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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. The papers should include Abstract and Key words.  

Papers that do not match the focus of the Journal and/or do not meet formal requirements are sent back to the author/authors. Papers that correspond to Journal focus and meet formal requirements are forwarded to Editorial Board.

The papers are approved by the Editorial Board and are blind peer reviewed by 2 independent reviewers.  Papers with two positive reviews are accepted for publication.

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.

The sample template

The sample template for the authors is available here

Copyright

Copyright Transfer Agreement (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
 
Authors' duties and responsibilities
 
Authors should ensure 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).

Formatting the paper

Title of the Paper (14pt Times New Roman, Bold, center justified) in English Language Leave 2 blank lines

Author's name/names (12 pt Times New Roman)

Affiliation (12 pt Times New Roman)

Abstract in English language 

An abstract is a brief summary of the most important points in a scientific paper. It is a highly condensed version of the paper itself. After reading the abstract, the reader knows the main points that the author/authors has/have to make. The reader can then evaluate the significance of the paper and then decide whether or not she or he wishes to read the full paper. The abstract should include the description of the objectives, data & methods, results, implications & recommendations, and of the contribution & added value of the paper. The maximum length of the abstract is 200 words. Leave 1 blank line

Key words: maximum 10 words. Leave 2 blank lines


JEL Classification: maximum 3 indexes. Leave 2 blank lines. More information at: http://www.aeaweb.org/jel/jel_class_system.php

1. Introduction Leave 1 blank line

The paper should be written in the IMRaD (Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion) structure.

- Introduction – Why was the study undertaken? What was the research question, the tested hypothesis or the purpose of the research?

- Methods – When, where, and how was the study done? What materials were used or who was included in the study groups (patients, etc.)?

- Results – What answer was found to the research question; what did the study find? Was the tested hypothesis true?

- Discussion – What might the answer imply and why does it matter? How does it fit in with what other researchers have found? What are the perspectives for future research?

The heading of each section should be written in 13 pt, bold, Times New Roman, left justified. Please, use numbers 1, 2, … for the sections. For the text of the section use 12 pt Times New Roman, single spacing. Leave 1 blank line between blocks of text.

The length of the paper should not exceed 20 pages, 1800 characters per page, justified. Tables, figures, illustrations, and references are excluded from the word count. Leave 2 blank lines between successive sections and/or subsections. Leave 2 blank lines between successive sections and/or subsections.

1.1 Subsection Leave 1 blank line

The heading of each subsection should be written in 12 pt, bold, Times New Roman, left justified. Please, use numbers 1.1, 1.1.1…. for subsections.  For the text of the subsection use 12 pt Times New Roman. Leave 2 blank lines between successive subsections and/or sub-subsections.

1.1.1 Sub-subsection Leave 1 blank line

The heading of each sub-subsection should be written in 11 pt, bold, Times New Roman, left justified. Please, use numbers 1.1, 1.1.1…. for subsections.  For the text of the subsection use 12 pt Times New Roman. Leave 2 blank lines between successive subsections and/or sub-subsections.

2. Literature review  Leave 1 blank line

Graphs and tables should be numbered as follows: Graph 1, Graph 2 etc; Table 1, Table 2 etc. The heading of each graph and table should be written in 11 pt, bold, Times New Roman, left justified. The words “Table 1”, “Graph 8” etc. should be on the right. Leave 1 blank line between the heading and the graph or table.

Leave 2 blank lines between successive subsections and/or sub-subsections.

3. Methods Leave 1 blank line

Under each graph or table the source must be provided and should be written in 10 pt. Leave 1 blank line between the graph or table and the source.

4. Results Leave 1 blank line

Please, follow the instructions carefully, otherwise, you will be asked to resubmit the full paper. Thank you for your collaboration and contribution. Leave 2 blank lines between successive sections, subsections and/or sub-subsections.

5. Discussion Leave 1 blank line

In this part the author should provide the response to the research question(s); interpret results taking into account alternative explanations (where applicable); describe the practical implications (and theoretical –where applicable) suggested by the results of the research; include all limitations; define the future direction for research (incompletely answered questions) often derived from limitations; define new questions which emerge from the research. Leave 2 blank lines 

6. Conclusion Leave 1 blank line 

Conclusion is the last part of the discussion or a separate chapter. The author should briefly summarize main results (if this was not done this in the Discussion), bring the reader back to the research question – concluding with a larger and richer view of the problem/ question under investigation. Authors may add their own opinion and a broader comment of the results, add their proposals, suggestions, recommendations, and evaluations, based on the results of the study - if appropriate as a separate chapter or subchapter. In the Discussion/Conclusion, avoid citing references, except for comparison or alignment with the outcome (results or conclusions, …) of other (similar, comparable) studies. Leave 2 blank lines  

 

References Leave 1 blank line 

References must be in APA (American Psychological Association) style. More details: http://www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tutorial.aspx. References should be clearly cited in the body of the text, e.g. (Smith, 2006) or (Smith, 2006, p.45), if an exact quotation is being used. At the end of the paper the author(s) should present full References in the alphabetical order as follows:

Author, A. A. (2012). This is a book title. Abingdon: Routledge

Author, A. A. (2011). Title of the article. Title of the Journal, 5(1), 123–231. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx.

Author , A. A. (2017, March). Title of the paper. Paper presented at the conferrence of Organization Name, Location.

Author, A. A. (2017). Title of the work. Retrieved month day, year, from source.  if no Author or date www.worldbank.org. Retrieved August 8, 2019, from http:// Leave 2 blank lines  

Brief description of Author/Authors:

Please, write the Author´s name and titles (in 12 pt, Times New Roman, bold), Department, Faculty, Affiliation, Address, Country, Affiliation web page, email address of Author. Please, introduce the Author´s position, the main field of research, and interest shortly. Please, do not exceed 500 characters.

 

Complaints

The authors who may have a complaint against any of the aspects of their interaction with 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

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.

Title of the Paper (14pt Times New Roman, Bold, left justified) in English Language

Leave 2 blank lines

Author´s name/names (12 pt Times New Roman)

Affiliation (12 pt Times New Roman)

Abstract in English language Leave 1 blank line

An abstract is a brief summary of the most important points in a scientific paper. It is a highly condensed version of the paper itself. After reading the abstract, the reader knows the main points that the author/authors has/have to make. The reader can then evaluate the significance of the paper and then decide whether or not she or he wishes to read the full paper. Please, do not exceed 800 characters sentences. Leave 1 blank line

Key words: maximum 10 words. Leave 2 blank lines


JEL Classification: maximum 3 indexes. Leave 2 blank lines
For JEL Classification please, go to: http://www.aeaweb.org/jel/jel_class_system.php

1.1. Introduction Leave 1 blank line

The heading of each section should be written in 13 pt, bold, Times New Roman, left justified. Please, use numbers 1, 2, … for the sections. For the text of the section use 12 pt Times New Roman, single spacing. Leave 1 blank line between blocks of text.

The length of the paper should not exceed 20 pages, 1800 characters per page, justified. Tables, figures, illustrations, and references are excluded from the word count. Leave 2 blank lines between successive sections and/or subsections.

1.1 Subsection Leave 1 blank line

The heading of each subsection should be written in 12 pt, bold, Times New Roman, left justified. Please, use numbers 1.1, 1.1.1…. for subsections.  For the text of the subsection use 12 pt Times New Roman. Leave 2 blank lines between successive subsections and/or sub-subsections.

1.1.1 Sub-subsection Leave 1 blank line

The heading of each sub-subsection should be written in 11 pt, bold, Times New Roman, left justified. Please, use numbers 1.1, 1.1.1…. for subsections.  For the text of the subsection use 12 pt Times New Roman. Leave 2 blank lines between successive subsections and/or sub-subsections.

2.1 Problem Formulation Leave 1 blank line

Graphs and tables should be numbered as follows: Graph 1, Graph 2 etc; Table 1, Table 2 etc. The heading of each graph and table should be written in 11 pt, bold, Times New Roman, left justified. The words “Table 1”, “Graph 8” etc. should be on the right. Leave 1 blank line between the heading and the graph or table.

Under each graph or table the source must be provided and should be written in 10 pt. Leave 1 blank line between the graph or table and the source.

Leave 2 blank lines between successive subsections and/or sub-subsections.

3.1 Problem Solution Leave 1 blank line

When citing references in the text, type corresponding number in square brackets [1].

When citing quotations in the text, type the corresponding number in square brackets, and the number of the page, where the quotation can be found [1, p. 45]. Leave 2 blank lines between successive sections, subsections and/or sub-subsections.

4.1 Conclusion Leave 1 blank line

Please, follow the instructions carefully, otherwise, you will be asked to resubmit the full paper. Thank you for your collaboration and contribution. Leave 2 blank lines between successive sections, subsections and/or sub-subsections.

5.1 References Leave 1 blank line

Only material referenced in the text should be cited in the bibliography.

References should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work.

Where there are two authors, both names should be referenced in the text with the usage of &, thus Black, J., & Jones, T.

Where there are more than seven authors, the first six authors should be listed and then ellipses should be used after the sixth author's name. After the ellipses, the last author's name of the work should be listed.

For multiple articles by the same author, or authors listed in the same order, list the entries in chronological order, from earliest to most recent.

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages. http://abc.com/xxx/xxx/ 

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of the book. Location: Publisher.

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if available). Retrieved from http://www.abc.com/xxx/xxx/

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number, page range. doi:0000000/000000000000

Leave 2 blank lines

Brief description of Author/Authors:

Please, write the Author´s name and titles (in 12 pt, Times New Roman, bold), Department, Faculty, Affiliation, Address, Country, Affiliation web page, email address of Author. Please, introduce the Author´s position, the main field of research, and interest shortly. Please, do not exceed 500 characters.

Research Notes

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

Essays

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.

 

Reviews of Existing Work

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.