Analyzing of the Content of Published Articles on the field of Sports Technology and anticipating the future direction of the Journal of Advanced Sport Technology (JAST)

Document Type: Original research papers

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1 Assistant Professor of Sport Management, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili

2 University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran

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The main aim of the current project was to analyze the content of published articles of sports technology and anticipating the future direction of the Journal of Advanced Sport Technology (JAST), which was done to describe the current state to achieve the viewpoint of developing and promoting this journal. Articles in the field of sports technology in this survey has been investigated from several aspects, such as sports related applications, the number of authors, the variety of collaborator organizations. This study was conducted by a checklist in the sports technology related journals from 2008 to 2015. The results indicated that in terms of the number of authors, Australia, British and American authors ranked first to third and in terms of the entire authors, Australia, England, and New Zealand ranked first to third. After numerous studies, subjects in three areas of athletic performance (58.5%), sports goods (28.3%), and sports equipment (13.2%)were identified. Athletic performance has always maintained its attractiveness in the period from 2008 to 2015, and sports goods were in the next rank, and sports equipment was initially referenced, but over time, it has attracted fewer researchers. There was no significant relationship between the numbers of authors of each article with its viewers. There is also no significant relationship between the diversity of countries in each article in terms of viewers.Consequently, we suggest the Journal of Advanced Sports Technologies direct its scope and priority areas toward sport performance and on the next priority, it must focus on sports goods and eventually on sports equipment.

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