About Journal

  • Journal of Tour Guiding (JOTOG) is a peer-reviewed journal that aims to contribute to knowledge and development of tour guiding field by publishing studies with academic and scientific qualities at national and international level in the field of tour guiding.

  • Journal of Tour Guiding (JOTOG) also aims to initiate a specialization among tourism journals with focusing solely on tour guiding studies. Besides, JOTOG accepts articles on tourism policy developments on tour guiding and other fields which have inter- disciplinary contributions. In this respect, the journal also includes studies on trends in tour guiding and discussions of current and future influences on tour guiding, focusing on new developments and developments in other fields thanks to its interdisciplinary nature. Additionally, JOTOG aims to follow a publishing policy that prioritizes the concept of up-to-date in the field of applied and theoretical studies. Furthermore, the journal also takes reviews of tourism representatives on tour guiding into consideration for publication.

  • Journal of Tour Guiding accepts articles in both Turkish and English for publishing. Accordingly, authors willing to send a Turkish article to journal must supply structured abstracts in both languages in line with the journal’s structured abstract format. On the other hand, authors who send articles in English can get help from editorial board for free Turkish structured abstracts.

  • Double-blind peer review process is used in Journal of Tour Guiding in article evaluation process. Accordingly, author(s) and referee identities are hidden in all processes before publication.

  • Journal of Tour Guiding which publishes in electronic format two times a year (June-December), is published as Open Access through Tübitak Dergi-Park-Academic system.

  • Journal of Tour Guiding adopts the principles of open access, Tübitak Dergi-Park academic open access system and "Budapest Open Access Movement" (http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/ list signatures) principles. According to these principles; “articles passed referee evaluation is available for free on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. Authors and copyright owners accept all users have free access to sources.”

  • Authors whose articles have been accepted for publishing are deemed consent that the information covered by the article can be shared by others on condition that reference citation for copyright protection and protection journal rights under the Creative Commons Attribution License. In this sense, Journal of Tour Guiding uses Attribution Non Commercial International 4.0 (CC By-Nc 4.0) for all papers in publishing process.  

  • Publishers and editors of Journal of Tour Guiding strive at a high level in adhering to the academic ethical standards, which advocate freedom of expression and are fully committed to the processes involved to ensure the quality of the published articles. Accordingly, attention is given to the appropriate treatment of all the parties (writer, reader, arbitrator and members of the editorial board etc.) who have contributed to the journal in accordance with scientific ethical principles in all processes (article submission, editorial process, referee evaluation and publishing process etc.).  In this context, Journal of Tour Guiding gives high importance acting in accordance with Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Guidelines" published by  Turkey Council of Higher Education (http://www.yok.gov.tr/web/guest/icerik/-/journal_content/56_INSTANCE_rEHF8BIsfYRx/10279/18187).  It is expected that all parties must bear ethic responsibility. Additionally, Journal of Tour Guiding also adopts the principles published as open access by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE -https://publicationethics.org/).