Journal of Place Management and Development

The Official Journal of the Institute of Place Management

Published by Emerald, this journal is unique in bringing together research from management, real estate, marketing, tourism, retailing, geography, public administration, sociology, planning and design to advance understanding of place making, place management, place marketing and responsible tourism. There are now 4 Issues per year. 

Members of the Institute of Place Management get free access to current and past editions of the Journal by logging in on this website.

The Editorial team always welcome submissions of articles for inclusion in the Journal from academics, practitioner and policy makers. As such, standard JPMD content will take the following four forms:

1. Research papers, which report on any type of research undertaken by the author(s), empirical or conceptual. These should be 4,000-6,000 words, including references, and will be subject to the current double-blind peer review process.

2. Case studies, which report on place management and development activities within a given location and draw out the lessons from these. Whilst the learning points from cases may have direct applicability to practitioners, we would also encourage cases that can be used in teaching. The maximum length for cases is 5,000 words, including references, and they are also subject to the current double-blind peer review process.

3. Commentaries or viewpoints, which are shorter pieces raising issues of current debate, concern or topical interest in the place management and development field. These should be no longer than 3,000 words, including references, and will be reviewed by two members of the editorial management team.

4. Book reviews of new publications in the place management and development field. These should be no longer than 1,000 words, including references, and will be reviewed by two members of the editorial team.

We have a guide to writing for the Journal for practitioners which you can read here.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Place making
  • Organizational and governance structures in place management
  • The marketing and branding of places
  • Digital, virtual and augmented places
  • The consumption of place
  • Place design and planning considerations
  • Place regeneration 
  • Place competitiveness
  • Community engagement and place development
  • Sustainability in places
  • Local economic development
  • Responsible tourism
  • International perspectives upon, and best practice in, place management
  • Town centre, Downtown and Mainstreet management, BIDs etc. 
  • Neighbourhood and community renewal
  • Location management (eg. shopping centres, airports etc.)

Editorial Board

Professor Cathy Parker - Editor-in-Chief. Cathy is Co-Chair of the Institute of Place Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Professor Dominic Medway - Academic Editor. Dominic is Professor of Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Simon Quin - Practitioner Editor. Simon is Co-Chair of the Institute of Place Management and a Professorial Fellow in Place Management Practice at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Gareth Roberts - Associate Editor. Gareth is Enterprise Development Fellow at the Institute of Place Management, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Dr Cecilia Pasquinelli - Associate Editor. Cecilia is Postdoctoral Fellow at Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy. 

Dr Sebastian Zenker - Associate Editor. Sebastian is Assistant Professor of Marketing at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

The following are members of the Editorial Advisory Board

David Adams, University of Tasmania, Australia

Andrew Alexander, University of Surrey, UK

Barbara Askins, 125th Street BID, New York, USA

Jeanette Berggren, Örebroporten Fastigheter, Sweden

Professor Jim Berry, University of Ulster, UK

Richard Bradley, Downtown DC Business Improvement District, USA

John Byrom, University of Manchester, UK.

Jean-Luc Calonger, l'Association du Management de Centre-Ville, Belgium

J. Andres Coca-Stefaniak, University of Greenwich, UK

Giovanna Codato, Gecc-Lab, Italy

John Fernie, Heriot Watt University, UK

Tony Hernandez, Ryerson University, Canada

Jaime Hernandez-Garcia, Pontificia Universidad, Colombia

Inga Horny, Altstadt Salzburg, Austria

Leonard A. Jackson, Georgia State University, USA

Ares Kalandides, INPOLIS, Germany

Mihalis Kavaratzis, University of Leicester, UK

Ian Ker, Curtin University, Australia

Greg Kerr, University of Wollongong, Australia

Ingo Kumic, Knox City Council, Australia

Miki Muraki, Chiba University, Japan

Akito Murayama, Nagoya University, Japan

Professor Stuart Roper, University of Bradford, UK

Antonio P Russo, University Rovira I Virgili, Spain

Pantaleo Rwelamila, University of South Africa, South Africa

Pia Sandin, Malmö Citysamverkan, Sweden

Ricardo Toledo Silva, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Anne Steffny, Kagiso Urban Management, South Africa

Jan ver der Borg, University of Venice, Italy

Gary Warnaby, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Clive Warren, University of Queensland, Australia

Jim Yanchula, City of London, Ontario, Canada


The journal is abstracted and indexed by:

ABI/Inform; Cabell's Directory in Accounting, Economics and Finance; Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals; ProQuest; Scopus