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.  

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Aims and Rationale

International Journal OnTourism & 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.  

Subject Coverage

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
  • Impacts
  • Voluntourism & travel philanthropy
  • Mountain tourism
  • Physiological preparation of mountaineers
  • Events and festivals
  • Methodologies

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.

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.

The journal is expected to be published twice per year. 

Online submission
Manuscripts will be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief for observation and review. The Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors will monitor the review process.

Manuscript Submission
Manuscripts submitted to the journal are subjected to a double- blind review. Guidelines for submission are available directly from the journal’s website. Main articles should be no longer than 6000 words; manuscripts would be reviewed anonymously (2 reviewers) and if required, returned to authors for revision. These should be accompanied by an abstract of 200-250 words. with five-six keywords. Footnotes must be avoided. Diagrams and Figures should be clearly related to the sections of the text to which they refer. They should be placed within the text where they are to be published.

Shorter items
Research notes
 should be no longer than 3000 words. These would be reviewed anonymously (2 reviewers) and if required, returned to authors for revision. These should be accompanied by an abstract of 200 words with five-six keywords.
Industry Reports should be no longer than 2000 words. These would be reviewed anonymously (2 reviewers) and if required, returned to authors for revision. These should be accompanied by an abstract of 200 words with five-six keywords.
Conference Reports should not exceed 1000 words
Book Reviews of 800 words

The journal will be available on the internet to subscribers and readers.

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

Editorial Board
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.