About the Journal

Aims and scope

The aim of Diagoras: International Academic Journal on Olympic Studies is to foster a critical understanding of Olympism, the Olympic Movement and the Olympic Games. The focus of the journal is Olympic Studies with an emphasis on the educative, pedagogical, historical, socio-cultural, communicative and sport and exercise science aspects of Olympic Studies. Diagoras seeks to become the prestigious multi-disciplinary scholarly journal on Olympic matters by extending knowledge and understanding of related areas. Published materials will be focused on original research, integrative and analytical reviews and philosophical discussions on Olympic matters.


General Information

Diagoras is an online Journal published through a conjoint arrangement between the New Zealand Centre for Olympic Studies, University of Canterbury; the Olympic Studies Centre, German Sport University and the Olympic Studies Centre at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Initially the Journal has one issue a year and has two major sections. The first section is for established Olympic scholars and the second section for emerging scholars and post graduate students.


Publishing and Peer Review Policy

Diagoras is an international double blind peer-reviewed journal. All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Chief Editor(s) to determine suitability and, if deemed appropriate they will then be sent to reviewers for additional in depth academic consideration.

By submitting a manuscript for review you are agreeing to a process that checks the originality of material during the quality assurance process.


Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement 

Diagoras' Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement is based on the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) as well as the Publication Ethics recommendations by Elsevier. It defines the responsibilities of authors, peer Reviewers and the Publishing/Editorial Team.  Read the Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.


Copyright and access

Diagoras is an open access journal. It is freely available for download on this website.

If not stated otherwise, all articles published in Diagoras are published under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. For usage beyond the permissions granted by this license, please contact the authors of the article.




All issues of Diagoras will remain available in the archive section of this website. In addition, all issues of Diagoras will be stored as digital copies at the New Zealand Centre for Olympic Studies, University of Canterbury; the Olympic Studies Centre at the German Sport University Cologne and the at the Olympic Studies Centre at the Autonomous University of Barcelona´.