Message from the Director of Publications
By: William G. Hardin III, ARES Director of Publications and
Director of Real Estate Programs, Florida International University
We continue to work on your journals. This is done by providing better access and by expanding the scope and reach of our journals and research. We also are working to keep our journals relevant to leaders in academia and industry.
Our journals are accessible at some level (abstract view, indexing, etc…) on all the internet search programs. Digital access for full text is available to ARES members through the ARES portal. Most of us also get hard copies of the journals. In addition, each journal has an updated web site that provides general and specific submission information! The best value in real estate research is your ARES membership. We need to acknowledge and recognize the value of our content, especially in the internet age when anything that passes as knowledge can be sent around the globe with a couple of clicks from a PC or smartphone.
There have been a few changes in the management of a couple of our journals. The Journal of Housing Research (JHR) has a new team. Len Zumpano remains as Executive Editor with new Co-Editors, Ken H. Johnson of Florida International University and Geoff Turnbull of University of Central Florida. A simple Google search of these two scholars and new JHR Co-Editors will highlight their qualifications. We are pleased that they have taken on the workload that comes with being an editor. Never underestimate the hours required. We also look forward to Justin Benfield’s efforts as Managing Editor for the journal.
Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education (JREPE) has also seen an editorial change as Ken H. Johnson moves to JHR and Shelton Weeks moves to JREPE as Co-Editor. The journal is making progress and has a relatively low acceptance rate on paper submissions. Nonetheless, please send the journal applied papers and papers that address educational outcomes and missions. Every academic discipline has an educational journal; ours should be the best. We have the opportunity to apply the large amount of theory and application from other areas to real estate.
We should all be excited about the Legacy Awards for Journal of Real Estate Research that will be announced at our 2012 meeting. Building on a solid foundation, Ko Wang of Baruch has made JRER the well-regard top tier journal that it is today. The journal is in the SSCI and its impact factor and other metrics are improving yearly. The journal is doing exceptionally well. What academic journal in business or economics do you know that provides a $25,000 best paper award?
Our three other journals - Journal of Sustainable Real Estate, Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, and Journal of Real Estate Literature remain in good hands with enviable content. The amount of knowledge created is exceptional!
William Hardin III, Editor
Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education
Department of Finance and Real Estate
Florida International University
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