Tourism Planning & Development
Tourism Planning & Development
Journal Title: Tourism Planning & Development
ISSN: 2156-8316
ISSN Online: 2156-8324
Publication Frequency: 4 issues per year
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Aim & Scope:

Tourism Planning and Development (TPD) is an explicitly international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed scientific journal that advances our understanding of tourism policy, planning and practice in a rapidly changing and somewhat unstable world.

Research investigating the mutable nature of tourism and mobility in the 21st century, exploring the key uncertainties between politics, society, culture and the environment, or scrutinising the shifting configurations of traditional tourist generating regions towards newly emerging economies is particularly welcome.

Contributions may deal with locations at various stages of social, cultural and economic development, and be directed at international, national, regional, or local geographic scales.

Planning is an essentially forward-looking process; however, we can publish comparative or historical accounts if these offer particularly novel insights into topical issues and support sound planning and policy-making. In all cases, submissions to TPD must be not only conceptually and methodologically rigorous, but also relevant, contemporary, and reflect the kind of world we want to live in. Types of papers include:

Theory and methodology: presenting original research results contributing to methodologies and tourism’s theoretical foundations; Critical reviews: providing authoritative overviews of key topics summarising central concepts and important trends and developments in tourism; Practice and novel case studies: thoughtful and innovative descriptions of tourism planning theories applied to the solution of practical ‘real world’ problems; Short communications, opinion pieces, and research notes, including comments on papers previously published and empirical work in progress; Special editions: on ‘hot topics’ or conference proceedings of particular interest. We especially welcome proposals that set the stage for a particularly new theme, approach, or tourism aspect. Guest editors play a major role in ensuring papers maintain TPD’squality standards.

Peer Review Statement

Tourism Planning & Developmentis an international, ranked, peer-reviewed journal which publishes original research contributions to scientific knowledge. All manuscript submissions are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is double blind and submission is online via ScholarOne Manuscripts. Click here to be taken to the submissions website.


Subjects Covered & Scope: Currently known as Tourism Planning & Development (2011 - current) Formerly known as Tourism and Hospitality Planning & Development (2004 - 2010)
Editor Board:

Co-Editors:

Peter Burns  Biography - Institute for Tourism Research (INTOUR), University of Bedfordshire, UK
Richard Sharpley - University of Central Lancashire, UK

Editorial Assistant:

Merz Hoare - University of Brighton, UK

Regional Editors:

Africa: Marina Novelli - University of Brighton, UK
Asia-Pacific: Brent Lovelock - University of Otago, New Zealand
Middle East: Rami Isaac - NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences
North America: Daniel Scott - University of Waterloo, Canada
South America: Carla Ricaurte Quijano - Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral,
Guayaquil, Ecuador


Book Reviews Editor:

Helen Farrell  - University of Westminster, UK

Editorial Board:

Maria Alvarez - Bogazici University, Turkey
Wolfgang Georg Arlt -   West Coast University of Applied Sciences Germany 
Stephen Boyd - University of Ulster, Ireland
Chris Cooper - Oxford Brookes University Business School, UK
Diane Dredge - Southern Cross University, Australia
Frederic Dimanche - Skema Business School, France
David Fennell - Brock University, Canada
Stefan Gossling - Kalmar University, Sweden
David Harrison - University of the South Pacific, Fiji
Andrew Holden - University of Bedfordshire, UK
Tazim Jamal - Texas A&M University, USA
Carol Kline - East Carolina University, USA
Les Lumsdon - University of Central Lancashire, UK
Robert Maitland - University of Westminster, UK
Bob McKercher - Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Ana Maria Munar - Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Fevzi Okumus - The University of Central Florida, USA
Brent W. Ritchie - The University of Queensland, Australia
Susan L. Slocum -  George Mason University, USA
David J. Telfer - Brock University, Canada

Abtracting & Indexing:

Tourism Planning and Development is covered by the following abstracting & indexing services

CABI - Agricultural Economics Database; CAB Abstracts (Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux); Environmental Impact; Global Health; Leisure Tourism Database; Nutrition and Food Sciences Database; Plant Genetic Resources Abstracts (Online); Plant Genetics and Breeding Database; Rural Development Abstracts (Online); Soil Science Database; Soils and Fertilizers (Online); Tropical Diseases Bulletin (Online); World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts (Online)

EBSCOhost - Current Abstracts, 4/1/2004- ; GeoRef ; TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 4/1/2004- ;

Ovid - GeoRef

ProQuest - ABI/INFORM Complete, 01/01/2013- ; ABI/INFORM Global (American Business Information), 01/01/2013- ; GeoRef; Professional ABI/INFORM Complete, 01/01/2013- ; Professional ProQuest Central, 01/01/2013- ; ProQuest 5000, 01/01/2013- ; ProQuest 5000 International, 01/01/2013- ; ProQuest Central, 01/01/2013-


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