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 (3000-5000 words).  

 

Section Policies

Tourism/Hospitality: Research Papers

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

Business/Management: Research Papers

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

Applied Cultural Studies: Research Papers

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Tourism/Hospitality: Short Communications

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

Foreword

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Hospitality

Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Research Note

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Tourism

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

 

Archiving

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

SCOPUS Q4, SJR 2021: 0.178 

SCOPUS CiteScore for 2022 (June): 1.3

ESCI/WEB OF SCIENCE CORE COLLECTION, showing the following performance:

  • Nr. of published papers (2017-22): 143
  • Nr. of received citations for papers published 2018-2022: 456 (2022 = 74; 2021 = 173; 2020 = 120; 2019 = 61; 2018 = 24).
  • Average citation per year: 76
  • Average citation per article: 3.19
  • H-index: 10

 

SCIELO CITATION INDEX/WEB OF SCIENCE (THOMSON REUTERS) since 2011

SCIELO Portugal 

REDALYC

ERIHPLUS

LATINDEX CATALOGUE (meets all 36 criteria)

EBSCOHOST

DIALNET

CIRET

DOAJ

QUALIS

RCAAP

SHERPA/RoMEO database

GOOGLE SCHOLAR

  • Total citations = 7517 (13.05.2022)
  • H-index = 39 (03.07.2022)
  • Hi10 index = 205 (03.072022)
  • H5-index = 18
  • H5-median = 25
  • Average citation per article = 14.45 (03.07.2022)

 

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.

 

Creative Commons license

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

 

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’.