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  1. The European Journal of Tourism Research (EJTR) accepts for review only manuscripts that have not been published previously in any language and are not being reviewed for possible publication in other journals.

  2. Submissions must be made in electronic form to Editor-in-chief’s e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

  3. Within 5 working days the corresponding author shall receive an e-mail from the Editor-in-chief, confirming the receipt of the manuscript, advising the name of the coordinating editor and providing the manuscript’s number to be used in future reference.

  4. All correspondence thereafter regarding the review process of the manuscript shall be with the coordinating editor.

  5. The EJTR applies double-blind review process. The author(s) and the reviewers of the submitted manuscript remain anonymous in order to guarantee the impartial and fair review of the manuscripts.

  6. The EJTR is an open access journal. There are no charges for publication in the journal.

  7. Empirical studies need to have either a European context or clearly stated implications for European tourism industry.


  1. The first page of the manuscript should include: title of the manuscript, the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s), contact details of the corresponding author (postal address, phone, e-mail, and fax), an abstract of 100-200 words, and not more than 6 key words. The second page should include the title of the manuscript in capital letters, the abstract and the key words without name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s).

  2. The corresponding author shall receive all correspondence and off-prints. He/she is also responsible for proofs checks.

  3. Manuscript formatting requirements: Paper size: A4; Page margins: top/bottom/left/right – 2.5 cm = 1 inch; Text: double spaced; Font: Ariel or Times New Roman; Font size: 12 points; Alignment: Justified. No footnotes allowed. Use endnotes instead.

  4. The text must be written in British English.

  5. Headings formatting – must be bold, not in capital letters, no indent. Place one return after the previous paragraph. Sections in research papers and research notes may be numbered (e.g. 1., 1.1., 1.1.1.). No numbering is required for sections in book reviews and doctoral dissertation summaries.

  6. Tables and Figures should be incorporated in the text. They must be numbered using Arabic numeral. The title and number of the table has to be above the table, aligned left, and not in capital letters. The name of the table should be in italic. The title and number of the figure has to be below the figure, centred, in italic and not in capital letters. The figures must be provided in a print-ready form in their final size.

  7. References. In the text references must be included in APA style – “author, date” style (e.g. Webster, 2005). Page numbers for specific points or direct quotations must be given. The reference list must be placed at the end of the manuscript and ordered in alphabetical order of authors. Specific formats:

    • For journal articles - Buhalis, D. (2000). Marketing the competitive destination of the future. Tourism Management, 21(1), 97-116.

    • For books and monographs - Kotler, P., Haider, D. H., & Rein, I. (1993). Marketing places: Attracting investment, industry and tourism to cities, states and nations. New York: The Free Press.

    • For chapters in books – Bachvarov, M. (2006). Tourism in Bulgaria. In Hall, D., Smith, M., & Marciszewska, B. (eds.) (2006). Tourism in New Europe. The challenges and opportunities of EU enlargement. Wallingford: CAB International, 241-255.

    • For conference reports – Cooper, A., & Wilson, A. (2002). Extending the relevance of TSA research for the UK: general equilibrium and spillover analysis. Paper presented at the VIth International Forum on Tourism Statistics, 25th-27th September 2002, Budapest.

    • For Internet sources - Wirtz, J., Kimes, S., Ho, J., & Patterson, P. (2002). Revenue management: resolving potential customer conflicts. Working Paper Series. School of Hotel Administration.  Cornell University. URL: http://www.hotelschool.cornell.edu/chr/pdf/showpdf/chr/research/working/revenuemanage.pdf (Accessed on 16.12.2005).


  1. Regular articles should normally have between 4000 and 20000 words. EJTR especially welcomes contributions between 10000 and 20000 words. The paper must include an introduction, literature review, methodology, results, discussion and conclusion. The proposed structure is not compulsory and may vary depending on the specific paper.

  2. Research notes should normally have between 1500 and 2000 words.

  3. In Tourism Best Practices section of the journal are included papers of between 1000 and 2000 words. These contributions are predominantly practically oriented and are not expected to further develop theoretical knowledge in field of tourism, but rather show in the form of a case study how theoretical concepts find their application in the management of tourist enterprises.

  4. Regular article, research notes and case studies in the Tourism Best Practices section are subject to a double-blind review. They shall be reviewed by at least two anonymous referees.

  5. Book reviews should be up to 1500 words and contain the following information: author(s) or editor(s) for edited books, title, publisher, ISBN, year of publication, number of pages, original language of publication, resume of the content, how this book contributes to tourism knowledge.

  6. Doctoral dissertations in tourism. EJTR publishes resumes of successfully defended Ph. D. theses in tourism studies in past 12 months before the date of submission. The submitted resumes should be not more than 2000 words and are not subject to review. They must include the following information: author, affiliation of the author, contact details of the author, title of the dissertation, supervisor, institution awarding the Ph. D. degree, date of defence, goal and objectives of the dissertation, methodology, results, theoretical conclusions, practical application of the dissertation, and content of the dissertation (including abstracts of all chapters). The submitted resume of the dissertation must be accompanied by an official letter from the supervisor that the resume correctly represents the content of the dissertation.


Proofs of accepted papers shall be sent to the corresponding authors for editing. Major revisions in text are not allowed except in case of editors’ or publisher’s mistakes.


Starting from 1st June 2019 the European Journal of Tourism Research is an open access journal. The authors retain copyrights of their publications. Papers are published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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