Submissions

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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published and it is not considered to be published by another journal.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word or Open Office.
  • The Scientific paper consists of Abstract, Keywords, JEL Classification, Introduction, Literature review, Methodology, Results and discussion, Conclusion, References and Brief description of Author/s.
  • The article does not exceed the set length.
  • The text is formatted (Times New Roman, font size, spacing) according to the Guidelines for the Authors.
  • URLs for the references have been provided, where available.
  • Only visual data, images, etc. over which the author(s) have copyright are used unless permission has been obtained and acknowledged.
  • The citation is done in APA style according to the Guidelines for Authors.
  • The article has been proofread and corrected for errors.

Author Guidelines

Papers sent to the Editorial Office are checked on formal requirements and Journal focus. Papers that do not match the focus of the Journal and/or do not meet formal requirements will be rejected. Papers that correspond to Journal focus and meet formal requirements are forwarded to the Editorial Board for the Desk Review. The papers that have passed the Desk review are blind peer-reviewed by at least 2 independent reviewers. 

The papers should have been proofread and corrected for errors and will be regarded as accurate; authors are responsible for factual content. Only visual data, images, etc. over which the author(s) have copyright may be used unless permission has been obtained and acknowledged - it is the responsibility of the authors to obtain such permissions. Simultaneous submissions to other print or electronic journals are not permitted.

Submission & Copyright

  1. The authors must submit the papers through the journal platform (make a submission).
  2. The papers must be prepared according to the sample template. The sample template for the authors is available here
  3. The authors must send (upload with the submission) the signed Author declaration and statement of copyrights/related rights (available here).

Publication fees

Journal of Tourism and Services publishes papers free of charge.

Authors' duties and responsibilities

By making a submission the authors confirm that:

  • the paper is original and written by them;
  • the paper has not been published in any other journal and has been submitted for consideration to this journal only;
  • the data has been obtained by the authors directly or they have all legal permissions to use the data obtained from private businesses or other independent sources;
  • the data is original and not manipulated;
  • all sources used in the paper are clearly cited;
  • the paper does not break any copyrights of others;
  • the paper includes funding acknowledgment; in case the paper was supported by an institution or grant;
  • there is no conflict of interest between the co-authors or with third parties;
  • addition, deletion, or order rearrangement of the authors’ names in the authorship list are approved in advance by the whole team;
  • they contact the Editor to correct any errors upon their discovery immediately, no later than the text is published online;
  • authorship of the paper is accurately stated, all authors must sign the statement as their agreement to publication of the paper in this particular journal;
  • they are obliged to participate in the peer-review process, responding timely and politely to all comments of the reviewers; if the authors agree to make changes – they must provide the corrections in a timely manner; if the authors do not agree with reviewers’ recommendations or other remarks – objections with a detailed explanation must be provided;
  • they agree with minor corrections of the contents, including the title, phrasing, style, etc.;
  • they accept the publishing rights to use the paper transferred to the publisher (according to CC BY 4.0).

Copyright

Author declaration and statement of copyrights/related rights (available here) should be signed and sent together with the final version of the paper.

Publication Ethics & Publication Malpractice Statement

Journal of Tourism and Services is committed to meeting high standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. 

The Editorial Board, office and reviewers’ team are doing their best to duly follow the Guidelines on good publication practice of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) in all editorial proceedings. We strongly recommend to all our current and potential authors, prior to submitting the text for blind review, to visit this site and get acquainted with the internationally acknowledged rules and best practices: www.publicationethics.org

We expect, that all parties involved in the act of publishing will present ethical behavior conformed with the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing and other Guidelines approved by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The Editorial Board of “ Journal of Tourism and Services” follows the rules on academic writing and academic ethics, according to the work by Miguel Roig (2003, 2006): Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: A guide to ethical writing, available online at https://ori.hhs.gov

Complaints

The authors who may have a complaint against any of the aspects of their interaction with the Journal of Tourism and Services should write a letter or send an e-mail to the person the complainant is already in contact with or to the Editor-in-Chief. All complaints will be acknowledged within 7 days after receiving it.

Scientific Papers

The scientific paper is a written and published report describing original research results. A well-written scientific paper explains the scientist's motivation for providing a research, the research design and execution, and the meaning of the results. Scientific papers are written in a style that is exceedingly clear and concise. Their purpose is to inform an audience about an important issue and to document the particular approach they used to investigate that issue.

If English is not the researcher’s first language, then proofreading by a native speaker might be helpful.

Research Notes

Research Notes present initial findings and reflections or problems concerning fieldwork and research in general. Research Notes should be between 1000 to 2000 words. While not reviewed, these will be subject to editorial review as such the right, if deemed inappropriate, to not to accept them will be reserved.

Essay

Reviews of existing work or short essays aimed at stimulating debate should be between 1000 to 2000 words. These will be subject to editorial scrutiny and as such the right, if deemed inappropriate, to not accept them will be reserved.

Reviews of Existing Work

Reviews of existing work or short essays aimed at stimulating debate should be of between 1000 to 2000 words. These will be subject to editorial scrutiny and as such the right, if deemed inappropriate, to not to accept them will be reserved.

 

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