Focus and Scope

Recreation, Parks, and Tourism in Public Health (RPTPH) is an interdisciplinary journal focusing on parks, recreation and tourism’s impact on public health. Articles will share research and community models that focus on the relation between parks, recreation and tourism and their impact on healthier lifestyles. 

The journal’s aim is to encourage researchers and practitioners to submit conceptual and/or applied papers related to municipal, state, and national parks and recreational and tourism services within the lens of public health. The source of manuscripts will be generated from researchers and professionals who have presented at the previous National Symposium: Parks and Recreation in Public Health. Subsequent sources will include national and international scholars and professionals. 

Peer Review Process

Reviewers for the RPTPH should adhere to the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.

Manuscript Types

Article types include:

  • Research Articles (5,000-9,000 words) 
  • Model Articles (3,000-5,000 words)
  • Research Notes (1,000-2,000 words)
  • Practitioner Perspectives (1,000-1,500 words) 
  • Scholar Perspectives (1,000-1,500 words)