Manuscripts are now being solicited by the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership (JOREL) published by the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE), the Wilderness Education Association (WEA), and the Western Kentucky University Research Foundation (WKURF). The journal is located at http://www.ejorel.com/.
Journal Mission: To improve outdoor recreation, education, and leadership through the publication and dissemination of peer-reviewed manuscripts centered on professional practice, research, and theoretical discussions.
Aims and Scope: JOREL publishes quality manuscripts to disseminate the latest knowledge related to outdoor recreation, education, and leadership to help develop theory and practice. The journal seeks quantitative and/or qualitative research findings, conceptual or theoretical discussions, or program practices. Relevant topic areas (centered on outdoor recreation, outdoor education, or outdoor leadership) for the journal include, but are not limited to, outdoor recreation, adventure recreation, outdoor education, outdoor leadership, pedagogy, administration, programming, risk management, wilderness medicine, certification, participant behavior, trends, diversity, training, and outcomes. JOREL accepts manuscripts in the following three categories:
Regular Papers: This manuscript category includes two primary divisions: (a) quantitative and/or qualitative research findings and (b) conceptual or theoretical discussions. Manuscript length is generally 20–30 (double-spaced) pages including all references, tables, and figures.
Essays, Practices, and Commentaries: This manuscript category focuses on critical essays, best practices, and commentaries related to philosophies, historical perspectives, policies, pedagogy, or reviews of outdoor education and leadership. Each manuscript will undergo peer review to assess the manuscript on the following primary aspects: (a) the relevance of ideas or topic to the mission of the journal, (b) significance and potential impact of the contribution, and (c) clarity of expression. Manuscript length is generally 8–10 (double-spaced) pages including all references, tables, and figures).
Research Notes: This manuscript category focuses on research studies presented in a condensed format or research studies that (a) extend the understanding of a previous research study, (b) comment on prior research, (c) provide a methodological contribution, and (d) replicate or fail to replicate reported results. Manuscript length is generally 8–10 (double-spaced) pages including all references, tables, and figures.
Manuscript Submissions and Review Process: Manuscript submissions are encouraged from authors inside and outside of academia to help improve research and practice with a goal of reducing the disparity between the two in the represented disciplines. Manuscript preparation and submission guidelines are found on the journal’s Author Guidelines page located at http://js.sagamorepub.com/jorel/about/submissions#authorGuidelines. All manuscripts accepted for review will undergo a blind peer-review process in which the author and reviewer identities are hidden from each other. Manuscripts are considered for publication on a rolling basis. New issues are published quarterly.
Editor-in-Chief, Andrew J. Bobilya, Ph.D., Western Carolina University
Managing Editor, Raymond Poff, Ph.D., Western Kentucky University
For manuscript inquiries, please contact Dr. Andrew Bobilya via e-mail: [email protected]