Wharton Sports Analytics Journal

The journal is an outgrowth of the remarkable work done by graduate, undergraduate, and high school students, whether it’s research into a sports performance-related question, exploring datasets for interesting outcomes, or diving deep into age-old theories. We encourage submissions from men’s and women’s sports and individual and team sports.

  • Currently accepting submissions on a rolling basis.
  • We do not accept paper submissions.

Submit your research today and join a group of accomplished scholars!

Style and Format

File format

  • LaTeX submissions are preferred, but we also accept .docx and .doc formats as well. If submitting a LaTeX document please include the raw .tex files and a PDF. 


  • Submissions can be any length. We encourage you to present and discuss your findings concisely. 

Layout and spacing

  • Manuscript text should be double-spaced.
  • Do not format text in multiple columns.

Page and line numbers

  • Include page numbers and line numbers in the manuscript file. Use continuous line numbers (do not restart the numbering on each page).


  • Footnotes are not permitted. If your manuscript contains footnotes, move the information into the main text or the reference list, depending on the content.


  • Manuscripts must be submitted in English.
  • You may submit translations of the manuscript or abstract as supporting information.


  • Clear figures/tables/charts will enhance the readability of your paper and are strongly recommended. 


  • Define abbreviations upon first appearance in the text.
  • Do not use non-standard abbreviations unless they appear at least three times in the text.
  • Keep abbreviations to a minimum.

Reference Style

  • Use APA style


  • For non-LaTeX submissions, we recommend using MathType for display and inline equations, as it will provide the most reliable outcome. If this is not possible, Equation Editor or Microsoft’s Insert→Equation function is acceptable.

Manuscript Organization

Manuscripts should be organized as follows. Instructions for each element appear below the list.

Beginning section

The following elements are required:

  • Title page: List title, authors, and affiliations as first page of the manuscript in this format. 
  • Abstract
  • Introduction

Middle section

The following elements are required:

  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion

Ending section

The following elements are required, in order:

  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Supporting information captions (if applicable)

Detailed Guidance for Each Section


  • Less than 250 words in length
  • Describe the main objective(s) of the summary
  • Describes the main methods of the summary (without detail)
  • Summarize the most important results and their significance


  • Includes relevant background information
  • Discusses the problem that you addressed, and why
  • Includes a review of the previous work/research in the area including relevant controversies or disagreements
  • States the overall goal of the paper

Materials and Methods

  • Describes data used and establishes any key metrics/abbreviations
  • Describes the overall approach used 
  • Describes any models used, including statistical/analytical tools 

Results, Discussion and Conclusions

  • Provides results for models discussed in methods sections
  • Discusses how these results relate to the problem/goal described in the introduction
  • Provides insights/conclusions from the results, especially if they are novel and/or practically applicable
  • Discusses limitations of the current work and steps for further research/development