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Volume: 6 - Issue: 2, 9/29/22

Year: 2022


Journal of Contemporary Tourism Research communicates the latest developments and thinking on hospitality and tourism businesses worldwide. As both a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary journal, Journal of Contemporary Tourism Research publishes double-blind reviewed papers covering issues relevant to management, marketing, sociology, anthropology and economy. Journal of Contemporary Tourism Research encourages an interchange between researchers and managers. 

The journal especially seeks to nurture interdisciplinary multicultural work among sociological, psychological, geographical, consumer, leisure, marketing, travel and tourism and hospitality researchers. The content will address a broad range of topics that are relevant to hospitality, travel, tourism, and related contexts.  All articles will be clearly grounded within an appropriate conceptual foundation, and authors will be able to demonstrate how the current paper extends that which we already know about the focal topics.


Article files should be provided in Microsoft Word format.

Page Format: A4 Portrait, Margins (Normal) (top, bottom, left, right 3 cm)

Font Family: Main titles should be written using 11 pt. and the text 10 pt. Palatino Linotype font.

Article Lengt

Article length should not be more than 10000 words. This includes all text including references and appendices.

Article Title

A title of not more than 16 words should be provided.

Author details

All contributing authors’ names and affiliation should be added.

Correct email addresses should be supplied for each author in their separate author accounts.

All contributing authors’ ORCID ID should be added.


Authors must supply an abstract in their submission. Abstract should be included maxsimum 250 words.


Authors should provide appropriate and short keywords that encapsulate the principal topics of the paper The number of keywords is 3-5.

Article Classification

Articles in the bellow categories can be presented to the journal.

Research paper. This category covers papers which report on any type of research undertaken by the author(s). The research may involve the construction or testing of a model or framework, action research, testing of data, market research or surveys, empirical or scientific.

Case study. Case studies describe actual interventions or experiences within organizations. They may well be subjective and will not generally report on research. A description of a legal case or a hypothetical case study used as a teaching exercise would also fit into this category.


Headings must be concise, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchy of headings.

The preferred format is for first level headings to be presented in bold format and subsequent sub-headings to be presented in medium italics.


The objective of the introduction part is to put the scope of the study in a frame, thus enabling the reader to link the study under consideration with other studies in the literature.In this section, the author is expected to present the objective, theoretical background, and the contribution to the field as well as the originality.The subheadings are as the followings; Stating the research problem Stating the research objective Literature review Research questions / hypotheses

Other than the above-stated parts, as far as qualitative studies are concerned, the role of the researcher, the paradigms employed and perspectives of the reserachers should also be mentioned in the introduction part.


Method section should cover “Research Model”, “Population and Sampling (if any)”, and “Data Analysis” headings.

The research model employed (descriptive, experimental, case study, observation, focus group, etc.) has to be stated in the method section. Besides, this section also hosts what research method or paradigm (i.e. qualitative, quantitative, ethnographic, etc.) has been employed.

What’s more, data collection process, validity and reliability issues should be detailed under this section. The last but not the least, data analysis process and the techniques used in data analysis should be elaborated.


The findings section of the research paper is where you report the findings of your study based upon the information gathered as a result of the methodology [or methodologies] you applied. This section contains factually accurate information that is objectively reported and conveyed in accurate or appropriate language. This section should simply state the results, without bias or interpretation, and arranged in a logical sequence. A section describing findings [a.k.a.,”results”] is particularly necessary if your paper includes data generated from your own research.

In this section it is recommended that you should be concise, using non-textual elements, such as figures and tables, if appropriate, to present results more effectively. In deciding what data to describe in your results section, you must clearly distinguish material that would normally be included in a research paper from any raw data or other material that could be included as an appendix.

Conclusion and Discussion

The conclusion is intended to help the reader understand why your research should matter to them after they have finished reading the paper. A conclusion is not merely a summary of your points or a re-statement of your research problem but a synthesis of key points. The conclusion offers you a chance to elaborate on the significance of your findings. Besides, this section offers new insight and creative approaches for framing/contextualizing the research problem based on the results of your study.The purpose of the discussion is to interpret and describe the significance of your findings in light of what was already known about the research problem being investigated, and to explain any new understanding or fresh insights about the problem after you've taken the findings into consideration. The discussion will always connect to the introduction by way of the research questions or hypotheses you posed and the literature you reviewed, but it does not simply repeat or rearrange the introduction; the discussion should always explain how your study has moved the reader's understanding of the research problem forward from where you left them at the end of the introduction.

Tables and Figures

Give every table and figure a brief but clear and explanatory title. The caption for a table should appear above the table, while the caption for a figure should appear below the figure.

Tables should be justified in the text. To avoid any unintended changes during the copy editing process, please use the drawing canvas function for figures in Microsoft Word.

Use 10 pt. size for table/figure captions and the content. Boldface the word "Table" or "Figure" and the associated number in the caption (see below).

Table 1. Demographic Profile of Respondents


References to other publications must be in APA style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. This is very important in an electronic environment because it enables your readers to exploit the Reference Linking facility on the database and link back to the works you have cited through CrossRef.

You should cite publications in the text: (Keleş, 2018:15) using the first named author's name or (Keleş and Bayram, 2018:15) citing both names of two, or (Keleş et al., 2018:15), when there are three or more authors.

At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied.

For books

Surname, Initials (year). Title of Book, Place of publication, Publisher.

For book chapters

Surname, Initials (year). Chapter title, Editor's Surname, Initials, Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication, pages.

For journals

Surname, Initials (year). Title of article, Journal Name, volume (issue), pages.

For conference proceedings

Surname, Initials (year of publication). Title of paper, in Surname, Initials (Ed.), Title of published proceeding which may include place and date(s) held, Place of publication, Publisher, Page numbers.

For encyclopedia entries (with no author or editor)

Title of Encyclopedia (year). Title of entry, volume, edition, Title of Encyclopedia, Publisher, Place of publication, pages.

For electronic sources

If available online, the full URL should be supplied at the end of the reference, as well as a date that the resource was accessed.

Ethics Policy

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the editor, the peer reviewer, and the publisher.

Journal of Contemporary Tourism Research follows the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines on ethics in publishing.

Concurrent submission is not acceptable. Authors must not submit a manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously. Related to this subject, authors should not submit previously published work, as well.

Editors are fully authorized to make necessary changes and edit the paper in order to ensure the compliance with the writing and publishing guideline. All authors must agree with any such addition, removal or rearrangement.

The authors should ensure that if they use other person’s ideas, language, pictures and tables, this has been appropriately cited or quoted and permission has been obtained where necessary.

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made substantial contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the paper (e.g. language editing), they should be recognized in the “Acknowledgements” section.

If there are any commercial ties or institutions supporting the research financially, they should be recognized in the “Acknowledgements” section and the authors should state that there are no relationship with the mentioned institution or organization, or if any, nature of the relationship should be stated.

The authors should follow the rules stated in this section (plagiarism, duplication, self-plagiarism, authorship, false citation, fabrication, unethical research and measures, conflict of interest, main principles etc.) for the papers that they sent.

Editors should be aware that any information related to the paper is confidential and should not be shared with anyone, but the authors and the reviewers.

Reviewers should be aware that the information related to the paper and the peer review process is confidential and should not be shared with anyone, but the editor.

By submitting an article, the author(s) certify that the article is their original work, that the paper has not been submitted or published elsewhere (in print, online/blog, etc.), that the article and its contents do not infringe in any way on the rights of third parties, and that they take full responsibility of any risk of therein.

Author Rights

Exclusion of Reviewers

Authors may request to exclude certain reviewers who might have perceived competing interests from refereeing their works.

The Editors avoid sending manuscripts to particular reviewers under the following circumstances:

  • The reviewer has previously co-published an article with the author(s),
  • The reviewer has assisted the author(s) in proofreading their manuscripts,
  • The reviewer will benefit financially from the publication of the article,
  • The reviewer works in the same institution (same department within the same university) as the author(s).

Request to Withdraw

Authors may request to withdraw their manuscript(s) as they progress through the editorial process, reviewer process, or of an accepted but unpublished paper.

Appealing the Editorial Decisions and Reviewers’ Reports

Authors have the right to challenge editorial decisions and reports from reviewers. In that case, authors are required to submit a detailed explanation of their objections. When considered necessary, editor may start a new evaluation process for the manuscript.

Reusing the Published Articles

The publishing rights of the manuscripts belong to the General Directorate of Forestry Publication Commission. However, author(s) has/have the right to republish their articles and may submit their requests on the issue to the Journal Editor.

The editorial feedback is provided for the requests on academic uses or reprinting of the article, etc. which have been received.

Güncel Turizm Araştırmaları Dergisi'nde, yayın öncesi, yayın sırasında veya yayın sonrasında yazarlardan herhangi bir ücret (makale işlenme ücreti) alınmamaktadır.

Değerli Araştırmacılar,

Dergimize gönderilen çalışmalar geliş sırasına ve konusuna göre öncelikle editör değerlendirmesinden geçmekte, editör görüşü doğrultusunda hakem değerlendirmesine karar verilmektedir. Değerlendirme süreci tamamlanan çalışmalar da aynı şekilde değerlendirmenin tamamlanma tarihlerine, türlerine ve kapsamlarına göre yayıma kabul edilmektedir. Bu yüzden GTAD'a gönderilen çalışmaların herhangi bir sayıda yayıma kabul edileceğinin planlanarak önerilmemesi gerektiğini tekrar hatırlatmak isteriz. Detaylı bilgi için yayın politkası incelenebilir.