Instructions for authors

Thank you for choosing to submit your paper to us. These instructions will ensure we have everything required so your paper can move through peer review, production and publication smoothly. Please take the time to read and follow them as closely as possible, as doing so will ensure your paper matches the journal’s requirements.

Please read and follow these instructions carefully. The Editors reserve the right to return manuscripts that are not prepared in accordance with these instructions.

About the journal

European Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing original research. The journal focuses on current issues in tourism, hospitality, food service, transports and leisure, including best practices and case studies.

Please note that this journal only publishes manuscripts in English.

European Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation accepts original articles published in English.

Number of issues per year

The journal publishes two issues per year in May and in December and submissions are open all year round.

Peer review

Once your paper has been assessed for suitability by the Editors, it will be double blind peer reviewed by independent, anonymous referees.

Types of paper published

Original Articles

Original articles are peer-reviewed articles that report upon theoretically consequential empirical research and make a significant contribution to tourism studies and its related fields.

Special Issues

We welcome proposals for special issues. Special issue proposals should be sent to Proposals should include brief synopsis of theme, guest editors details including short bionotes, list of contributions, timeline for publication.

Preparing your paper

Your submission should include the following elements in the following order:

Cover page
Abstract – should be unstructured and no more than 200 words
Literature review
Methodology and/or methods
Acknowledgments (as appropriate)
Declaration of interest statement (as appropriate)
Appendices (as appropriate)
Table(s) with caption(s)
Figures with captions

Please include a word count for your submission at the end of the manuscript. Original articles should be no more than 7,000 words, inclusive of the abstract, tables, references, figure captions, footnotes, endnotes.

Style Guidelines

Please refer to the style guidelines below when preparing your paper.
Please use British (-ize) spelling style consistently throughout your manuscript.

  1. The articles are published exclusively in English. Each article should be accompanied by an abstract of up to 200 words, 3-6 keywords suitable for indexing and on-line search purposes. The pages of the paper should be numbered.
  2. The text is double-spaced, uses 12-point Cambria font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Please note that images supplied in colour will be published in colour online and black and white in print (unless otherwise arranged). Therefore, it is important that you supply images that are comprehensible in black and white as well (i.e. by using colour with a distinctive pattern or dotted lines). The captions should reflect this by not using words indicating colour. All figures must be numbered in the order in which they appear in the paper (e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2).
  3. References will comply with APA system. (e.g. References are included in the text, in brackets, such as (author, year, page). At the end of the article, full references are provided, titles of books and journals with Italic font, and titles of articles in journals and book chapters will have normal fonts.
  4. The journal uses a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The editorial team undertakes the first selection of articles, before they are sent to at least two referees. All submitted manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism. The manuscripts containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, and dishonesty, are rejected.

Cover page

Title: Use bold for your article title, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.

Authors’ names: Give the names of all contributing authors on the title page exactly as you wish them to appear in the published article;

Authors’ e-mails;

ORCID for each author when available;

Affiliations: List the affiliation of each author (department, university, city, country);

Correspondence details: Please provide an institutional email address for the corresponding author. Full postal details are also needed by the publisher but will not necessarily be published;

Short bionote for each author: max. 120 words.


Anonymity for peer review: Ensure your identity and that of your co-authors is not revealed in the text of your article or in your manuscript files when submitting the manuscript for review.

Title: Use bold for your article title, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.

Abstract: Indicate the abstract paragraph with the heading ABSTRACT, max. 200 words.

Keywords: Please provide five or six keywords to help readers find your article.

Headings: Please indicate the level of the section headings in your article.

First-level headings (e.g. Introduction, Conclusion) with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.

Second-level headings with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.

Third-level headings should be in italics, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.

Fourth-level headings should also be in italics, at the beginning of a paragraph. The text follows immediately after a full stop (full point) or other punctuation mark.

Tables and figures: Tables and figures are placed within the text at the appropriate points. The tables and figures should also be supplied in a separate file. Ensure you have permission to use any figures you are reproducing from another source.

Checklist: what to include

Author details. All authors of a manuscript should include their full name and affiliation on the cover page of the manuscript. Where available, please also include ORCiDs. One author will need to be identified as the corresponding author, with their email address normally displayed in the article PDF and the online article. Authors’ affiliations are the affiliations where the research was conducted. If any of the named co-authors moves affiliation during the peer-review process, the new affiliation can be given as a footnote. Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after your paper is accepted.

Funding details. Please supply all details required by your funding and grant-awarding bodies as follows:

For single agency grants

This work was supported by the [Funding Agency] under Grant [number xxxx].

For multiple agency grants

This work was supported by the [Funding Agency #1] under Grant [number xxxx]; [Funding Agency #2] under Grant [number xxxx]; and [Funding Agency #3] under Grant [number xxxx].

Disclosure statement. This is to acknowledge any financial interest or benefit that has arisen from the direct applications of your research.

Data availability statement. If there is a data set associated with the paper, please provide information about where the data supporting the results or analyses presented in the paper can be found. Where applicable, this should include the hyperlink, DOI or other persistent identifier associated with the data set(s).

Figures. Figures should be high quality (1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for colour, at the correct size). Figures should be supplied in one of our preferred file formats: JPEG, GIF, or Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX).

Tables. Readers should be able to interpret the table without reference to the text. Please supply editable files.

Equations. If you are submitting your manuscript as a Word document, please ensure that equations are editable.

Units. Please use SI units (non-italicized).

Using Third-Party Material in your Paper

You must obtain the necessary permission to reuse third-party material in your article. The use of short extracts of text and some other types of material is usually permitted, on a limited basis, for the purposes of criticism and review without securing formal permission. If you wish to include any material in your paper for which you do not hold copyright, and which is not covered by this informal agreement, you will need to obtain written permission from the copyright owner prior to submission.

Publication Charges

There are no submission fees, publication fees or page charges for this journal.


Open Access

This journal follows the open access standards for publication. Open access publishing model is a well- established publishing mode that implements immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full text of research articles without any need of a subscription or subscription fee to the particular journal in which these articles are published.


Authors will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the European Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation(EJTHR), effective upon publication. This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws.

It is the author’s responsibility to obtain written permission to quote or reproduce material that has appeared in another publication.

Publication Agreement

European Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation (EJTHR) is an international electronic journal on tourism, hospitality, recreation and food service research. The materials are provided for the personal non-commercial use EJTHR’s readers, Online full text articles are free. Copies of articles may be distributed for research or educational purpose, without permission. However, commercial use of the EJTHR or the articles contained herein is expressly prohibited without the written consent of the publisher.

Similarity Check Plagiarism Screening System

The editorial board participates in a growing community of Similarity Check System’s users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Detailed description of the Similarity Check System can be found at:


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«Updated: 16.02.2018»