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Parks, Recreation & Tourism, Basic Guide: TOP JOURNALS

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Generally the best way to find journal articles is to use a database, however, sometimes you may want to look at a specific journal.  Following is a list of some of the top rated journals in the subject category of HOSPITALITY, LEISURE, SPORT & TOURISM according to the 2017 JCR, Journal Citation Reports.  These are ranked by "impact factor," a measure of their influence in the discipline. While the JCR rankings may be somewhat controversial, they are nonetheless, a well-known standard in academia.

Annals of Tourism Research

Cornell Hospitality Quarterly

International Journal of Hospitality Management

International Journal of Sport Finance

International Journal of Sport Psychology

International Journal of Tourism Research

International Review for the Sociology of Sport

Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research

Journal of Leisure Research

Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology

Journal of Sport & Social Issues

Journal of Sports Economics 

Journal of Sustainable Tourism

Journal of Travel Research

Psychology of Sport & Exercise

Tourism Management