NRPA Announces New Publishing Agreement with Taylor & Francis Group

Source: National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

Taylor & Francis to publish Journal of Leisure Research and SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies & Recreation Education

Ashburn, Va. (July 20, 2017) — The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is proud to announce its new publishing agreement with Taylor & Francis Group. Taylor & Francis Group will publish and distribute NRPA’s Journal of Leisure Research (JLR) and SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies & Recreation Education, under its Routledge imprint.

“We are excited Taylor & Francis Group will lead our two journals into the future,” said Barbara Tulipane, CAE, NRPA president and CEO. “Most importantly, this new agreement reaffirms our commitment to the journals and the academic community.”

Jessica Vivian, Taylor & Francis editorial director, said, “We are delighted to be awarded the publishing contract for such prestigious journals. Our partnership with NRPA reinforces Taylor & Francis’s position as the pre-eminent international publisher in leisure studies, and we look forward to working with the association to develop the journals and extend their international outreach.”

Established in 1968, JLR publishes original research to advance the field of leisure studies. The journal, which is published five times a year, is scientific in nature and focuses on conceptual and methodological advances and questions. Additional information about JLRis available here.

SCHOLE, NRPA’s official peer-reviewed journal, aims to disseminate knowledge related to park and recreation courses, curricula and teaching. The journal’s articles address a wide range of issues concerning graduate and undergraduate education. To learn more about SCHOLE, click here.

To learn more about NRPA, visit

About The National Recreation and Park Association 
The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation and social equity. Through its network of 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit

About Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works, our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science, and Technology and Medicine.

From our network of offices in Oxford, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Boston, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Stockholm, New Delhi and Cape Town, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors and tailored, efficient customer service to our library colleagues.

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