A Content Analysis of the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics : 2008-2019

Dylan P. Williams – The University of Alabama
Jessica R. Murfree – University of Louisville
Jolyon Hawley – The University of Alabama
Patrick Tutka – Niagara University

Within academic disciplines, it is crucial to conduct periodical examinations of the field’s literature to identify research that has been conducted and to reveal strengths, weaknesses, and gaps. This type of analysis provides scholars and educators with information regarding completed areas of research as well as potential gaps on a particular subject. While these studies discovered various trends and issues in numerous journals, there has not been a complete and formal analysis of the College Sport Research Institute’s Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics (JIIA). Beginning in 2008, JIIA has published more than 200 manuscripts since its inception. Though the journal has grown during the past decade, it is necessary to examine the content of the journal to determine what trends and issues are missing from recent studies. Thus, the purpose of this project is to examine JIIA content from 2008 to 2019 to reveal its strengths, weaknesses, and areas where it can improve in the future.