Guide for Authors

Submission Declaration

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Page Layout

The preferred software for submission is Microsoft Word. Use A4 size paper in vertical format. Margins should be set at 3 cm all round. Manuscripts must be typed single-spaced. Indent for the first line of the paragraph should be 0.7 cm and the space between paragraphs should be “6 nk” before and “6 nk” after.

Article Length

Articles can be up to 15 pages in length. This includes all text, including references and appendices.

Preferred Font

Palatino Linotype (11 pt. for headings and 10 pt. for the main text).

Article Structure

Divide your article into clearly defined sections. All manuscripts must contain the essential elements listed below.


Concise and informative. The first letter of the each word should be capitalized.


Provide a structured abstract of the paper (i.e., purpose, methodology, and major conclusions). The abstract should not exceed 150 words.


Immediately after the abstract, provide a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 keywords.


Provide an adequate background of the research problem, state the objectives and the significance of the study. Avoid a detailed literature review or a summary of the results.


Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced (i.e., population and sampling, research instrument, reliability and validity, data collection, data analysis, etc.).


Results should be clear and concise. Use tables and figures to clearly present your findings.


This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Discuss the main conclusions of the study and provide recommendations for future research.


Follow the 6th edition of APA (American Psychological Association) Style. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). References should be arranged alphabetically by author surname.


If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as Appendix 1, Appendix 2, etc. Each table and/or figure in an appendix should be placed on a separate page.

Tables and Figures

Give every table and figure a brief but clear and explanatory title. The caption for a table should appear above the table, while the caption for a figure should appear below the figure.

Tables should be justified in the text. To avoid any unintended changes during the copy editing process, please use the drawing canvas function for figures in Microsoft Word.

Use 10 pt. size for table/figure captions and the content. Boldface the word “Table” or “Figure” and the associated number in the caption (see below).

Table 1. Demographic Profile of Respondents

Figure 1. Research Model


Citing References in Text

One work by one author: (Buhalis, 2000, p. 100)

One work by two authors: (Usakli & Baloglu, p. 125)

One work by three or more authors: (Ozturk et al., 2008, p. 382)

Reference List

For books

Hair, J. F., Black,W. C., Babin, B. J., Anderson, R. E., & Tatham, R. L. (2005). Multivariate

data analysis (6th ed.). New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

For book chapters

Stepchenkova, S. (2012). Content analysis. In L. Dwyer, A. Gill, & N. Seetaram (Eds.),

Handbook of research methods in tourism: Quantitative and qualitative approaches. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

For journal articles

Ozturk, Y., Yayli, A., & Yesiltas, M. (2008). Is the Turkish tourism industry ready for a disabled customer’s market? The views of hotel and travel agency managers. Tourism Management, 29(2), 382-389.

For theses and dissertations

Smith, C.K. (2006). Development of prototype guidelines for risk management against terror attack in the tourism industry: A delphi study. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Texas A&M University, Texas, USA.