Visitor Studies
Visitor Studies
Journal Title: Visitor Studies
ISSN: 1064-5578
ISSN Online: 1934-7715
Publication Frequency: 2 issues per year
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Aim & Scope:

Visitor Studies is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal that publishes high-quality articles focusing on visitor research, reflections on the field, research methodologies, and theoretical perspectives. The journal also covers subjects related to museums and learning in out-of-school settings such as zoos, nature centers, visitor centers, historic sites, and parks.

The aim of Visitor Studies is to provide an accessible, authoritative source of information within the visitor studies field. The journal offers both theoretical and practical insights of relevance to practitioners and scholars. Visitor Studies strives to develop its reputation as an international publication.

Contributors to the journal share their research procedures and findings with practitioners and other researchers. Original and review articles present a forum for new data and provide practical and useful conclusions. Material found in Visitor Studies contributes to the ongoing progress and development of the field.

Issues of Visitor Studies are accessible to paid members of the Visitor Studies Association in print and electronic format, and to individuals, libraries, and other institutions through subscription.

Peer Review Policy: All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and refereeing by two anonymous referees.

Subjects Covered & Scope: Anthropology - Soc Sci; Education; Heritage Management & Conservation; Leisure Studies; Museum and Heritage Studies; Social Sciences; Sport and Leisure Studies; Sports and Leisure; Supplementary material; Tourism; Tourism Behaviour; Tourism Research Methods; Tourism, Hospitality and Events
Editor Board:


Steven R. Guberman - Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Book Review Editors:
Janette Griffin - University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Des Griffin - Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia

Editorial Board:
David Anderson - University of British Columbia, Canada 
Doris Ash - University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Roy Ballantyne - University of Queensland, Australia
Stephen Bitgood - Jacksonville State University, USA
Lauren Causey - Science Museum of Minnesota, USA
Regan Forrest - University of Queensland, Australia
James Kisiel - California State University, Long Beach, USA 
Theano Moussouri - UCL Institute of Archeology, UK 
Jan Packer - University of Queensland, Australia
Scott Pattison - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, USA
Molly Phipps -  Consulting, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Editorial Assistant:
Gayra Ostgaard Eliou - Science Museum of Minnesota, USA

Abtracting & Indexing: Abstracted and/or indexed in: Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts;EBSCOhost Online Research Databases; Elsevier Scopus;Leisure Tourism Database; Scopus; and SwetsWise All Titles.
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