Recreational Sports Journal
Mission: The Recreational Sports Journal (RSJ) is a scholarly journal that serves to advance the understanding of the role of collegiate recreation within higher education. The RSJ publishes peer-reviewed manuscripts relevant to the holistic impact of collegiate recreation and the critical areas outlined by the NIRSA Research Agenda. The RSJ encourages empirical, theoretical, and applied submissions for publication and is produced by the NIRSA Foundation.
Formally adopted by the NIRSA Foundation Board of Directors – April 16, 2018
Access current & back issues
Every NIRSA member receives an annual subscription to the RSJ. All current and back issues as well as a printed issue are available through your annual membership.
Publish your work in the RSJ
Researchers and practitioners in the field of collegiate recreation are encouraged to submit their scholarly work in consideration for publication. Refer to the author guidelines when preparing a manuscript for submission.
The President’s Award for the Article of Distinction recognizes authors who have written particularly engaging and relevant articles published in the RSJ. Recipients are acknowledged with a handsome plaque during the NIRSA Annual Conference, and receive a $500 cash award.