Olympika Submission Guidelines

Olympika: The International Journal of Olympic Studies (founded in 1992) is the official peer-reviewd journal of the International Center for Olympic Studies. It invites scholarly papers, research notes, review articles, and other items relating to the historical, sociological, philosophical, and anthropological dimensions of the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement.

Submissions are to contain original research and should make a contribution to our understanding of the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement.

Direct all editorial correspondence and/or submissions to:

Janice Forsyth, Editor Olympika
International Centre for Olympic Studies
Aruthor and Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building, Room 336
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B9
Tel.: (519) 661-4113
E-Mail: janice.forsyth@uwo.ca

Submission Guidlines:

First, please download and consult the Olympika stylesheet here (PDF).

Olympika no longer accepts paper copies. Manuscripts can be submitted electronically in the following formats: *.doc, *.docx, *.rtf, *.odt; *.doc is generally preferred. Since the review process is anonymous, names of authors and their affiliation should appear only on the title/cover page. Care should be taken to ensure, where reasonable, that the author is not identified in the text of the paper.

An abstract of about 150-200 words should accompany the final version of the paper. The abstract should be clearly identified as such in the reviewed and edited version of the electronic document submitted for publication. The abstract should clearly outline the argument and significance of the paper. This abstract will appear at the beginning of the published text in the journal.

Normally, authors should submit manuscripts in English. They should follow the reference, endnote, and bibliographical format utilized in the latest volume of Olympika. Additional information is available in the current (15h) edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Olympika uses the 'humanities' version of CMS. Acceptance for publication will depend upon appropriate stylistic revisions by the authors. A final electronic version is required before publication. More complete style and format instructions can be found in the Olympika stylesheet.

Although not guaranteed, it is expected that the review process will take approximately eight to ten weeks from the date of receipt by the Editors.

Authors are responsible for obtaining copyright permission before publication for all materials used.

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