New publishing agreement announced between The National Recreation and Park Association and Taylor & Francis

A new publishing agreement will see Taylor & Francis publishing and distributing 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 that “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 JLR is 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.

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For more information, please contact:
Daniel Pullin, Press & Media Relations Executive
Twitter: @tandfnewsroom

Heather Williams, National Recreation and Park Association
Twitter: @NRPA_news

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.

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 more than 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