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Author Guidelines

Manuscripts will be accepted for review by the editor with the understanding that their content is unpublished and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere. An electronic copy should be submitted using the online submission links above this section. Maximum length is 6500 words (includes references) or 20-25 (double-spaced) pages in a 12-point font, with one-inch margins on all sides. Copy must be prepared according to the following instructions:

Form: All pages should be numbered consecutively. The author's name should appear only on the title page and nowhere else in the manuscript. Each table, drawing, illustration, or map must be prepared on a separate page and keyed to the text. All drawings, illustration, and maps submitted must be clearly designed; their publication cannot be guaranteed otherwise. Photocopied drawing, illustrations, or maps are unacceptable. Scans should be 300 dpi.

Executive Summary: Each paper should be summarized in a 350-400 word executive summary (in lieu of an abstract). The executive summary will preface the paper and should enable the reader to get an overview of the entire paper, with particular attention to the need for the paper and the managerial and professional implication of the findings. Five key words that describe the content of the articles and can be used for computer retrieval should be under the abstract. Manuscripts will be returned to the author if no executive summary is included.

Notes and References: Include only reference to books, articles, and bulletins actually cited in the text. All reference should follow the Publications Manual of the America Psychological Association (6th ed.) Reference in the text should cite the author's last name, year of publication, and page (where appropriate); thus (Ferguson et al., p. 54) or (Thapa, 2013). All references should appear as shown below or in the APA manual and at the end of the typescript, not at the foot of the page. Typical journal entries would appear as follows:

LArson, L.R., Whiting, J.A., Green, G.T., & Bowker, J.M. (2015). Contributions of non-urban state parks to youth physical activity: A case study in northern Georgia. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 33(2), 20-36.

Hammitt, W.E., Cole, D. N., & Monz, C. A. (2015). Wildland recreation: Ecology and management. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Spelling and Hyphenation: The authority is Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.

Permissions: If figures, tables, or more than a few lines of text from a previously published material are included in a manuscript, the author must obtain written permission for re-publication from the copyright holder.

On the title page include full name of the author(s), academic professional affiliation(s), a brief running head, and the complete address, phone number, and e-mail address of the person to whom proofs and correspondence should be sent. As all manuscripts will be reviewed anonymously, the name(s) of the author(s) should only appear on the title pages. Appropriate acknowledgments should also be included on the title page.

Affiliation: On the title page include full name of the author(s), academic professional affiliation(s), a brief running head, and the complete address, phone number, and e-mail address of the person to whom proofs and correspondence should be sent.

All manuscripts are reviewed anonymously, so the name(s) of the author(s) should only appear on the title pages.

Appropriate acknowledgments should also be included on the title page.

Management Implications: Each paper needs to elaborate on the management implications of their results. Authors must make sure that this section is included in their manuscript, after the discussion. These implications should help practioners and professionals in the field and are a key aspect of JPRA.

Manuscript Inquiries
Dr. Brijesh Thapa, editor
University of Florida
E-mail: bthapa@hhp.ufl.edu


PROGRAMS THAT WORK

The Programs that Work section of the Journal of Park and Recreation Administration provides a forum for sharing information about innovative approaches to recreation and park issues and programs that have been developed around the country, especially where the programs have implications for managers in other communities.

Each issue of the journal features one example of innovative practice. Depending on the program or innovation to be described, each article will contain some of the following information:

  • background on what need the program innovation was created to fulfill,
  • the administrative structure in place to support it
  • program leadership, content, and such areas as financing, marketing, collaborative relationships, and evaluation.

The following is an exemplary article from the Programs That Work section; it has been provided open access for your reference:

Rodriguez, A., Ramirez, C., & Rodriguez, L. (2014). The City of Phoenix Latino Institute: Bridging the Gap between Community Needs and Services. Journal Of Park And Recreation Administration, 32(2). Retrieved from http://js.sagamorepub.com/jpra/article/view/5726

Contact

Dr. Michael Ferguson 
Assistant Professor 
University of New Hampshire
Dept. of Recreation Management and Policy
Hewitt Hall, Rm 193
Durham, NH 03824 
Ph (603)862-1644 
Michael.Ferguson@unh.edu 
https://chhs.unh.edu/person/michael-d-ferguson


RESEARCH NOTES

Research Notes are succinct narratives of research not intended for inclusion in future papers. The standard length of a Research Note is between 2000 to 3500 words. Research Notes should provide readers with introductory results on new ideas, trending issues and original approaches; or an expansion upon previously published research that would not suffice requirements for a full-length manuscript. All Research Notes must contain references to essential literature and details of methodology utilized during research.  Research Notes should be submitted with an abstract of 150 words or less, 3-6 keywords and, “Research Note,” within the title.   

Contact
Dr. Brijesh Thapa
Professor
University of Florida
Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sports Management
PO Box 118208
Gainesville, FL 32611-8208
(352) 294-1656
bthapa@hhp.ufl.edu

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Online Submission Instructions

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Assignment of Copyright


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  • The Article I have submitted to the journal for review is original, has been written by the stated author(s) and has not been published elsewhere. 

  • The Article was not submitted for review to another journal while under review by this journal and will not be submitted to any other journal. 

  • The Article contains no libelous or other unlawful statements and does not contain any materials that violate any personal or proprietary rights of any other person or entity.
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