Membership Criteria and Membership Request
The International Platform of Sports Law Journals has no written constitution, no express statement of its reasons for being. But inherent in its very existence is the assumption that journals committed to the dissemination of
the best research and thought in the field of Sports Law and Policy would benefit by having a forum in which to share developments in this fascinating field and to place them in comparative context; to serve as a clearinghouse for common substantive and editorial concerns.
Accordingly, the Association is open to all qualified journals that share its goals.
To be eligible for membership, a Journal must meet the following criteria. It shall:
(1) Have as its primary focus on sports law and policy at domestic, comparative, or international level;
(2) Be on line and or on paper format but generally recognized in its jurisdiction as a venue for research and analyses of consistently high quality.
In the ordinary course, this standard contemplates that the journal be of an academic or scholarly character; but practitioner-oriented journals or research serials (commonly sponsored by governmental agencies) will
qualify if sufficiently sophisticated in content and highly regarded in the jurisdiction.
A newly-founded periodical, lacking an established reputation, will also qualify if its editorial auspices and profile of pieces published thus far give adequate assurance that it will achieve the regard this standard requires.
(3) Be willing and able to participate in the Association's activities and in attending and, from time to time, hosting the Association's annual meetings or other functions.
(4) Pay a yearly fee of 100 euros for the dedicated website and newsletter.
If the above criteria are met, the responsible(s) for the Journal will send an official request to