) or any other identifying information in this or any subsequent component of the manuscript, which may result in its disqualification for further consideration and review.
Center this information vertically and horizontally.
On the second page of the actual manuscript, include the full title of the manuscript again IN ALL CAPTIAL LETTERS. Do not place any author name(s) or any other identifying information in this or any subsequent component of the manuscript, which may result in its disqualification for further consideration and review.
Below the title, include an abstract of approximately 100-150 words.
Below the abstract, provide 3-10 key words for indexing purposes.
References/Works Cited Pages
References/works cited pages should adhere to the guidelines included in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association: Fifth Edition. Authors are responsible for precise execution of this requirement. Please note that periods after authors’ initials require ONE space before the next initial (EX: Goss, B. D.), and that ONE space is to be used after each period (EX: Goss, B. D. (2008). The study of…).
Preparation of Artwork
Any material that is not textual is considered artwork. This includes tables, figures, diagrams, charts, graphs, illustrations, appendices, screen captures, and photos.
Authors should ascertain that the format of any tables adheres to the guidelines included in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association: Fifth Edition.
Notations should be made WITHIN THE TEXT of the manuscript as to suggested placement of tables as follows (centered):
<<<INSERT TABLE 1 ABOUT HERE>>>
Camera-ready art must contain no grammatical, typographical, or format errors and must reproduce sharply and clearly in the dimensions of an Internet page, as well as a final printed page. Photos and screen captures must be saved as a TIFF file or other graphic file format such as JPEG or BMP.
Authors are responsible for copyright clearances on any graphic work that is not originally theirs and submitting that documentation to JSAS before their manuscript will be published.
Authors will not be receiving galley proofs of their articles. Editorial revisions, if any, must therefore be made while articles are still in manuscript form. The final version of the manuscript will be the published version. Authors are expected to submit manuscripts and art that are free from error.
JSAS is participating in reference linking for journal articles (to obtain information on reference linking initiatives, please consult the CrossRef Web site at www.crossref.org). When citing a journal article, authors should include the article’s Digital Object Identifier (DOI) when available as the last item in the reference. A Digital Object Identifier is a persistent, authoritative, and unique identifier that a publisher assigns to each article. Because of its persistence, DOIs will enable JSAS and other publishers to link to the article referenced, and the link will not break over time. This will be a great resource in scholarly research and aid JSAS in its mission as an online journal.
An example of a reference to a journal article which includes a DOI:
Vizine-Goetz, Diane (2002). Classification Schemes for Internet Resources Revisited. Journal of Internet Cataloging 5(4): 5:18. doi:10.1300/J141v05n04_02
REQUIREMENTS FOR MANAGEMENT WHITEPAPERS
Each submitted manuscript must be accompanied by a document that summarizes the article’s findings in a way that will be palatable for busy practicing professionals to digest. As a part of the JSAS review process, this document will be reviewed by a practitioner and will be made available as part of JSAS’s outreach efforts to practitioners, media, and the public. Accordingly, the language used should be less technical and oriented toward a non-academic audience. Format
- 1”-1.5” margins
- 12-point Times New Roman font
- DO NOT use APA style
- Feel free to include any tables, charts, graphs, and/or other illustrations that are effective visual means of communication
- Cover sheet with:
- Full article title IN ALL CAPS
- Full names of ALL authors
- Contact information of contact author
- After beginning with the full article title IN ALL CAPS, the document should contain the following items:
I. Research problem(s) addressed (maximum length: 6 sentences)
a. Very clearly state the purpose of the paper and what it examines.
The purpose of this paper is to examine the attitudes of NCAA Division I men’s intercollegiate basketball season ticket holders regarding seat assessment fees.
b. Very clearly state the importance of the issue(s) contained in the paper and why they are worthy of the practitioner’s time and attention.
This research contains timely information that reveals that a significant number of season ticket holders surveyed were unhappy with the additional assessment fees that came with new arena construction and/or retrofitting/redevelopment, but the research also revealed that a significant number of them were willing to pay such fees if guaranteed the first rights of refusal to purchase tickets, regardless of their levels of understanding of and/or agreement with the purpose of the fee.
c. Very clearly state an intended audience/stakeholder group(s)
This article would likely be useful to intercollegiate athletics department personnel and other major stakeholders of intercollegiate athletics, particularly those involved with or considering capital campaigns that include new facility development, facility retrofitting, reseating, or ticket price adjustments. Other sport managers at other levels of sport who are involved with revenue generation through seating may also find this article useful.
II. Issue(s) (maximum length: 2 pages)
This should be a detailed version of item I.b above that clearly explains the important facets and background of the issue at hand in the manuscript; basically, it should resemble an extremely shortened version of the literature review sans the references, except to any that are so relevant to the article that they cannot be ignored (for instance, if the paper involves a case study built around a particular theoretical framework, then obviously that framework and its authors would merit specific discussion and explanation) and what motivated the authors to undertake the research.
III. Summary (maximum length: 2 pages)
In very simplistic, user-friendly language, explain everything that the study found (or did not find, as the case may be). Bring as little statistical jargon into this section as possible (with the possible exception of discussion of “significant” and “non-significant” findings). Instead, explain the results/major logical points of the study in everyday terms.
IV. Analysis (maximum length: 2 pages)
Quite simply, tell why the findings/conclusions of this study matter, state how things should or should not be done differently as a result of the study, and underscore the importance of the research to practitioners. Simply answer the question, “So what?”
V. Discussions/Implications (maximum length: 2 pages)
Tell who can use this article and the constructive things they can do with it and/or learn from it.
To submit a manuscript electronically, please go to our Manuscript Submission page.
THE REVIEW PROCESS
The JSAS review process will consist of reviews by at least two academicians from our academic review board and at least one practitioner from our practitioner review board. Using electronic submission and review processes, we hope to generate quick review turnaround times to return manuscript reviews to authors in a prompt fashion. Please bear in mind, however, that the process may take up to 90 days to complete.
Many times, a paper is accepted by the editor contingent upon changes that are mandated by anonymous specialist referees and/or members of the JSAS editorial board. Authors are responsible for retyping any sections of the paper to incorporate these revisions on any papers returned by the editor.
PRINTS OF ARTICLES
While JSAS is an online journal, we believe strongly in enhancing the perceived quality of our journal and the manuscripts of our contributing authors. Accordingly, we will prepare each manuscript in a PDF format that will feature a very stylish, professional hard-copy layout that will be readily accessible online for authors (or anyone else accessing the journal’s contents) to print anytime.
CHECKLIST FOR AUTHORS
- Publishing Agreement/Author Copyright Form (prepare in case of acceptance)
- APA style
- Line spacing
- Identifying header
- Page numbering
- Separate cover page document
- Manuscript cover page
- Key words
- References/Works Cited page
- Preparation of artwork
- Manuscript whitepaper
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST SUBMIT THREE SEPARATE DOCUMENTS IN THREE SEPARATE FILES.
- COVER PAGE
- MANUSCRIPT (MAIN PAPER)
- MANAGEMENT WHITEPAPER
*** Papers submitted without these three files will be returned for completion.