European Sport Management Quarterly (ESMQ) is the official Thomson Reuters listed journal of the European Association for Sport Management. It has an international reputation for publishing high quality articles that contribute to our understanding of sport management and organizations at all levels. The journal is committed to publishing research that advances theory and its application to all aspects of sport management, including the management and governance of sport bodies in the public, voluntary and commercial sectors.

welcomes original investigations that contribute new knowledge to the field of sport management through theoretical development and empirical application. In addition to high quality theoretical and empirical papers that are relevant to the European context, the journal will publish contributions in which critical insight for sport management practice is developed from different cultural and global perspectives.


2016 Impact Factor: 1.778 Ranking: 18/45 (Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism)

In the recently released Association of Business Schools’ Academic Journal Guide 2015 (1,401 business and management journals), ESMQ was rated as 3 – an indicator of “original and well executed research”. Based on citation scores and the judgements of leading researchers, ESMQ has the distinction of being the second highest rated sport management journal in the ranking.


ESMQ can be accessed online on the Taylor & Francis website. There you can also find the call for Special Issue Papers: Managing High Performance Sport (2018).


ESMQ Editor Tracy Taylor: