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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, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point 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.
  • The text adheres to the APA 7th stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • All submission must NOT include any authors information - as per the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

The Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts (JTHCA) accepts for review only manuscripts that have not been published previously in any language and are not being reviewed for possible publication in other journals.

Submissions must be made in electronic form via the MyJMS system.

Within 14 working days, the corresponding author shall receive an e-mail from the Editor-in-chief, confirming the receipt of the manuscript, advising the name of the coordinating editor and providing the manuscript’s number to be used in future reference.

All correspondence thereafter regarding the review process of the manuscript shall be with the coordinating editor (estimated TOR: 7-8 weeks).


Types of Publication

Regular articles should normally have between 6000 and 15000 words. The paper must include an introduction, literature review, methodology, results, discussion, and conclusion. The proposed structure is not compulsory and may vary depending on the specific paper.

Research notes should normally be less than 3000 words.

Book reviews should be up to 1500 words and contain the following information: author(s) or editor(s) for edited books, title, publisher, ISBN, year of publication, number of pages, the original language of publication, resume of the content, how this book contributes to tourism knowledge.

Doctoral dissertations includes resumes of successfully defended Ph. D. theses. The submitted resumes should be not more than 2000 words and are not subject to review.


JTHCA Paper Template

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  1. The first page of the manuscript should include: title of the manuscript in capital letters, the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s), contact details of the corresponding author (postal address, phone, e-mail, and fax), an abstract of 100-200 words, and not more than 6 keywords. The second page should include the title of the manuscript in capital letters, the abstract and the keywords without the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s).

  2. Manuscript formatting requirements: Paper size: A4; Page margins: top/bottom/left/right – 2.5 cm = 1 inch; Text: double spaced; Font: Times New Roman; Font size: 14 points; Alignment: justified. No footnotes allowed. Use endnotes instead.

  3. The text must be written in British English.

  4. Headings formatting – must be bold, not in capital letters, no indent. Place one return after the previous paragraph.

  5. Tables and Figures should be incorporated into the text. They must be numbered using Arabic numeral. The title and number of the table have to be above the table, aligned left, and not in capital letters. The name of the table should be in italic. The title and number of the figure have to be below the figure, centered, in italic and not in capital letters. The figures must be provided in a print-ready form in their final size.

  6. References. In the text, references must be included using the APA system.  APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing). Specific formats:

  7. Book: Brookes, R. (2014). Study Guide Little Bird (p. 5). Adelaide: State Ed.

  8. Journal: Esen, E., & Collison, J. (2005). Employee development survey report. Annals of Tourism, V(2), 42.

  9. Website: About.com Islam,. (2014). Evils of Gossip and Backbiting in Islam. Retrieved 12 June 2014, from http://islam.about.com/od/familycommunity/a/Gossip-Backbiting.htm

  10. Manuscripts should be written in good British English. Authors may wish to use professional language editting services.