Leisure Studies

Call for Special Issue Proposals

The Managing Editors of Leisure Studies welcome proposals from colleagues wishing to edit a special issue of the journal. We welcome proposals which address any topic which advances the theoretical, empirical and conceptual knowledge bases of leisure studies, for example:

  • Leisure technologies

  • More than human leisure

  • Leisure, work and precarious (un)employment

  • Leisure and inequalities

  • Leisure and conflict

  • Leisure and gaming

  • Leisure and health

  • Family leisure

  • Leisure and climate change

  • Leisure and neurodivergence

  • Leisure events

  • Dark/deviant leisure

  • Leisure futures

Colleagues wishing to propose a Special Issue should submit an outline of up to 1,000 words which summarises the key aims and proposed theme(s) to be explored, how the issue will build upon work published previously in the journal and field more widely, and topics on which papers would be sought. A short CV (no more than 2 pages) for each editor outlining their expertise, relevant publications and editorial experience should also be submitted. We particularly invite proposals from colleagues based in the Global South.

Proposals should be sent by email to Professor Thomas Fletcher, Managing Editor, no later than end of day 30th November 2023: [email protected] Shortlisted proposals will be considered by the Managing Editors and Leisure Studies Editorial Board in January 2024, with outcomes communicated as soon as possible thereafter. It is anticipated that the selected special issues will be published between 2025 and 2027 by agreement with the Guest Editors.

Managing Editor:

Thomas Fletcher, Leeds Beckett University

[email protected]

More about the journal

Leisure Studies is a leading international journal that publishes innovative theoretically-informed, methodologically rigorous, empirical, conceptual and applied leisure research within the Social Sciences and Humanities. The journal publishes qualitative and quantitative research which critically analyses both the creation and consumption of leisure, including sport, travel and tourism, hospitality, media (including digital media), events, heritage, and the arts. Articles which examine the inter-relationships between leisure and work, civic engagement, health and wellbeing, major resources of social inequality and forms of social (in)justice are also published. Reflecting the journal’s concern with developing culturally diverse and nuanced understandings of leisure, research which examines leisure in the Global South is welcomed alongside studies of leisure in the Global North.

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: [email protected] or from the LSA website.

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) have undergone double blind peer review.

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

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