Journal of Ecotourism
Journal of Ecotourism
Journal Title: Journal of Ecotourism
ISSN: 1472-4049
ISSN Online: 1747-7638
Publication Frequency: 3 issues per year
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Aim & Scope:

The Journal of Ecotourism is the world's only international journal that focuses specifically on ecotourism and nature-based tourism, and it is considered to be the leading source for knowledge on these topics.

The Journal of Ecotourism seeks to advance the field by examining the social, economic, and ecological aspects of ecotourism at a number of scales, and including regions from around the world.

The Journal welcomes conceptual, theoretical, and empirical research, particularly where it contributes to the dissemination of new ideas and models of ecotourism planning, development, management, and good practice.

While the focus of the Journal rests on a type of tourism based principally on tourists’ interest in the natural history of destinations, and how these events are planned, developed and managed, the Journal also considers papers that investigate ecotourism as part of a broader nature-based tourism. Papers will also be accepted on related forms of tourism like wildlife tourism, responsible tourism, and moral issues in ecotourism and nature-based tourism contexts.

More specifically, papers will be considered that investigate issues related to community development, ecotourism typologies, parks and protected areas, impacts, policy, accreditation and certification, risk management, marketing, interpretation and education, poverty alleviation and issues of justice and rights through ecotourism, and the range of ethical issues tied to the use of animals in ecotourism and nature-based tourism.

Peer Review Statement

All papers are anonymously peer-reviewed by a minimum of two experts.

Subjects Covered & Scope: Environment and Sustainability; Environmental Studies; Supplementary material; Tourism; Tourism Development/Impacts; Tourism Planning and Policy; Tourism and the Environment; Tourism, Hospitality and Events
Editor Board:
David Fennell - Brock University, Canada

Reviews Editor:
Professor Ross K. Dowling -  Edith Cowan University, Australia
Research Note Editor:
Carl Cater - Aberystwyth University, UK
Field Note Editor:
Dr Lisa M. King  - Curtin Sarawak Research Institute, Curtin University, Malaysia
International Editorial Board:
Dr Rosemary Black - Charles Sturt University, Australia
Dr Ken Backman - Clemson University, USA
Dr Bill Bramwell - Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Kelly Bricker - University of Utah, USA
Dr Ralf C. Buckley - Griffith University, Australia
Dr Alexandra Coghlan - James Cook University, Australia
Prof Chris Cooper - University of Queensland, Australia
Dr Dimitrios Diamantis - Les Roches, International School of Hotel Management, Switzerland
Prof Ross K. Dowling - Edith Cowan University, Australia
Professor Paul F. J. Eagles  - University of Waterloo, Canada
Dr Brian Garrod  - Aberystwyth University, UK
Dr Stefan Gossling - Lund University, Sweden
Dr Bryan Grimwood - University of Waterloo, Canada
Dr C. Michael Hall - University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Elizabeth Halpenny - University of Alberta, Canada
Bernard Lane - Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Dr Zhong Linsheng - Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Dr Michael Lück - Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Dr Kevin Markwell - Southern Cross University, Australia
Susan Moore - MurdochUniversity, Australia
Dr David Newsome - Murdoch University, Australia
Bob Powell - Clemson University, USA
Jarkko Saarinen - University of Oulu, Finland
Amanda Stronza - Texas A & M University, USA
Dr David Weaver - University of South Carolina, USA

Abtracting & Indexing: Current Issues in Tourism is covered by the following abstracting & indexing services:
CABI - Agricultural Economics Database; Animal Breeding Abstracts (Online); Animal Production Database; Animal Science Database; CAB Abstracts (Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux); Crop Science Database; Environmental Impact; Forest Science Database; Forestry Abstracts (Online); Global Health; Grasslands and Forage Abstract (Online); InfoTree; Leisure Tourism Database; Pig News and Information (Online); Plant Genetic Resources Abstracts (Online); Plant Genetics and Breeding Database; Plant Protection Database; Rural Development Abstracts (Online); Soil Science Database; Soils and Fertilizers (Online); Veterinary Science Database; VetMed Resource; World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts (Online)

EBSCOhost - Associates Program Source Plus, 1/1/2002- ; Current Abstracts, 1/1/2004- Hospitality & Tourism Complete, 1/1/2002- ; Hospitality & Tourism Index, 1/1/2002- ; TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 1/1/2004- ; Vocational Studies Complete, 1/1/2002-

Elsevier BV - GEOBASE, CORE; Scopus, 2002-

OCLC - CSA Sociological Abstracts (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts), Selective

ProQuest - CSA Social Services Abstracts (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts), Selective; CSA Sociological Abstracts (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts), Selective; CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts), Selective; Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management, Core; International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Core - Processing Under Review; PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service), Selective; Proquest Environment Abstracts, Core; Sustainability Science Abstracts, Core

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