Tourism and Hospitality Research (THR) is firmly established as an influential and authoritative, peer-reviewed journal for tourism and hospitality researchers and professionals.
THR covers applied research in the context of Tourism and Hospitality in areas such as policy, planning, performance, development, management, strategy, operations, marketing and consumer behavior. We accept papers in other areas within the context of tourism and hospitality provided the paper delivers research with significant implications for tourism and hospitality. Please note that for hospitality papers we expect a subsection in the conclusions of your paper clearly labeled as Industry Implications.
Each issue of Tourism and Hospitality Research publishes: detailed, authoritative applied research papers from researchers and practitioners worldwide. We also accept industry Case Studies; Research Notes; Conference Reports; Practitioner Briefings; and Book Reviews that are addressing key issues, challenges and innovative aspects of tourism and hospitality.
Tourism and Hospitality Research (THR) publishes dynamic and original research on a wide range of issues in the context of tourism and hospitality. The scope of the journal is international, and, as a platform for stimulating debate, we welcome theoretical, multidisciplinary and applied submissions that offer meaningful and ambitious contributions to current discourse. THR draws upon the expertise of scholars and practitioners interested in many aspects of tourism and hospitality, including consumer behaviour, marketing, strategy, policy and planning, environmental studies, psychology and many more. The journal’s content includes empirical research, discussions of current issues and case studies. We welcome research notes and full manuscripts as well as book reviews and professional perspectives of tourism and hospitality.
THR primarily promotes qualitative methodologies but will accept quantitative studies as long as they are fully embedded in theory development. Of particular interest to THR are articles adopting innovative research approaches, manuscripts that examine novel and/or under-researched areas of tourism and hospitality and review papers that support the development of future research agendas.
All papers are subject to double-blind peer review by the journal’s international community of reviewers.
|Dr Clare Weeden||University of Brighton, UK|
|Dr Rodrigo Lucena De Mello||University of Brighton, UK|
|Dr Ioannis S. Pantelidis||University of Brighton, UK|
|Mercedita Hoare||The Association for Tourism in Higher Education, UK|
|Andrew Lockwood||University of Surrey, UK|
|Wilber Manyisa Ahebwa||Makarere University, Uganda|
|Alisha Ali||Sheffield Hallam University, UK|
|Levent Altinay||Oxford Brookes University, UK|
|Karla Boluk||University of Waterloo, Canada|
|Claudia Tom Dieck||Manchester Metropolitan University, UK|
|Maria Gebbels||University of Greenwich, UK|
|C. Michael Hall||University of Canterbury, New Zealand|
|Dai-In Danny Han||Breda University of Applied Sciences, Academy of Hotel and Facility Management, The Netherlands|
|Jennifer Holland||Royal Geographical Society, UK|
|David Jarratt||University of Central Lancashire, UK|
|Peter Jones||University of Surrey, UK|
|Janne Jorgensen Liburd||University of Southern Denmark, Denmark|
|Willy Legrand||IUBH International University, Germany|
|Maria Lichrou||University of Limerick, Ireland|
|Marina Novelli||University of Brighton, UK|
|Michael Ottenbacher||Heilbronn University, Germany|
|Haiyan Song||Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China|
|Maree Thyne||University of Otago, New Zealand|
Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Tourism and Hospitality Research
Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/thr to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Tourism and Hospitality Research will be reviewed.
There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere. Please see our guidelines on prior publication and note that Tourism and Hospitality Research may accept submissions of papers that have been posted on pre-print servers; please alert the Editorial Office when submitting (contact details are at the end of these guidelines) and include the DOI for the preprint in the designated field in the manuscript submission system. Authors should not post an updated version of their paper on the preprint server while it is being peer reviewed for possible publication in the journal. If the article is accepted for publication, the author may re-use their work according to the journal's author archiving policy.
If your paper is accepted, you must include a link on your preprint to the final version of your paper.
- What do we publish?
1.1 Aims & Scope
1.2 Article types
1.3 Writing your paper
- Editorial policies
2.1 Peer review policy
2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
2.6 Research data
- Publishing policies
3.1 Publication ethics
3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
3.3 Open access and author archiving
- Preparing your manuscript
4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
4.3 Supplemental material
4.4 Reference style
4.5 English language editing services
- Submitting your manuscript
5.2 Information required for completing your submission
- On acceptance and publication
6.1 SAGE Production
6.2 Online First publication
6.3 Access to your published article
6.4 Promoting your article
- Further information
Before submitting your manuscript to Tourism and Hospitality Research, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.
Tourism and Hospitality Research covers applied research in the context of Tourism and Hospitality in areas such as policy, planning, performance, development, management, strategy, operations, marketing and consumer behavior. We accept papers in other areas within the context of tourism and hospitality provided the paper delivers research with significant implications for tourism and hospitality. Please note that for hospitality papers we expect a subsection in the conclusions of your paper clearly labeled as Industry Implications. Each issue of Tourism and Hospitality Research publishes: detailed, authoritative applied research papers from researchers and practitioners worldwide. We also accept:
Original Manuscripts (6,000 – 8,000 words)
An original manuscript furthers understanding of tourism and hospitality by reporting on research that is innovative, previously unpublished and not being considered for publication elsewhere. An original manuscript needs to make a valuable contribution to knowledge, policy or practice in tourism and hospitality by drawing upon sound findings, based on robust data, collected via academically rigorous methods. It should include a rationale justifying the need for the study to be conducted, a critical review of the literature underpinning the research aim, a solid elaboration of the methods used and a deep conceptualisation of results in light of the literature reviewed. Conclusions should offer suggestions for future research and if relevant, management implications.
Conceptual Papers (6,000 – 8,000 words)
Conceptual papers ought to develop an idea, model, framework or theory and hold its own merit. The paper should not simply be a literature review! It should have a clear aim and structure, clearly identify the gap in the literature and provide clarity as to how the paper addresses that gap. We encourage authors of conceptual papers to be particularly courageous and innovative both in the conceptualisation and authorship of the paper. Conceptual papers are expected to foster new ideas and research and as such what they may lack in empirical strength must make up in literature review, critical analysis, rigour and interpretation.
Research Notes (2,000 – 4,000 words)
Unlike an original manuscript, a research note includes discussion or debate that adds to a particular theoretical framework or methodology. A research note may, for instance, challenge concepts and methods used in other papers, or add to results achieved in other studies. It may raise issues that deserve further scrutiny or identify new questions to topics previously studied. It may also report on on-going research or suggest the application of theories and models from other disciplines to tourism and hospitality. While its structure may be more flexible than that of a traditional academic paper, a research note needs to develop knowledge of tourism and hospitality by allowing for forward-thinking and / or advancing possibilities for further research.
Professional Perspectives (2,000 – 4,000 words)
Such papers ought to present clear issues that are supported by data that has not been previously published in any other format. Practitioners may wish to disseminate findings from a consultancy report or a project that casts new light on a tourism and hospitality issue. Although the presentation of findings may be more descriptive than traditional research papers, a good professional perspective should present an interesting and provocative viewpoint.
The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.
1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
For information and guidance on how to make your article more discoverable, visit our Gateway page on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.
Tourism and Hospitality Research is firmly established as a leading and authoritative peer-reviewed journal for tourism and hospitality researchers and professionals.
Tourism and Hospitality Research adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.
All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.
[FOR SINGLE BLIND JOURNALS: Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.]
[FOR DOUBLE BLIND JOURNALS: Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.]
2.3.1 Third party submissions
Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:
- Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input
- Identify any entities that paid for this assistance
- Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.
Where appropriate, SAGE reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.
2.3.2 Writing assistance
Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.
Tourism and Hospitality Research requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
Tourism and Hospitality Research encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
At SAGE we are committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research. Where relevant, Tourism and Hospitality Research encourages authors to share their research data in a suitable public repository subject to ethical considerations and where data is included, to add a data accessibility statement in their manuscript file. Authors should also follow data citation principles. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway, which includes information about SAGE’s partnership with the data repository Figshare.
SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.
Tourism and Hospitality Research and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
3.1.2 Prior publication
If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.
Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway.
Tourism and Hospitality Research offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.
The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines
Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.
Please ensure that you refer to each figure in the article text; this will determine the positioning of the figure in the published article.
Tables and graphs should be submitted in their original Word/Excel format. Powerpoint slides and screengrabs should be avoided. An electronic copy of the original data should also ideally be provided. Tables should not repeat data that are available elsewhere in the paper.
Tourism and Hospitality Research does not currently accept supplemental files.
Tourism and Hospitality Research adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.
Tourism and Hospitality Research is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/thr to login and submit your article online.
IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.
As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.
The collection of ORCID IDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID ID you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID ID will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID ID is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.
You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. The affiliation listed in the manuscript should be the institution where the research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the research, the new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).
Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.
Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be made available to the corresponding author via our editing portal SAGE Edit or by email, and corrections should be made directly or notified to us promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.
Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.
SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.
Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Tourism and Hospitality Research editorial office as follows:
Review Process Coordinator:
Mrs. Mercedita Hoare MA
International Partnership Assistant
School of Sport and Service Management
University of Brighton
Eastbourne, BN20 7UR
Tel: +44 (0)1273 643633
Dr Clare Weeden
Postgraduate Course Leader – Tourism
Senior Lecturer in Tourism
Dr Ioannis S. Pantelidis FIH
Postgraduate Center Leader
School of Sport and Service Management
University of Brighton
Eastbourne, BN20 7UR
Tel: +44 1273 643300
Dr Rodrigo de Mello
Tourism, Hospitality and Events Research and Enterprise Group
School of Sport and Service Management
University of Brighton
Eastbourne, BN20 7UR
Tel: +44 1273 643300