The Sport Management Journal of Faculty of Sport Sciences and Health of University of  Tehran, which was formerly named "Harakat" started its work as a quarterly journal in 1999 with a scientific-research degree. Until 2009, 39 issues of Harakat journal were published, which published 168 articles on topics in sports physiology, 108 articles on sports management, 80 articles on sports motor learning and development, and 62 articles on sports medicine. Since December 2009, from issue 40 onwards, this journal has published articles in 4 specialized academic majors. Sports Management journal started working by obtaining a valid scientific rating from the Commission of Scientific Publications on 2009.  This journal covers: Human Resources Management, Organizational Behaviour Management, Sports Economics and Marketing, Strategic Management and Sports Events and Facility.

In 2021, In an assessment by the Scientific Publications Commission of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, the Sport Management Journal won grade B. Also, in 2019, in the latest evaluation of the Islamic World Science Citation (ISC) database, this publication received an impact factor of 0.351 and a Q1 rank.

According to the rules of open-access publications, all studies published in this journal are freely accessible to the public on the journal's website without payment.

Journal information



JSport Management Journal

Concessionaire and publisher

University of Tehran

Publishing types

Online and printed

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Article publishing language

Persian with short and extended abstract and references in English

Types of the accepted article

Original and review research

Journal field of study

Human science- sub-field of physical education- sport management

Journal subject area

sport management, sports economics and marketing, organizational behaviour management 

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Access type

Open Access

Compliance with open access policy

Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY NC)

Articles' full-text format


Ethical principles of publication

following the ethical principles of the international Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE)

Plagiarism detection software

Sina web Hamyab

Digital Object Identifier


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Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Mehrzad Hamidi (Associate Professor of University of Tehran)

Director-in-Charge: Dr. Abbas Ali Gaeini (Professor of University of Tehran)



Editorial Board:

Nasrollah Sajjadi

Mohammad Ehsani

Habib Honari

Gholamreza Shabani Bahar

Esmaeil Sharifian

Zhaleh Memari

Fariba Askarian

Azra Mirkazemi

Ebrahim Alidoust Ghahfarokhi


International Editorial Board Members:

Michel Desbordes

Mohammad Khabiri

Marko Peric




Associate Editor: Fariba Askarian 

Composition: Mahnaz Mohajer

Persian Editor: Fatemeh Jahangiri

English Translator and Reviser: Alireza Sharifi