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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is properly formatted as per APA 7th Edition Style.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Make sure that paper is submitted without author identification.

Author Guidelines

Instructions for Authors

The editors reserve the right to edit articles to conform to the style of the journal. All submitted articles are refereed by academic specialists in the journal´s field of coverage.

Please use the following template to format your manuscript:


All articles must be written in English. If English is not your first language, please ask an English-speaking colleague to proofread your article.

Structure of the Article

·         Title Page

The title of the article should contain no abbreviations or acronyms. The title should be followed by the author’s name, affiliation and E-mail contact.

·         Abstract

A 150 to 200 word description of the article

·         Keywords

Please describe approximately 5 key words (or phrases) suitable for indexing and on-line search purposes. They should contain all the essential words or phrases of the title and of the abstract.

  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Method
  • Results
  • Discussions
  • Conclusion
  • Limitations and future research directions
  • References
  • Appendices (if applicable)


Format text and paragraph of body in the following style: 

  • 12-point – Times New Roman
  • Double spaced
  • Margins must be 1 inch on all sides.
  • All pages must be portrait, no landscape.
  • The pages should be numbered serially.
  • Length of the paper: Manuscripts should usually be less than 6000 words in length.


References should be cited in the text according to the APA style. Please ensure that dates, spelling and title used in the text are consistent with those listed in the References.

It is the author´s responsibility to ensure that where copyright materials are included within an article the permission of the copyright holder has been obtained.


Journal paper:

1. Sainaghi, R. (2008). Strategic position and performance of winter destinations.Tourism Review, 63(4), 40-57.

2.  Shepherd, R., Barnett, J., Cooper, H., Coyle, A., Moran-Ellis, J., Senior, V., & Walton, C. (2007). Towards an understanding of British public attitudes concerning human cloning. Social Science & Medicine, 65(2), 377-392. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2007.03.018


1. King, M. (2000). Wrestling with the angel: A life of Janet Frame. Auckland, New Zealand: Viking.

Chapters in Book:

1. Helber, L. E. (1995). Redeveloping mature resorts for new markets. In M. V. Conlin & T. Baum (Eds.), Island tourism: Management principles and practice (pp. 105-113). Chichester, England: Wiley.

Titles of journals should be given in full. ‘In press' can only be used to cite manuscripts actually accepted for publication in a journal. Citations such as ‘manuscript in preparation' or ‘manuscript submitted' are not permitted. Data from such manuscripts can only be mentioned in the text as ‘unpublished data'.

A Report:

1. Holmes, P. (2000). The intercultural communication experiences of ethnic Chinese students in a Western tertiary institution: Implications for education providers (Working paper 2000-14). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, Department of Management Communication.

Conference Proceedings:

1. Shobhadevi, Y. J., & Bidarakoppa, G. S. (1994). Possession phenomena: As a coping behaviour. In G. Davidson (Ed.), Applying psychology: Lessons from Asia-Oceania (pp. 83-95). Carlton, Vic., Australia: Australian Psychological Society.

A Thesis:

1. Dewstow, R. A. (2006). Using the Internet to enhance teaching at the University of Waikato(Unpublished master's thesis). University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

References for Figures (Including Images) and Tables:

From a journal:

Figure 1. Name of Picture. From [Adapted from] "Title of article," by A. A. Author and B. B. Author, year, Title of Journal, Volume, p. xx. Copyright Year by Publisher. Reprinted with permission.

From a book:

Figure 2. Name of Picture. From [Adapted from] Title of Book (p. xx), by A. A. Author and B. B. Author, year, Place of Publication: Publisher. Reprinted with permission.

From a webpage:

  • Figure 3. Name of Picture. From [Adapted from] Title of webpage, by A. A. Author and B. B. Author, year, Retrieved from... website: http://.... Reprinted with permission.
  • Tables From a journal:
  • From [Adapted from] "Title of Article," by A. A. Author and B. B. Author, year, Title of Journal, Volume, p. XX. Copyright Year by Publisher. Reprinted with permission.
  • Tables From a book:

From [Adapted from] 

Title of Book (p. xx), by A. A. Author and B. B. Author, year, Place of Publication: Publisher. Reprinted with permission.


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