Instructions for authors

Management & Organisations du Sport is the official scientific journal of the French Société Savante de Management du Sport (S2MS). It publishes original research of high scientific quality that contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the field of sport management and sport organisations through different disciplinary perspectives. The articles published address multiple facets of the organisation and management of sport. They cover various sectors such as amateur and professional sport, the dynamics of sports practices and consumption, sports facilities and events, the sports goods industry, leisure and sports tourism, and public management. The journal is committed to publishing research that develops the theoretical and practical dimensions of the field of management of sports organisations.

The journal accepts manuscript proposals under the following strict conditions:

  • Article proposals must be the original work of the authors, and must not repeat previously published work, including the authors' own work.
  • Proposals must be submitted to the journal only; they must not be submitted, under review, accepted for publication, or in press in other journals.
  • Submissions should not contain abusive, defamatory, or obscene language.

Authors must sign a non-exclusive copyright assignment contract (in French).


The first page of the manuscript should include the title of the article, the names of the authors and their affiliations, followed by an abstract in French of no more than 400 words.

The abstract should clearly identify:

  • The objectives of the research
  • The problematic and theoretical framework
  • The methodology of data collection and processing
  • The main results
  • Theoretical, methodological and/or managerial contributions

This first page should be completed with 5 to 8 keywords. Acknowledgements may be included after the list of keywords. Acknowledgement of funding related to the research presented should be indicated here.

The second page of the manuscript should include the title of the article in English, an abstract of a maximum of 600 words, and 5-8 keywords.

The third page will show the title in French, followed by the main text of 7,000 to 9,000 words in total. The main text will be followed by a bibliography formatted in APA 7th edition style (indications needed for this formatting:

Citations in the text should also follow the APA 7th edition format (indications needed for this formatting:

Any figures and tables should be integrated into the body of the text, numbered and titled below. An explicit reference to the figure or table should be included in the body of the text.

Footnotes are accepted but should be used sparingly.

Any appendices should follow the bibliography.

Procedure for submitting an article proposal

Management & Organisations du Sport is an overlay journal which relies on a prior deposit in an open repository to which the journal, via the evaluation process, brings a scientific added value. Thus, the submission of an article proposal to the journal requires a preliminary deposit in the HAL open repository.

Step 1: Deposit in HAL

Attention: the validation by the services of HAL is not automatic and can take several days. There is thus a time of latency between the step 1 and the step 2. You have to wait for an email of validation to be able to pass to the second stage (NB: do not confuse the email received during the deposit and the email of validation of the deposit).

In the case of a new version, add a version to the initial deposit in HAL and do not create a new deposit (with new identifier).

Step 2: Deposit on the site of MOS from the HAL identifier

During the submission of the article, the HAL identifier of the manuscript will be asked you.

That it is to deposit your manuscript in HAL or to submit an article to the review, you will have to have an account. If you already have a HAL or Sciencesconf account, it is not necessary to create a new one.