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International Journal of Tourism & Travel

(A Publication of Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management)


Call for papers for 2020 Issue

Paper submission Guidelines:

All research paper compliance's should be in the following format:

International Journal of Tourism and Travel is a referred International Journal focusing on academic and industrial perspectives in tourism, travel and hospitality.

  1. Original research work in fields of tourism, travel, and hospitality are welcomed.
  2. All the authors of research article should include their full names, affiliations, surface mail address, mobile numbers and all relevant contact details including email id on the title page.
  3. If there are more than one authors, one author may be recognized as corresponding author with editorial team of Journal.
  4. The research article must be in English language only. It is the responsibility of the author/ s for preparing the research article with clear written grammar.
  5. The whole submission should be with 1.5 line spacing, Calibri (Body) in 12- point font on A-4 Size paper. The margin on each side should be 2.5 cm.
  6. Abstracts should be of minimum 200 words. The abstract should in brief state the purpose of the article/ research paper, the main results and findings and lastly the conclusion.
  7. Author(s) may also supply a short biographical note of about 100-150 words.
  8. The article/ research paper should be clearly defined and have numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered as 1, 2, 3 (if further sections needs to be mentioned then it should be 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.2., 1.2.1 and so on).
  9. All the References and citations should be numbered as per APA format.

Structure and Words Limit

The Author should organize the paper in the order of: Title page; Author(s) and association details; abstract; keywords; main text introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusion/summary; acknowledgments (if any); references; appendices (if any); table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); figures; figure captions (as a list). A typical paper should be in the range of 8000-10,000 words that includes tables and references. Longer paper/ articles should be on the judgment of Editor. The colour figures will be reproduced in colour in the online article free of charge.

Contribution Focus

  1. Full-fledged Papers

These are contributions of full-fledged paper in nature, with no more than 10000 words, inclusive of tables and references. It can be prepared in any of the following categories:

Policy: Thrust on discussing issues of policy framework and macro-environment constructs that affect or are likely to affect tourism and travel sectors. The issues and experiences of policy implementation at regional, national or global level could also be explored.

Research: This category of papers report on any type of research- may involve construction or testing of a model or framework, action research, testing of data, market research or surveys, empirical, scientific or clinical research. Comparative studies are encouraged. Contributions of this type must state its value addition to body of knowledge or practice.

Conceptual: It aims to present premise, suggest, develop, test hypothesis etc. These are likely to be discursive and may cover philosophical discussions and comparative studies of thought.

Review: Papers can be of two types: One is drawn from literature reviews; and should typically critique the literature related to a particular issue of academic or practitioner interest. Readers would like to cross-traverse the development of thought and analysis of varying view points to form their perspectives or critical questioning or converge to theoretical propositions. Second type is a general review. These papers are more general in nature and may provide an overview or historical examination of certain concepts/techniques/phenomena or an industry. These are likely to be more descriptive or instructional than discursive.

Case Studies: There can be two types of cases; First, are the case studies of policy implementation and associated experience. Second, are the firm level cases that raise a debate or highlight a typical decision-making situation that is generalizable. Smaller firm level case studies demonstrating best practice or results of policy shall be entertained in Best practice and/ or Practitioner notes category.

  1. Interventions/Advocacy

These are shorter versions of 1500-3000 words and are influencing or advocacy in nature as provided below:

Viewpoint: This is envisaged as a forum to share insights, envisioning or opinions. These shorter versions rely on contents that draw on author beliefs/ perspectives and interpretations.

Best Practice: Opportunity to report and share best practices in Tourism and Travel that have an educational value and may come handy to resolve professional concerns, dilemma etc.

Review Process:

As matter of our prudent editorial policy, each submission to T&T shall be subject to a review process as provided below:

  1. The Editorial Board review each submission for its general suitability for publication
  2. If considered suitable, the reviewers are selected and a blind review takes place.
  3. Upon submission, articles should be refereed for review, and it is expected to have the review feedback in place within 10 weeks of receipt an article.
  4. Based on the recommendations of the reviewers, a decision is taken as to whether the article is accepted as submitted, or returned for revision or rejected.
  5. The authors are expected to consider the merit of the review feedback/observations/comments. And, the revised draft received after due consideration/incorporation by the Author, is further reviewed by the Editorial Board.
  6. The final decision on the submission, its acceptance for publication or rejection shall be the prerogative of the Editorial Board and that shall be binding in nature. However, the decision of the editorial board will be communicated to the Author.


Third-Party Material for Articles

The author is bound to obtain the necessary permission to reuse third-party material in the article. The use of short extracts of text and some other types of material is usually permitted, on a limited basis, for the purposes of criticism and review without securing formal permission. If the Author wishes to include any material in the paper for which he/she does not hold copyright, and which is not covered by this informal agreement, written permission from the copyright owner will be obtained by the Author prior to submission.

Plagiarism Policy

By submitting articles to this journal, i.e, International Journal of Tourism & Travel, the author attest the following:

  • None of the part of manuscript is plagiarized from other sources
  • Proper reference is provided for all contents extracted from other sources
  • Strong action will be taken against cases of plagiarism.

All the papers submitted have to pass through an initial screening and will be checked through the Advanced Plagiarism Detection Software

Publication Charges:

The Publishers do not levy any charges for submission, publication or page charges from the contributors.


It is a condition of publication that manuscripts submitted to this journal have not been and will not be simultaneously submitted or published elsewhere. By submitting e-manuscript, the authors agree that the copyright for the article is transferred to the publisher, if and when the article is accepted for publication.

The copyright covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photographic reproductions, microform, electronic or other reproductions of similar nature and translations. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, electrostatic, magnetic tape, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without permission in writing from the copyright holder.

For further queries contact the Editor.

Access to Authors’ Work

On publication, author can have access to every article he/she has published with us. An e-print of the article will be made available to every contributor.

Advisory Board:

  1. Professor Chris Cooper, Director, Christel deHaan Tourism and Travel Research, lnstitute United Kingdom
  2. Professor Brian King, Head of School of Hospitality, Tourism and Marketing, Victoria University, Australia
  3. Professor C. Michael Hall, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  4. Professor Ghazali Bin Musa, Department of Business Strategy and Policy, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  5. Prof. T.V. Singh, Editor-in-Chief, Tourism Recreation Research India
  6. Professor Larry Dwyer, Honourary Professor, School of Marketing, University of Sydney, Australia
  7. Professor Noel B. Salazar, Cultural Mobilities Research (CuMoRe), University of Leuven, Belgium, 
  8. Mrs. Anita Bhagel, Additional Director General- Market Research Division Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India

Editorial Board:

Prof. Alok Sharma, Director, IITTM


Prof. Sutheeshna Babu. S, Nodal Officer, NIWS/IITTM


Associate Editor
Dr. Pawan Gupta, Nodal Officer, IITTM, NOIDA


Deputy Editors

  1. Mr. Fakre Alam, Joint Director, Market Research Division, MoT, GOI
  2. Dr. Rinzing Lama, Assistant Professor, IITTM, NOIDA
  3. Dr Ramesh Devrath,  Assistant Professor, IITTM, Gwalior  
  4. Mr. Sanjeev Reddy, Assistant Professor, IITTM, Nellore
  5. Dr. Kamakshi Maheshwari,  Assistant Professor, IITTM, Gwalior    
  6. Mr. Prasant Udayakumar, Assistant Professor, IITTM, Bhubaneswar