CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue of the Journal of Leisure Research “Technology, Innovation and Leisure”

Call for papers for a special issue of the Journal of Leisure Research on "Technology, Innovation and Leisure". This special issue calls for various forms of papers (empirical, theoretical, methodological, conceptual and review-based) on topics including but not limited to the following:
this special issue calls for various forms of papers (empirical, theoretical, methodological, conceptual and review-based) on topics including but not limited to the following:
  • Critical sociological or psychological views of technologies and leisure
  • Critical views of the intersection of the tenets of leisure (time, state of being, activity) and technology
  • How leisure studies in higher education contexts has responded to, shifted methods, or engaged with technology
  • Ways in which technology has engaged people from marginalized groups in leisure
  • How new technologies have created access to leisure
  • New or innovative ways of using existing technology in leisure
  • The intersection or relationship between social justice, technology, and leisure (e.g., socio-economically disadvantaged communities)
  • Technology and leisure service delivery, including augmented, immersive, robotic, and virtual aspects of events, museum access, performances, sports, outdoor recreation, heritage, and tourism
  • Paradigm shifts in leisure services post Covid-19 using technology
If you are interested in publishing a paper in this special issue of the Journal of Leisure Research, e-mail a one-page abstract of your paper to Dr. Mary Ann Devine This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or Dr. Trace Gale This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You will receive an e-mail confirmation from either Dr. Devine or Dr. Gale that your abstract has been received. If you have not received confirmation, make sure to re-send your abstract. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is September 10, 2021.

All abstracts must include a title and appropriate subheadings (e.g., Introduction, Methods, Findings, Discussion/Conclusions). Abstracts of 500 words reporting conceptual and theoretical discussions should also have an effective set of subheadings. Use double space, 12-point font, Times Roman, and one-inch (2.54 cm) margins on sides, top and bottom. You should submit the files as a Word for Windows document. Abstracts should have a cover page that includes authors’ names, affiliations and contact information.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the special issue guest editors. They will be considered with respect to appropriateness (i.e., the content being relevant to technology, innovation and leisure) and quality (i.e., theoretical contribution, use of appropriate methods, and adequacy of data). The top 10-12 abstracts submitted to the general call will be invited to submit full manuscripts to the special issue. The authors will be notified by mid-November, 2021 if they have been invited to submit a full paper for the special issue.
 
The deadline for the submission of full papers will be May 16, 2022. The papers will undergo a standard blind peer-review process. The maximum length of the manuscripts will be 9,000 words (not including the abstract or tables/figures), unless the need for an extended length is clear (e.g., highly advanced statistics that require elaboration or complex interpretive studies). Papers will be published online as they are accepted and the print issue of the special issue will be published in mid-2023.

Questions regarding the special issue should be directed to Dr. Mary Ann Devine This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or Dr. Trace Gale This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..