Recreation, Parks, and Tourism in Public Health

Recreation, Parks, and Tourism in Public Health (RPTPH) is an interdisciplinary journal focusing on parks, recreation and tourism's impact on public health. Articles will share research and community models that focus on the relation between parks, recreation and tourism and their impact on healthier lifestyles.

The journal's aim is to encourage researchers and practitioners to submit conceptual and/or applied papers related to municipal, state, and national parks and recreational and tourism services within the lens of public health. The source of manuscripts will be generated from researchers and professionals who have presented at the previous National Symposium: Parks and Recreation in Public Health. Subsequent sources will include national and international scholars and professionals.

Journal Details

  • Frequency: annual
  • ISSN: 2474-1825
  • eISSN: 2474-1833
  • Keywords: Education, Government, Health & Wellness, Nature, Physical Activity, Physical Exercise, Public Health, Social Science, Recreation Studies, Tourism Studies
  • First Issue: Volume 1, number 1 (2017)

Additional Information

Editorial Details

Editorial Office Contact Information


  • Rasul Mowatt
Managing Editor
  • Deanna Suter
Editorial Board
  • Rasul Mowatt

Submission Info

Authors may view the journal's style guide and submit manuscripts for consideration via the journal's online submissions portal: Inquiries concerning manuscript submission should be directed to the editorial staff at

Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Recreation, Parks, and Tourism in Public Health follows the COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers, found here.

Abstract & Index

  • CABI: Agricultural Economics Database
  • CABI: CAB Abstracts (Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux)
  • CABI: Environmental Impact
  • CABI: Global Health