The International Sports Law Journal (ISLJ) is a quarterly (two double issues, April and October) peer-reviewed journal in the emerging specialty area of international sports law. The ISLJ welcomes manuscripts in English language, and maintains an impressive Editorial Board of international experts.

The main purpose of the ISLJ is to provide vital legal analysis, insightful commentary, and important information to those interested in or impacted by sports and the law — whether academics, practitioners, sports officials, sports enthusiasts, or others — about legally relevant developments in the world of sport from national and international perspectives.

What makes the ISLJ unique is that it is the only truly “international” sports law journal consistently offering broad content coverage by a diverse group of impressive international authors. The ISLJ is an important resource that experts, practitioners and academics rely on for providing interesting, necessary and valuable information regarding sports law related issues. With special topic coverage in each edition, the ISLJ is a necessary tool for anyone interested in sports and the law.

  • The only truly “international” peer-reviewed sports law journal consistently offering broad content coverage
  • Significant case law analysis, legal commentary and sports related information from sports law experts around the world
  • Valuable resource for practitioners, academics, sports officials, sports enthusiasts and anyone interested in or impacted by sports and the law

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Johan Lindholm
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Hybrid. How to publish with us, including Open Access

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90 days
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101,836 (2021)
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This journal has 46 open access articles

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Electronic ISSN
2213-5154
Print ISSN
1567-7559
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