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Journal of Vacation Marketing

2016 Impact Factor: 1.148
2016 Ranking: 93/121 in Business | 27/45 in Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
An International Journal for the Tourism and Hospitality Industries

Editor-in-Chief
J S Perry Hobson Taylor's University, Malaysia


eISSN: 14791870 | ISSN: 13567667 | Current volume: 23 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

The Journal of Vacation Marketing is a fully peer-reviewed international journal that publishes original research and review articles on topics relating to the marketing of destinations and businesses/organisations involved in the wider tourism, hospitality and events industries.

Its objective is to provide a forum for the publication of peer reviewed academic papers which are of relevance to industry, while meeting the highest standards of intellectual rigour.

In doing so, the Journal seeks to encourage communication and the sharing of expertise between all those concerned with the marketing of tourism services including practitioners in both the commercial and non-commercial sectors, relevant government and local government agencies, academics, researchers and consultants.

The main sectors covered by the Journal of Vacation Marketing are:

  • Accommodation: Hotels, Apartments, Condominiums, Holiday Villages, Holiday Parks
  • Destinations: Tourist Boards, Tourist Offices and Tourist Associations
  • Holiday/Travel Organisers: Tour Operators, Tour Wholesalers and Brokers, Travel Agents, Conference Organisers etc
  • Transport: Airlines, Shipping, Car Rental, Railways, Coaches etc
  • Attractions: Theme and Amusement Parks, Museum, National/Wildlife Parks, Heritage Sites etc

The Editorial Board welcomes papers, case studies and briefings from academic authors for publication.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).



Journal of Vacation Marketing is a fully peer reviewed international journal that publishes original research and review articles on topics relating to the marketing of destinations and businesses/organisations involved in the wider tourism, hospitality and events industries.

Its objective is to provide a forum for the publication of refereed academic papers which are of relevance to industry, while meeting the highest standards of intellectual rigour.

In doing so, the Journal seeks to encourage communication and the sharing of expertise between all those concerned with the marketing of tourism services including practitioners in both the commercial and non-commercial sectors, relevant government and local government agencies, academics, researchers and consultants.

The main sectors covered by the Journal of Vacation Marketing are:

  • Accommodation: Hotels, Apartments, Condominiums, Holiday Villages, Holiday Parks
  • Destinations: Tourist Boards, Tourist Offices and Tourist Associations
  • Holiday/Travel Organisers: Tour Operators, Tour Wholesalers and Brokers, Travel Agents, Conference Organisers etc
  • Transport: Airlines, Shipping, Car Rental, Railways, Coaches etc
  • Attractions: Theme and Amusement Parks, Museum, National/Wildlife Parks, Heritage Sites etc

The Editorial Board welcomes papers, case studies and briefings from academic authors for publication.

Executive Advisory Committee
Gary Akehurst Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Kaye Chon Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Brian King The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Bruce Prideaux Central Queensland University, Australia
Editorial Board
Jane Ali-Knight Napier University Business School, UK
Albert G Assaf University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Robin M. Back University of Central Florida, USA
David Beirmans University of Technology Sydney, Australia
David Bowie Oxford Brookes University, UK
Bill Bramwell Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Maureen Brookes Oxford Brookes University, UK
Liping A. Cai Purdue University, USA
Bill Carroll Marketing Economics, USA
Carmen Cox Bond University, Australia
David Crick University of Ottawa, Canada
Jonathon Day Placemark Solutions Inc, North America, USA
Daphne Dekker Hotelschool The Hague, Netherlands
Johan Edelheim Lapland Institute for Tourism Research and Education, Finland
Christou Evangelos Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
Isabelle V Frochot Universite de Savoie, France
Anne-Marie Hede Victoria University, Australia
Nigel Hemmington Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Vincent Heung The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
David Horrigan LRG University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Philippa Hunter-Jones University of Liverpool, UK
Marion Joppe University of Guelph, Canada
Hyun Jeong (Jenny) Kim Washington State University, USA
Stephen W. Litvin College of Charleston, USA
Patrick Logeherel University of Angers, France
Vincent P. Magnini Virginia Tech, USA
Glenn McCartney University of Macau, Macau
Fang Meng University of South Carolina, USA
Nigel Morgan University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UK
Paolo Mura Taylor's University, Malaysia
Jamie Murphy Australian School of Management, Western Australia, Australia
Fevzi Okumus The University of Central Florida, USA
Linda Osti Free University of Boltzano, Italy
Ioannis S. Pantelidis University of Brighton, UK
Yvette Reisinger University of Florida, USA
Maria Ryan Edith Cowan University, Australia
Marianna Sigala University of South Australia, Australia
Karen A. Smith Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Amy So University of Macau, Macau
Randall Upchurch Rosen School of Hospitality Management, Orlando, USA
Jean-Pierre Izaac van der Rest Leiden University, Netherlands
Suosheng Wang Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA
Youcheng Wang University of Central Florida, USA
Hugh Wilkins Edith Cowan University, Australia
Liang Larry Yu George Washington University, USA
Anita Zehrer MCI Management Center, Austria
Hanqin Qiu Zhang The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Journal of Vacation Marketing

    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/JVM 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 Journal of Vacation Marketing 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, 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, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      2.6 Research ethics and patient consent
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
    6. 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
    7. Further information

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Journal of Vacation Marketing, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope

    1.2 Article Types

    The Editor and Editorial Board welcome the following article types:

      1. Conceptual papers- thought provoking papers that challenge current thinking and practice and propose new approaches and models for application.
      2. Applied Research papers- research that offers insights not only for academics, but also for industry practitioners and relevant government bodies (such as destination management organisations)
      3. Case Studies- that focus on specific industry contexts and/or locations

    Full papers are generally restricted to a maximum of 7,000 words, including all elements (title page, abstract, notes, references, tables, biographical statement, etc.). We are reluctant to burden our referees with very long manuscripts. Authors who suspect that their articles will have to be cut anyway should make the required deletions before submitting.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    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.

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    All manuscripts are reviewed initially by the Editor and only those papers that meet the academic and editorial standards of the journal, and fit within the aims and scope of the journal, will be sent for outside review. Decisions on manuscripts will be taken as rapidly as possible. Authors should expect to have reviewers' comments within approximately (eg) 6 weeks. The Editor will seek advice from two or more expert referees about the academic content and presentation of submitted articles.

    2.2 Authorship

    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.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    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.

    2.3.1 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.

    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.

    2.4 Funding

    Journal of Vacation Marketing requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Journal of Vacation Marketing encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    2.6 Research ethics and patient consent

    Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki.

    Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, and all papers reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the approval number.

    For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.

    Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in the manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for patient information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally authorized representative.

    Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants.

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    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.

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Journal of Vacation Marketing 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.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    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.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Journal of Vacation Marketing 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.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    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.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.  

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    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.

    4.4 Reference style

    Journal of Vacation Marketing adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Harvard EndNote output file.

    4.5 English language editing services

    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.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Journal of Vacation Marketing is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/JVM to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.

    We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    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. 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).

    5.3 Permissions

    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.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned 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.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Journal of Vacation Marketing editorial office as follows:

    The Managing Editor
    jvm@sagepub.co.uk

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