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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
World Leisure Journal

For a Special Issue on
Leisure, knowledge work and the digital nomad

Manuscript deadline
21 March 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Marko Orel, Prague University of Economics and Business
[email protected]

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Leisure, knowledge work and the digital nomad

The World Leisure Journal invites submission of papers for a special issue on “Leisure, knowledge work and the digital nomad.” The growth of the digital economy has made it possible for knowledge workers to perform work-related tasks remotely. This has been amply demonstrated during the 2020–2021 COVID-19 pandemic when millions have spent considerable periods working from home. Post-pandemic, it appears that many of these will transfer to a ‘hybrid’ mode, working remotely for some days of the week and in the office for the rest. However, digital nomads, or neo-nomads, exploit the phenomenon to the full, working remotely on a full-time, on-going basis, using the freedom this offers to move their residential location to optimise lifestyle, leisure, and travel/touristic goals, both domestically and internationally. Frequent changes of an employer are also possible for digital nomads due to the portability of their digital skills. The special issue will cover a broad range of topics and perspectives on digital nomadism and leisure, including evidence-based research papers, systematic reviews, and conceptual scholarly pieces. All submissions will be peer-reviewed.

Examples of topics for this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conceptualization of digital nomadism as a leisure-driven lifestyle
  • Examples of leisure/touristic goals pursued/achieved by digital nomads
  • Challenging work-life-leisure balance with digital nomadism
  • The socio-economic characteristics of digital nomads
  • Digital nomadism and life-stage transitions
  • Reimagining the work-based vacation
  • Varieties of digital nomadic lifestyles
  • Pandemic employment and leisure
  • Policy and employer responses to digital nomadism

Submission Instructions

Submit online via Manuscript Central: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rwle. Please select ‘manuscript type’ as a special issue paper.

The complete style and reference guide can be found at: https://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?show=instructions&journalCode=rwle20#style or in the back cover of recent issues of the Journal. In brief:

  • All manuscripts must be in English and must not exceed 9000 words all inclusive. Manuscripts that exceed this limit will not be reviewed.
  • Manuscripts must be double spaced in 12 pt Times New Roman.
  • Manuscripts must adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 7th edition).
  • Manuscripts should be submitted as doc or docx formats.

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