Call for Papers | “Leisure, knowledge work and the digital nomad”, Special Issue of World Leisure Journal. Call ends November 30, 2021


Guest Editor: Marko Orel, Prague University of Economics and Business
Article Due Date: March 21, 2022
Publication Date (Approximate): Volume 64, Issue 3, 2022

The World Leisure Journal invites submission of papers for a special issue on “Leisure, knowledge work and the digital nomad.” The growth of the digital economy has made it possible for knowledge workers to perform work-related tasks remotely. This has been amply demonstrated during the 2020–2021 COVID-19 pandemic when millions have spent considerable periods working from home. Post-pandemic, it appears that many of these will transfer to a “hybrid” mode, working remotely for some days of the week and in the office for the rest. However, digital nomads, or neo-nomads, exploit the phenomenon to the full, working remotely on a full-time, on-going basis, using the freedom this offers to move their residential location to optimise lifestyle, leisure, and travel/touristic goals, both domestically and internationally. Frequent changes of an employer are also possible for digital nomads due to the portability of their digital skills. The special issue will cover a broad range of topics and perspectives on digital nomadism and leisure, including evidence-based research papers, systematic reviews, and conceptual scholarly pieces. All submissions will be peer-reviewed.

Examples of topics for this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

      • Conceptualization of digital nomadism as a leisure-driven lifestyle

      • Examples of leisure/touristic goals pursued/achieved by digital nomads

      • Challenging work-life-leisure balance with digital nomadism

      • The socio-economic characteristics of digital nomads

      • Digital nomadism and life-stage transitions

      • Reimagining the work-based vacation

      • Varieties of digital nomadic lifestyles

      • Pandemic employment and leisure

      • Policy and employer responses to digital nomadism

Potential authors can submit a 150-word abstract via email to the guest editor ( by 30 November 2021 to ensure topics fit the special issue. However, the submission of an abstract is optional and won’t have an effect on the submission process.

Manuscript Submission Procedure

Submit online via Manuscript Central: Please select “manuscript type” as a special issue paper.

The complete style and reference guide can be found at: or in the back cover of recent issues of the Journal. In brief:

      1. All manuscripts must be in English and must not exceed 9000 words all inclusive. Manuscripts that exceed this limit will not be reviewed.

      2. Manuscripts must be double spaced in 12 pt Times New Roman.

      3. Manuscripts must adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 7th edition).

      4. Manuscripts should be submitted as doc or docx formats.

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