About this Journal
The Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership is the only peer-reviewed journal published in the United States with a specific focus on the areas of outdoor recreation, education, and leadership. This collaborative effort between the Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education, the Wilderness Education Association, and the Western Kentucky University Research Foundation, the journal focuses on improving research and practice and reducing the disparity between the two in the represented disciplines.
The journal's mission is to improve outdoor recreation, education, and leadership through the publication and dissemination of peer-reviewed manuscripts centered on professional practice, research, and theoretical discussions. Publishing articles which contribute to the development of theory and practice is a guiding principle of the publication. The journal solicits high quality manuscripts from authors inside and outside of academia. Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts (relevant to outdoor recreation, education, or leadership) which present quantitative and/or qualitative research findings; conceptual or theoretical discussions; or program practices.
Published contributions should appeal to a wide audience including practitioners, faculty, students, policy makers, and others involved in outdoor recreation, education, and leadership.
Authors are solely responsible for the content presented in their article(s). The content does not represent policies of the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership; the Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education, the Wilderness Education Association, or the Western Kentucky University Research Foundation.
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The journal publishes two regular issues per year (fall and spring). A special issue, featuring peer-reviewed research symposium abstracts from the AORE Research Symposium and the Outdoor Leadership Research Symposium, is also published (late spring/early summer).
The Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership was officially launched on October 31, 2008 at the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education Conference in San Diego, CA. Volume 1 Issue 1 was published in mid 2009.
An agreement is now in place to have the journal content indexed by Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses. This note will be updated when the indexing process has been completed. 18 Sept 2012
Discoverability and Preservation
- JOREL's articles are all included in the world's major library catalogs and databases: OCLC Worldcat, ProQuest's Summon, Ex Libris's Primo, and EBSCO Discovery.
- The entire run of the journal is preserved in the two leading preservation archives, CLOCKSS and Portico, which guarantee persistent access for the very long term.
- Every article has its own Digital Object Identifier (DOI) from the CrossRef organization, providing a permanent and reliable link for citation, sharing, and discovery.