European Sport Management Quarterly (ESMQ) is the official journal of the European Association for Sport Management (EASM), and is listed in Clarivate Analytics’ Journal Citation Reports®. 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.


ESMQ 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.


2020 Impact Factor: 4.000

2019 Impact Factor: 1.889

2018 Impact Factor: 2.270

2017 Impact Factor: 1.996

2016 Impact Factor: 1.778


In the 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 highest rated sport management journal in the ranking.


ESMQ can be accessed online on the Taylor & Francis website.