Journal of Place Management and Development rises up rankings

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.


Subject categories

2015 Ranking



Geography, Planning and Development




Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management




Urban Studies




Business and International Management








Strategy and Management





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.

Volume 9 Issue 2 of the Journal is now available and all articles are available for free to IPM members.

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

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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