Research journals

There are many commonly used research journals within the field of recreation and leisure studies.

Listed below are links to many commonly accessed online journals within recreation and leisure studies and other related fields. For further sources, see University of Waterloo Library's research databases for recreation.

American Journal of Recreation Therapy

Annals of Tourism Research

Annual in Therapeutic Recreation
(available through American Therapeutic Recreation Association to members, or through the above link to faculty and students through the Library)

Canadian Journal on Aging

Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health

Canadian Journal of Public Health

Canadian Journal of Rehabilitation (not available online)

Disability & Society

Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention

Event Management

George Wright Forum

The Gerontologist

Global Therapeutic Recreation

International Journal of Rehabilitation Research

ISUMA Canadian Journal of Policy Research

Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science

Journal of Aging and Health

Journal of Aging Studies

Journal of Ecotourism

Journal of Environmental Education

The Journal of Experiential Education

The Journal of Gerontological Social Work

Journal of Health Psychology

Journal of Leisurability

Journal of Leisure Research (JLR)

Journal of Park and Recreation Administration (JPRA)

Journal of Sport Management

Journal of Sustainable Tourism

Journal of Tourism (not available online)

Journal of Travel Research

Leisure/Loisir - formerly Journal of Applied Recreation Research

Leisure Sciences

Leisure Studies

Loisir et Société/Society and Leisure

Natural Areas Journal


SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education

Sport Marketing Quarterly

Therapeutic Recreation Journal (TRJ)

Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO) Research Annual

Tourism Analysis

Tourism Economics

Tourism Management

Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations

World Leisure

UW Library Link to Online Jo​urnals