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Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research

Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research

The Professional Journal of the Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education

eISSN: 15577554 | ISSN: 10963480 | Current volume: 46 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: 8 Times/Year

Established in 1976, the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research (JHTR) plays a major role in incubating, influencing, and inspiring hospitality and tourism research. JHTR publishes original research that clearly advances theoretical development and offers practical value for hospitality and tourism ecosystems. JHTR strives to publish research with IMPACTJHTR publications are expected to be Innovative, Meaningful, Practically relevant, Academically rigorous, Cross-disciplinary, and Theory-focused. Read the complete description of our guiding editorial principles.

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


We follow the guiding editorial principles of IMPACT – JHTR publications are expected to be Innovative, Meaningful, Practically relevant, Academically rigorous, Cross-disciplinary, and Theory-focused.

Innovative – JHTR strives to be an incubator for original and thought-provoking research. To be considered for JHTR publication, the manuscript must provide new and insightful ways of exploring and conceptualizing an issue; offer different, unique, or controversial perspectives on a research topic; and/or bring together ideas, theories, and concepts in novel and thought-provoking ways. We particularly welcome cutting-edge research that inspires, provokes, excites, and engages our audiences. Research that simply replicates previous work in a different context or geographical location is not generally considered as making a significant contribution unless it presents novel perspectives or interprets the findings in ways that expand our understanding of the phenomena. Likewise, if incremental extensions in the form of replicating previous work with the addition of some elements do not significantly alter the prediction or application of a theory, contribution to knowledge creation is likely limited. Methodological novelty or sophistication in and of itself cannot compensate for inadequate theoretical and practical merits. Interesting research may take many forms, but the surest methods for creating such research is to challenge a commonly accepted theory, proposition, practice, or assumption, or examine new phenomena with a goal to generate new knowledge.

Meaningful – JHTR contributions should appeal to a broad range of academic and non-academic audiences and address issues that are meaningful and significant to scholars as well as non-academic stakeholders such as practitioners, policy makers and/or consumers in hospitality and tourism and related fields. Work published in JHTR may also strive to demonstrate the societal impact of the findings. Studies addressing key societal challenges as related to hospitality and tourism are of particular interest to the JHTR readership.

Practically relevant – Research articles published in JHTR should have practical relevance. Authors must clearly address the “so what” question by highlighting the managerial and policy implications of their research. Although research findings should have translational impact on firms, destinations, communities, governments, society and beyond, submissions that are primarily practitioner-oriented and written with industry managers as the target audience may be more suitable for a practitioner journal.

Academically rigorous – JHTR contributions must be conceptually and methodologically rigorous. Research published in JHTR should have progressed through a rigorous, proper, and stringent knowledge development process that ensures that the output is academically sound. At the conceptual level, authors must identify a clear theoretical approach and articulate how the research advances our understanding of particular topics, concepts, or theories. We welcome a variety of methodological approaches, as appropriate to the research conducted. For quantitative research, authors should provide detailed information pertaining to data collection, sampling strategies, survey design, experimental manipulations, and measurement. Qualitative research should be conducted under the tenets of a specified research tradition. Regardless of the approach, all methodologies should be described in a manner that allows for replication and the research demonstrate evidence of reliability and validity in their corresponding methodological traditions.

Cross-disciplinary – Hospitality and tourism research is often enriched by exploring phenomena through the lens of other disciplines. Likewise, hospitality and tourism offer interesting and rich contexts that can help to shape the content and boundaries of studies in allied fields. Accordingly, where applicable, JHTR supports and encourages cross-disciplinary collaborations as well as contributions from scholars in other disciplines.

Theory-focused – JHTR strives to be a powerhouse for the cultivation of concepts, frameworks, models and theories that extend our understanding of relevant hospitality and tourism phenomena and inform the direction of future research. We particularly encourage and champion the development of theories and frameworks that originate from the hospitality and tourism field. Accordingly, contributing authors should pay particular attention to the interplay between concepts and contexts to create opportunities for theory building that captures the complexities, intricacies, and dynamics of hospitality and tourism phenomena.

Peter B. Kim Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Li Miao University of Macau, China
Jean-Pierre van der Rest Leiden University, Netherlands
Past Editors
Associate Editors
Albert Assaf University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Melissa Baker University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Martin Falk University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway
Karen Hughes University of Queensland, Australia
Mahmood Khan Virginia Tech, USA
Sean Kim Edith Cowan University, Australia
Seontaik Kim Morgan State University, USA
Ceridwyn King Temple University, USA
Xinran Lehto Purdue University, USA
Gang Li University of Surrey, UK
Nathaniel Line Florida State University, USA
Breffni Noone The Pennsylvania State University, USA
H. G. Parsa University of Denver, USA
Christopher Seow University of Warwick, UK
Mariana Sigala University of Piraeus, Athens, Greece
David Solnet The University of Queensland, Australia
Ying Wang Griffith University, Australia
Wei Wei University of Central Florida, USA
Cheri Young University of Denver, USA
Editorial Board
Graziano Abrate University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Julia Albrecht University of Otago, New Zealand
Robin M. Back University of Central Florida, USA
Sehymus Baloglu University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Guillet D. Basak The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Ali Besharat University of Denver, USA
Carl A. Boger Jr. University of Houston, USA
Carl P. Borchgrevink Michigan State University, USA
Dimitrios Buhalis Bournemouth University, UK
Kenneth Butcher Griffith University, Australia
JaeMin Cha Michigan State University, USA
Prakash Chathoth American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Ganghua Chen Sun Yat-sen University, China
Nan Chen The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Mingming Cheng Curtin University, Australia
Monica Chien The University of Queensland, Australia
Seonghee Cho University of Missouri, USA
Hyeyoon (Rebecca) Choi Ohio University, USA
Michael Christofi Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
David Corsun University of Denver, USA
Robertico Croes University of Central Florida, USA
Jonathon Day Purdue University, USA
Cynthia Deale East Carolina University, USA
Fred DeMicco Northern Arizona University, USA
Tarik Dogru Florida State University, USA
Alei Fan Purdue University, USA
George Fenich East Carolina University, USA
Viachaslau Filimonau University of Surrey, UK
Lawrence Hoc Nang Fong University of Macau, China
Xiaoxiao Fu University of Central Florida, USA
Martina Gallarza University of Valencia, Spain
Yixing Lisa Gao The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Susan Gordon Purdue University, USA
Ulrich Gunter MODUL University Vienna, Austria
Dogan Gursoy Washington State University, USA
Heesup Han Sejong University, Korea
Murat Hancer University of Central Florida, USA
Cindy Y. Heo Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland
Jo Ann Ho Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Alice Hon Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Yuansi Hou Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Zhuowei (Joy) Huang Sun Yat-sen University, China
Jinyoung Im Oklahoma State University, USA
Jichul Jang Kansas State University, USA
Miyoung Jeong University of South Carolina, USA
Giri Jogaratnam Eastern Michigan University, USA
Phillip Jolly Pennsylvania State University, USA
Alexander Josiassen Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Ellen E. Kim California State University, Fullerton, USA
Eojina Kim Virginia Tech, USA
Hyelin (Lina) Kim University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Hyun Jeong Kim Washington State University, USA
Woo-Hyuk Kim Incheon National University, Korea
Woody Kim Florida State University, USA
Yoon Koh University of Houston, USA
Metin Kozak Kadir Has University, Turkey
Henri Kuokkanen Institut Paul Bocuse, France
Anna Kwek Griffith University, Australia
Linchi Kwok California Polytechnic University, USA
Rob Law University of Macau, China
Gyumin Lee Kyung Hee University, South Korea
Kam-hon Lee Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Seoki Lee The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Seonjeong (Ally) Lee Kent State University, USA
Seul Ki Lee Sejong University, South Korea
Tiffany S. Legendre University of Houston, USA
Patrick Legohérel ESTHUA, University of Angers, France
Neil Li The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Shanshi Li Xiamen University, China
Xiang (Robert) Li Temple University, USA
Meizhen Lin Huaqiao University, China
Tingting Liu Nankai University, China
Ada Lo Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
Lu Lu Temple University, USA
Xander Lub HU University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Jiaying Lyu Zhejiang University, China
Emily (Jintao) Ma University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Juan Madera University of Houston, USA
Vincent P. Magnini Longwood University, USA
Michael McCall Michigan State University, USA
Sean McGinley Florida State University, USA
Hyounae (Kelly) Min California Polytechnic State University Pomona, USA
Makarand Mody Boston University, USA
Annmarie Nicely Purdue University, USA
Peter O’Connor University of South Australia, South Australia
John O'Neill The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Chihyung "Michael" Ok Temple University, USA
Fevzi Okumus University of Central Florida, USA
Eerang Park Edith Cowan University, Australia
In-Jo Park Henan University, China
Jeongdoo Park North Dakota State University, USA
Luis N. Pereira University of Algarve, Portugal
Marko D. Petrovic Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Serbia
Dennis Reynolds University of Houston, USA
Bongkosh N. Rittichainwat Siam University, Thailand
Richard Robinson University of Queensland, Australia
Lisa Ruhanen University of Queensland, Australia
Rommel Salvador California State University, Fullerton, USA
Zvi Schwartz University of Delaware, USA
Noel Scott University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Boopen Seetanah University of Mauritius, Mauritius
Kwanglim Seo University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA
Amit Sharma The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Atul Sheel University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Manisha Singal Virginia Tech, USA
Amrik Singh University of Denver, USA
Kevin Kam Fung So Oklahoma State University, USA
Siu Ian (Amy) So University of Macau, China
Uglješa Stankov University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Nikolaos Stylos University of Bristol, UK
Alex Susskind Cornell University, USA
Sarah Tanford University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Michael J. Tews The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Nicholas J. Thomas DePaul University, USA
Henry Tsai The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Christine Van Winkle University of Manitoba, Canada
Miroslav Vujicic University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Lisa C. Wan The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Xuan Lorna Wang University of Surrey, UK
Yao-Chin Wang University of Florida, USA
Melvin Weber East Carolina University, USA
Craig Webster Ball State University, USA
IpKin Anthony Wong Sun Yat-sen University, China
Hung-Che Wu Sun Yat-sen University, China
Laurie Wu Temple University, USA
Qu Xiao The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Yang Yang Temple University, USA
Alan Yen Ball State University, USA
Heyao (Chandler) Yu The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Kun Zhang Nankai University, China
Lu Zhang Michigan State University, USA
Yang Zhang Macau University of Science and Technology, China
Xinyuan Roy Zhao Sun Yat-sen University, China
Editorial Assistant
  • Articles in Hospitality and Tourism
  • CAB Abstracts Database
  • CABI: Global Health
  • CIRET - Centre International de Recherches et d'Etudes Touristiques
  • Clarivate Analytics: Current Contents - Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
  • Emerald Management Reviews
  • Hospitality & Tourism Index - EBSCO
  • Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  • Leisure, Recreation and Tourism Abstracts (in CAB Abstracts Database)
  • PsycINFO
  • Rural Development Abstracts
  • Scopus
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science)
  • Soils and Fertilizers
  • World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts (in CAB Abstracts Database)
  • JHTR Manuscript Submission Guidelines

    To submit your manuscript please go to the following link:

    New Submission Requirements: 2021 New Submission Guidelines 091321_final to SAGE-1631718511.pdf

    Revision Submission Requirements: 2021 Revision Submission Guidelines 091321_final to SAGE-1631718511.pdf


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