Communication & Sport

(The H4-Index of Communication & Sport is 14. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
One and Done: The Long Eclipse of Women’s Televised Sports, 1989–201963
Towards a “Digital” Sports Journalism: Field Theory, Changing Boundaries and Evolving Technologies29
Fulfilling the Basic Psychological Needs of Esports Fans: A Self-Determination Theory Approach28
Active Within Structures: Predictors of Esports Gameplay and Spectatorship26
Gaming Gone Viral: An Analysis of the Emerging Esports Narrative Economy25
Understanding Sporting Social Media Brand Communities, Place and Social Capital: A Netnography of Football Fans20
Motivational Differences Among Viewers of Traditional Sports, Esports, and NBA 2K League18
Prejudice in the People’s Game: A Content Analysis of Race/Ethnicity in Polish Televised Football17
A Scoping Review of Research on Online Hate and Sport17
Smart Stadium as a Laboratory of Innovation: Technology, Sport, and Datafied Normalization of the Fans16
Consuming for the Greater Good: “Woke” Commercials in Sports Media15
Challenging Hegemony Through Narrative: Centering Women’s Experiences and Establishing a Sis-Science Culture Through a Women-Only Doping Forum15
Taegeuk Warriors with Blue Eyes: A Media Discourse Analysis of the South Korean Men’s Olympic Ice Hockey Team and Its Naturalized Athletes14
Media Framings of the Transgender Athlete as “Legitimate Controversy”: The Case of Laurel Hubbard at the Tokyo Olympics14
Analyzing the Presence of Homosexually- Themed Language Among Association Football Fans in the United Kingdom14
“I’m Not going to the f***ing White House”: Twitter Users React to Donald Trump and Megan Rapinoe14
Gendered Body of Turkish Bikini Fitness Athletes on Instagram14