Illuminare Student Journal is requesting paper submissions for the 2015-2016 publication.

The Illuminare Student Journal is requesting paper submissions for the 2015-2016 publication.

Deadline for Papers: DECEMBER 4, 2015

In 1992, students in the Indiana University Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Studies, with support from Dr. Ruth Russell, established the Illuminare: A Student Journal in Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Studies which has since become a leading student-generated academic journal for leisure studies. It is an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal that aims to publish original student work in leisure studies or the aforementioned core specializations within the field. The mission of the Illuminare is to provide an opportunity for graduate students to learn about the publishing process, distribute and promote graduate student work, and give graduate students a platform for developing skills to be successful in their future careers in academia or as a research savvy practitioner.

Past editions, current call for papers, and journal information can be found on our website:

Illuminare seeks to publish papers relevant to leisure studies broadly or the five core specializations within our field:

• Recreational Sport Administration

• Park and Recreation Management

• Outdoor Recreation

• Recreational Therapy

• Tourism Management

Papers can be submitted in a number of formats including:

  1. Literature Reviews – research papers focused analyzing and/or connecting major developments within a particular research area or field.
  2. Traditional research manuscripts – papers focused on presenting new and empirical data and/or the presentation of new comprehensive theories or theoretical models.
  3. Dissertation or Thesis Abstracts – 3-5 page abstracts presenting or proposing dissertation or thesis projects.
  4. Briefs – following the Journal of Leisure Research briefs are short notes “featuring brief reports on studies involving (1) replication or failure to replicate previously reported results, (2) methodological contributions, (3) comment, rejoinder and rebuttal pertaining to previously published papers, and (4) original empirical data not adequate or sufficient for the development of a regular article but appropriate for a short note (typically less than 5-7 pages).”

Please see the attached Guidelines for Authors for further submission information. All manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the Illuminare ScholarWorks site,

Call for Editorial Staff (Reviewers and Topic Editors): Application deadline of November 2, 2015.

Reviewers: Reviewers (5-25) are responsible for reviewing assigned manuscripts using the provided reviewing rubric (for clarity, development of ideas, scholarly accuracy, overall quality, and compliance with publication guidelines) and providing recommendations to the Topic Editors. Reviewers should be committed to building and maintaining the Illuminare’s reputation as the premier, peer-reviewed graduate student-ran journal in leisure studies and related fields.

Topic Editors: Topic Editors (5) are responsible for overseeing the reviewing process by assigning articles, managing reviewer deadlines, and synthesizing reviewer comments. Topic Editors provide the final recommendation of each submitted article to the co-editors for acceptance.Topic Editors should be committed to building and maintaining the Illuminare’s reputation as the premier, peer-reviewed graduate student-ran journal in leisure studies and related fields.

If you are interested in becoming a peer-reviewer or topic editor for this year’s issue of Illuminare, please complete the attached application by the due date, November 2nd. Additional job descriptions are available upon request.

Journal Information:

In 1992, students in the Indiana University Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Studies, with support from Dr. Ruth Russell, established the Illuminare: A Student Journal in Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Studies which has since become a leading student-generated academic journal for leisure studies. It is an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal that aims to publish original student work in leisure studies or the aforementioned core specializations within the field. The mission of the Illuminare is to provide an opportunity for graduate students to learn about the publishing process, distribute and promote graduate student work, and give graduate students a platform for developing skills to be successful in their future careers in academia or as a research savvy practitioner.

Past editions, current call for papers, and journal information can be found on our website:

Email illumin with any questions!

Thank you very much!

Illuminare Editorial Board

Allison Fletcher, Co-Editor

Susan Barnett, Co-Editor

Guidlines for Contributers – Illuminare 2015-2016.pdf

Application form for Illuminare – editorial staff 2015-2016.docx

American Academy for Parks & Recreation Administration call for Papers, winners receive $$ to travel and present their papers

From: Academy of Leisure Sciences [mailto:ALSNET@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Randy Virden
Sent: Monday, April 06, 2015 5:28 PM
Subject: 2nd Notice of 2015 AAPRA Best Paper Award Competition – Updated Award Amounts – Submissions due April17, 2015

ALSNET Colleagues, Graduate Faculty and Recent Masters and Baccalaureate Graduates:

The American Academy for Parks & Recreation Administration (AAPRA) is proud to announce its Best Paper Awards for 2015. The Best Paper Award competition rotates every other year between a doctoral dissertation (even years) and a pre-doctoral research paper (odd years). This year the Academy will recognize the Best Master’s Thesis/Project or Undergraduate Professional Paper.

BEST PAPER AWARD One (1) Best Paper Award of $750 plus expenses of up to $500 for the author to travel to the Academy’s Annual Meeting (at the 2015 NRPA Congress in Las Vegas) to receive the award and provide a short presentation the paper. Certificate of Merit awards will be given to the two (2) next Best Papers submitted.

Theses and papers should make a contribution to the scholarly literature and have clear implications for the improved practice of park and recreation administration. Please review the award eligibility, entry procedure, rating criteria and timeline – see attached. An electronic application/copy of an executive summary (not exceeding 1000 words) is due to the Chair of the Academy’s Best Paper Award Committee by Monday, April 17, 2015.

Please share this information with any recent master’s degree and/or baccalaureate graduates (open to those who completed their degree requirements in calendar years 2013 or 2014) who may be eligible or interested in such a program/award.

You may contact the Best Paper Award Chair, Randy J. Virden with any questions. You may reach him via email rjvirden or by phone at (480) 215-0340.


Randy J. Virden

Best Paper Award Chair,

American Academy for Parks & Recreation Administration

Randy J. Virden, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor

School of Community Resources & Development

Arizona State University


Looking for a Tourism/Hospitality conference a little far afield?

Taylor’s University will host the 12th Asia Pacific CHRIE (ApacCHRIE) Conference in Kuala Lumpur from 21 – 24 May 2014. We welcome submission of papers on the following themes, and look forward to welcoming you to Kuala Lumpur next May.



Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

Breaking Barriers Shifting Gears

Date: 21-24 May 2014

Venue: Sunway Resort Hotel, Bandar Sunway, Selangor, Malaysia



We are pleased to announce the “12th Asia Pacific CHRIE (APacCHRIE) Conference 2014” to be organized by Taylor’s University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and welcome all delegates to this beautiful country.

Call For Papers

The conference will focus on a broad range of topics related to tourism and hospitality. The conference organizers invite papers, abstracts and presentations relevant to the theme of the conference “Breaking Barriers Shifting Gears”. Papers are also invited in the sub themes of:

  • Innovations of hospitality/tourism and sustainability
  • Marketing channels, issues and transformations/new trends of marketing channel in hospitality/tourism
  • Transformation of distribution channels and contemporary issues
  • Destination branding and promotion
  • Competition and cooperation
  • Tourist experience and human interactions
  • Consumer behaviour in hospitality/tourism
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Innovation in government and the economy
  • Innovation systems and the geography of innovation (national, subnational, international, others)
  • Social innovation and sustainability
  • Knowledge economies, knowledge management
  • Strategic organization and management
  • ICT and social networks
  • Language, culture, and globalization
  • Social work and social development
  • Community resilience and social capital
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Rural tourism and green tourism
  • Ethics, leadership, and corporate social responsibility
  • Other papers related to the theme of the Conference.

Who Should Attend?

  • Academics and educators in tourism/hospitality fields
  • Managers of hotels/restaurants/tourism businesses
  • Trainers in tourism/hospitality/restaurant fields
  • Tourism/hospitality researchers and industry consultants
  • Interregional organisations with interest in tourism/hospitality industry
  • Administrators of tourism/hospitality management educational programs
  • Tourism/hospitality/ restaurant industry executives and representatives of multinational firms
  • Financial institutions and tourism industry investors
  • Tourism policy makers and national tourism organisation directors
  • Students in tourism/ hospitality management

Abstracts Submission

  • Abstracts (three (3) pages extended abstract, typed, single-spaced and maximum 1,500 words) should be submitted for review and selection.
  • The abstractsshould summarize the key points of the paper and with a maximum of 6 keywords that define the subject matter.
  • The paper is reviewed based on the quality of the abstract. Thus, ensure a complete abstract is submitted.
  • Authors should write their name and indicate their affiliation (e.g. university name, country) only below the title of the paper.
  • Abstracts must be submitted using the Easychair system
  • All the abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Paper Review Committee and authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers through the above link.

Deadlines for Submission

Abstracts (3 page extended abstract) Submission: 31 January 2014

Full Paper Submission: 21 April, 2014

  • Once the abstract is accepted, at least one of the authors must register and present the paper at the Conference.
  • Camera ready versions of the accepted papers will be distributed to all the conference delegates via CD-ROM (with ISBN) or USB drive.
  • Best papers will be competitively selected and authors will be acknowledged with a plaque and certificate.
  • Selected papers will be considered for publication in Sponsor Journals of the Conference.

Full Papers Submission

  1. Manuscripts submitted to 12th APacCHRIE Conference 2014 should be original contribution and should not have been previously published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. Individual and multiple authors are welcome to contribute.
  2. Manuscripts must be written in English.
  3. The abstract should summarize the key points of the paper with a maximum of 6 keywords that define the subject matter.
  4. Manuscripts should normally not exceed 5,000 words.
  5. All contributions should follow the format and style described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 6th edition).
  6. All manuscripts should be typed in MS WORD format, single-spaced with one-inch margins and using 12-point Times New Roman font (exception of tables 10-point Times New Roman).
  7. Manuscripts should include the following major sections & sequence: title, affiliation of the authors (e.g. university name, country), abstract (not more than 500 words), keywords (3-6 words only), main body (Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Findings, Conclusion) and references.
  8. The main body or text should be divided into headings and subheadings. Main headings should be centred on the page and subheadings placed at the left margin.
  9. Tables and figures (300dpi) should be clearly labelled, in the format and style described in APA (6th edition) and suitable for direct reproduction.
  10. References should follow the format and style described in APA (6th edition).

Preliminary Programme

Date Time Programme
21 MAY 2014 (WED) 9.00am – 12.00pm APacCHRIE Board Meeting
12.00pm – 2.00pm APacCHRIE Board Meeting Lunch
2.00pm – 7.00pm Pre-Conference Registration
2.00pm – 7.00pm Pre-Conference Tour:
Kuala Lumpur City Tour
(inclusive of Conference package for registered delegates)
7.00pm – 9.00pm Opening Cocktail Reception
22 MAY 2014 (THU) 8.30am-6.00pm Conference Registration
9.00am –9.30am Opening Ceremony
9.30am – 10.15am Opening Address and Keynote Speech 1
10.15am – 10.45am Refreshment Break & Press Conference
10.45am– 11.30am Keynote Speech 2
11.30am – 12.15pm Keynote Speech 3
12.15pm – 2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm – 3.30pm Concurrent Session 1
3.30pm – 4.00pm Refreshment Break & Poster Session 1
4.00pm – 5.30pm Concurrent Session 2
7.00pm – 13.00pm Conference Dinner
23 MAY 2014 (FRI) 8.30am-6.00pm Conference Registration
9.00am –10.30am Panel Session 1 (3 panellists)
10.30am – 11.00am Refreshment Break & Poster Session 2
11.00am – 12.30pm Concurrent Session 3
12.30pm – 2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm – 3.30pm Concurrent Session 4
3.30pm – 4.00pm Refreshment Break
4.00pm – 5.30pm Panel Session 2 (3 panellists)
7.00pm – 10.30pm Gala Dinner & Cultural Show
24 MAY 2014 (SAT) 9.00am –10.30am Panel Session 3 (3 panellists)
10.30am – 11.00am Refreshment Break
11.00am – 12.30pm APacCHRIE General Meeting
Closing Ceremony
Best Paper Award
2015 APacCHRIE Conference Announcement
12.30pm – 2.00pm Closing Lunch
2.00pm – 8.00pm Post-Conference Tour 1: Putrajaya – A Heritage of the Future(cost to be announced later)
25 MAY 2014 (SUN) 9.00am –8.00pm Post-Conference Tour 2: Malacca – A Historical & Heritage Trail(cost to be announced later)
25-28 MAY 2014 Optional Tours(would be arranged by appointed Tour Companies)3D/2N Langkawi, Kedah

3D/2N Redang Island, Trengganu

4D/3N Mulu National Park, Sarawak

4D/3N Kinabalu National Park, Sabah

(cost to be announced later)


All presenters and participants are invited to register for the conference. The conference registration fee includes participation in all conference sessions, participation in all scheduled meals, functions (including the opening cocktail), and refreshment breaks, and a copy of the conference proceedings and programme will be available via CDROM/USB drive at the conference. Registration fees are shown below:

Type Rates
Early Registration
(On or before 21 April 2014)
· Member: USD 320 (RM 960)· Non-Member: USD 360 (RM 1,080)

· Spouse: USD 180 (RM 540)

Regular Registration · Member: USD 360 (RM 1,080)· Non-Member: USD 440 (RM 1,420)

· Spouse: USD 200 (RM 600)

Postgraduate Students
(Registered in Overseas Universities)
· USD 240 (RM 720) (before 21 April 2014)· USD 300 (RM 900) (after 21 April 2014)
Postgraduate Students
(Registered in Malaysian Universities)Tourism Educators Association of Malaysia (TEAM) Active Members
· USD 200 (RM 600) (before 21 April 2014)· USD 250 (RM 750) (after 21 April 2014)


  • Registration Forms will be sent via email and/or are downloadable from the conference website.
  • Full-time students are required to produce a letter or certificate of full-time status at the time of registration.
  • Direct Deposit via Interbank or Interbranch – Bank : OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad – Account Type: Current A/C – Account Name: Taylor’s University Sdn Bhd – Account No: 701-130855-6
  • Telegraphic Transfer (TT) Bank : OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad – Account No: 701-130855-6 – Bank Address: Ground Floor, KL Main Branch, Jalan Tun Perak, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Swift Code: OCBCMYKLXXX
  • Local Bank Cheque make payable to : Taylor’s University Sdn Bhd
  • PayPal
  • A photocopy of the remittance slip must be emailed with the registration form to the Secretariat. All payment for the conference registration must be made in USD for International delegates and RM for Malaysian delegates.
  • Cancellation policy: If cancelled before 21 April 2014, a refund will be made less USD 100 (RM 300) administrative charge. Notice of cancellation must be received in written form. No refund after 21 April 2014.
  • Registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of full payment.

Publication Opportunities

Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism

ISSN: 2289-1471

European Journal of Tourism Research

ISSN: 1314 – 0817

International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

ISSN: 0959-6119

International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research

ISSN: 1750-6182

Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management

ISSN: 1936-8631

Journal of Travel Research

ISSN: 0047-2875

Managing Service Quality

ISSN: 0960-4529

Tourism Review

ISSN: 1660-5373

Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes

ISSN: 1755-4217

TEAM Journal of Hospitality & Tourism

ISSN: 1823-4003

Journal of Vacation Marketing

ISSN: 1356-7667


Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa,

Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway

46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Tel +603-7492 8000 Fax +603-7492 8001



Dr. Chong Li Choo, Conference Secretariat

School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts,

Taylor’s University, Lakeside Campus,

No. 1, Jalan Taylor’s, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Tel: +603-56295000; Fax: +603-56295001


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SRLA Student Research Award

CALL FOR PAPERS Deadline: Monday, 12/3/12

The Sport and Recreation Law Association

This Student Research Award is granted to the student submitting the most outstanding research paper based upon the criteria found below.  The award winner will receive free Conference Registration and reimbursement of up to $500 in expenses to attend The Annual SRLA Conference.  The winning paper and the selected student will be included in the Conference Program to present his/her paper.  The recipient will also be recognized during the Award’s Banquet during the Annual SRLA Conference

Please Note: Using the appropriate format, students may simultaneously submit their manuscript to this award Call for Papers and to the general Call For Proposals for the Conference. 

Application Criteria:

1.     Students must submit a research paper or case note that deals with a significant and novel legal issue related to sport or physical activity. 

2.     The paper must be written in either APA or Blue Book style (follow current editions).

3.     The suggested length for the paper is 10-20 double-spaced pages (not counting Appendices and Endnotes). Applicants must use the Times New Roman 12 pt. font.

4.     The applicant must send the paper as a Microsoft Word document to before 11:59 p.m. EST Monday, December 3, 2012. Late submissions will not be considered. In the email message accompanying the attached paper, include the student author’s name, mailing address, email address, and telephone numbers. (An email will be sent to the applicant to confirm that the paper has been received.)

5.     The paper and associated research must be the sole work of the applicant, and edited and approved by a faculty advisor.

6.     The applicant must be a graduate student or undergraduate student, and must be majoring in sport/recreation/ physical activity, sport/recreation management, or a related subject area. Students pursuing a law degree are also eligible. Either the student applicant or faculty advisor must be a current member of SRLA at the time of submission.

7.     The faculty advisor must submit a signed document verifying compliance with criteria 5 and 6.

8.     A maximum of three (3) student papers may be submitted from one academic institution.

Criteria for Selection:

1.     Relevance, novelty, and importance of the topic to the legal aspects of sport and physical activity. Topic of the paper must address a legal issue.  Experimental research, survey studies, or summaries of existing research will not be considered.

2.     Quality and thoroughness of research; appropriateness of resources; use of primary resources.

3.     Quality of writing, editing, organization and logic of thoughts, grammar, and citation style.

4.     Adherence to all of the Application Criteria identified above.

The winner of the award will be notified via e-mail in early February.

Verification documents (see criteria #7 above) can be mailed, emailed, or faxed to:

Dr. Kristi Schoepfer

Re: SRLA Student Research Award

Winthrop University

Department of Physical Education, Sport, and Human Performance


Rock Hill, SC, 29733

Fax (803) 323-2124

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Journal of Park and Recreation Administration (JPRA) Call for Papers: Managing Protected Areas: Global Perspectives

Call for Paper

sRaet protected area, Hove in Arendal

Journal of Park and Recreation Administration (JPRA)

Special Issue: Managing Protected Areas: Global Perspectives
The establishment of Yellowstone National Park (the world’s first national park) in 1872 has been the foundation for the global protected area movement for biodiversity conservation. This legacy is evident with the significant global growth in the protected areas network which currently constitutes approximately 12% of the world’s land surface, but only about 1% for marine protected areas. The substantial growth in protected areas has occurred over the past three decades with considerable increase in developing countries. However, with expansion, the concept of protected areas has evolved beyond the traditional model of strict biodiversity conservation to incorporate improvement of local livelihoods.Protected areas are generally managed by government entities to safeguard the natural, ecological, and cultural values. However, this model of management has also diversified to incorporate alternate approaches such as co-managed protected areas, indigenous and community conserved areas, private protected areas, and so forth. Given the various types, multiple use, and management structures in protected areas, the need for effective management to meet respective objectives is critical. The challenges vary among different types and location of protected areas, as developing countries have a more pronounced requirement to engage and improve local community’s needs.Protected area management is complex as managers will need to find the optimal balance with respect to environmental, sociocultural, and economic issues within and adjacent to the management area. The three dimensions are not mutually exclusive as an integrated approach is preferred for contemporary protected area management. This call for papers invites conceptual and empirical research, case studies, and comparative analysis. Submission that details research, concepts, and practices relevant to current understanding and management of protected areas will be given priority. Also, given the JPRA audience, it is important that research implications should have relevance for managers of protected areas and policy makers. This special issue has been formulated to contribute to the discourse leading to the 6th International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Parks Congress to be held in 2014. The IUCN World Parks Congress is the largest global forum on protected areas that is held once in every decade.

JPRA invites papers for a special edition entitled Managing Protected Areas: Global Perspectives. Submissions might include but not be limited to the following topics:

Manuscripts will need to follow the format instructions for the Journal of Park and Recreation Administrationand will undergo the normal blind review process with three reviewers. The deadline for submission of papers is November 1, 2012. The special edition is scheduled for publication in the third quarter issue of 2013. Papers should be submitted with a cover letter by email to:Brijesh Thapa, Ph.D.Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute

Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL 32611-8208, US



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