Aims and Scopes

The Journal of Sports Analytics (JSA) is a new high-quality research journal that aims to be the central forum for the discussion of practical applications of sports analytics research, serving team owners, general managers, coaches, fans, and academics.

We invite analytical research on any single sport or across sports or esports that seeks to improve our understanding of the game or strategies for improving a team or a league.

Example topics include but are not limited to:

  • player evaluation
  • game strategies
  • sports business
  • roster construction
  • contract negotiations
  • data visualization
  • physics in sports
  • draft analysis
  • sport psychology
  • coaching evaluation
  • technology in sports
  • rule changes
  • referee analytics
  • health and injuries
  • sports awards
  • sports records

Impact Factor

Journal impact factor (JIF): 1.1

Immediacy index: 0.3

Journal citation indicator (JCI): 0.26


We are currently soliciting general submissions for future issues.

There will be no author submission or publication fees for at least the first few volumes. All submissions will be double-blind peer reviewed. As experts in the field, submissions by members of our editorial board are also welcomed; such submissions will be carefully managed to ensure the integrity, privacy, and independence of the review. Initial submissions must be in PDF format and anonymized (names, affiliations, and acknowledgments removed), but otherwise may be in any convenient style. There are no page limits. If accepted for publication, your paper must be revised to meet our style guidelines.

Your submission may not be under review at any other journal while it is under review at the Journal of Sports Analytics and it may not have been previously published or accepted for publication in a journal. Presentations at conferences, appearances in conference proceedings, and working papers posted online are typically not considered as previous publication, and such submissions are welcomed. It is often useful to incorporate comments from seminars and conferences into a longer, more detailed version to submit to the journal for review.

For style guidelines for accepted papers, please click the "Manuscript submission & Author instructions" tab here on the IOS Press website.

Submit your paper to the Journal of Sports Analytics

Subscriptions and Access

The contents of at least the first few volumes will be freely available online. Hard copy subscriptions are also available.

View the online archive of the Journal of Sports Analytics


Philip Maymin

Fairfield University

Eugene Shen


Advisory Board

Andrew Berry

Cleveland Browns

Rich Cho

Memphis Grizzlies

James Click

Houston Astros

Tim Connelly

Denver Nuggets

Mark Cuban

Dallas Mavericks

Eric DeCosta

Baltimore Ravens

Kevin Demoff

Los Angeles Rams

Dell Demps

fmr. New Orleans Pelicans

Jessica Gelman

Kraft Analytics Group

Dan Kantrovitz

Oakland Athletics

Tony Khan

Jacksonville Jaguars
Fulham Football Club

Ted Leonsis

Washington Capitals
Washington Wizards

Sig Mejdal

Baltimore Orioles

Daryl Morey

Philadelphia 76ers

Associate Editors

Ambra Macis

University of Brescia

Marica Manisera

University of Brescia

Tim Swartz

Hockey and Golf
Simon Fraser University

Sam Waters

New York Yankees
Philip Maymin
Eugene Shen
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IOS Press

Editorial Board

Daniel Adler

Minnesota Twins

Dan Altman

NYU and North Yard Analytics

Benjamin Alamar


Steven Angel

National Basketball Association

TJ Barra

New York Mets

Zaheer Benjamin

Vision Insights

Matt Bollero

Milwaukee Bucks

Michael Clutterbuck

Milwaukee Bucks

Harry Crane

Rutgers University

Dan Fox

Pittsburgh Pirates

Sarah Gelles

Houston Astros

Sam Grossman

Cincinnati Reds

Karim Kassam

Zelus Analytics

Shane Kupperman

New Orleans Pelicans

Ian Levin

New York Mets

George Li

Carolina Panthers

Dennis Lock

Buffalo Bills

Christopher Long

Chanteclair Farm

Rob Ohno

ANNIKA Foundation

Dean Oliver

Washington Wizards

Trevor Patch

Colorado Rockies

Ryan Rodenberg

Florida State University

Jason Rosenfeld

fmr. NBA

Joe Sheehan

Toronto Blue Jays

Josh Stein

San Diego Padres

Laurence Stewart

Manchester City FC

Patrick Sund

Golden State Warriors

Mitch Tanney

Coterie Insurance

John Urschel


Victor Wang

Cleveland Indians

Sandy Weil

Swish Analytics

Mike Zarren

Boston Celtics

Tucker Zeleny