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Policies for Journal of Tourism Insights

Reviewing process

Each paper submitted is subject to the following review procedures:

  • Submissions are welcome, but must be either related to a "call for papers" on a particular topic issued by the journal editors or you have a paper that has been accepted and presented at a Resort Commercial Recreation Association national or regional conference."
  • It is reviewed by the Editor for general suitability for this publication.
  • If it is judged suitable two reviewers are selected and a double blind review process takes place.
  • Based on the recommendations of the reviewers, the editor then decides whether the particular article should be accepted as it is, revised or rejected.


Articles submitted to the journal should be original contributions and shall give a non-exclusive right of publishing to the Journal.

Manuscript requirements

  1. Articles should be a maximum of 6000 words in length.
  2. Please use single line spacing to conserve paper during the review and production processes.
  3. A title of not more than eight words should be provided at the top of the first page of the manuscript and top of the author/affiliation file. Do not use headers or footnotes.
  4. A brief autobiographical note should be supplied as a separate file including:
    • Full name
    • Affiliation
    • E-mail address
    • Brief professional biography (please include .jpg headshot)
    This information should be provided on a separate sheet and authors should not be identified.
  5. Authors must supply an abstract. Maximum is 250 words in total. In addition provide up to six keywords. This must be placed at the top of the first manuscript page.
  6. Headings must be short, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchy of headings. The preferred format is for headings to be presented in bold format, with consecutive numbering.
  7. All Figures (charts, diagrams and line drawings) and Plates (photographic images) should be submitted in both electronic form and as hard copy originals. They should be of clear quality, in black and white and numbered consecutively with arabic numerals.
  8. Figures created in MS Word, MS Excel, Illustrator and Freehand should be saved in their native formats. Electronic figures created in other applications should be copied from the origination software and pasted into a blank MS Word document or saved and imported into a MS Word document by choosing "Insert" from the menu bar, "Picture" from the drop-down menu and selecting "From File..." to select the graphic to be imported. For figures which cannot be supplied in MS Word, acceptable standard image formats are: .pdf, .jpeg (.jpg)
  9. Tables should be typed and included as part of the manuscript. They should not be submitted as graphic elements. Supply succinct and clear captions for all tables, figures and plates. Ensure that any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant items and have corresponding explanations displayed as footnotes to the table, figure or plate.
  10. References to other publications must be in APA style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. This is very important in an electronic environment because it enables your readers to exploit the Reference Linking facility on the database and link back to the works you have cited through CrossRef.

    You should cite publications in the text: (Adams, 2006) using the first named author's name or (Adams and Brown, 2006) citing both names of two, or (Adams et al., 2006), when there are three or more authors. At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied:

    • For books: Surname, Initials (year), Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication.
      e.g. Harrow, R. (2005), No Place to Hide, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY.
    • For book chapters: Surname, Initials (year), "Chapter title", Editor's Surname, Initials, Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication, pages.
      e.g. Calabrese, F.A. (2005), "The early pathways: theory to practice รข?? a continuum", in Stankosky, M. (Ed.), Creating the Discipline of Knowledge Management, Elsevier, New York, NY, pp. 15-20.
    • For journals: Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", Journal Name, volume, number, pages.
      e.g. Capizzi, M.T. and Ferguson, R. (2005), "Loyalty trends for the twenty-first century", Journal of Consumer Marketing, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 72-80.
    • For working papers: Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", working paper [number if available], Institution or organization, Place of organization, date.
      e.g. Mozier, P. (2003), "How published academic research can inform policy decisions: the case of mandatory rotation of audit appointments", working paper, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, Leeds, 28 March.
    • For encyclopedia entries (with no author or editor): Title of Encyclopedia (year) "Title of entry", volume, edition, Title of Encyclopedia, Publisher, Place of publication, pages.
      e.g. Encyclopaedia Britannica (1926) "Psychology of culture contact", Vol. 1, 13th ed., Encyclopaedia Britannica, London and New York, NY, pp. 765-71.
      (For authored entries please refer to book chapter guidelines above.)
    • For newspaper articles (authored): Surname, Initials (year), "Article title", Newspaper, date, pages.
      e.g. Smith, A. (2008), "Money for old rope", Daily News, 21 January, pp. 1, 3-4.
    • For electronic sources: if available online the full URL should be supplied at the end of the reference, as well as a date that the resource was accessed, e.g. Castle, B. (2005), "Introduction to webservices for remote portlets", available at: www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/library/ws-wsrp/ (accessed 12 November 2007).

Final submission of the article

Once accepted for publication, the Editor may request the final version as an attached file to an e-mail.

Submission Process

Authors should ensure that the paper submitted is complete and in its final form. The manuscript file uploaded should contain the structured abstract but NOT author details as the journal operates a double blind peer review process. Author details should be uploaded as a separate file.