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Instructions for contributors

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism


The journal is the official journal of CAUTHE (Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education Inc.) It is committed to a broad range of topics including tourism and travel management, leisure and recreation studies and the emerging field of event management. It contains both theoretical and applied research papers, and encourages the submission of the results of collaborative research undertaken between academia and industry.

To be reviewed for possible publication in this journal all authors must follow the instructions below. All correspondence regarding the journal should be sent to the Editor's address. Manuscripts submitted to the journal must represent reports of original research. Manuscripts will be sent for anonymous review either by members of the editorial board, or by individuals of similar standing in the field.

All articles are refereed. Papers submitted to the journal must not previously have been published nor submitted for publication to any other journal.


1. Contributions should follow the format and style described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed). Spelling and punctuation should conform to The Macquarie Dictionary (4th ed). For matters of style not covered in these two publications, the Style Manual for authors, editors and printers (6th ed) should be consulted.

2. Uncommon abbreviations and acronyms should be explained. Do not use underlining except to indicate italics. Full stops should not be used in abbreviations or acronyms (e.g., NSW).

3. Use single quotation marks to introduce a word or phrase used as an ironic comment, as slang, or which has been coined. Use quotation marks the first time the word or phrase is used; do not use them again. Do not use quotation marks to introduce a technical or key term. Instead, italicise the term.

4. Do not use any footnotes. Endnotes should be kept to a minimum and listed at the end of the text under the centred heading ‘Endnotes’. Acknowledgments should be placed at the end of the article with a separate heading.

5. A list of figure captions should follow the tables in the manuscript.

6. References should follow the format and style described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed).

Examples of citations are:

The theory was first propounded in 1970 (Larsen, 1971). Larsen (1971) was the first to propound the theory.

Examples of references are:

Larson, P.J., & Maag, J.W. (1998). Applying functional assessment in general education classrooms. Issues and recommendations. Remedial and Special Education, 19, 338–349.

Sheridan, S.M. (1998). Social skills training for ADHD children. In S. Goldstein & M. Goldstein, (Eds.), Managing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children (pp. 592–612). New York: John Wiley.


1. At least two separate files need to be submitted online via the Journal Submission Manager at

1. a Title Page document. The name of this file must be constructed as follows:

[first 20 characters of the title]_[ddmmyear]_JHTM_Title.doc

2. an Article document. The name of this file must be constructed as follows:

[first 20 characters of the title]_[ddmmyear]_JHTM_Article.doc

3. all Figure documents should be supplied with the name of the file constructed as follows:

[first 20 characters of the title]_[ddmmyear]_JHTM_Figure# (with # being the number of the figure)

2. The Title Page and Article documents should be saved as a Microsoft Word document, double-spaced with minimum margins of 25 mm on both sides and in A4 page size.

3. The Title Page document should contain the full title of the article as well as the full names and affiliations of all authors followed by a full postal and e-mail addresses for the corresponding author. A word count and suggested running head of no more than 50 characters including spaces should also be provided, along with a maximum of 6 key words.

4. The Article document should include the complete article without any identifiable author details but including the title and an abstract not exceeding 200 words that provides a brief overview of the aims, method and major findings without any citations.


Tables should be created in Word and included at the end of the article Word document after the references with their approximate positions in the text indicated by the words, "Insert Table X here”. Horizontal and vertical lines should be used sparingly.


To ensure optimum quality, please follow the guidelines below when submitting artwork.

Figures, graphs, illustrations and photographs (but NOT Tables) should be prepared to the correct size and each one supplied as an individual file, separate to the manuscript Word file.

Include placement instructions in the Word document, such as "[Insert fig 1 here]".

Figures created in Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint need to be saved as PDFs.

Figures created in a drawing program such as Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, Freehand, Microsoft Publisher or similar should be saved as EPS (encapsulated postscript) files.

Figures created in Photoshop or with other photographic software should be saved with a minimum resolution of 600 dpi and in TIF format. Minimum resolution for scanned graphics is 300dpi for halftone work (e.g., photographs) and 600 dpi for line art, and these should also be in TIF format. All figures and graphs should be in black and white line art (artwork that has only text and lines, no shades of grey or blocks of colour).

All photographs should be supplied as separate files in JPEG or TIFF formats for a minimum 300 dpi resolution. (As a rough guide, the file size of each photograph should be above 200KB).

Manuscripts which contain special characters (equations, Chinese characters, etc.) need to be supplied as a high resolution PDF file (print or press format) with all fonts embedded as well as the Word or RTF document.

Prior to sending artwork, the separate files of figures, graphs, illustrations, and so on, should be printed by the author to test that the fonts have been embedded correctly and there is no distortion in the artwork (e.g., lines and fonts reproduce cleanly with no jagged lines or fuzzy edges), as any such faults cannot be corrected by the publisher.


Please ensure the following are included in your submission:

• First name and surname of all authors

• Affiliations (institution and country) of all authors

• Name and full postal and e-mail address of the corresponding author

• Running head of maximum 50 characters including spaces

• Up to 6 keywords

• Abstract of no more than 250 words in length

• The approximate positions of all tables and figures mentioned in the text indicated by the

words ‘Insert Table/Figure X about here’

• APA style for citations, references, numbers, capitalisation, table and figure captions, and

statistical symbols

• All figures supplied separate to text in PDF format, NOT in colour, and clearly readable.

Any enquiries should be addressed to:

Associate Professor Brent W. Ritchie


Manuscripts, book reviews and editorial communications may be submitted to the Journal

Submission Manager at: