Tourism Economics is an international peer reviewed journal, covering the business aspects of tourism in the wider context. It takes account of constraints on development, such as social and community interests and the sustainable use of tourism and recreation resources, and inputs into the production process. The definition of tourism used includes tourist trips taken for all purposes, embracing both stay and day visitors.
Articles address the components of the tourism product (accommodation; restaurants; merchandizing; attractions; transport; entertainment; tourist activities); and the economic organization of tourism at micro and macro levels (market structure; role of public/private sectors; community interests; strategic planning; marketing; finance; economic development).
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Core subject areas:
- public policy (strategies, fiscal and other intervention policies)
- economic development
- market structures and competition
- sources of capital provision
- labour economics (quality and productivity issues)
- business aspects of marketing
- private and public sector interaction
- economic appraisal at sector and project level
- mathematical modelling
- developments in the components of the product
- structure of the tourism industry (including such issues as ownership, corporate size, international operations, etc)
- regional economic effects of tourism developments
- analysis of international data on tourism, such as WTO statistics
Tourism Economics publishes regular special issues. Current calls for papers are listed here.
Tourism Economics is an international peer reviewed journal, covering the economic and business aspects of tourism in the wider context. It takes account of constraints on development, such as social and community interests and the sustainable use of tourism and recreation resources, and inputs into the production process. The definition of tourism used includes tourist trips taken for all purposes, embracing both stay and day visitors.
Articles address the components of the tourism product (accommodation; restaurants; merchandizing; attractions; transport; entertainment; tourist activities); the economic organization of tourism at micro and macro levels (market structure; role of public/private sectors; community interests; strategic planning; marketing; finance; economic development; sustainability and the economic analysis of tourism demand).
Core subject areas:
• public policy (strategies, fiscal and other intervention policies)
• economic development
• market structures and competition
• sources of capital provision
• labour economics (quality and productivity issues)
• business aspects of marketing
• private and public sector interaction
• economic appraisal at sector and project level
• mathematical modelling
• methodologies for data analysis
• developments in the components of the product
• structure of the tourism industry (including such issues as ownership, corporate size, international operations, etc)
• regional economic effects of tourism developments
• analysis of international data on tourism
• impact analysis
• tourism performance and productivity
• tourism competitiveness
• big data and the effect of sharing economy
Tourism Economics publishes regular special issues. Current calls for papers are listed here.
|Albert Assaf||University of Massachusetts, USA|
|Raffaele Scuderi||Kore University of Enna, Italy|
|Stephen Wanhill||University of Limerick Ireland and Bournemouth University, UK|
|Geoffrey Crouch||La Trobe University, Australia|
|Larry Dwyer||The University of Technology Sydney, Australia|
|John Fletcher||International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research, Bournemouth University, UK|
|Joseph Mazanec||MODUL University Vienna, Austria|
|Chris Ryan||Waikato Management School, NZ|
|Mike Tsionas||Lancaster University, UK|
|Lindsay Turner||School of Applied Economics Victoria University, Australia|
|Muzzo (Muzaffer) Uysal||University of Massachusetts, USA|
|Graziano Abrate||Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy|
|Frank W. Agbola||The University of Newcastle, Australia|
|Isabel Albaladejo||University of Murcia, Spain|
|Faizan Ali||University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, USA|
|Marcos Alvarez Diaz||University of Vigo, Spain|
|Apostolos Ampountolas||Boston University, USA|
|Rodolfo Baggio||Bocconi University, Italy|
|Faruk Balli||Massey University, New Zealand|
|Charbel Bassil||Notre Dame University, Lebanon|
|Enrico Bertacchini||University of Turin, Italy|
|Bianca Biagi||University of Sassari, Italy|
|Gabriel Brida||Universidad de la República Montevideo, Uruguay|
|Umit Bulut||Ahi Evran University, Turkey|
|Jose António Cabral Vieira||University of the Azores, Portugal|
|Juan Campos Soria||University of Malaga, Spain|
|Nevenka Cavlek||University of Zagreb, Croatia|
|Ming-Hsiang Chen||Washington State University, USA|
|Yong Chen||Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland|
|Robertico Croes||University of Central Florida, USA|
|John Charles Crotts||College of Charleston, USA|
|Chiara Dalle Nogare||University of Brescia, Italy|
|Glauber Eduardo de Oliveira Santos||University of São Paulo, Brazil|
|Taotao Deng||Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China|
|Marta Disegna||Bournemouth University, UK|
|Sarath Divisekera||Victoria University of Technology, Australia|
|Tarik Dogru||Florida State University, USA|
|Juan Antonio Duro||Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain|
|Tomás Espino-Rodríguez||University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain|
|Juan Luis Eugenio Martin||University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain|
|Martin Falk||University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway|
|Vincenzo Fasone||Kore University of Enna, Italy|
|Paolo Figini||University of Bologna, Italy|
|Maria Santana Gallego||Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain|
|Brian Garrod||University of Swansea, UK|
|Sauveur Giannoni||Université de Corse, France|
|Luís Alberiko Gil-Alana||University of Navarra, Spain|
|Anne Graham||University of Westminster|
|Eva Hagsten||Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, Sweden|
|Songshan (Sam) Huang||Edith Cowan University, Australia|
|Twan Huybers||University of New South Wales, Australia|
|Federico Inchausti-Sintes||University of Las Palmas en Gran Canaria, Spain|
|Stanislav Ivanov||International University College, Bulgaria|
|Alexander Josiassen||Copenhagen Business School, Denmark|
|Jinwon Kim||University of Florida, USA|
|Woo Gon (Woody) Kim||Florida State University, USA|
|Brian King||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong|
|Murat Kizildag||Rosen College of Hospitality Management, USA|
|Ljubica Knezevic Cvelbar||University of Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|Yoon Koh||University of Houston, USA|
|Ali Koseoglu||Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong|
|Rob Law||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong|
|Minwoo Lee||University of Houston, USA|
|Seoki Lee||The Pennsylvania State University, USA|
|Seul Ki Lee||Sejong University, South Korea|
|Gang Li||University of Surrey, UK|
|ShiNa Li||Sun Yat-sen University, China|
|Xiang (Robert) Li||Temple University, USA|
|Shanshan (Vera) Lin||Zhejiang University, China|
|Anyu Liu||University of Surrey, UK|
|Jesús Manuel López-Bonilla||University of Seville, Spain|
|Sidney Lung||Victoria University, Australia|
|Melih Madanoglu||Florida Atlantic University, USA|
|Rico Maggi||Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland|
|Simone Marsiglio||University of Wollongong, Australia|
|Juan Carlos Martín Hernández||University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain|
|Onofre Martorell Cunill||Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain|
|Lorenzo Masiero||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong|
|Anna S. Mattila||The Pennsylvania State University, USA|
|Tanja Mihalic||University of Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|Makarand Mody||Boston University, USA|
|Bart Neuts||KU Leuven, Belgium|
|Juan Luis Nicolau||Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA|
|Jean-Jacques Nowak||Université de Lille, France|
|Yasuo Ohe||Chiba University, Japan|
|Irem Önder||MODUL University Vienna, Austria|
|Ozgur Ozdemir||University of Nevada, USA|
|Sungbeen Park||New Jersey City University, USA|
|Pierpaolo Pattitoni||University of Bologna, Italy|
|Roberto Patuelli||University of Bologna, Italy|
|James E. Payne||University of Texas at El Paso, USA|
|José Francisco Perles Ribes||University of Alicante, Spain|
|Sylvain Petit||University of French Polynesia, France|
|Nicolas Peypoch||University of Perpignan Via Domitia, France|
|Stephen Pratt||The University of the South Pacific, Republic of Fiji|
|Davide Provenzano||University of Palermo, Italy|
|Manuela Pulina||University of Sassari, Italy|
|Richard Tianran Qiu||University of Macau, Macau|
|Ana Ramon Rodriguez||University of Alicante, Spain|
|Vicente Ramos||University of the Balearic Islands, Spain|
|Jorge Ridderstaat||University of Central Florida, USA|
|Manuel Rivera||University of Central Florida, USA|
|Andrea Saayman||North-West University, South Africa|
|Mondher Sahli||Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand|
|Ruggero Sainaghi||Università IULM, Italy|
|Ali Salman Saleh||Qatar University, Qatar|
|Zyi Schwartz||University of Delaware, USA|
|Neelu Seetaram||Leeds Beckett University, UK|
|Ricardo Sellers-Rubio||Universidad de Alicante, Spain|
|Kwanglim Seo||University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA|
|Atul Sheel||Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA|
|Egon Smeral||MODUL University Vienna, Austria|
|Kevin Kam Fung So||Oklahoma State University, USA|
|Haiyan Song||Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China|
|Sunjin Song||New Jersey City University, USA|
|Maria Jesus Such Devesa||University of Alcala, Spain|
|Courtney Suess||Texas A&M University, USA|
|Kyung-A Sun||Gachon University, South Korea|
|Jordi Suriñach||University of Barcelona, Spain|
|Candy Mey Fung Tang||University of Macau, China|
|Jean Tavares||Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Brazil|
|Henry Tsai||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China|
|Nickolaos G. Tzeremes||University of Thessaly, Greece|
|Ulrich Gunter||MODUL University Vienna, Austria|
|Laura Vici||University of Bologna, Italy|
|Giampaolo Viglia||University of Portsmouth, UK|
|Serena Volo||Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy|
|Stephen Wanhill||University of Limerick Ireland and Bournemouth University, UK|
|Peter F. Wanke||Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Rodney B. Warnick||University of Massachusetts, USA|
|Long Wen||University of Nottingham Ningbo, China|
|Linda Woo||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong|
|Chenguang (Doris) Wu||Sun Yat-sen University, China|
|Zheng Xiang||Virginia Tech, USA|
|Yang Yang||Temple University, USA|
|Yang Yong||East China Normal University, China|
|Bozana Zekan||Modul University, Austria|
|Jianping Zha||Sichuan University, China|
|Hongru Zhang||JiangXi University of Finance and Economics, China|
|Lorenzo Zirulia||University of Bologna, Italy|
|Bing Zuo||Sun Yat-sen University, China|
Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Tourism Economics
This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics
Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/teu to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Tourism Economics will be reviewed.
There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere. Please see our guidelines on prior publication and note that Tourism Economics may accept submissions of papers that have been posted on pre-print servers; please alert the Editorial Office when submitting (contact details are at the end of these guidelines) and include the DOI for the preprint in the designated field in the manuscript submission system. Authors should not post an updated version of their paper on the preprint server while it is being peer reviewed for possible publication in the journal. If the article is accepted for publication, the author may re-use their work according to the journal's author archiving policy. If your paper is accepted, you must include a link on your preprint to the final version of your paper.
- What do we publish?
1.1 Aims & Scope
1.2 Article types
1.3 Writing your paper
- Editorial policies
2.1 Peer review policy
2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests 2.5 Data
- Publishing policies
3.1 Publication ethics
3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
3.3 Open access and author archiving
- Preparing your manuscript
4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
4.3 Supplemental material
4.4 Reference style
4.5 English language editing services
- Submitting your manuscript
5.2 Information required for completing your submission
- On acceptance and publication
6.1 SAGE Production
6.2 Online First publication
6.3 Access to your published article
6.4 Promoting your article
- Further information
Before submitting your manuscript to Tourism Economics, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.
The manuscript length is usually between 7,000 and 8000 words. It can be one of the following types:
Tourism Economics encourages the submission of well-designed and innovative applications using either primary or secondary data. Papers that just repeat existing applications with a slightly different context or dataset will most likely be desk rejected. The paper needs to clearly highlight the existing gaps in the literature, discuss the relevant theory, and introduce the research hypotheses. Details on all data sources should be clearly provided. The method section needs to highlight why the use of a particular methodology is more recommended, giving greater and appropriate details when recent or novel techniques are used. Finally, the discussion section should not simply repeat the results, but highlight the implications, contributions and the limitations of the existing study.
Tourism Economics encourages the submission of high quality conceptual articles that aim to build or further develop a certain tourism economic theory. The goals should not be a simple criticism of the existing literature, but rather some new conceptual arguments, more robust theory building and expansion.
Tourism Economics encourages the submission of comprehensive, thorough and critical review articles that presents the literature’s state of the art on a specific topic. Results from meta-analysis are highly desirable, though not strictly necessary.
Tourism Economics also publishes research notes (RN). RNs are not necessarily a summarized version of a full paper. They can focus on some unanswered research questions that require further development in the literature. They can also promote some new schools of thoughts, introduce some new hypotheses or propositions, and contribute to some on-going debates in the literature. The length of a research note is usually between 1,500 and 2,000 words.
Tourism Economics also publishes commentary articles. These articles are usually invited by the editor and represent a short opinion or discussion about some on-going topics or debates in the tourism economic literature.
Potential authors are welcome to submit a commentary article proposal to the editors, indicating the topic, a detailed abstract, and using the email contact details below.
The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.
1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.
All papers, other than research notes and commentaries, will be subject to a rigorous 'double blind' review in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties – with a minimum of two referees. Papers by authors who are not academics (such as submissions from industry) will also be subject to review before acceptance, but their distinct nature and aims will be fully taken into account.
The Editors or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.
All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.
[FOR SINGLE BLIND JOURNALS: Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.]
[FOR DOUBLE BLIND JOURNALS: Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.]
2.3.1 Third party submissions
Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:
- Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input
- Identify any entities that paid for this assistance
- Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.
Where appropriate, SAGE reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.
2.3.2 Writing assistance
Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.
Tourism Economics encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
At SAGE we are committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research. Where relevant, The Journal encourages authors to share their research data in a suitable public repository subject to ethical considerations and where data is included, to add a data accessibility statement in their manuscript file. Authors should also follow data citation principles. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway, which includes information about SAGE’s partnership with the data repository Figshare.
SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.
Tourism Economics and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
3.1.2 Prior publication
If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.
Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway.
Tourism Economics offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.
The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.
Tourism Economics requires authors to submit a short author biography. You will be asked to upload this as a separate file to the title page an manuscript. It should be no longer than 90 words. Please note that the author biography will be published alongside your manuscript.
4.1.1 Title page
The title page includes the manuscript title; authors’ names and affiliation, email address; indication of the corresponding author, telephone number, fax number and any acknowledgements.
Tourism Economics requests that wherever possible authors use institutional e-mail addresses for all authors when submitting their paper, unless a researcher is independent or unaffiliated with any institution.
The manuscript should be anonymous and should avoid any element that identifies the author(s).
The manuscript should include a title, abstract, 4 to 6 keywords, text, appendices, notes, references, each table, and each figure. Everything needs to be double-spaced and left justified.
Title, abstract and keywords should appear on the first page of the manuscript. The text will begin in the following page, followed by references, tables and figures.
Title should be concise and informative.
Abstract’s length is 150 words or less.
The text can be organised into Sections and Subsections, which do not have to be numbered.
Tables and figures need to be numbered consecutively. Each of them should be put on a separate page at the end of the manuscript. Tags in the text should be inserted to indicate where the various tables and figures should be located.
Manuscripts can adopt either American or British spellings. A combination of both spellings for the same article is not acceptable.
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
Authors should bear in mind that, in the print version of the journal, illustrations will be reproduced in black and white.
This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.
Tourism Economics adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.
Tourism Economics is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/teu to login and submit your article online.
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The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.
You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. The affiliation listed in the manuscript should be the institution where the research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the research, the new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).
Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.
Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be made available to the corresponding author via our editing portal SAGE Edit or by email, and corrections should be made directly or notified to us promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.
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SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.
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Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Tourism Economics editorial office as follows:
Professor Albert Assaf: email@example.com
Professor Raffaele Scuderi: firstname.lastname@example.org