Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Tourism & Management Studies (ISSN: online 2182-8466) is an open-access academic journal dedicated to publishing original conceptual and empirical research papers within the broad fields of tourism and management. The journal welcomes contributions from all disciplinary perspectives when these are applied to tourism and/or management. Published papers can include those based on sustainability, social media, marketing, hospitality, geography, information technologies, organisational behaviour, human resource management, strategy, international business, entrepreneurship, innovation and any others that can enrich tourism and management theory and practice. Preference will be given to sustainability and social media in the contexts of tourism and hospitality. This journal endeavours to promote and disseminate relevant, high-quality research, thereby encouraging interdisciplinary and comparative approaches in tourism and management and providing a forum for researchers, scholars, doctoral students, entrepreneurs and leaders of public and private institutions and organisations. All papers are subjected to a strict triple-blind peer review process.

Tourism & Management Studies is an international publication that covers all geographical areas of the world, with a special focus on Ibero-American (i.e. Spanish and Portuguese-speaking) cultural spaces. Research papers should have between 6,000 and 8,000 words. The Editorial Board may, however, accept longer papers if they are of special interest to the journal. 


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

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 and its research methods’ suitability, as well as the submission’s potential for attracting a broad audience and being cited. 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. 

Reviewers are asked to assess the following elements of the paper on a five-point quality scale:

  • Importance and innovativeness of the topic
  • Objectives
  • Methods
  • Literature review
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • Scientific contribution
  • Structure
  • Quality of the manuscript regarding the academic writing

Furthermore, each reviewer is expected to write a report pointing out the paper´s strengths and weaknesses as well as suggestions for improvement and concluding with one of the following recommendations:

  • Accept submission
  • Minor revisions required
  • Major revisions required
  • Decline submission

Acceptance without further improvements is extremely rare. If not rejected in this process, authors are asked to improve their manuscripts 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 since 2020



SCIELO Portugal 



LATINDEX CATALOGUE (meets all 36 criteria)







SHERPA/RoMEO database


  • Total citations = 7486 (13.05.2022)
  • H-index = 39 (13.05.2022)
  • Hi10 index = 201 (13.05.2022)
  • H5-index = 18
  • H5-median = 25


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.

This journal’s editors are also discouraged from publishing their own scientific papers in Tourism & Management Studies. Should this option be taken, the person involved must resign his or her duties as an editor for one year, and the journal’s publisher must ensure transparency in the entire process by inviting a guest editor to track the paper and decide whether it is published or rejected. 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 removed from the publication in question, and the authors will be blacklisted and banned from ever publishing again in the journal.

c)       The journal reserves the right to publicise any fraud in a published paper on its website, including posting the authors’ names, and the Editorial Advisory Board may be asked to give advice during this process.


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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’.