Submission Information

Guidelines for Authors


Journal of Tourismology brings together research in all fields related to tourism and hospitality including hospitality management, tourism planning and policy, leisure and recreation, tourism sociology, tourism psychology. It includes both theoretical and applied research papers and provide information both for academia and practitioners in tourism & hospitality disciplines.

Submission Process

Article submission is done via online system. To submit article and to check the status of current submissions, you must register and login.

If you have username/password, you can click in the below link to log into the system (Log In).

If you don’t have username/password, you must register by clicking the below link (Create An Account).

After you have logged into the system, you can load the manuscript and cover page after reading the instructions below.

Author Guidelines

Instructions for authors

Please read the the following instructions in order to ensure your paper matches the journal's editorial requirements.

Manuscript preparation

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. General Guidelines

Papers are accepted in English

PDF versions are not accepted, article files should be provided in Microsoft Word format.

Uploading of submissions must consist of two files including cover page and main article.

Authors full names, affiliations, postal addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses must be written clearly on the cover page with the title of the article.

All parties who have a reasonable claim to authorship must be named in the manuscript as co-authors; the corresponding author must be authorized by all co-authors to act on their behalf in all matters pertaining to publication of the manuscript, and the order of names should be agreed by all authors.

A typical paper will not exceed 9.0000 words including tables and references. However, JoT also makes exceptions for extended papers who are able justify additional length.

Papers should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text; references.

The abstract should not exceed 200 words. Each article should have 5 to 6 keywords.

Section headings should be concise.

2. Style guidelines

Font: Times New Roman, 12. Margins have of at least 2.5 cm all round

Title: Times New Roman, 12 bold

Authors’ names: Give the names of all contributing authors on the title page exactly as you wish them to appear in the published article. Times New Roman, 12 point.

Affiliations: List the affiliation and contact details of each author (department, university, city, country, e-mail) at the cover page. Times New Roman, 12 point.

Abstract: The abstract should not exceed 200 words.

Keywords: Each manuscript should have 5 to 6 keywords.

Headings: Please indicate the level of the section headings in your article:

Main headings (e.g. Abstract, Introduction, Literatur Review, Methodology, Conclusion, References) should be in Times New Roman 12 point bold,

Subsection headings should be in Times New Roman 12 point bold italics.

Tables: Please submit tables as editable text format and not as images. Headings of tables should be in Times New Roman 12 point bold. Numbers of tables should appear consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and any table notes should be placed below the table body.

Figures: Headings of figures should be in Times New Roman 12 point bold. All figures must be numbered in the order in which they appear in the manuscript (e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2).


Referencing Styles

Text: Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition.

List: references should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication.


Reference to a journal publication:

Cetin, G., & Yarcan, S. (2017). The professional relationship between tour guides and tour operators. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 17(4), 345-357.

Reference to a book

Jacob, J. and Chestnut, R. W. (1978). Brand Loyalty, Measurement and Management. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book

McKinney, C., & Smith, N. (2005). Te Tiriti o Waitangi or The Treaty of Waitangi: What is the difference? In D. Wepa (Ed.), Cultural safety in Aotearoa New Zealand (pp. 39-57). Auckland, New Zealand: Pearson Education New Zealand.

Reference to a website

Horwath HTL (2015). “Special Market Reports – Turkey”. Retrieved from 11.05.2016

Notes for Contributors

1. What does  Journal of Tourismology publish?

1.1. Aim and Scope

Before submitting your manuscript to Journal of Tourismology, please review the "Aim and Scope" page of the journal. Research that are not covered by the scope of the journal will be desk rejected.​

1.2. Application Types

The works submitted for publication are first reviewed by the Chief Editor in terms of their purpose, subject, content, manner of presentation and compliance with the writing rules. Submissions should not exceed 9000 words, excluding supporting matierials. JoT basic editorial evaluation criteria are as follows:

(1) Scientific and practical contribution.

(2) Conceptual framework and quality of discussion.

(3) The methodology and conceptual framework used.

(4) Quality and originality of findings.

(5) Discussions and quality of theoretical and practical implications.

1.2.1. Original Article

In the Journal of Tourismology, it is aimed to publish analytical / theoretical studies which reveal the basic problems related to tourism and suggest original solutions. However, in particular research attention is paid to certain aspects:

(a) It is expected that the theoretical framework on which the research is based will be expressed in a comprehensive manner.

(b) It is expected that the research will provide theoretical and practical contribution to the field.

(c) The author(s) is expected to make original contributions to the discipline of tourismology.

(d) It is expected that the work is unique and that the argument presented is consistent.

1.2.2. Research Article

Manuscripts to be sent to the Journal of Tourismology;

(a) be prepared using quantitative, qualitative, or mixed research design.

(b) there is an extant literature review and meta-analysis that comprehensively reviews recent literature on the concepts discussed in the paper.

(c) attention to be paid in the proposal of a model that can be practically applied to tourism.

1.2.3. Book Review

Journal of Tourismology also publishes book reviews. Book evaluations should not exceed 1000 words. Published reviews also have DOI (Digital Object Identifier) numbers as in articles, and are submitted to indexes where the journal is included.

2. Editorial Policy

2.1. Peer Review Process

Peer review process -which is shown in Figure- is being followed for assessing the validity and quality of the submitted articles to Journal of Tourismology. Each manuscript is sent to three reviewers. JoT strongly aims to improve the quality of published articles through the peer review process.

As a type of peer review, double blind review is utilized in JoT. The identities of both reviewers and authors are concealed from each other throughout the review. While author anonymity prevents any reviewer bias to happen; the reviewers anonymity stands as one of the priorities of JoT.

2.2. Evaluation Processes

An editorial preliminary evaluation of a submitted work is completed within 30 days. If found suitable the manuscript is sent to three reviewers. The first round of review takes about 2-4 months. This period can be extended due to the workload of the referees in the area concerned.

Authors are expected to address each review in a separate response letter and highlight amendments made on the main document.

2.3. Authors & Co-authors

All persons with a certain level of contribution to the work must be specified as authors. The order of the authors shall not take into account the titles and positions of the authors. For the studies produced from masters and doctoral thesis, the owner of the thesis should be listed as the primary author.

2.4. Acknowledgements

If there are people or institutions that have contributed to the study (such as technical support, data collection, financial support, etc.) other than author(s), they should be listed on the title page.

2.5. Funding

If funding for the study was received, authors need to identify their funding sources.

2.6. Conflict of Interest Conflict

The writers are expected to declare all conflicts of interest relating to their work.

3. Publication Policies

3.1. Broadcast

JoT adopts publishing policy based on academic integrity and ethics. Review our "Committee on Publication Ethics" statement and Istanbul University Publications ethical guidelines.

JoT is publishing according to this declaration of COPE.

3.2. Plagiarism

Istanbul University and Journal of Tourismology; has strict guidelines for copyright, plagiarism and publishing. We constantly investigate plagiarism allegations or abuses to protect the author's rights and respect for the journal. All applications are reviewed by a plagiarism prevention software (i.e. iThenticate) before during and after reviewing process. Similiarity reports should score below 35% and all other ethical guidelines apply. We reserve the right to actively initiate actions on this subject if, as a result of these investigations, we find a problem with an application related to plagiarism, the third party's unauthorized use of copyright, inadequate notification or writing of the article. If these conditions are identified in a published article (i) publishing erratum or corrigendum; (ii) withdrawing the article from the publication; (iii) we may initiate various legal proceedings in the form of notifying the relevant authors' institutions.

3.3. Copyright Policy

Journal of Tourismology Creative Commons is licensed with CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. Thus, open access is released for public use. However, Istanbul University Press also makes a license agreement with the corresponding author of the work in order to publish the manuscript in full text on various other platforms (web page, databases, indexes, promotion circles etc.).

Creative Commons license can be reached from this link.

Creative Commons Trademark Policy can be reached from this link.

3.4. Open Access Policy

By "open access" to this journal, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution and the only role for copyright in this domain should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited. 

Further information can be reached from this link.

4. Manuscript Format

4.1. General

You can access the Journal of Tourismology's editorial guidelines from the [01_formatting_and_content_requirements_for_manuscripts.pdf].

4.2. Basic Reference Documents

Prepare your work in a word processor program, preferably Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx, etc.).

Journal of Tourismology expects applicants to prepare their applications as two documents (title page, and main text).

Make sure that the elements in your file are large enough to be readable, especially tables and pictures. Certain file formats do not produce high resolution, such as .jpg and .gif; for this reason, use .tif format when recording your images.

Give the document a simple name. Do not use special characters, punctuation marks, symbols in the file name; Be careful not to leave spaces in the file name.

Please send additional documents (scale form, original data set, etc.) that you think are useful to the editors or referees during their review.

4.2.1. Main Text

Please see [04_main_document.pdf] for a sample text on the structure of the main text.

Important Note: The main document you upload should not contain author names, affiliations or any other information that might identify authors; If the work is produced from a presentation, a report, a thesis, there should be no information about these. Be sure to remove this information from the main document before uploading. Such information should be included on the Title Page.

4.2.2. Title Page

Please review the [03_title_page.pdf] file for a sample text of how the Title Page will look.

All authors should include the following information on the Title Page:

(i) full names

(ii) institutional information

(iii) addresses

(iv) e-mail addresses

(v) acknowledgements

4.3. References

JoT adopts the sixth edition of the Writing Guide developed by the American Psychological Association is preferred. Review the APA Guideline file [02_basic_citation_formats_and_reference_examples.pdf] to find out how to use it in the text.

4.4. Language

Journal of Tourismology accepts manuscipts in English language. All submissions received are first reviewed in terms of language competences before being sent for review. Manuscipts which have major language issues will be sent back to the authors for language correction and editing.


JoT supports ethical, transparent and fair editorial and referee evaluation process. In this context, Istanbul University supports the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) platform. ORCID matches the researcher's previous activities by assigning a digital ID number to disaggregate researchers. In the articles published in Journal of Tourismology, authors are included with the ORCID numbers. If your ORCID number is not yet available, you can retrieve it here [].

6. Submit the application

Follow the directions below to submit a manuscript to the Journal of Tourismology'online submission system.

7. Publication Process

7.1. After Acceptance

After copyright processes are complete all accepted work is sent to the proofreading and editing.

7.2. OnlineFirst

OnlineFirst is the medium where Istanbul University publishes ready-to-print articles online before the press. In a published article on OnlineFirst, the volume is published with DOI (Digital Object Identifiers) number,.

The article is removed from the OnlineFirst page when it is published, and assigned in a published volume.

An accepted publication is published as OnlineFirst within 30 days.

8. Contact

If you have any questions about Journal of Tourismology, you can contact by e-mail.

Online Submission Instructions

Before Submission

Before proceeding, please review the Guidelines for Authors for specific directions before preparing your manuscript.

If your manuscript and figures are ready to submit according to the manuscript formatting guidelines and requirements below, please proceed directly to the online submission system.

Please note that there is an Online User Guide that provides detailed descriptions of every feature and function in ScholarOne Manuscripts. It is available from the Get Help Now button on the ScholarOne Manuscripts site.

Preparing your Manuscript prior to Online Submission

Prepare your manuscript using a word processing program. The journal prefers all manuscripts submitted online to be Microsoft Word files (i.e., .doc, .docx). During the online submission process these will be converted automatically to .pdf files (for peer review).

We prefer that authors upload two separate files, containing the title page and main manuscript (i.e. abstract, text, figures, and tables), as this makes the reviewing process easier for editors and referees. This applies to the original version of the manuscript and any revised versions.

Peer review is anonymous and we therefore ask you to submit an anonymous text file without the author details. Please refrain from any self-citations such as “authors’ own” etc. in text, footnotes, references and bibliography.

When inserting figures into your text documents, please make sure any embedded text is large enough to read. Many figures contain miniscule characters such as numbers on a chart or graph. If these characters are not easily readable in your text document, they will most likely be illegible in the .pdf created by the system. Certain image formats such as .jpg and .gif do not have high resolutions, so you may elect to save your figures and insert them as .tif instead.

Please use short, simple filenames when saving all your documents, and avoid special characters, punctuation marks, and symbols. Also avoid spaces in your filenames.

During the online manuscript submission process you can also upload any other files you might want the Editors/reviewers to have access to, including in-press and submitted papers, or supplementary data (such as questionnaire templates, original data etc.).

Your manuscript must be written in clear, comprehensible English. If you have concerns about the level of English in your submission, please ensure that it is proofread before submission by a native English speaker or a scientific editing service prior to submission.


You will need a User ID and Password in order to access the online submission site. If you are unsure about whether or not you have an account, or have forgotten your password, enter your e-mail address into the “Password Help” section. If you do not have an account, you can create one by clicking on the “Create Account” link at the top of the log in screen and following the on-screen instructions. If you have problems with your account please do not create another account. Please contact to

Please note that papers submitted via ScholarOne Manuscripts must be submitted through the account of the corresponding author listed on the paper, not through the account of one of the other authors or the account of a third party who is not on the author list.

All correspondence relating to a submission (i.e., acknowledgement of receipt, communication of decisions etc.) will be sent via e-mail to the corresponding author.

The Online Submission Process

Before You Start

Submissions of Original Articles, Review Articles, Book Reviews, and Research Note to the Editor must be submitted through using our online service, and will not be considered if sent by post or e-mail.

Before starting the online submission process please make sure you have the followings available:

  • A file with your complete manuscript (i.e., title page, abstract, text, figures, and tables) in one of the formats detailed above;
  • If the images are not embedded in your text file (preferred), the image files; Journal of Tourismology expects that as a rule, figures in research papers will be original figures generated by the authors. However, in cases where figures are commissioned, obtained or bought externally by the authors, or where figures have been previously published elsewhere, the corresponding author is responsible for pointing this out to the Editors at time of submission.
  • The files for any other supplementary material to be submitted with your manuscript;
  • The text of your abstract (can be copied and pasted into the system from your word processor file);

Where appropriate, the names and e-mail addresses of all contributing authors. When entering contact and manuscript information (see Submitting your files below), please make sure that everything is input correctly. Errors in contact information, in particular in your e-mail address create severe problems in the handling of your submission.

Journal of Tourismology does not require all authors of a paper to sign the letter of submission, nor does it impose an order on the list of authors. Submission to Journal of Tourismology is also means that all the listed authors have agreed all the content. The corresponding (submitting) author is responsible for having ensured that this agreement has been reached.

Submitting Your Manuscript

1. When you are ready to submit your files, please proceed to Journal of Tourismology’s online submission system.

2. If you know your login details (i.e., you have submitted or reviewed a manuscript in this journal before), use your User ID and Password to log on (Your user ID will usually be your email address.). Once you have logged in to the online submission system, you will be asked to fill in your details on the submission form and submit all files relating to your manuscript.

If you are unsure about whether or not you have an account, or have forgotten your password, enter your e-mail address into the “Password Help” section. If you do not have an account, you can create one by clicking on the “Create Account” link at the top of the log in screen and following the on-screen instructions.
If you have trouble finding your manuscripts or have other problems with your account, do not create another account. Please contact to

3. Once you have logged in, click on the “Author Center” button (as an author, you will use the “Author Center” to start the manuscript submission process as well as to track the status of your submitted manuscripts.

4. On the left-hand side of the “Author Center Dashboard” you will see links to all of your manuscripts and their current status. The number indicates the number of manuscripts that fall into each status category. Clicking on the name of any of these status categories will refresh the page to show the detailed list for that category at the bottom of the screen. On the right-hand side of the “Author Centre Dashboard” is the “Author Resources” area. This section allows you to begin the submission process for a new manuscript as well as view the 10 most recent emails sent to you from the ScholarOne Manuscripts site.

5. Click on the “Click here to submit a new manuscript” link in the “Author Resources” area. Clicking on this link will take you to step 1 of the “seven-step process” of submitting a manuscript. The progress bar on the left-hand side of the screen will help you navigate the process.

6. At any stage you can stop the submission process – everything you have typed in to the system will be saved. To continue a submission, click on the “Continue Submission” icon.

7. When submitting your manuscript you may have the opportunity to suggest recommended and/or opposed reviewers. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript.

  • Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below:
  • The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
  • The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
  • Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted

Please note that the Editors are not obligated to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.

8. The penultimate step in the submission process is to upload your manuscript files.

  • Step 1. Select individual files using the “Browse” buttons and choose the appropriate “File designation.”
  • Step 2. Upload your files by clicking on the “Upload files” button. This converts your files to PDFs and may take some time. Repeat these steps if you have more than 3 files.
  • Step 3. Once you have uploaded all files, indicate the order in which they should appear in your paper.
  • Step 4. Inspect the PDF by clicking on a PDF button and if acceptable click “Next.” If the files have not been uploaded to your satisfaction you can delete the files you do not want, and repeat the upload/ordering process.

9. The final step in the manuscript submission process is to review all of the information you have entered to this point, and view the PDF proof of the manuscript. When you have submitted all your files, these will be converted into PDF format and you will be asked to approve the file conversion. Please note that the submission process is not complete and Journal of Tourismology Editors will not receive your files until you have approved the file conversion. When checking the converted files, you should reassure yourself that the conversion is of sufficient quality for editors and reviewers to reach an informed judgement. Please pay particular attention to any special characters and equations to ensure that these have converted properly.

“My Manuscript Information” lists each step with its filled-in values. If a step is complete, there will be a green tick next to the step. If it is incomplete, there will be a red cross along with a message indicating exactly what is incomplete. Once you have completed the submission process to your satisfaction click on the “Submit” button. It is not until this button is clicked that the manuscript and all of the associated information (i.e., contributing authors, institutions, etc.) are linked together and the manuscript is given a manuscript number.

Once you have uploaded all your files, indicate the order in which they should appear in your paper. This will determine the order in which they appear in the consolidated PDF used for peer review.

10. If your manuscript has been successfully submitted to the Journal you will see a confirmation screen showing your manuscript ID, please make a note of your manuscript ID and use it in all correspondence. You will also receive an e-mail acknowledgement. At any time afterwards you can use the system to check the status of your manuscript.

If you do not receive both of these, your manuscript will not have been successfully submitted to the journal and it cannot be progressed through to peer review. If this is the case your manuscript will still be sitting in the “Unsubmitted Manuscripts” section of your “Author Center” awaiting your attention.

11. Once the manuscript submission is complete, you can follow its progress through the peer review process in the “Submitted Manuscripts” section of your “Author Center.”

Revising Your Manuscript

1. As with all other decisions, you will be notified of a revision decision by e-mail. Please address the Editor’s and reviewers’ comments in your revised paper, as well as any comments sent to you by

2. Log in to the Manuscript Central web site as before and, in the “Author Center,” click on the “create a revision” link in the “Manuscripts with Decisions” list (or click on the “Click here to submit a revision” link). This will create a new manuscript record with the same manuscript ID and a “.R1” appended at the end. If a revision is started, the “create a revision” link will no longer appear in the “Manuscripts with Decisions” list, and the list will display the fact that a revision exists and the revision’s Manuscript ID. The option will reappear if you delete the revision before it is actually submitted. The draft of the revised manuscript is located in the “Revised Manuscripts in Draft” list. Once you click the “create a revision link,” you will receive a confirmation asking you if you are sure you want to create a new revised manuscript. If you click “Cancel,” the action will be aborted. If you click “OK,” you will be taken to the first step in the revision submission process, the “View & Respond to Comments” step.

3. Please enter your detailed response to the decision letter in the box provided. You may cut and paste your responses into the text areas at the bottom of the screen or upload a separate file with manuscript type of “response to reviewer.” Please ensure these responses are anonymous.

4. Proceed through the remaining submission screens (altering any necessary information along the way, such as manuscript type). When you reach the “File Upload” step revised manuscripts are automatically populated with the files you uploaded with the last version.

Please check very carefully and delete and replace any files that have changed in the revision. If you are in any doubt it is best to delete all the files and upload the new ones.

5. Once you have completed the submission process to your satisfaction click on the “Submit” button. If your revised manuscript is successfully submitted you will receive a confirmatory e-mail.


If you experience problems with your submission or have any questions, please consult the Online User Guide or contact to