The Annals of Leisure Research (ALR) was established in 1998 as a fully refereed research journal, published quarterly. Each published paper has been refereed anonymously by at least two internationally recognised reviewers.
Annals of Leisure Research publishes refereed articles which promote the development of research and scholarship in leisure studies. Although originating in Australasia, Annals is aimed at an international readership and seeks theoretical or applied articles which cover any topic within the broad area of leisure studies, including recreation, tourism, hospitality, the arts, outdoor recreation, events, entertainment, sport, culture and play.
The journal also includes book reviews.
Annals of Leisure Research replaced the biennial publication ANZALS Research Series, three volumes of which were published between 1993 and 1997. The three volumes of ANZALS Research Series, and the first five volumes of ALR were single issue volumes. As from Volume 6, 2003, the journal has been published quarterly.