About the Journal

Sports Law, Policy & Diplomacy Journal (SLPD Journal) is aimed at researchers and practitioners and is dedicated to publishing articles that contribute to theoretical, methodological, and empirical knowledge in the complex field of law, public policy, and diplomacy in the sports system, as well as in other areas of social science focused on sports. Articles may be based on both quantitative and qualitative analyses; they may synthesise previous research; and they may discuss open questions in specific areas of the social sciences. The journal welcomes contributions that focus on different levels of analysis (from individual cases to small or large samples) and contexts (international, supranational, regional, and national levels; in the fields of law, political science, and diplomacy in sport). Each issue may also include an extensive section of book reviews or events (conferences, seminars, summer/winter schools, etc.).

The Journal collaborates with the Association for the Study of Sport and the European Union "Sport&EU" and one number of the journal is dedicated to papers presented at the Sport&EU annual conferences.

The SLPD journal operates on the Diamond Open Access model, which means that there are no fees for authors,no fees to access the published papers, and authors retain copyright.

The journal is published twice a year (June/July/August and December).