NDIAN JOURNAL OF TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT is an international, multi-disciplinary, refereed (peer-reviewed) journal aiming to promote and enhance research in all fields of tourism, including travel, hospitality and leisure. By offering an international platform for debate and dissemination of research findings whilst also facilitating the discussion of new research areas and techniques, this journal will promote and enhance research developments in the field of tourism. While publishing high quality research papers in any area of tourism, this journal also includes research notes, critical reviews on major issues, and reviews of books and conferences with relevance to tourism in India and the world at large. The initial issues will be theme based.
Frequency: Two issues per year
Published by: Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies (KITTS)



Indian Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Management is a bi annual management journal focusing on academic perspectives on tourism from an interdisciplinary perspective. We ultimately intends to encourage researches in tourism and to invite and encourage offerings from various disciplines; to serve as a forum through which these may interact; and thus to expand the frontiers of knowledge by contributing to the literature on tourism social science. Being a peer referred international journal, the quality standards of the journal are that papers must be of publishable standard or good merit.

Submission of Papers

Submission of all types of manuscripts to Indian Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Management can be post or courier by hard copy along with email submission. While submitting, ensure to include the following

  • Full Title
  • Short Title
  • Author(s) details
  • Abstract (The abstract must be between 110 and 120 words, including keywords. Please limit keywords to five, and avoid using obvious ones such as "tourism")
  • Statement: This confirms that the article has not been previously published or submitted and will not be sent for review with any other journal until the Annals review process is completed.
  • Other Comments
  • Attach Main Files:
    • Resume of the author or authors.
    • Cover Letter
    • Manuscript excluding any material that would reveal the identity of the author(s).
    • Title Page: This contains all author information
    • Figures
    • Tables
All manuscripts are subject to an initial editorial screening for adherence to the journal style, for anonymity, and for correct use of English. As a result of this your paper will be either accepted for further consideration or returned for revision. Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher. Receipt of manuscripts will be acknowledged and authors should retain a copy of the paper exactly as it was submitted.

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to sign a copy right agreement along with submission of consent letter to the publisher.

The Paper

The paper should be made up of three distinct parts:
the introduction, the main body, and the conclusion, followed by references, tables, and figures/appendices.

The format for making references in the text is as follows:

  • Single reference: Smith (2005) suggests that …. Or it is argued that … (Smith, 2006).
  • Multiple references: (Cohen, 2006; Harrison, 1999, 2005; Wilkinson, 2006).
  • Use double quotation marks to enclose quotations of less than 40 words. These are included in the running text.
  • Longer quotations (40 words or longer) are presented as separate blocks of text, indented 1.3 cms. on both margins, without quotation marks and ending with the reference: … (2004, p. 37).
  • Multi-author sources:
    Two authors: Cite both names throughout.
    Three or more authors: include the last name of the first author, followed with et al. (Smith et al., 2005)
References: Reference List
Arrange the reference list in alphabetic order.

Journal Article
Van der Duim, R. (2007). Tourismscapes: An actor-network perspective. Annals of Tourism Research, 34 (3)

For multi authors:
Coles, T., Hall, C. M., & Duval, D. (2005). Mobilizing tourism: A post-disciplinary critique. Tourism Recreation Research, 30(1).

Nash, D. (2007). The study of tourism: Anthropological and sociological beginnings. Oxford: Elsevier.

Edited Book
Smith, M. K. & Robinson, M. (Eds.). (2006). Cultural tourism in a changing world: Politics, participation and (re)presentation. Clevedon: Channel View Publications.

Chapter in Edited Book
Hall, M. (2004). Reflexivity and tourism research: Situating myself and/with others. In J. Phillimore & L. Goodson (Eds.), Qualitative research in tourism: Ontologies, epistemologies and methodologies (pp. 137-155). London: Routledge.

Doctoral Thesis
Sheldon, P. (1984). Economics of tour packaging. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Hawaii, United States.

Urry, J. (2001). Globalising the Tourist Gaze. Retrieved November 15, 2008, from Lancaster University, Department of Sociology Web site: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/sociology/papers/urry-globalising-the-tourist-gaze.pdf

Other Style Guidelines

Manuscript Length: approximately 5,000 words (including tables, figures, and references). Font-Times New Roman, 12 point size. 1.5 spaced. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

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