Manchester Metropolitan University

Journal of Place Management and Development rises up to top 10% in rankings

Formed in 2006, the Institute of Place Management is the international professional body that supports people committed to developing, managing and making places better. The concept for the Institute was developed by the Manchester Metropolitan University and the Association of Town Centre Management in the UK.

The Journal of Place Management and Development's two-year impact factor has risen from 1.591 in 2014 to 1.935 in 2015 in the Sci-Mago journal rankings. This has resulted in the following journal rankings across subject categories. This puts the Journal in the top 10%

The Journal of Place Management and Development is the official publication of the Institute of Place Management, based at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Being ranked in six subject areas shows how interdisciplinary the JPMD is, making it a good publishing outlet for scholars wanting to reach a wide academic audience. In four of the six subject categories, JPMD is in the top quartile for geography, planning and development; tourism, leisure and hospitality management; urban studies and business and international marketing. The journal makes it into the upper quartile of tourism, leisure and hospitality management journals for the first time.

The rise in the two-year impact factor shows the quality of the journal is improving - as papers are being cited more frequently.

The Editors hope the improvement in the journal's standing will encourage more academics and practitioners to submit their best research findings and professional insight to the JPMD.
The Journal of Place Management and Development is published by Emerald Group Publishing and is currently abstracted and indexed by ABI/Inform, Cabell's Directory in Accounting, Economics and Finance, Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, ProQuest, and Scopus.

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