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The International Journal of Tourism Sciences publishes articles examining tourism, leisure, recreation and hospitality. The Journal includes articles, research notes, book reviews, commentary, and reports.

Relevant manuscripts are welcome and should be submitted as e-mail attachments to editor, Dr. Chulwon Kim (kimcw@khu.ac.kr). The attached file should be in MS Word format. The attached file should include the entire manuscript in one file, with the cover page (title, author names, affiliations, phone numbers and e-mail addresses), abstract page (title, abstract, and 5-6 keywords), body, references, and acknowledgements.


Submission to

International Journal of Tourism Sciences

Editor Chulwon Kim

kimcw@khu.ac.kr/ ijtseditors@gmail.com


Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, and Inconsistencies: Authors should assume all the responsibility for preparing manuscript that is clearly written in acceptable, scholarly English, and which contains no errors of spelling, grammar, or punctuation.


Original Articles Only: Submission of a manuscript to this Journal represents a certification on the part of the author(s) that it is and original work, and that neither this manuscript nor a version of it has been published elsewhere nor is being considered for publication elsewhere.


Evaluation: All manuscripts published in the Journal are double-blind, peer-reviewed by accomplished scholars in the topical area. Evaluation criteria include originality/contribution, conceptual/theoretical research criteria, empirical research criteria, overall structure of paper.


Recommendation will be done by reviewers in regard of 5 categories such as definitely reject, marginally reject, major revise and resubmit, accept if minor revised, and definitely accept for IJTS. It is expected to be given comments for editor and author.


Entitlement of contribution: All contributors, except overseas scholars, should have membership status in the Tourism Sciences Society of Korea. Membership inquiries should be sent to the editor or the Society Office (http://www.tosok.or.kr).



Manuscript Preparation

To expedite the review process, all manuscripts must be prepared according to the following format typed by MS-Word. Manuscripts should be divided into logical parts such as an Introduction, Theoretical Review, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. References, citations, and the general format of manuscripts for this Journal are advised to follow APA style.


Manuscripts Length: Papers must be typed and formatted for A4 size (210×297mm) and should be between 15-35 double spaced pages including references, illustrations, and appendices.


Coverpage: A separate title page should include the paper title, all authors’ names, affiliations, e-mail/mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers for correspondence.



Biographical Note: A short bio-note (not exceeding 60 words) about the authors(s) should be provided in a separate page following the cover page. Times New Roman and font 12 is the preferred typeface.


Abstract and Keywords: On the next page, the abstract between 150-250 words should state concisely the research problems, methods, and findings with a list of keywords (5-6 words) pertinent to the central theme. Times New Roman and font 12 is the preferred typeface.


Text: All parts of the manuscript should be double spaced with 5-spaced paragraph indentation. Use the default margin (Upper, Bottom: 2.54cm, left and right: 3.17cm). Not footnotes except for explanatory purposes should be included.


Headings and Sub-headings: The text should be subdivided with titled headings, preceded by and introduction and succeeded by a conclusion. No number headings.

First headings: Times New Roman, font 12, bold face, and uppercase.

Second headings: Times New Roman, font 12, bold face, and lowercase.

Third headings: Times New Roman, font 12, lowercase, and italic.


Tables, figures and Illustrations: Each table, figure, and illustration must be prepared on a separate page, and its location should be referred (e.g. [Insert Table 1 here]) in the text. Illustrations must be ‘camera-ready.’ That is, they must be cleanly typed or artistically prepared so that they can be used either exactly as they are or else used after a photographic reduction in size. Table must be succinct for readers to understand the contents easily. Except for inevitable cases, do not use a vertical (column) line. Sources must be addressed below the Table. If necessary, an explanation of the body of the table should be below the sources. Arial, font 10 is the preferred typeface for the contents of tables and figures.


References: All references should follow the APA style.


Jang, S. C., Bai, B., Hong, G. S. and O’Leary, J. T. (2004). Understanding travel expenditure patterns: a study of Japanese pleasure travelers to the United States by income level. Tourism Management, 25(3), 331-341.

Davis, L. M. (1987). Tourism trends in the Asia Pacific regions. In A. S. Clark & J. D. Lee (Eds.), Global tourism review (pp. 750-780). New York, NY: ABC Publishing.

Louis, M. C. (1995). Lodging service today (3rded.)Williamstown,NJ:JPKPublications,Inc.

Mehta, R., and Sivadas, E. (1995). Comparing response rates and response content in mail versus electronic surveys. Journal of the Market Research Society, 37(4), 429-439.



Guide for Research Note, Reports, and Book Reviews


The International Journal of Tourism Sciences invites Research Notes and Reports that involve brief theoretical and empirical contributions. The contributions are encouraged to deal with topics and issues in tourism studies such as ongoing research concepts and methods, untested propositions or hypotheses, and models, or applications of tools from other fields.


The contributions should be divided into logical parts such as on Introduction, Theoretical Review, Methods, Results, and Discussion. However, research notes should have neither an abstracts nor subheadings as in full papers. The style of research notes should follow the guidelines of International Journal of Tourism Sciences but the length should not be more than 10 double spaced A4 size pages including references, illustrations, and appendices.


The receipt of submission will be acknowledged by the editor after the blind review by at least one reviewer in the topical area.


Book review should be sent to and be acknowledged by the editor.



Publication Ethics Statement


All manuscripts published in the journal are double-blind, peer-reviewed by accomplished scholars in the topic area. Evaluation criteria include originality/contribution, conceptual/theoretical research criteria, empirical research criteria, analysis and interpretation of results, as well as overall structure of paper.

The factors that are taken into account in review are relevance, soundness, significance, originality, readability and language.

The possible decisions include will be one of 5 possible categories – definite rejection, marginal rejection, major revisions and resubmit, accept with minor revisions, and accept as is. It is expected that the reviewers will provide comments for the editor and author(s).

If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted.

Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed.

Articles may be rejected without review if they are obviously not suitable for publication.

The paper acceptance is constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.

The staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Peer-review assists the publisher in making editorial decisions may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Manuscripts received for review are treated as confidential documents and are reviewed by anonymous staff.

A reviewer should also call to the publisher's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Authors of contributions and studies research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance.

A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Submitting the same manuscript to more than one publication concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.