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International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Systems


ISSN - 0974-6250



Academicians, educators, researchers, practitioners and students are invited to submit manuscripts for the consideration reviewing and publication in International Journal of HOSPITALITY & TOURISM SYSTEMS. The contributors should pay attention to the following information (Aims & Scope of the Journal, Notes for Contributors, and Journal Sections).

Aims & Scope

Hospitality and Tourism Systems is a refereed international journal dedicated to promoting excellence in teaching and stimulating research in tourism and hospitality internationally. The journal provides a form for exchanging ideas, opinions and research results among tourism and hospitality academicians and practitioners around the world. An eminent International editorial Board comprising leading expert in the field of tourism and hospitality guides " Hospitality and Tourism Systems". The journal has six sections-main research papers, case study, Industry Viewpoints, Forthcoming Events, conference reports and book review.


An exciting and challenging international forum, the journal reflects current happenings and trends in the tourism and hospitality industry. The journal will facilitate this need by providing essential and intelligent information about worldwide hospitality and tourism issues, practices, challenges and solutions both practically as well as theoretically.

Hospitality and Tourism Systems publishes refereed articles on best practices of tourism and hospitality management and education, applied research studies, and critical reviews on major issues affecting the tourism and hospitality industry. The journal's scope includes: 

  • Tourism management
  • Visitor management
  • Public sector approaches to tourism and hospitality development.
  • Restaurant & beverage management
  • Tour operation and management
  • Leisure management
  • Marketing management
  • Accounting and finance
  • Hotel operations and management
  • Human resource management
  • Case studies 
  • Information technology
  • Strategic alliances and networking
  • Event management
  • Tourism impacts
  • Any other topic relating with tourism and hospitality industry.

Hospitality and Tourism and Systems is published once a year i.e. June.  Each issue includes the following sections: editorial, research papers, research notes, case studies, book reviews, conference reports, industry viewpoints, and forthcoming events. The forthcomming issue (2009) is almost ready & planned out in next few weeks. The next issue will appear in June 2010.


Important Dates

  • Full paper submission Jan. 15, 2010.
  • Confirmation of paper   March 15, 2010. 
  • Re-submission of revised paper by April 15, 2010.




                         NOTE FOR CONTRIBUTORS



                                       Statement of policy

 All manuscripts are sent to the editor who selects two reviewers for a blind review. The reviewers use five criteria for evaluating research papers:

  1. Reliability;
  2. Readability;
  3. Relevance ; 
  4. Quality of research:
  5. Interpretation of the research for professionals in the industry.


                                                     Manuscript requirements


Submission requirements: Manuscripts should be written as understandably and concisely as possible with clarity and meaningfulness. Submissions are accepted only in electronic form; authors are requested to submit one copy of each manuscript by email attachment. All manuscripts should be emailed to the Editor (Dr. Mohinder C. Dhiman, at mohinderchand@rediffmail.com), there is no review fee. However, a letter to the editor must be enclosed requesting review and publication of the research paper; the letter must also state that the manuscript has not been previously published and is not under review for another journal or book. . Submission of a manuscript to Hospitality and Tourism  Systems represents a certification on the part of the author(s) that it is an original work and has not been copyrighted elsewhere; manuscripts that are eventually published may not be reproduced in any other publication (print or electronic), as their copyright has been transferred to and Hospitality and Tourism Systems. The letter should include the corresponding author's address, affiliation and e-mail to receive all editorial correspondence. The concise Oxford English Dictionary is used as a reference for all spellings and hyphenations.

 Title page: the title page should include: the article title; the author's names and affiliations; address.

Abstract: An abstract should be submitted that does not exceed 110-120 words in length with five key words. It should be on the separate page. Abstract should contain an abbreviated Representation of the content of the manuscript. Major results, conclusions, and/or Recommendations should be given, followed by supporting details of method, scope, or purpose as appropriate.

 Length of main research paper:  Main articles / Research Papers should be not longer than 6000 words and not shorter than 4000. Research Notes should be not longer than 3000 words and not shorter than 2000. Case Studies should be not longer than 4500 words and not shorter than 3000. Book Reviews should be not longer than 1500 words and not shorter than 1000. Conference Reports should be not longer than 2000 words and not shorter than 1000. Industry Viewpoints should be not longer than 1500 words and not shorter than 500. Forthcoming Events should be not longer than 500 words. The main body of the text should be written in Times New Roman letters, font size 12.Section headings should be written in bold, font size 12. The preferred software for submission is Microsoft Word. Authors submitting papers for publication should specify which section of the journal they wish their paper to be considered for: research papers, research notes, case studies, book reviews, conference reports, industry viewpoints, and forthcoming events. Manuscripts that do not fully conform to the above word limits (according to the type of the article) will be automatically rejected and should not be entered into the reviewing process. Further, Author(s) are responsible for preparing manuscripts which are clearly written in acceptable, scholarly English, and which contain no errors of spelling, grammar, or punctuation. Neither the Editorial Board nor the Publisher is responsible for correcting errors of spelling or grammar.


Industry Viewpoints Conference reports and Forthcoming Events and Book reviews   should be emailed directly to the Assistant Editor (Ashish Dahiya), at ashish.dahiya@hotmail.com   Feedback regarding the submission of a manuscript (including the reviewers' comments) will be provided to the author(s) within five weeks of the receipt of the manuscript to the author(s). Upon acceptance of the manuscript for publication, authors should provide   a letter of transfer of copyright

References style:   In the main text, references are cited within parentheses like (Dhiman 2005).   For multiple citations (Dhiman, 1999; Kumar, 2006).   The Reference list, placed at the end of the manuscript, must be typed in alphabetical order of authors.   Tables, figures and illustrations are to be included in the text and to be numbered.

 For journal: Dhiman, M.C., (2005) Changing Dimensions of Indian Hospitality Education, The Tourism and Hospitality Systems, vol.1,no. 1, pp. 10-15.

 For book: Dhiman, M.C., (2006), Travel Agency Management, 2nd eds., p-134, Anmol publications pvt, New Delhi.

For chapters in edited books: Smith M. and Christou, E. (2002).   Internet for enhancing tourism and hospitality education. , In M.C.  Dhiman, A.J. Sharma and H. Singh (Eds.) Human Resource management in Tourism and hospitality, Pearson: New Delhi.

For papers presented in conferences:  Dhiman, M. C and Chauhan V.  (2001). Travel Agency HRD practices: an investigation, Paper presented at the International conference on tourism,   Himachal Pradesh University , Shimla, India: 3-6 August 2001.

 For Internet sources (if you know the author): Dhiman, M. (2003) HRD in tourism. Η ttp://www.tourismabstracts .org/hrd/papers-authors/id2354. Accessed the 14th of January 2006, at 14:55

For Internet sources (if you do not know the author): Tourism supply and demand  http://www.tourismabstracts.org/ food/papers-authors/4509 Accessed the 30th of March 2005, at 12:35.   ).

   Page proofs and Reprints:  page proofs of the paper will be sent to the corresponding author for minimal corrections but rewriting the text is not permitted. The corrected proof must be returned within 25 days of receipt.


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