Volumes & Issues
Leisure Studies
Leisure Studies
Journal Title: Leisure Studies
ISSN: 0261-4367
ISSN Online: 1466-4496
Publication Frequency: 6 issues per year
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Aim & Scope:

Leisure Studies publishes articles of a high standard on all aspects of leisure studies and from a variety of disciplinary bases, including sociology, psychology, human geography, planning, economics, etc. Shorter research notes and book reviews are also published. The emphasis of the Journal is on the social sciences, broadly defined, and the subjects covered include the whole range of leisure behaviour in the arts, sports, cultural and informal activities, tourism, urban and rural recreation.

Leisure Studies is the journal of the Leisure Studies Association. A special rate is available to members of the Association and membership details can be obtained from Routledge Customer Services, Sheepen Place, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3LP, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 207 017 5544 Email: societies@tandf.co.uk or from the LSA website.

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Peer Review Statement

All papers submitted to the journal are screened by the managing editors, and all papers that are subsequently published (whether full papers or research notes) haveundergone double blind peer review.

Subjects Covered & Scope: Geography; Human Geography; Leisure Studies; Social Geography; Sport and Leisure Studies; Sports and Leisure; Supplementary material
Editor Board:

Managing Editors

Scott Fleming, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK
Jayne Caudwell, University of Brighton, UK
Heather Gibson, University of Florida, USA

Barrie Houlihan, Loughborough University, UK

Book Reviews Editor
Liz Such, University of Edinburgh, UK
Rhiannon Lord, Abertay University, UK

Editorial Board
Michael Atkinson, University of Toronto, Canada
Scarlett Cornelissen , Stellenbosch University, South Africa (Regional Editor, Africa)
Maureen Harrington, Griffith University, Australia (Regional Editor, Australasia)
John Horne, University of Central Lancashire, UK
Louise Mansfield, Brunel University, UK
Anoop Nayak, Newcastle University, UK
Elizabeth Pike, University of Chichester, UK
Greg Richards, Tilburg University, The Netherlands (Regional Editor, Europe)
Leigh Robinson, University of Stirling, UK
Michael Silk, University of Bath, UK
Karl Spracklen, Leeds Beckett University, UK
Andy Smith, Edge Hill University, UK
Lee Thompson, Waseda University, Japan (Regional Editor, East Asia)
Belinda Wheaton, University of Brighton, UK
Kath Woodward, Open University, UK

Editorial Advisory Board
Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, University of Lincoln, UK
Peter Allison , University of Edinburgh, UK
David L. Andrews, University of Maryland, USA
Jon Best, Independent Researcher, Edinburgh, UK
Raymond Boyle, University of Glasgow, UK
Peter Brown , Griffith University, Australia
Eric Corijn, Free University Brussels, Belgium
John Crompton, Texas A&M University, USA
Nigel Curry, University of Gloucestershire, UK
Antonella Delle Fave, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Tim Edensor, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Karen Fox, University of Alberta, Canada
Jean Harvey, University of Ottawa, Canada
John Haworth , Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Douglas A. Kleiber, University of Georgia, USA
Wolfram Manzenreiter, University of Vienna, Austria
Ishwar Modi , International Institute of Social Sciences, India
Camilla Obel, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Deborah Philips, University of Brighton, UK
Hugo van der Poel , Mulier Instituut, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Ken Roberts,  University of Liverpool, UK
Diane Samdahl, University of Georgia, USA
Sheila Scraton, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Claude Sobry, Universite de Lille 2, France
A.J.Veal, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Abtracting & Indexing:

Leisure Studies is covered by the following abstracting & indexing services

CABI - Abstracts on Hygiene and Communicable Diseases (Online); Agricultural Economics Database; Animal Science Database; CAB Abstracts (Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux); Environmental Impact; Forest Science Database; Forestry Abstracts (Online); Global Health; Grasslands and Forage Abstract (Online); Leisure Tourism Database; Nutrition and Food Sciences Database; Plant Genetic Resources Abstracts (Online); Plant Genetics and Breeding Database; Rural Development Abstracts (Online); Soil Science Database; Soils and Fertilizers (Online); TropAg & Rural; Tropical Diseases Bulletin (Online); Veterinary Science Database; VetMed Resource; World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts (Online)

De Gruyter Saur - Dietrich's Index Philosophicus; IBZ - Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur; Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur

EBSCOhost - Academic Search Alumni Edition, 4/1/1996- ; Academic Search Complete, 4/1/1996- ; Academic Search Elite, 4/1/1996- ; Academic Search Premier, 4/1/1996- ; Business Source Alumni Edition, 4/1/1996- ; Business Source Complete, 4/1/1996- ; Business Source Corporate, 4/1/1996- ; Business Source Elite, 4/1/1996- ; Business Source Premier, 4/1/1996- ; Current Abstracts, 1/1/2000- ; FRANCIS; Hospitality & Tourism Complete, 5/1/1985- ; Hospitality & Tourism Index, 5/1/1985- ; Political Science Complete, 4/1/1996- ; Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection, 4/1/1996- ; PsycINFO, 1982- ; RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale) ; SocINDEX, 4/1/1996- ; SocINDEX with Full Text, 4/1/1996- ; SPORTDiscus with Full Text, 4/1/1996- ; TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 4/1/1996- ; Women's Studies International, 1/1/1982-

Elsevier BV - GEOBASE, CORE; Scopus, 1981-

International Hospitality and Tourism Database CD-ROM

OCLC - CSA Sociological Abstracts (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts), Core

Ovid - PsycINFO, 1982-

ProQuest - CSA Social Services Abstracts (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts), Selective; CSA Sociological Abstracts (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts), Core; CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts), Selective ; FRANCIS; Physical Education Index (Online), Selective; PIO - Periodicals Index Online; PsycINFO, 1982-; RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale)

Thomson Reuters - Current Contents; Social Sciences Citation Index; Web of Science

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