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Journal of Athlete Development and Experience (JADE)
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Journal of Athlete Development and Experience (JADE)

Journal of Athlete Development and Experience (JADE)

The mission of the Journal of Athlete Development and Experience (JADE) is to advance, promote, and disseminate original empirical research surrounding issues concerning athletes and athlete development in high school through professional sports.

This interdisciplinary journal will include a wide variety of topics and methodological approaches to examine the development of athletes. The research that is published in this journal will be both practical and theoretical in nature.

Submissions to this journal that are cross-disciplinary and have clear applied and real-world uses are encouraged. All articles are peer-reviewed and intended for an audience of both academics and practitioners, and should be written for a reader working in industry or the parent of an elite or aspiring athlete.

The goal of JADE is to focus on empirical research that can give new voice and insight to the athletic experience from a variety of perspectives and methodologies. All manuscripts should be timely, thought provoking, and add to the existing body of literature. Possible Areas for Inclusion:

  • Athletic Experience
  • Athletic Identity
  • Athlete Perceptions
  • Transitions
  • High School to College / College to Professional
  • Self-Selected Retirement
  • Career Ending Injury
  • Academic/Student Support Services
  • Media
  • Social Media
  • Reporters
  • Mediated Images of Athletes
  • Social Justice and Activism
  • Professional/Career Development
  • Financial Literacy
  • Career Maturity
  • Athlete Wellbeing
  • Psychological Services
  • Substance Abuse
  • Injury/Recovery
  • Mental Health
  • Coaching and Athlete Development
  • Recruitment
  • Performance
  • Training
  • Education
  • Transferring
  • Sociological Aspects of Athlete Development
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Socioeconomic Status
  • Religion
  • Character and Leadership Development

For more information on submission guidelines contact


Author Guidelines:

The mission of the Journal of Athlete Development and Experience (JADE) is to advance, promote, and disseminate original empirical research surrounding athlete experience and development both in the United States and abroad. Accordingly, manuscripts that are timely, innovative, and make a strong contribution to the sport industry and academic field will be considered for publication.

All manuscripts should be innovative and offer insight into athlete development and the athlete experience. The scholarship published in JADE is intended for both an academic and a practitioner audience. As such, the authors should avoid using technical jargon when possible.

All submissions should adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6th edition author guidelines. Manuscripts should be double spaced, use 12pt, Times New Roman font, and utilize one-inch margins on all sides of the document.

Each manuscript must be accompanied by a one-paragraph abstract (200 words or less). Please number the pages and use lines throughout the manuscript, including the references. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted information and materials. All illustrations, figures, and tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

Manuscripts should typically be 20-30 pages in length, including tables, figures and references. However, shorter and longer manuscripts will be reviewed. We recognize that some subjects require more background information to be presented and certain methodologies require a longer results section to adequately present all of the data. Please contact the editors if you have any questions.

JADE utilizes a blind review process. The author’s name, institutional affiliation, and contact information should appear only on the title page, which should be sent in a separate document from the manuscript. The editors reserve the right to desk reject manuscripts without full review if the submission does not comply with the editorial and scholarly standards of JADE.

Manuscript files (Microsoft Word format only) should be submitted electronically to the editors, Dr. Sarah Stokowski ( and Dr. Amanda Paule-Koba ( An email message stating the manuscript is not currently submitted for publication and/or published elsewhere must accompany the manuscript submission.