Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research
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Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research

2015 Impact Factor: 1.540
2015 Ranking: 16/44 in Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data

Co-Editors
Chris Roberts DePaul University
Linda J. Shea University of Massachusetts, Amherst


eISSN: 15577554 | ISSN: 10963480 | Current volume: 40 | Current issue: 6 Frequency: Bi-monthly

The Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research (JHTR) is an international scholarly research journal that publishes high-quality, refereed articles that advance the knowledge base of the hospitality and tourism field. JHTR focuses on original research, both conceptual and empirical, that clearly contributes to the theoretical development of our field. The word contribution is key. Simple applications of theories from other disciplines to a hospitality or tourism context are not encouraged unless the authors clearly state why this context significantly advances theory or knowledge. JHTR encourages research based on a variety of methods, qualitative and quantitative .Criteria for evaluation include significance in contributing new knowledge, conceptual quality, appropriate methodology, technical competence (of theoretical argument and/or data analysis), and clarity of exposition.

To promote the exchange of current and innovative ideas, JHTR also includes a Research Notes and Industry Viewpoints section. This section will publish short articles that report advances in methodology, exploratory research findings or extensions/discussions of prior research, as well as industry practitioners' viewpoints on hospitality research. JHTR will also accept high quality review articles that address important topics and advance theoretical knowledge or thinking about key areas of hospitality or tourism. Finally, JHTR will welcome commentary in response to published articles.



 

The Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research (JHTR) is an international scholarly research journal that publishes high-quality, refereed articles that advance the knowledge base of the hospitality and tourism field. JHTR focuses on original research, both conceptual and empirical, that clearly contributes to the theoretical development of our field. The word contribution is key. Simple applications of theories from other disciplines to a hospitality or tourism context are not encouraged unless the authors clearly state why this context significantly advances theory or knowledge. JHTR encourages research based on a variety of methods, qualitative and quantitative .Criteria for evaluation include significance in contributing new knowledge, conceptual quality, appropriate methodology, technical competence (of theoretical argument and/or data analysis), and clarity of exposition.

To promote the exchange of current and innovative ideas, JHTR also includes a Research Notes and Industry Viewpoints section. This section will publish short articles that report advances in methodology, exploratory research findings or extensions/discussions of prior research, as well as industry practitioners' viewpoints on hospitality research. JHTR will also accept high quality review articles that address important topics and advance theoretical knowledge or thinking about key areas of hospitality or tourism. Finally, JHTR will welcome commentary in response to published articles.

Associate Editor
Albert Assaf University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Nelson Barber University of New Hampshire, USA
Jeffrey Beck Michigan State University, USA
Mahmood Khan Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
Peter Beom Cheol Kim Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Gang Li University of Surrey, UK
Li Miao Oklahoma State University, USA
Breffni Noone Pennsylvania State University, USA
H. G. Parsa University of Denver, USA
Christopher Seow University of Warwick, UK
Mariana Sigala University of South Australia, Australia
David Solnet The University of Queensland, Australia
Cheri Young University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Editorial Board
Frank W. Agbola The University of Newcastle, Australia
Luisa Andreu University of Valencia, Spain
Sehymus Baloglu University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Enrique Bigne University of Valencia, Spain
Carl A. Boger, Jr. University of Houston, USA
Huey Chern Boo Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Carl P. Borchgrevink Michigan State University, USA
Robert Henry Bosselman Iowa State University, USA
Maureen Brookes Oxford Brookes University, UK
Dimitrios Buhalis Bournemouth University, UK
Kenneth Butcher Griffith University, Australia
JaeMin Cha Michigan State University, USA
Prakash Chathoth American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Po-Ju Chen University of Central Florida, USA
Sunmee Choi Yonsei University, South Korea
Alleah Crawford East Carolina University, USA
Robertico Croes University of Central Florida, USA
Michael Dalbor University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Fred DeMicco University of Delaware, USA
George Fenich East Carolina University, USA
Martina Gallarza University of Valencia, Spain
Ulrike Gretzel Texas A&M University, USA
Dogan Gursoy Washington State University, USA
Heesup Han Sejong University, Korea
Murat Hancer Oklahoma State University
Robert Harrington University of Arkansas, USA
Alice Hon Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Cathy H Hsu Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
SooCheong Shawn Jang Purdue University, USA
Miyoung Jeong University of South Carolina, USA
Giri Jogaratnam Eastern Michigan University, USA
Ellen E. Kim California State University, Fullerton, USA
Hyun Jeong Kim Washington State University, USA
Seontaik Kim Morgan State University, USA
Woody Kim Florida State University, USA
Ceridwyn King Temple University, USA
Yoon Koh University of Houston, USA
Linchi Kwok California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA
Robert Kwortnik Cornell University, USA
Rob Law Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Kam-hon Lee Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Seoki Lee The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Xiang (Robert) Li Temple University, USA
Ingrid Lin University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Stephen W. Litvin College of Charleston, USA
Vincent P. Magnini Virginia Tech, USA
Thomas A. Maier University of San Francisco, USA
Kimberly Mathe Soulek Oklahoma State University, USA
Michael McCall Michigan State University, USA
Peter O'Connor ESSEC Business School, France
John O'Neill Pennsylvania State University, School of Hospitality Management, USA
Haemoon Oh Iowa State University, USA
Fevzi Okumus The University of Central Florida, USA
Bing Pan Pennsylvania State University, USA
Anoop Patiar Griffith University, Australia
Dennis Reynolds Washington State University, USA
Bongkosh N. Rittichainwat Siam University, Thailand
Richard Robinson University of Queensland, Australia
Mary Roseman University of Mississippi, USA
Rommel Salvador California State University, Fullerton, USA
Ray Schmidgall Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA
Zvi Schwartz University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Boopen Seetanah University of Mauritius, Mauritius
Amit Sharma Pennsylvania State University, USA
Atul Sheel Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Amrik Singh University of Denver, USA
Ercan Sirakaya-Turk University of South Carolina, USA
Kevin Kam Fung So University of South Carolina, USA
Lawrence Stalcup Georgia Southern University, USA
Sarah Tanford University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Arun Upneja Boston University, USA
Jean-Pierre van der Rest Hotelschool The Hague, The Netherlands
Hubert Van Hoof Pennsylvania State University, USA
Xuan Lorna Wang University of West London, UK
Karin Weber The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Melvin Weber East Carolina University, USA
Craig Webster Ball State University, USA
Wei Wei University of Central Florida, USA
Hung-Che Wu Sun Yat-sen University, China
Zheng Xiang University of North Texas, USA
Atila Yuksel Adron Mediterranean University, Turkey
Dina Zemke University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Xinyuan Roy Zhao Business School, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
Editorial Assistant
  • Articles in Hospitality and Tourism
  • CAB Abstracts Database
  • CABI: Global Health
  • CIRET - Centre International de Recherches et d'Etudes Touristiques
  • Emerald Management Reviews
  • Hospitality & Tourism Index - EBSCO
  • Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  • Leisure, Recreation and Tourism Abstracts (in CAB Abstracts Database)
  • PsycINFO
  • Rural Development Abstracts
  • Scopus
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science)
  • Soils and Fertilizers
  • Thomson Reuters: Current Contents - Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
  • World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts (in CAB Abstracts Database)
  • JHTR Manuscript Submission Guidelines

    1. The Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research (JHTR), peer-reviewed via a blind process and published six (6) times per year, publishes original research, both conceptual and empirical, that clearly enhances the theoretical development of the hospitality and tourism field.

    2. The concept of ‘enhances theoretical development’ is key.

    a. Studies that extend, amend, or generate new theory or models are preferred.

    b. The Editors welcome submissions with qualitative, quantitative, or mixed method approaches.

    c. Findings should be generalizable beyond a specific case or geographical location and this should be made clear in the paper.

    3. Manuscripts submitted to JHTR should be original contributions not under consideration with any other publication at the same time.

    4. Articles submitted are subject to a blind review process. The identity of the authors and reviewers remains confidential during the review process. If accepted for review, typically three reviewers, an Associate Editor, and the Executive Editors will be involved in the review process. All reviews will be anonymously shared with both authors and reviewers.

    5. Manuscripts should not exceed 7,000 words (all words, all pages, all content, from title page to end of references and appendix, including tables and figures) and must be written in English.

    a. Articles for the Viewpoints and Commentary, Publications in Review, Research Notes, and Industry Viewpoints sections should not exceed 3,000 words (all words, all pages, references, tables and figures included).

    b. The Rejoinders section of the journal is intended to publish short articles, commentaries, and rebuttals on the contents of JHTR. Rejoinders should not exceed 1,000 words in total length. Authors should submit such contributions immediately after an issue of JHTR is published so that their response appears in the subsequent issue if possible.

    6. Manuscripts should be prepared using 12-point font size and be double-spaced, including references.

    7. Use only left justification and 1” margins on all four sides.

    8. Titles should have no more than 15 words; exercise parsimony with a focus upon primary concepts.

    9. All general editorial formats, abbreviations, use of statistics in text, citations, and references should conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).

    10. Manuscripts should be submitted via Sage’s Manuscript Central at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jhtr. The author’s name should not appear anywhere except on the title page, which is uploaded as a separate file from the main document (to preserve anonymity during the review process). Authors will prepare and post two (2) files when making their initial submission.

    a. In the first file that is uploaded, give the file name the label of Title Page and please include inside that document [1] the name of author(s) and title, [2] author(s) contact details, including present position, complete address, telephone/fax numbers, e-mail address, and then [3] any acknowledgement of financial or technical assistance if appropriate.

    b. In the second file, include all material that you intend to publish in the print edition. This second file should be uploaded with the file name of Main Document. The first page of this second document should feature the title of the paper (without author’s name), a list of no more than six keywords that define the subject matter, and a brief abstract of no more than 200 words substantively summarizing the article.

    11. Body: The text, with major headings centered on the page and subheadings flush with the left margin. Major headings should use all uppercase letters; side subheadings should be typed in upper and lowercase letters. No heading is in bold. Do not number the lines of text.

    12. Hypotheses: quantitative studies that include hypotheses should ensure that both the null and alternative statements are paired for each hypothesis. That is, do not simply present only the alternative statement. List also the null statement, which is the statement actually tested. Present the null first (H10), then the alternative statement (H1a). See this website for more information: http://www.stattrek.com/hypothesis-test/hypothesis-testing.aspx

    13. Tables and Figures. Each table or figure should be prepared on a separate page and grouped together at the end of the manuscript. Do not create a new document for these items or place them in the body of the paper. The data in tables should be arranged so that similar material reads downward in columns, not across in rows. Nonsignificant decimal places in tabular data should be omitted. The tables and figures should be numbered in Arabic numerals, followed by brief descriptive titles. Authors should indicate in the body of the paper where tables and figures should appear. Additional details should be footnoted under the table, not in the title.

    a. Typically, because of publishing limitations, 3-5 tables and/or figures will be published with the article in the print version. Additional tables and/or figures can be made available to readers via an online storage medium that is publicly accessible and stored on an open Sage website.

    b. Lengthy supporting information, such as transcripts, scanned documents, audio or video recordings, etc., can be made available to readers via an online storage medium that is publicly accessible and stored on an open Sage website. If you have material to include in the online supplement, group this information in a 3rd separate file and upload it with the file name of Supplemental Information. Begin this 3rd file with a title on the top of the first page using this format: “Supplemental Information for XXX” – and REPLACE the XXX with the full title of your paper. The end result is a heading at the top of the first page of your supplemental material that identifies it as supplemental material and connects it to your primary paper.

    c. In the narrative, all illustrations and charts should be referred to as figures. Figures must be clean, crisp, black-and-white, camera-ready copies. Please avoid the use of gray-scale shading; use hatch marks, dots, or lines instead. Do not submit any work in color that is to be printed in the paper version of the journal.

    14. References should be the most relevant and timely for your topic; be discerning in your choices. Lengthy literature reviews should be avoided. References should appear in APA style (6th edition). Use the assigned DOI where possible when referencing electronic sources. List references alphabetically, principal author’s surname first, followed by publication date in parentheses. The reference list should be double-spaced, with a hanging indent, starting on the top of a separate page. Do not number references. Confirm that all titles cited in the narrative appear in the reference list and vice versa. Please see the illustrative examples below.

    Specth, M. L., & Wilkie, D. M. (2012). Subjective shortening: A model of pigeon’s memory for even duration. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 29(1), 14-30.

    Tardener, H. (2015, December). Do babies sing a universal song? Psychology Today, 34(2), 70-76. doi:10.1037/rmh0000008

    Weinstein, T. M. K. (1991). The careful writer: A modern guide to the English usage. New York: Atheneum.

    Zachary, A. S., & Kniskern, D. P. (1988). Family therapy outcome research: Knowns and unknowns. In A. S. Gurman & D. P. Kniskern (Eds.), Handbook of family therapy (pp. 742-775). New York: Brunner/Mazel.

    15. Do not include any acknowledgments or disclose any funding sources in the version(s) of the manuscript intended for peer review. This information can compromise the anonymity of the author(s) during the review process. Such information is only to be included in the Title Page file, which is not shared with reviewers.

    16. The compilation of the journal issue is copyrighted by International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE), but authors retain the copyright for their article. Every author and coauthor must sign a contract before an article can be published.

    17. Frequency: 6 times per year • ISSN: 1096-3480

    18. Note to Authors: Authors who want to refine the use of English in their manuscripts might consider utilizing the services of SPi, a non-affiliated company that offers Professional Editing Services to authors of journal articles in the areas of science, technology, medicine or the social sciences. SPi specializes in editing and correcting English-language manuscripts written by authors with a primary language other than English. Visit http://www.prof-editing.com/ for more information about SPi's Professional Editing Services, pricing and turn-around times, or to obtain a free quote or submit a manuscript for language polishing. Please be aware that neither International CHRIE nor SAGE have any affiliation with SPi and make no endorsement of the company. Your use of their services in no way guarantees that your submission will ultimately be accepted. Any arrangement you enter into will be exclusive between yourself and SPi, and any costs incurred are the sole responsibility of the author.

    Authors of final manuscripts accepted for publication should submit the final version of their articles on the Manuscript Central website at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jhtr. All published material is copyrighted by the Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education. Every author and coauthor must sign a contract before an article can be published.

    Dr. Chris Roberts, Managing Editor, is a Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in the School of Hospitality Leadership at DePaul University in Chicago. He holds a PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He previously served as Executive Editor of the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education and the journal Perspectives in Asian Leisure and Tourism. Chris is widely published in such top ranked journals as the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, the Journal of Travel Research, and the Journal of Hospitality & Leisure Marketing.

    Dr. Linda J. Shea, Executive Editor, is a Professor in the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department and the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. Dr. Shea holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Colorado – Boulder. She served as Executive editor for the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education and Perspectives in Asian Leisure and Tourism. Her work has appeared in numerous top ranked journals, including the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, the Journal of Tourism Research and the Journal of Hospitality Marketing Management.

    Dr. Misty M. Johanson, Executive Editor, is Director and Professor of the School of Hospitality Leadership at DePaul University, where she also serves as Associate Dean of the Driehaus College of Business. Dr. Johanson holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. She has received multiple grants and research awards throughout her academic career. Her work has appeared in numerous top ranked journals, including, Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, and the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.

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