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Author Guidelines

Publication Guidelines

All the submitted papers must be original and free of plagiarism. They cannot have been previously published nor can they be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Papers presented in congresses or conferences can also be submitted if they have not been previously published. The Tourism & Management Studies journal has no article submission charges and no article processing charges (APC's).

All papers that fit into the areas of Tourism and/or Management are welcome and will be submitted to double blind refereeing if they adhere to the following guidelines:


Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

  1. The submission of papers for publication in the Tourism & Management Studies journal implies the acceptance of transferring copyright to the journal as well as the rights for its dissemination through printed and/or electronic means, including international scientific databases and institutional repositories. The objective will always be the sharing of the research and knowledge contained in the journal. The rejection of a paper submitted for publication implies the automatic extinction of the transfer of copyright to the TOURISM & MANAGEMENT STUDIES journal.

  2. Papers should have between 6000 and 8000 words (Microsoft Word format, font Garamond 11, single spacing) including references. The Editorial Board can, however, accept longer papers if they are of special interest for the journal.
  3. Papers may be written only in English.
  4. Each paper must include a short abstract of up to 150 words and up to 6 keywords in English and also in Portuguese or Spanish (if needed the journal can provide a free translation into Portuguese). The abstract should state in a concise and factual manner the purpose of the research, the main results and major conclusions. It should represent the essence of the research and be able to stand alone. References are not allowed and abbreviations should be avoided. However, if they are essential, they must be defined at their first mention.
  5. Each paper must include its title in English and in another language (Portuguese or Spanish).
  6. Each paper should have a suitable structure, preferably with introduction, methodology, discussion and conclusion, as well as references. Words or expressions to be printed in italics or other graphic forms must be clearly indicated.
  7. Tables, graphs and figures must be included in the text as well as delivered separately in the programme format in which they were created.
  8. All submissions should be made through the journal’s online platform:
  9. To facilitate the journal's double-blind peer review process, authors should make efforts to ensure that information about the authors' identities do not appear anywhere in the manuscript. If an author is cited, "Author" and year should be used in the bibliography and endnotes instead of the author's name, paper title, etc. The authors’ names should also be removed from the document's Properties, which in Microsoft Word is found under the File menu.
  10. Additionally the author (or authors) should upload a short curriculum vitae (maximum of five lines) including: name, address, e-mail, telephone number, academic degree, professional status, Research Centre (if they belong to one), department, School or Faculty and University.
  11. The papers are of sole responsibility of their authors.
  12. In-text citations or references in the text as well as the list of References must be made stricktly according to the APA style 5th or 6th Edition. Be sure that all references or citation made in the text must be reflected in the List of References. Incomplete references are not tolerated.

    Note: Incorrect use of et al. According to APA style, the first time that a group of 3 to 5 authors is cited or referred in the text, cite all surnames, followed by year. In subsequent citations, include only the name of the first author followed by et al. When a work has six or more authors, cite only the surname of the first author followed by et al.

  13. The bibliographic references must be presented in alphabetical order in APA style:
    Bowdin, G., Allen, J., O´Toole, W., Harris, R., & McDONNEL, I., (2008). Events Management. London: Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann.
    - Journal articles:
    Jago, L., Chalip, L., Brown, G., Mules, T. & Ali, S. (2003). Building events into destination branding: insights from experts. Event Management, 8(1), 3-14.
    -Book chapters:
    Upton, M. (2004). Crowd safety planning for major concert events. In C. Kemp, & I. Hill (eds.), Health and Safety Aspects in the Live Music Industry (pp. 143-161). Cambridge: Entertainment Technology Press.
    World Bank (2004). Beyond Economic Growth. Retrieved August, 25, 2004 from

  14. No footnotes permitted, except in the from page concerning information about the paper or their authors.
  15. FRAUD:

    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 behavior 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.


  16. Papers written in English by non-native speaking authors must be delivered together with a proofreading certificate (if not in the submission phase, then later before publication) by an English native speaking proof-reader. If you search by "Proofreading" on the Internet you'll find several companies providing that service.




Copyright Notice

The authors declare that the above mentioned paper is original and free of plagiarism and has not been nor will be submitted to other publications. Moreover they transfer the author’s rights of the above mentioned paper to the School of Management, Hospitality and Tourism of the University of the Algarve and give their agreement to its publication and diffusion through free or commercial print, electronic means and others associated with the journal TOURISM & MANAGEMENT STUDIES, including national and international scientific databases as well as institutional repositories.


Privacy Statement

Names and adresses used in this journal will be used only for this publication and will not be provided to others for other purposes.