Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Andrew J. Bobilya, Western Carolina University
Managing Editor: Dr. Raymond Poff, Western Kentucky University

Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership (www.ejorel.com)

Special Announcement - New Publishing Partnership (May 27, 2015)

We are pleased to introduce Sagamore Publishing LLC as the new publisher of the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership. This new publishing partnership includes Sagamore Publishing LLC, the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE), the Western Kentucky University Research Foundation (WKURF), and the Wilderness Education Association (WEA). Access to the JOREL content has been transferred to the website maintained by Sagamore Publishing LLC. Thank you for supporting this publication and we look forward to continued relationships with our subscribers and authors.

Please note this site is no longer being updated. All matters related to the journal (manuscripts, subscriptions, etc.) should be directed to Sagamore Publishing at the following url:


Manuscript Submission Categories

  • Regular Papers: (a) quantitative and/or qualitative research findings & (b) conceptual or theoretical discussions
  • Essays, Practices, and Commentaries: critical essays; best practices; and commentaries related to philosophies, historical perspectives, policies, pedagogy, or reviews of outdoor education and leadership.
  • Research Notes: research studies presented in a condensed format or research studies which: (a) extend the understanding of a previous research study, (b) comment on prior research, (c) provide a methodological contribution, and (d) replicate or fail to replicate reported results.

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.

The Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership encourages manuscript submissions from authors inside and outside of academia.


To contact journal staff, please visit the About this Journal page.

Current Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1 (2015)