JOURNAL ON TOURISM & SUSTAINABILITY
JOTS is dedicated to supporting the rapidly expanding area of tourism development research. Our primary focus is to advance critical thinking on tourism as a catalyst for sustainable development. It is a peer-reviewed journal aiming to publish original research from a multidisciplinary perspective. We welcome theoretical, conceptual and empirical research that explores the relationship between tourism and development.
Aims and Rationale
International Journal On–Tourism & Sustainability (JOTS) is dedicated to supporting the rapidly expanding area of tourism development research. Our primary focus is to advance critical thinking on tourism as a catalyst for sustainable development. It is a peer-reviewed journal aiming to publish original research from a multidisciplinary perspective. We welcome theoretical, conceptual and empirical research that explores the relationship between tourism and development.
The subject matter of the journal includes:
- Development and policy
- Eco-tourism as a force for development
- Small & medium enterprises
- Tourism dependency
- Destination marketing and tourism demand
- Tourism strategies
- Rural tourism-homestays & cultural experiences
- Voluntourism & travel philanthropy
- Mountain tourism
- Physiological preparation of mountaineers
- Events and festivals
We publish papers that consider any aspect of the above topics. Contributions may deal with one or more of the economic, social, cultural, political, organisational and environmental themes in tourism. A key feature of this new journal will be the publication of special issues.
Publishing for the first time: We encourage emerging scholars who are publishing for the first time to send us their manuscripts.
Peer Review Statement
Quality is ensured by rigorous, anonymous peer evaluation of each main paper by two independent referees. The Editors, on behalf of the Editorial Board, make the final decision concerning publication. Submission is online through the journals website and OJS submission system.
Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission’s compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- Please make sure you include (1) Author(s) full name and title(s), (2) Affiliation (s) and (3) Contact details with your submission.
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.
Editor-in-Chief: Prof Eugenia Wickens
Associate Editor: Prof Ali Bakir, Bucks New University, UK
Associate Editor: Dr Vasiliki Avgeli, TEI Crete
Associate Editor: Dr Wendy Sealy, Chichester University, UK
Assistant Prof Gurel Cetin, Istanbul University, Turkey
Dr Mary Constantoglou, University of the Aegean, Greece
Dr Mustafa Daskin, Sinop University, Turkey
Dr Irene Dimou, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Crete, Greece
Dr Vanessa Gowreesunkar, Department of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Africa,
Baylesa State, Nigeria
Prof Azilah Kasim, UUM, Malaysia
Prof Sonia Khan, Institute of Vocational (Tourism) Studies, H.P. University, Shimla, India
Dr Maria Konstantaki, Bucks New University, UK
Prof Ramesh Raj Kunwar, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Ass Prof. Christina Koutra, NYIT, Abu Dhabi
Dr Jeetesh Kumar, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
Prof Hongbo Li, Huaqiao University, China
Dr Pedro Longart, Warwick University, UK
Prof Alfonso Marino, Business Economic University Studies of Campania, Italy
Prof Korstanje Maximiliano, University of Palermo, Argentina
Prof Gyan Nyaupane, Arizona State University, USA
Prof Jovan Popesku, University of Singidunum, Serbia
Prof Mart Reimann, Tallinn University, Estonia
Prof Shiwei Shen, University of Ningbo, China
Prof David G Simmons, Lincoln University, New Zealand
Prof Tej Vir Singh, Lucknow, India
Prof Marios Soteriades, Ningbo University, Ningbo, China
Dr Hayley Stainton, Bucks New University, UK
Prof Amitabh Upadhya, Skyline University College, UAE
Prof Yasuhiro Watanabe, Oberlin University, Tokyo, Japan
Dr Yana Wengel, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
The international Editorial Boards role is to advise on matters concerning the reviewing process.