Volumes & Issues
Leisure Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Leisure Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Journal Title: Leisure Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Journal
ISSN: 0149-0400
ISSN Online: 1521-0588
Publication Frequency: 5 issues per year
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Aim & Scope:

Leisure Sciences presents scientific inquiries into the study of leisure, recreation, parks, travel, and tourism from a social science perspective. Published articles theoretically and/or methodologically advance the understanding of leisure behavior. Leisure contexts include recreation, sport, parks, travel, and tourism.

Articles cover:

The social and psychological aspects of leisure Planning for leisure environments Leisure gerontology Travel and tourism behavior Leisure economics Urban leisure delivery systems The journal also features methodological notes and philosophical and policy treatises, calendars of research meetings and conferences, announcements, and book reviews. The interdisciplinary diversity of topics makes this international forum for leisure research of special interest to academicians, consultants, students, bureaucrats, and practitioners involved in research, teaching, planning, management, administration, and promotion.

© 2015 Thomson Reuters,2014 Journal Citations Report ® ranks Leisure Sciences 18th out of 43 in the Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism and 43rd out of 142 in the Sociology categories, with an Impact Factor of 1.177.

Peer Review Policy:

All submitted manuscripts to Leisure Sciences have undergone initial editorial screening, peer review, and anonymous refereeing.

Subjects Covered & Scope: Leisure Management; Sport and Leisure Management; Sports and Leisure; Supplementary material
Editor Board:

Gerard Kyle
Texas A & M University
College Station, TX, USA


Rabel J. Burdge - University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA
Carlton S. Van Doren - Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA


Laura Anderson - University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI, USA
Arne Arnberger - BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Lisbeth Berbary - University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
M. Deborah Bialeschki - American Camp Association, Estes Park, CO
Heather Bowen - University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA
J. Michael Bowker - USDA Forest Service, Athens, GA, USA
Jeffrey J. Brooks - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, Anchorage, AK
Matt Brownlee - University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Mat Duerden - Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA
Rudy Dunlap - Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN USA
Sherry L. Dupuis - University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Patti A. Freeman - Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA
Simone Fullagar - Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Heather J. Gibson - University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Edwin Gomez - Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA
JeffreyHallo - Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
Karla A. Henderson - North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
John Heywood - The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
Ben Hickerson - Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
Amanda Johnson - University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Corey Johnson - University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
Susan Hutchinson - Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Andrew T. Kaczynski - University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
David Klenosky - Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Kreg Lindberg - Oregon State University, Bend, Oregon, USA
Angela Loucks-Atkinson - Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland, Canada
Kevin Lyons - The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
Elizabeth Covelli Metcalf - College of Foestry and Conservation, MT, USA
Roger Moore - North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
Lynn Barnett Morris - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA
Andrew J. Mowen - Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
Mark Needham - Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA
Chi-Ok Oh - Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
Minkyung Park - George Mason University, Manassas, VA, USA
Laura Payne - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA
Dorothy L. Schmalz - Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
Michael A. Schuett - Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
Jim Sibthorp - University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Michael G. Sorice - Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA
Stephen Sutton - James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Nicholas D. Theodorakis - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece 
Yung-Ping (Emilio) Tseng - National Chi Nan University, Taiwan
Clifton E. Watts, Jr. - East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA
Brent D. Wolfe - Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, USA
Kyle M. Woosnam - Texas A&M University, TX, USA
Brett Wright - Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
Chris Wynveen - Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA

Abtracting & Indexing:

Abstracted/indexed in: CAB Abstracts; CIRET- Centre International de Recherches et d Etudes Touristiques; CSA; EBSCOhost Online Research Databases; Elsevier’s Scopus; Elsevier GEOBASE; Family Index Database; ISI: Current Contents - Social & Behavioral Sciences and Social Science Citation Index; OCLC; PAIS International; PsycFirst; PsycINFO/ Psychological Abstracts;Research in Higher Education Abstracts; Sage Human Resources Abstracts; SPORT Database & SPORT Discus; SwetsWise All Titles; Thomson Reuters© Current Contents: Social & Behavioral Sciences; Thomson Reuters© Social Science Citation Index; and Ulrichs Periodicals Directory.

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