Publication Ethics Statement

Publication Ethics Statement:


  1. All submissions to European Journal of Tourism Research (EJTR) must be original and free of unethical practices.

  2. Unethical practices include plagiarism, data falsification, data fabrication, paper slicing, paper written by someone else for the authors, and other practices that violate the generally accepted research ethics principles.

  3. The Editor-in-chief is responsible for investigating all alleged unethical practices.

  4. In case of an alleged unethical practice, the Editor-in-chief informs the authors of the manuscript, provides the necessary evidence and invites the authors to provide explanation.

  5. Concerns about unethical practices can be expressed by the Editor-in-chief, the associate editors, Advisory and Editorial board members, manuscript reviewers, authors, readers and other people who have encountered such practices.

  6. All submissions to the EJTR are checked for presence of unethical practices with Turnitin or other software package before being sent to reviewers.

  7. If an unethical practice is identified during the review process, the review process is stopped until the case is clarified. The review process continues if the alleged unethical practice is not substantiated.

  8. If an alleged unethical practice is substantiated for a manuscript that has not been yet sent for review, is currently under review or has been accepted but not published yet, the manuscript is rejected.

  9. If an alleged unethical practice is substantiated for a manuscript that has already been published, the manuscript is retracted and a retraction notice is published in the next available volume of the journal. For completeness of the bibliographic records, the text of the retracted paper remains online, but with a watermark “Retracted”.

  10. In case of a second substantiated unethical practice, the author receives a life-time ban for publication it the EJTR.

  11. The EJTR adheres to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (