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Guidelines for Authors
Submitting a manuscript to International Tourism and Hospitality Journal (ITHJ) means that the work has not been published before in any medium of publications including other journals, book(s) or in a book chapter, be it printed or online (except in the form of an abstract or an academic thesis) and it is also not under consideration for publication elsewhere. If there are more than one author, the correspondent author must take permission for submission and publication from all the authors. If the paper is accepted in BIJBM, the authors are also not allowed to publish elsewhere in the same form or in any language, without the prior permission of the Research Publications Academy (RPA). The respective editors of Research Publications Academy (RPA) have the right to alter all contributions to make the paper more comprehensive and well formatted; however, corresponding author of the submitted work will be notified before the publication in a issue of journal.
As far as copyrights are concerned, they are retained by the authors of manuscripts published or to be published in Research Publications Academy Journals but with first publication rights granted to particular RPA journal. The journal or editors are also not responsible for any successive use of the author(s) work. If so desired, it is the responsibility of author(s) to bring an infringement action.
Manuscripts should be typed in MS Word and submitted via our Online Submission systems or sent to e-mail of the respective journal. The submission will be acknowledged within 12 hours time.
Length of the Manuscript
Length of the manuscript (research article, review paper, case studies and commentaries) should ideally be between 2500-10,000 (maximum) words.
Manuscript Submission and Sample Format
Authors should submit two files. They should contain the following elements:
1) Title Page File: This page should contain the full title of the paper with the author(s) name, institution(s), phone and e-mail address. The corresponding author must be highlighted for editorial correspondence.
Sample Format of Title Page File (Download)
2) Anonymous File (Paper): The anonymous file must exclude author identifying information. It must consist of the title of the manuscript, abstract including keywords of not more than 300 (250-300 words) words and full manuscript including references.
Sample Formal of Anonymous File (Download)
To submit your manuscript click here. Submission will be acknowledged and confirmed within 24 hours.
Review Process and Publication
Research Publishing Academy (RPA) strictly maintains double-blinded peer-review system in which identity of author(s) remain anonymous to the reviewers (and vice versa) to make the review process fair. Having received the review result from the reviewers, we will then send those results to the corresponding author via e-mail. The authors then must revise the manuscript if recommended by the respective reviewers.
The review process may take 1 to 2 weeks. The accepted paper after revision will be published in the most recent issue within 48 hours once the payment is received.
Peer Review Process
The aim of peer review process is to ensure that high quality and original papers are published. All published papers in RPA journals are peer reviewed and all manuscripts submitted follow the procedure presented below.
Initial Manuscript Evaluation
All manuscripts submitted for the publication in RPA journals are firstly evaluated by the respective area editor to initiate for reviewers comments and judgment. It takes only 7 working days. Manuscripts, which fall outside the aims and scope of the journal or is not enough for requirements of a scientific study, are rejected or may be asked respective author(s) some revisions at this initial stage.
Duration of Peer Review Process
The desk review of the paper takes just 12 hours. After the review of the submitted manuscript, our area editor will send it to two reviewers for their judgment and comments that can take 1-2 weeks. The author(s) submitting an article to the RPA Journals consider accepting of these peer review conditions and procedures.
International Tourism and Hospitality Journal (ITHJ) is self-financed journal and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the Journal operates solely through processing charges we receive from the authors and some academic/corporate sponsors. The processing is required to meet its successful maintenance. Being an Open Access Journal, ITHJ does not collect subscription charges from readers that enjoy free online access to the articles. Authors are hence required to pay a fair handling fee for processing their articles.
However, there are no submission charges. Authors from developed countries are required to make payment of £125.00 after their manuscript has been accepted for publication. However, authors from poor, developing and emerging countries are required to pay £65.00 only after their manuscript has been accepted for publication. After acceptance (with Major or Minor Corrections) of the manuscript, the author(s) must have to make the payment of the APC.
Waiver is granted for the authors from poor, developing and emerging countries.
Publication of Paper
After receiving opinions of respective referees, Editorial Board makes the final evaluation. The articles accepted for publication by Editorial Board are placed in an issue sequence when the author declaration form is sent to RPA.
Print ISSN: 2616-518X; Online ISSN: 2616-4701
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