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Tourism Economics

2016 Impact Factor: 0.826
2016 Ranking: 188/347 in Economics | 36/45 in Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)

Editor in Chief
Albert Assaf University of Massachusetts, USA
Editor
Raffaele Scuderi Kore University of Enna, Italy
Editor Emeritus
Stephen Wanhill University of Limerick Ireland and Bournemouth University, UK


eISSN: 20440375 | ISSN: 13548166 | Current volume: 23 | Current issue: 6 Frequency: Bi-monthly

Tourism Economics is an international peer reviewed journal, covering the business aspects of tourism in the wider context. It takes account of constraints on development, such as social and community interests and the sustainable use of tourism and recreation resources, and inputs into the production process. The definition of tourism used includes tourist trips taken for all purposes, embracing both stay and day visitors.
Articles address the components of the tourism product (accommodation; restaurants; merchandizing; attractions; transport; entertainment; tourist activities); and the economic organization of tourism at micro and macro levels (market structure; role of public/private sectors; community interests; strategic planning; marketing; finance; economic development).

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Core subject areas:

  • forecasting
  • public policy (strategies, fiscal and other intervention policies)
  • economic development
  • market structures and competition
  • sources of capital provision
  • labour economics (quality and productivity issues)
  • business aspects of marketing
  • private and public sector interaction
  • economic appraisal at sector and project level
  • mathematical modelling
  • developments in the components of the product
  • structure of the tourism industry (including such issues as ownership, corporate size, international operations, etc)
  • regional economic effects of tourism developments
  • analysis of international data on tourism, such as WTO statistics

Tourism Economics publishes regular special issues. Current calls for papers are listed here.

 

Tourism Economics is an international peer reviewed journal, covering the economic and business aspects of tourism in the wider context. It takes account of constraints on development, such as social and community interests and the sustainable use of tourism and recreation resources, and inputs into the production process. The definition of tourism used includes tourist trips taken for all purposes, embracing both stay and day visitors.

Articles address the components of the tourism product (accommodation; restaurants; merchandizing; attractions; transport; entertainment; tourist activities); the economic organization of tourism at micro and macro levels (market structure; role of public/private sectors; community interests; strategic planning; marketing; finance; economic development; sustainability and the economic analysis of tourism demand).

Core subject areas:
• forecasting
• public policy (strategies, fiscal and other intervention policies)
• economic development
• market structures and competition
• sources of capital provision
• labour economics (quality and productivity issues)
• business aspects of marketing
• private and public sector interaction
• economic appraisal at sector and project level
• mathematical modelling
• methodologies for data analysis
• developments in the components of the product
• structure of the tourism industry (including such issues as ownership, corporate size, international operations, etc)
• regional economic effects of tourism developments
• analysis of international data on tourism
• impact analysis
• tourism performance and productivity
• tourism competitiveness
• big data and the effect of sharing economy

Tourism Economics publishes regular special issues. Current calls for papers are listed here.
 

Special Advisers
Larry Dwyer University of New South Wales, Australia
John Fletcher International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research, Bournemouth University, UK
Joseph Mazanec MODUL University Vienna, Austria
Chris Ryan Waikato Management School, NZ
Lindsay Turner School of Applied Economics Victoria University, Australia
Muzzo (Muzaffer) Uysal University of Massachusetts, USA
Editorial Board
Frank W. Agbola The University of Newcastle, Australia
Faizan Ali University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, USA
Esteban Bardolet Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Adam Blake Bournemouth University, UK
Gabriel Brida Universidad de la República Montevideo, Uruguay
Nevenka Cavlek University of Zagreb, Croatia
Ming-Hsiang Chen Washington State University, USA
John Charles Crotts College of Charleston, USA
Chiara Dalle Nogare University of Brescia, Italy
Jim Deegan University of Limerick, Ireland
Sarath Divisekera Victoria University of Technology, Australia
Paolo Figini University of Bologna, Italy
Luís Alberiko Gil-Alana University of Navarra, Spain
Anne Graham University of Westminster, UK
Songshan (Sam) Huang Edith Cowan University, Australia
Twan Huybers University of New South Wales, Australia
Stanislav Ivanov International University College, Bulgaria
Carson Jenkins University of Strathclyde, UK
Alexander Josiassen Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Woo Gon (Woody) Kim Florida State University, USA
Brian King The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Ljubica Knezevic Cvelbar University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Rob Law The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Seoki Lee The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Gang Li University of Surrey, UK
Xiang (Robert) Li Temple University, USA
Sidney Lung Victoria University, Australia
Melih Madanoglu Florida Atlantic University, USA
Juan Carlos Martín Hernández University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Anna S. Mattila The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Tanja Mihalic University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Peter Morrell Cranfield University, UK
Yasuo Ohe Chiba University, Japan
Roberto Patuelli University of Bologna, Italy
James E. Payne Benedictine University, USA
Nicolas Peypoch University of Perpignan Via Domitia, France
Manuela Pulina University of Sassari, Italy
Ana Ramon Rodriguez University of Alicante, Spain
Manuel Rivera University of Central Florida, USA
Andrea Saayman North-West University, South Africa
Mondher Sahli Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Ali Salman Saleh Qatar University, Qatar
Zyi Schwartz University of Delaware, USA
Neelu Seetaram Bournemouth University, UK
Atul Sheel University of Massachusetts, USA
Egon Smeral MODUL University, Austria
Kevin Kam Fung So University of South Carolina, USA
Haiyan Song Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
Natalie Stoeckl James Cook University, Australia
Stephen Wanhill University of Limerick Ireland and Bournemouth University, UK
Peter F. Wanke Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rodney B. Warnick University of Massachusetts, USA
Zheng Xiang Virginia Tech, USA
Yang Yang Temple University, USA
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Tourism Economics

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/teu 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 Economics 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, 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, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
    6. 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
    7. Further information

     

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Tourism Economics, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article Types

    The manuscript length is usually between 7,000 and 8000 words. It can be one of the following types:

    Empirical article

    Tourism Economics encourages the submission of well-designed and innovative applications using either primary or secondary data. Papers that just repeat existing applications with a slightly different context or dataset will most likely be desk rejected. The paper needs to clearly highlight the existing gaps in the literature, discuss the relevant theory, and introduce the research hypotheses.  Details on all data sources should be clearly provided. The method section needs to highlight why the use of a particular methodology is more recommended, giving greater and appropriate details when recent or novel techniques are used. Finally, the discussion section should not simply repeat the results, but highlight the implications, contributions and the limitations of the existing study.

     Conceptual article

    Tourism Economics encourages the submission of high quality conceptual articles that aim to build or further develop a certain tourism economic theory. The goals should not be a simple criticism of the existing literature, but rather some new conceptual arguments, more robust theory building and expansion.

     Review article

    Tourism Economics encourages the submission of comprehensive, thorough and critical review articles that presents the literature’s state of the art on a specific topic. Results from meta-analysis are highly desirable, though not strictly necessary.

     Research note

    Tourism Economics also publishes research notes (RN). RNs are not necessarily a summarized version of a full paper. They can focus on some unanswered research questions that require further development in the literature. They can also promote some new schools of thoughts, introduce some new hypotheses or propositions, and contribute to some on-going debates in the literature. The length of a research note is usually between 1,500 and 2,000 words.

     Commentary articles

    Tourism Economics also publishes commentary articles. These articles are usually invited by the editor and represent a short opinion or discussion about some on-going topics or debates in the tourism economic literature. 

    Potential authors are welcome to submit a commentary article proposal to the editors, indicating the topic, a detailed abstract, and using the email contact details below.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    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

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    All papers, other than research notes and commentaries, will be subject to a rigorous 'double blind' review in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties – with a minimum of two referees. Papers by authors who are not academics (such as submissions from industry) will also be subject to review before acceptance, but their distinct nature and aims will be fully taken into account.

    The Editors or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.

    2.2 Authorship

    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.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    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.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.3.1 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.

    2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Tourism Economics encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    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.

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Tourism Economics 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.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    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.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Tourism Economics 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.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Preperation and formatting

    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.

    4.1.1 Title page

    The title page includes the manuscript title; authors’ names and affiliation, email address; indication of the corresponding author, telephone number, fax number and any acknowledgements.

    4.1.2 Manuscript

    The manuscript should be anonymous and should avoid any element that identifies the author(s).
    The manuscript should include a title, abstract, 4 to 6 keywords, text, appendices, notes, references, each table, and each figure.  Everything needs to be double-spaced and left justified.
    Title, abstract and keywords should appear on the first page of the manuscript. The text will begin in the following page, followed by references, tables and figures.
    Title should be concise and informative.
    Abstract’s length is 150 words or less.
    The text can be organised into Sections and Subsections, which do not have to be numbered.
    Tables and figures need to be numbered consecutively. Each of them should be put on a separate page at the end of the manuscript. Tags in the text should be inserted to indicate where the various tables and figures should be located.
    Manuscripts can adopt either American or British spellings. A combination of both spellings for the same article is not acceptable.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    Authors should bear in mind that, in the print version of the journal, illustrations will be reproduced in black and white.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.

    4.4 Reference style

    Tourism Economics adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Harvard EndNote output file.

    4.5 English language editing services

    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.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Tourism Economics is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/teu 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.

    5.1 ORCID

    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 persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher 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 recognised.

    We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    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. 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).

    5.3 Permissions

    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.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned 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.

    6.2 Online First publication

    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.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your 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. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Tourism Economics editorial office as follows:

    Professor Albert Assaf: assaf@isenberg.umass.edu

    Professor Raffaele Scuderi: raffaele.scuderi@unikore.it

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