Special Issue Call for Papers - Events and Festivals Research Methods and Trends
Special issue call for papers from International Journal of Event and Festival Management
A Special Issue of the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EVENT AND FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT
Dr Judith Mair, Monash University
Dr Michelle Whitford, Southern Cross University
Therefore, the guest editors consider that there is significant opportunity for the exploration of the various research methods and trends that are emerging in events and festival studies, ranging across the full spectrum of the smaller, local, community based events and festivals to the more high profile major and mega events. It is with these thoughts in mind that the following special issue is instigated with the aim of contributing to, and developing, the discussion and academic literature on this important aspect of events and festival research.
Aim of the Special Issue
The focus of this special issue is the research methods and trends in events and festivals. The special issue will be concerned with the methods of researching and ways of understanding new aspects of events and festivals; innovations in event and research methods and new trends and issues of importance to event and festival studies.
Suitable topics for the special issue include, but are most certainly not limited to, the following sub-themes:
• Event and festival research methodology
• Innovative research methods for events and festivals research
• Qualitative and quantitative research methods for events and festivals
• Economic impact research methods for events and festivals, including cost-benefit analysis
• Societal impact research methods for events and festivals
• Environmental impact research methods for events and festivals
• Political impact research for events and festivals
• Risk/Disaster management research methods for events and festivals
• Policy and planning research methods for events and festivals
• Others topics in research methods for events and festivals
Papers applying theories from other disciplines to further advance our understanding of research methods and trend in events and festiavls are also encouraged. Case studies are appropriate; however as with previous special issues of IJEFM, rather than simply discussing a single case, they need to highlight a broader contribution to knowledge or practice.
Call for Papers Feb 2012
Expressions of Interest June 2012
Deadline for paper submission September 2012
Feedback on paper October 2012
Final manuscript submission December 2012
Publication March 2013
Submissions from both academics and practitioners are now invited for this special issue of the International Journal of Event and Festival Management. Those who wish to contribute to the special issue are encouraged to express their interest and submit full papers as per the timeframe indicated above. Full papers will be double-blind reviewed. Submissions to International Journal of Event and Festival Management are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access is available at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijefm.
Early submissions are welcome. Further details on the Journal are available at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ijefm.htm
Please send initial expressions of interest to the Guest Editors: