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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Thank you for choosing to submit your paper to us. These instructions will ensure we have everything required so your paper can move through peer review, production and publication smoothly. Please take the time to read and follow them as closely as possible, as doing so will ensure your paper matches the journal's requirements.

When submitting your manuscript please provide a certificate of proofreading unless you are an English native speaker.

Please read and follow these instructions carefully. The Editors reserve the right to return manuscripts that are not prepared in accordance with these instructions.

About the Journal

European Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing original research. The journal focuses on current issues in tourism, hospitality, food service, transport and leisure, including best practices and case studies.

Please note that this journal only publishes manuscripts in English.

European Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation accepts original articles published in English.

Number of issues per year

The journal publishes two issues per year in May and December, and submissions are open all year round.

Peer review

Once your paper has been assessed for suitability by the Editors, it will be double-blind peer-reviewed by independent, anonymous referees.

Types of papers published

Original Articles

Original articles are peer-reviewed articles that report upon theoretically consequential empirical research and make a significant contribution to tourism studies and its related fields.

Special Issues

We welcome proposals for special issues. Special issue proposals should be sent to Proposals should include a brief synopsis of the theme, guest editors' details including short bio notes, a list of contributions, and a timeline for publication.

Preparing your paper

Your submission should include the following elements in the following order:

Cover page
Abstract - should be unstructured and no more than 200 words
Literature review
Methodology and/or methods
Acknowledgements (as appropriate)
Declaration of interest statement (as appropriate)
Appendices (as appropriate)
Table(s) with caption(s)
Figures with captions

Please include a word count for your submission at the end of the manuscript. Original articles should be no more than 7,000 words, inclusive of the abstract, tables, references, figure captions, footnotes, and endnotes.

Style Guidelines

Please refer to the style guidelines below when preparing your paper.
Please use the British (-ize) spelling style consistently throughout your manuscript.

  1. The articles are published exclusively in English. Each article should be accompanied by an abstract of up to 200 words, and 3-6 keywords suitable for indexing and online search purposes. The pages of the paper should be numbered.

  2. The text is double-spaced, uses 12-point Cambria font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Please note that images supplied in colour will be published in colour online and black and white in print (unless otherwise arranged). Therefore, it is important that you supply images that are comprehensible in black and white as well (i.e. by using colour with a distinctive pattern or dotted lines). The captions should reflect this by not using words indicating colour. All figures must be numbered in the order in which they appear in the paper (e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2).

  3. References will comply with the APA system (e.g. References are included in the text, in brackets, such as (author, year, and page). At the end of the article, full references are provided, titles of books and journals with Italic font, and titles of articles in journals and book chapters will have normal fonts.

  4. The journal uses a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers' and authors' identities remain anonymous. The editorial team undertakes the first selection of articles before they are sent to at least two referees. All submitted manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism. The manuscripts containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, and dishonesty, are rejected.

Cover page [download]

Title: Use bold for your article title, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.

Authors’ names: Give the names of all contributing authors on the title page exactly as you wish them to appear in the published article;

Authors’ e-mails;

ORCID for each author when available;

Affiliations: List the affiliation of each author (department, university, city, country);

Correspondence details: Please provide an institutional email address for the corresponding author. Full postal details are also needed by the publisher but will not necessarily be published;

Short bio note for each author: max. 120 words.


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Anonymity for peer review: Ensure your identity and that of your co-authors are not revealed in the text of your article or in your manuscript files when submitting the manuscript for review.
Title: Use bold for your article title, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.
Abstract: Indicate the abstract paragraph with the heading ABSTRACT, max. 200 words.
Keywords: Please provide five or six keywords to help readers find your article.
Headings: Please indicate the level of the section headings in your article.

First-level headings (e.g. Introduction, Conclusion) with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.
Second-level headings with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.
Third-level headings should be in italics, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.
Fourth-level headings should also be in italics, at the beginning of a paragraph. The text follows immediately after a full stop (full point) or other punctuation marks.

Tables and figures: Tables and figures are placed within the text at the appropriate points. The tables and figures should also be supplied in a separate file. Ensure you have permission to use any figures you are reproducing from another source.

Checklist: what to include

Author details: All authors of a manuscript should include their full name and affiliation on the cover page. Where available, please also include ORCiDs. One author will need to be identified as the corresponding author, with their email address normally displayed in the article PDF and the online article. Authors’ affiliations are the affiliations where the research was conducted. If any of the named co-authors moves affiliation during the peer-review process, the new affiliation can be given as a footnote. Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after your paper is accepted.

Funding details: Please supply all details required by your funding and grant-awarding bodies as follows:

For single-agency grants

This work was supported by the [Funding Agency] under Grant [number xxxx].

For multiple agency grants

This work was supported by the [Funding Agency #1] under Grant [number xxxx]; [Funding Agency #2] under Grant [number xxxx]; and [Funding Agency #3] under Grant [number xxxx].

Disclosure statement: This is to acknowledge any financial interest or benefit that has arisen from the direct applications of your research.

Data availability statement: If there is a data set associated with the paper, please provide information about where the data supporting the results or analyses presented in the paper can be found. Where applicable, this should include the hyperlink, DOI or other persistent identifier associated with the data set(s).

Figures: Figures should be high quality (1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for colour, at the correct size). Figures should be supplied in one of our preferred file formats: JPEG, GIF, or Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX).

Tables: Readers should be able to interpret the table without reference to the text. Please supply editable files.

Equations: If you are submitting your manuscript as a Word document, please ensure that the equations are editable.

Units: Please use SI units (non-italicized).

Using Third-Party material in your paper
You must obtain the necessary permission to reuse third-party material in your article. The use of short extracts of text and some other types of material is usually permitted, on a limited basis, for the purposes of criticism and review without securing formal permission. If you wish to include any material in your paper for which you do not hold copyright, and which is not covered by this informal agreement, you will need to obtain written permission from the copyright owner prior to submission.

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