About the Journal

Focus and Scope

American Journal of Tourism Research boasts an international scope, encompassing research into various aspects of tourism as well as the development of innovative research methodologies. The journal encourages submissions based on primary research, reviews, and interdisciplinary papers that may not be directly related to tourism but address topics of interest to tourism researchers. Relevant fields include economics, marketing, psychology, geography, anthropology, and sociology.

Open Access Policy

In line with its commitment to fostering a greater global exchange of knowledge, the American Journal of Tourism Research adopts an immediate open access policy for its content. This principle ensures that research is made freely available to the public, encouraging collaboration, discussion, and the advancement of knowledge in the field of tourism research.

Publication Model

The journal embraces a hybrid publication model, combining the efficiency of Continuous Publication with the structured organization of quarterly issues. This model is designed to ensure the prompt dissemination of cutting-edge research while maintaining an organized archival system.

Key Features of Our Publication Model:

  1. Continuous Publication:

    • Timeliness: Articles are published online immediately upon final acceptance, facilitating the swift sharing of pivotal research findings.
    • Flexibility: We welcome submissions continuously, free from the restrictions of traditional issue deadlines, offering greater flexibility for authors.
    • Visibility: The journal's content is regularly updated, maintaining ongoing engagement with our readers and ensuring consistent visibility for authors' work.
    • Citation Details: Each article is provided with a unique DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and includes comprehensive citation details, reflective of the year of publication.
  1. Quarterly Issues:

    • Structured Archiving: Articles published under the continuous model are systematically compiled into four issues annually. This approach aids in streamlined access and navigation, allowing readers to explore collections of articles published within specific timeframes.
    • Volume and Issue Numbering: Each article is associated with a specific volume and issue number, facilitating precise referencing and academic citation.
  2. Accessibility and Archiving:

    • Annual Compilation: For enhanced accessibility, all articles are archived on an annual basis, with each year's publications easily retrievable on our journal’s website.
    • Open Access: In alignment with our commitment to widespread knowledge dissemination, all articles are freely accessible to our readership.

Through this hybrid model, the American Journal of Tourism Research aims to strike a balance between the immediacy of rolling publications and the traditional structure of academic journals, catering to the evolving needs of our global scholarly community.