PRRES Newsletter

April 2011


Pacific Rim Property Research Journal

I am pleased to advise that in March the PRPRJ was approved for inclusion in Scopus by the Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB). This is an excellent outcome for PRRES and PRPRJ and it will be noted in future copies of PRPRJ on inside covers well as in next editorial.

Scopus is a database of abstracts and citations and covers some 16,500 peer-reviewed journals in the scientific, technical, medical and social science fields. It was the citation data supplier used for the 2010 ERA evaluation.

Scopus, in their review of the PRPRJ, commented that the journal showed a convincing journal policy with good online accessibility.

In 2010 PRPRJ Volume 16 published 23 papers and included a special issue in memory of Professor Tom Whipple. Thank you to Assoc Professor Greg Costello for acting as Guest Editor for this special issue.

Published papers represented some 15 different universities or organisations and 28 authors. Of the 23 papers 74% were from Australian authors, 22% from New Zealand and 4% from Malaysia. Topics covered included property investment/REITS (35%), property education (17%), valuation (17%), housing (13%) and property development (9%).

The journal continues to encourage contributions from new and early career academics with 43% of publications from early career researchers and 36% from “new” PRPRJ authors.

The Best PRPRJ paper Award for 2009 was awarded to Chyi Lin Lee (2009), Downside beta and valuation based property returns Vol 15(2): 182-203.

Dr Steven Rowley (Curtin) won the 2011 PRPRJ “Red Pen” refereeing award.

Thank you to all PRPRJ referees and authors and to Lina Gong (UWS) and Hear Antoniades (UTS) for putting final copy of the journal together.


Professor Graeme Newell Editor, PRPRJ


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