Assessing sport management journals : a multi-dimensional examination

Shilbury, David and Rentschler, Ruth 2007, Assessing sport management journals : a multi-dimensional examination, Sport management review, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 31-44.

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Title Assessing sport management journals : a multi-dimensional examination
Author(s) Shilbury, David
Rentschler, Ruth
Journal name Sport management review
Volume number 10
Issue number 1
Start page 31
End page 44
Publisher Elsevier Ltd
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2007-05
ISSN 1441-3523
1839-2083
Keyword(s) journal quality
rating
research quality
Summary The rating of refereed journals has become important for academics and institutions as well as for sport management as a field of study. This paper argues that the dearth of a rating system in sport management works against the best interests of the development of the field. This paper presents a rating scheme for sport management journals, which replicates an earlier study of marketing journals, using weighted multi-dimensional perceptual ratings (Polonsky & Whitelaw, 2006). Forty-five senior sport management academics evaluated 13 journals on four criteria: journal prestige, contribution to theory, contribution to practice and contribution to teaching. Using the weighted scores of the four criteria for each journal and a supporting cluster analysis, four categories of journals were identified. The results of this study will assist academics as they argue the case for the quality of journals in which they publish. Further it facilitates evaluation of sport management journals in relation to one another on the basis of their overall ranking and their scores on the four individual criteria.
Language eng
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007703

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Management and Marketing
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