Latest time use publications (updated 5 December 2019)

  1. Bauman, A., Bittman, M., & Gershuny, J. (2019). A short history of time use research; implications for public health. BMC public health, 19(2), 607.
  2. Chau, J. Y., Gomersall, S. R., Van Der Ploeg, H. P., & Milton, K. (2019). The evolution of time use approaches for understanding activities of daily living in a public health context. BMC Public Health 19(2), 451.
  3. Craig, L., Churchill, B., & van Tienoven, T.P. (2019). Young people’s daily activity in a globalized world: a cross-national comparison using time use data. Journal of Youth Studies, 1-22.
  4. Liangruenrom, N., Craike, M., Dumuid, D., et al. (2019). Standardised criteria for classifying the International Classification of Activities for Time-use Statistics (ICATUS) activity groups into sleep, sedentary behaviour, and physical activity. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 16(1), 106.
  5. Weenas, D., van Tienoven, T.P., Verbeylen, J., Minnen, J., & Glorieux, I. (2019). Testing compliance to WHO guidelines for physical activity in Flanders insights from time-use diaries. Archives of Public Health, 77(1), 16.

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New Journal of Time Use Research

The Journal of Time Use Research (JTUR) is an open-access double-blind peer-reviewed journal published by the International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR vzw) publishing quality research making an original contribution to the advancement of time-use knowledge. JTUR is a full online publication allowing for the rapid dissemination time-use research.


Time is the encompassing dimension and resource of the activities of individuals and the societies they live in. The objective of time-use research is to provide a theoretical and empirical base to describe and explain the individual and household allocation of time, to analyse the temporal organisation of societies, and to investigate economic and social policies.


JTUR will present theoretical, substantive and methodological material. Theoretically it will explore the forces shaping individual and societal time-use. Substantively it will examine issues in market work (including new forms of work arrangements), non-market work (including housework and childcare), leisure, education and personal activities (including eating and sleep). It will be open to the contextual dimensions of time-use, such as simultaneity or synchronicity, locality, social interaction and co-presence, as well as the subjective dimensions of time-use, such as enjoyment, tension and choice. Methodologically the journal will seek and present research on issues relating to new time-use data collection methods and modes and to new time-use analyses and visualisations. Material across a wide range of disciplines and approaches will be sought and presented.

JTUR seeks to present high quality research in a timely manner.

  • Original research papers will be selected through a double blind refereeing process, overseen by an international editorial board. 
  • Proceedings of conferences and long expository papers (monographs) will be accepted at the discretion of special issue editors. 
  • Time Pieces - New developments in time-use research contributions as well as Book reviews are also very welcome.

JTUR is published by the International Association of Time Use Research vzw. under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)