In this editorial essay, Communication and Sport Editor-in-Chief Lawrence Wenner reflects on the trajectory and role of the journal since its inception in 2012 and first publication in 2013. Considered are how the contours of Communication and Sport as a scholarly project were defined in important ways by an inaugural double issue in 2013 that featured key figures in the development of communication and sport as an articulated and important area of inquiry and have been given further shape by key studies, special issues and research forums published in the journal’s first three years. The latter part of the essay considers the maturation and rising interest in the journal over its first four years of publication and how this drove the move, in year five, to publish six issues a year beginning in 2017.
Wenner, Lawrence A. “Communication and Sport: Reflections on the Trajectory and Future of a Disciplinary Project.” Communication & Sport, vol. 5, no. 1, Feb. 2017, pp. 3–9, doi:10.1177/2167479516680346.