The Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management
By: Ping Cheng, Co-Editor of JREPM and Associate Professor of Florida Atlantic University
In the 2010-2011 academic year, we received 57 submissions at JREPM, compared to the 48 submissions last year. Out of these submissions, 15 articles were accepted and published in three issues. The acceptance rate is 26%, versus 29% last year. The next issue of JREPM will be published in December 2011.
This year, JREPM continues the trend of attracting a growing number of submissions from international authors on a wide range of international topics, and the quality of the submissions continue to improve in terms of timely topics and more rigorous research approach. In addition, two noticeable trends emerge this last year. One is that there are more submissions on direct real estate investment as opposed to REITs, and the other is that traditional real estate diversification issues, both within real estate and mixed-asset portfolio issues, gain more research attention. Other frequent topics include international diversification, global financial crisis on housing markets, real estate markets in emerging economy, green building and sustainable real estate, foreign real estate market dynamics, etc. The forthcoming articles promise continued rigor and relevance.
Moving forward, JREPM continue to focus on publishing high quality applied research on wide range of timely and relevant research topics. We take this opportunity to thank all our authors and reviewers for their continued support to JREPM. The Journal’s future success depends on all of you.