About This Journal

Aim & Scope
Tourism & Recreation is an international journal aiming to contribute to the world of science by publishing academic and scientific studies in an ethical, qualified and original framework. The journal is a peer-reviewed journal and the manuscripts are published after at least two reviewers. Turkish and English publications are accepted in our journal. The authors of the manuscripts submitted to our journal should not have been published in any way before. Authors are deemed to have transferred their copyrights when they submit their works. Studies are published through plagiarism program.
Tourism & Recreation accepts publications in the fields of tourism, recreation, gastronomy and culinary arts, tourist guidance etc. in the social sciences and sports sciences. The journal is published twice a year electronically. The journal is published in June and December. The journal is free of charge and there is no fee any article submission or processing.
Publication Language
Tourism and Recreation is published in Turkish and English language. However, each paper contains “title, abstract, and keywords” in English or Turkish.
Peer Review
Tourism and Recreation operates a double-blind peer review process. All manuscripts submitted to Tourism and Recreation are evaluated using the following steps.
Double-blind review
Tourism and Recreation uses double-blind review, which means the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa.
Initial Evaluation Process
Each paper is initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper.
Peer Review Process
Reviewer selection is critical to the publication process. Therefore, reviewers are matched to the paper according to their expertise. Reviewers should bear in mind that all manuscripts contain confidential information, which should be treated as such.
Reviewer Reports
All submissions are evaluated based on several factors, including originality, adequacy of methodology, analysis and interpretation, ethical issues, contribution to the literature, and quality of communication.
Peer Review Timeline
Typically the manuscript will be reviewed within 15 days. If necessary, revised manuscripts as well as the response to reviewers files should be returned to the initial reviewers, usually within 30 days. Reviewers may request more than one revision of a manuscript, and alternative reviewers may also be invited to review the manuscript at any time.
Copy Editing Process
If it is accepted for publication, the manuscript is converted into the journal’s specific layout and the corresponding author is asked to check the proofs of the article. The corresponding author is primarily responsible for having ensured that the paper conforms to the journal guidelines.
Plagiarism Policy
Before submitting manuscripts to Tourism and Recreation, all authors are required to check their manuscripts for plagiarism (using “iThenticate” or “Turnitin”) and send their similarity reports to the Journal.
Open Access and CC License
Tourism and Recreation provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. All papers published in the journal are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). The author(s) and copyright holder(s) agree that all users have free access to the articles published in this Journal. To protect copyright and the rights of the Journal licensed under a Creative Commons License, authors of the accepted articles agree to share their works with others with the full acknowledgement of the works. Tourism and Recreation (TO&RE) applies the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) to all articles published.