Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

TOURISM & MANAGEMENT STUDIES (abbreviation: Tour & Manage Studies) (ISSN: online 2182-8466, print 2182-8458) is an international academic (print and online) Open Access journal dedicated to publishing original conceptual and empirical research papers in the fields of Tourism and Management.

Conference proceedings of "TMS Algarve" conferences, which are peer reviewed and organized by the journal can be published in the journal website. However, they cannot be considered as journal issues nor will be indexed as such.

The journal endeavours to promote and disseminate relevant, high quality research, encouraging inter-disciplinary and comparative approaches in the fields of Tourism and Management, providing a forum for researchers, scholars, masters and PhD students, entrepreneurs and leaders of public and private institutions and organizations. 


Section Policies

Tourism: Research Papers

  • Alfonso Sánchez
  • José Santos
  • Margarida Santos
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Management: Research Papers

  • Alfonso Sánchez
  • José Santos
  • Margarida Santos
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Hospitality Management: Scientific Papers

Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Short Communication

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research Note

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

At an early stage after submission the editors reserve the right to reject papers that do not follow the guidelines or that in the view of the editors are either of insufficient quality, or do not fit in the subject areas of Tourism and Management. Papers that, in the editors’ view, are of sufficient quality and are relevant to the subject areas of the journal are sent to reviewers.

The journal uses the double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two independent reviewers, who are experts in the topic of the paper. Additionally, the paper will be also reviewed by one of the editors of the journal, who may also ask for improvements. Texts in English are also subject to linguistic control. Papers will be approved for publication if:

1. Their evaluation by both reviewers and editor is considered good, very good or excellent;

2. Authors implement successfully all improvements asked/suggested by the reviewers and editor and present a report of the implemented changes. And these improvements are checked and approved by the editor and/or reviewers. 


Publication Frequency

2005-2012: Annual, published in December

2013-2016: Semiannual, published in January and July

  • English Issue, print and online (January 31)
  • Portuguese/Spanish Issue, print and online (July 31)

From 2017: Quarterly, published only in English, online only

  • January 31
  • April 30
  • July 31
  • October 31



The TOURISM & MANAGEMENT STUDIES journal is indexed/listed in:


SCIELO Portugal 



LATINDEX CATALOGUE (meets all 36 criteria)







SHERPA/RoMEO database

GOOGLE SCHOLAR (h5-index =15; h5-median = 19)


Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement

The Tourism & Management Studies journal adopts international ethical principles for scientific conduct and publishing as indicated by the American Psychological Association "Publication Manual - Sixth Edition", pp. 11-20. Consequently, the Tourism & Management Studies journal condemns such malpractices as fabricating or falsifying data, as well as plagiarism and self-plagiarism. Duplication or excessive fragmentation of data (piecemeal publication) is also not accepted by the Tourism & Management Studies journal. Concerning authorship, the journal follows the APA concept that «authorship is reserved for persons who make a substantial contribution to and who accept responsibility for a published work» (APA Publication Manual, 6th Ed., p. 18).  On the other hand, editors and reviewers are bound to the principle of confidentiality regarding all submitted materials to which they have access. This means also that editors and reviewers may not use the material from an unpublished manuscript to advance their own or others' work without the author's consent» (APA Publication Manual, 6th Ed., p. 18). Authors, editors and reviewers must disclose any conflicts of interest. This means that authors must base their research on «objective interpretations of evidence und unbiased interpretation of fact» (APA Publication Manual, 6th Ed., p. 17). If they are aware of any conflicts of interest in their papers, they must inform the editors. Editors are discouraged to publish their own scientific papers in the Tourism & Management Studies journal. If that might happen, the person involved must resign his/her duties as editor for one year and the publisher must ensure transparency in the whole process by inviting a guest editor from a different country to conduct the tracking of the paper and decide on its publication or rejection. 

Furthermore, the Tourism & Management Studies journal adheres to the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors:


The Publisher accounts for the performance and compliance with the whole ethical policy of the journal.    

During the online submission process authors have to validate the statement that their paper is original and free of plagiarism and has not been nor will be submitted to other publications.

Presently the journal uses Plagiarism Checker for screening for plagiarism. From 2017 onwards the journal will use CrossCheck. 

Any proven attempt of fraud like plagiarism, fabricated or falsified data will be subject to following measures:

a) if such an attempt occurs before paper publication, authors will be banned from future publishing in the journal. A letter of recrimination for unethical behaviour will be sent to the authors. 

b) if charge of fraud occurs after publication, authors may have to pay a financial compensation for the material losses caused to the journal; if necessary, any required legal action will be activated in order to claim for this compensation; article will be removed from publication and authors will be banned from future publishing in the journal; The journal reserves the right to make any fraud inside a published paper public on its website including the names of its authors. The Editorial Advisory Board may be asked to give advice in this process.



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Information on charges, waiver policy and open access

Tourism & Management Studies has no article submitting charges and no article processing charges. 

This journal has no waiver policy for developing country authors. The journal adheres to the BOAI definition of open access: that users have the right to "read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles".