Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Tourism & Management Studies (Online ISSN: 2182-8466) is an open-access academic journal dedicated to publishing original conceptual and empirical research in the fields of:

  • Tourism/Hospitality. The main topic of each manuscript must be related to Tourism and/or Hospitality and approached from any perspective within the Social Sciences that can enrich theory and practice (e.g. sustainability, information technologies, social media, marketing, hospitality, geography, sociology, anthropology, economics, psychology, etc). Studies must be original, address a research gap and contribute to Tourism/Hospitality. 
  • Business/Management. The main topic of each manuscript must be related to Business and/or Management. The approach may be from any perspective that enriches theory and practice (e.g. marketing, sustainability, information technologies, organisational behaviour, human resource management, strategy, entrepreneurship, innovation, etc.). Studies must be original, address a research gap and contribute to Business/Management. 
  • Applied Cultural Studies. The journal encourages research in Applied Cultural Studies where the main focus is the interrelation of Culture and Tourism/Hospitality or Business/Management. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (2015) place Culture at the heart of sustainable development aiming at protecting and safeguarding the world’s cultural and natural heritage, fostering more inclusive societies and improving local communities' working and living conditions. To this end, studies may include the cultural dimension of tourism, material and immaterial heritage in tourism, the cultural impacts of tourism, the creative industries, multi-culturalism and the interaction of cultures in tourism, and the role of festivals/cultural events in tourism. Culture also plays a pivotal role in the context of international business in a globalised world. Because companies compete on a global market and cross-cultural teams are becoming more frequent, it is relevant to study how Culture may shape and affect international business in terms of communication, organisational behaviour, organisational hierarchy, and management practices. Therefore, the Tourism & Management Studies journal encourages comparative cross-national and cross-cultural studies that widen the theoretical understanding of the relationship of Culture and Business and help companies overcome challenges and take advantage of business opportunities across borders and cultures.  

This journal endeavours to promote and disseminate relevant, high-quality research, and encourages interdisciplinary and comparative approaches. It aims at providing a forum for researchers, scholars, doctoral students, entrepreneurs and leaders of public and private institutions and organisations. All papers are subject to a strict triple-blind peer review process.

Tourism & Management Studies is an international publication that covers all geographical areas of the world. Research papers should have between 6,000 and 9,000 words. The Editorial Board may, however, accept longer papers if they are of special interest to the journal. The same applies to short communications (4000-6000 words).  


Section Policies

Tourism/Hospitality: Research Papers

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

Business/Management: Research Papers

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

Tourism/Hospitality: Short Communications

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Applied Cultural Studies: Research Papers

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

special issue "Social Media and Digital Transformation"

Call for Papers: Social Media and Digital Transformation

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2023; Notification of Acceptance: January 15, 2024; Publication of Special Issue: January 31, 2024

Digitization has revolutionized how we interact, communicate, and access information, with social media, as one of the pillars of this transformation. The social media phenomenon has sparked a cultural revolution on a worldwide scale. Initially, social media may have enabled storytelling and interpersonal connections, but soon it became an innovative market field for marketers and managers to approach consumers. Companies that understand the potential of social media can ensure that they can keep up with the rapid pace of digitalization. Social media provides companies a platform for advertising and co-creating value with their audiences. The customer can be seen as a co-creator of the product/service by communicating their ideas through social media. Customers get engaged as an external driving force for a product or service development in collaboration with the company (Chuang, 2020). Furthermore, social media allows companiesto get in touch with their customers quickly, which may help to upgrade and transform their offers, increasing sales (Dwivedi et al., 2020). Social media has brought many benefits to society regarding social connection and content sharing among users. The impact of social media on information dissemination is unmeasurable and is considered by many as an innovative means of customer engagement (Hou et al., 2020). However, there are also problems associated with the spread of misinformation, online surveillance, and hate speech, among others (Di Domenico et al., 2021). Social media can provide voluminous, real-time, and customer-generated content data with potential value for organizations and companies. Social media is considered a representative data source for business intelligence research (Choi et al., 2020). Artificial Intelligence driven algorithms on social media platforms analyze user data to deliver personalized content, recommendations, and advertisements, enhancing user engagement and satisfaction. In the tourism field, the development of social media is considered a significant force reshaping how tourism agents communicate with the customer about their destinations and how the tourist selects, evaluates, participates, and identifies the destination and business (Sigala & Gretzel, 2017). We are pleased to announce a forthcoming Special Issue on Social Media and Digital Transformation to be published in Tourism & Management Studies. With this Special Issue, we aim to bring together innovative and cutting-edge research that delves into the multifaceted relationship between social media and digitalization. Authors are invited to submit original research papers, reviews, or conceptual papers following the journal's guidelines for submission. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review to ensure the highest scientific quality. Topics of interest for submissions include, but are not limited to: Artificial Intelligence Data Privacy and Security Digital Citizenship Digital Transformation E-Commerce and Social Media E-Government and E-Democracy Fake News and Misinformation Influencer Culture Information Diffusion Online Activism and Social Movements Online Communities Social Media Analytics Social Media and Business Communication Social Media and Customer Engagement Social Media and Education Social Media and Mental Health Social Media and Political Participation Social Media Marketing Social Network Analysis User-Generated Content Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

Guest Editors:

Marisol B. Correia (PhD) ESGHT, Universidade do Algarve & Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation – CiTUR & Research Centre for Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being - CinTurs & CEG-IST, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa; Portugal; mcorreia@ualg.pt Nelson de Matos (PhD) ESGHT, Universidade do Algarve & Research Centre for Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being - CinTurs & Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation – CiTUR; Portugal; nmmatos@ualg.pt Vera Gelashvili (PhD) Rey Juan Carlos University, Business Economics Department. Member of research group EcoTTuG; Spain; vera.gelashvili@urjc.es Juan Gabriel Martínez Navalón (PhD) Rey Juan Carlos University, Business Economics Department. Member of research group MARPRISO; Spain; juangabriel.martinez@urjc.es


Choi, J., Yoon, J., Chung, J., Coh, B. Y., & Lee, J. M. (2020). Social media analytics and business intelligence research: A systematic review. Information Processing and Management, 57(6), 102279. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ipm.2020.102279 Chuang, S. H. (2020). Co-creating social media agility to build strong customer-firm relationships. Industrial Marketing Management, 84(May 2019), 202–211. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indmarman.2019.06.012 Di Domenico, G., Sit, J., Ishizaka, A., & Nunan, D. (2021). Fake news, social media and marketing: A systematic review. Journal of Business Research, 124, 329-341. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2020.11.037 Dwivedi, Y. K., Ismagilova, E., Hughes, D. L., Carlson, J., Filieri, R., Jacobson, J., Jain, V., Karjaluoto, H., Kefi, H., Krishen, A. S., Kumar, V., Rahman, M. M., Raman, R., Rauschnabel, P. A., Rowley, J., Salo, J., Tran, G. A., & Wang, Y. (2020). Setting the future of digital and social media marketing research: Perspectives and research propositions. International Journal of Information Management, June, 102168. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2020.102168 Hou, Q., Han, M., & Cai, Z. (2020). Survey on data analysis in social media: A practical application aspect. Big Data Mining and Analytics, 3(4), 259–279. https://doi.org/10.26599/BDMA.2020.9020006 Sigala, M., & Gretzel, U. (Eds.). (2017). Advances in social media for travel, tourism, and hospitality: New perspectives, practice, and cases (1st ed.). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315565736

  • Marisol B. Correia
  • Vera Gelashvili
  • Juan Martínez Navalón
  • Nelson Matos
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Business/Management: Short Communications

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Applied Cultural Studies: Short Communications

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Research Note

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Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

After submission, each manuscript is checked for plagiarism, and an editor will carefully assess the manuscript to determine if it fits within the journal’s aims and scope. This editor will also evaluate the manuscript’s originality and relevance (must give a substantial contribution to the literature) and its research methods’ suitability, as well as the submission’s potential for attracting the broad audience of the journal. The same editor also ensures that the manuscript is anonymised. Manuscripts that are not desk rejected are sent onward to undergo a triple-blind peer review, along with a reviewer’s checklist. Reviewers are experts on the paper’s topic and methods. 

Acceptance without further improvements is extremely rare. If a paper is not rejected before or during the review process, authors are asked to improve their manuscript according to the reviewers and editors suggestions. The ultimate decision to accept a paper is taken by the editors based on their own editorial review and the reviewers’ reports as well as the assessment of the implementation of any improvements asked. During the publication process, authors may be asked to make additional changes, adaptations, and improvements.


Publication Frequency

Quarterly, published only in English, online only:

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



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

SCOPUS Q3, SJR 2022: 0.371 

SCOPUS CiteScore for 2022: 2.5



SCIELO Portugal 



LATINDEX CATALOGUE (meets all 36 criteria)







SHERPA/RoMEO database




Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement

Tourism & Management Studies adheres to the principles of transparency and best practices in scholarly publishing of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which are available at https://publicationethics.org/files/Principles_of_Transparency_and_Best_Practice_in_Scholarly_Publishingv3_0.pdf. COPE’s Core Practices are also available at https://publicationethics.org/core-practices. In addition, this journal follows the ethical principles for scientific conduct and publishing listed in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), Fifth Edition, on pages 11–20.

Thus, Tourism & Management Studies condemns malpractices such as fabricating or falsifying data, plagiarism and self-plagiarism and duplication or excessive fragmentation of data (i.e. piecemeal publication). Regarding authorship, the journal concurs with the APA’s conceptualisation of authorship as ‘reserved for persons who make a substantial contribution to and who accept responsibility for a published work’ (Publication Manual of the APA, Fifth Edition, 2001, p. 18).

In turn, editors and reviewers are bound by the principle of confidentiality regarding all submitted materials to which they have access. This principle means also that editors and reviewers may not use the material from any unpublished manuscript to advance their own or others’ research without the author’s express consent (Publication Manual of the APA, Fifth Edition, 2001, p. 18). Authors, editors and reviewers must further disclose any conflicts of interest. Authors must base their research on ‘objective interpretations of evidence and unbiased interpretation of fact’ (Publication Manual of the APA, Fifth Edition, 2001, p. 17). If authors are aware of any conflicts of interest in their papers, they must inform the editors.

The publisher remains accountable for the journal’s performance and compliance with all its ethical policies.

During the online submission process, authors have to confirm the validity of the statement that their paper is original and free of plagiarism and that the manuscript has neither been nor will be submitted to other publications. The journal additionally uses CrossRef’s Similarity Check and Grammarly Premium software to screen submissions for plagiarism. Any confirmed attempt of fraud such as plagiarism and fabricated or falsified data will be subjected to the following measures:

a)       If the violation occurs before the paper’s publication, the manuscript will be rejected, and the authors will be blacklisted and banned from publishing in the journal in the future.

b)      If a charge of fraud occurs after publication, the article will be retracted and information on the reasons for retraction will be published on the journal website. The authors will be blacklisted and banned from ever publishing again in the journal.

c)       The Editorial Advisory Board may be asked to give advice on ethical issues whenever needed.


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Information on charges, waiver policy and open access

Tourism & Management Studies does not charge any article submission or processing fees (APC). This journal also has no waiver policy for authors from developing countries. In addition, the journal adheres to the Budapest Open Access Initiative’s definition of open access: that users have the right to ‘read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles’.