The Journal of Vacation Marketing (JVM) seeks to provide academics and practitioners with high quality applied research relating to further our understanding of the marketing of tourism.
The focus of JVM is on enhancing our understanding of tourist consumer behavior and the marketing of tourism destinations, activities and services. JVM publishes state-of-the-art papers that take an applied marketing perspective. The Editorial Board not only welcomes quantitative, qualitative and mixed method papers but also those that use novel and new methodologies. JVM not only seeks to contribute to the development of theory, but also the application of theory to practice.
Founded in 1994, JVM has been recognised as a leading peer-reviewed international research journal. JVM is indexed in Clarivate Analytics Social Sciences Citation Index and Scopus, and is recognised as an A journal (Top 20%) by the Australian Business Deans Council.
All manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Vacation Marketing are double-blind, peer-reviewed by leading tourism academics. SAGE publishes four issues of JVM a year.
The Journal of Vacation Marketing (JVM) is a double-blind, peer-reviewed international journal that publishes original research papers and case studies on topics relating to the marketing of destinations and businesses/organisations involved in the wider tourism, hospitality and events industries.
The aim of JVM is to provide a forum for the publication of academic papers which are also of relevance to those working in the tourism industries, while meeting the highest standards of intellectual rigour.
JVM seeks to deepen our understanding of the changes in consumer behaviour and the marketing of tourism destinations and related services. It also seeks to encourage the communication and the sharing of expertise between academics and practitioners in both the commercial and non-commercial sectors, relevant government and local government agencies and also consultants.
JVM seeks to be international in terms of its scope, to be multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary in regards to its research topics and methodologies, and also to be relevant to the needs of practitioners and the wider tourism industries.
The main sectors covered by the Journal of Vacation Marketing include:
• Accommodation: Hotels, Apartments, Condominiums, Integrated resorts etc.
• Destinations: National/regional/local Destination Marketing Organisations (DMO) etc.
• Holiday/Travel Organisers: Tour Operators, Wholesalers and Brokers, Travel Agents, Professional Conference Organisers (PCO) etc
• Transport: Airlines, Cruise Ships, Car Rental, Railways, etc
• Attractions: Theme Parks, Museums, National Parks, Heritage Sites etc
• Events: Conferences, festivals etc.
All manuscripts published in JVM are double-blind, peer-reviewed by accomplished academics. To be considered for publication in the Journal of Vacation Marketing a paper must be relevant to the Aims and Scope and not only make a substantive contribution to the furthering of our academic understanding of the marketing of tourism but also make the findings relevant to practitioners and/or the wider industry.
The Editorial Board not only welcomes Academic Papers, but also Case Studies for publication.
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
|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|
|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|
|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|
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.
- What do we publish?
1.1 Aims & Scope
1.2 Article types
1.3 Writing your paper
- Editorial policies
2.1 Peer review policy
2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
2.6 Research ethics and patient consent
- 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 Supplementary 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 Journal of Vacation Marketing, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.
The Editor and Editorial Board welcome the following types of research papers:
- Academic Papers - applied marketing papers that offer more generalisable findings. These papers are aimed not only written for academics and researchers, but need to also contain insights for industry practitioners and other relevant stakeholders and organisations.
- Case Studies- that focus on the marketing issues, problems and solutions facing a specific industry context and/or geographic location
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
SAGE provides authors with online access to their final 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.
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