'VISTAS: Education, Economy and Community' is the journal of the University of West London which provides a forum for academic writing and publication.
The journal publishes peer reviewed content in the form of academic research papers, scholarly writing and critical discussion.
It sets out to promote engagement with stakeholders and the public, by communicating the activities and purposes of the University of West London through the wider transfer of knowledge to the community and business in the region.
VISTAS is published in paper format twice a year, as well as in digital format. The journal is widely distributed to libraries and organizations. The digital version helps to extend our reach, and encourages communication and interaction in the higher education community.
The second issue
(which completes volume 1) has drawn upon a range of contributors from the University, covering themes such as:
- airport strategies in the UK
- the curriculum for tourism education
- country branding and Maltese tourism
- social media and corporate communication
- teaching business ethics
- education and employer engagement in computing and the optimization of websites in SME businesses.
It also includes an appreciation and tribute to the late Professor Andy Smith (of the School of Computing and Technology) whose untimely death in May 2011 was a great loss to the University.
The third issue
(volume 2 (1)) includes contributions on:
- beliefs about infertility on psychological adjustment
- the experience of information literacy in nursing practice
- preparing for work and inquiry via a CLEAR approach
- a new tool for city decision makers: Experiences touristiques
- mobility, migration and networking within the Cuban scientific community
- team knowledge management within an outsourced business systems software maintenance environment.
For more information, see about VISTAS