Policy Statement: Tourism
is a multidisciplinary international journal published thrice
a year; it focuses on research problems in various tourism
environments — ecological, economic, socio-cultural — and attempts to
seek right answers for sound growth and development with
conservation. Contributions are also encouraged on fundamental
research concepts and systematics. The journal carries Feature
Articles, Research Notes, Reports, Research Probe,
Opinion: Readers' Response, Rejoinder and Book Reviews. The ‘Research Probe’ covers problem areas
of subtle nuances and seeks to unmask myths and dogmas in tourism
research, probing the consistency of theoretical notions and
research trends whose heuristic value is often taken for granted.
All articles are double-blind peer refereed.
Recreation Research (TRR) should be in English, unpublished and sent
both in hard and soft versions (one each). Hard copy of the papers
should be typed in double space (not on dot-matrix printer) with
margins on both sides, preferably on A4 size paper; with a word
limit of approximately 7,000 words including abstract and
references; accompanied by generally not more than four
illustrations (maps, diagrams, photographs). Illustrations should be
clear, size not exceeding TRR printscape (18x23 cm), with a brief
caption. Photocopies are not acceptable. The preferred software for
soft version of the paper is MS Word. Please group all parts of the
article in one file. Illustrations should be provided separately in
jpg or pdf format. All manuscripts should have an Abstract in
one paragraph, word-limit 250 words; followed by keywords,
approx. 8 words. Each article should have an Introduction and a
Conclusion. The main text should be suitably paragraphed,
with indentations. Personal opinions should be expressed in the
third person (not “I”, “me”, “we”) except where unavoidable; and
indirect form of speech. Footnotes should be avoided as far
as possible. Notes may be carried at the end of the main text.
References within text should mention surname(s) of the author(s)
referred, year of publication and page number within parentheses,
e.g., (MacCannell 1990: 11). For multiple authors, use the full and
formal citation for up to two authors, and for more than two use the
first author’s name with “et al.”. For example, use (McIntosh and
Goeldner 1990) and for more than two use (Theuns et al.
1992). In case of more than one citations in a row, the full
reference should be separated from the other by a semi-colon, e.g.,
(Cohen 1992: 33; Lele 1985: 3).
Quotations should be set off from the text using
additional indentation on both sides and single inter-line space.
Measures should be in Arabic numerals, commas
separating every three digits to the left of the decimal (and not
commas in place of decimal), using the metric system (cm, m, km,
Spelling and Usage should follow the
Abbreviations should be avoided. Where necessary,
the full form immediately followed by the abbreviation to be used in
subsequent text, within parentheses, should first be given. Common
abbreviations may be used, however, without an explication of the
full form, e.g., UNDP, UNEP, WHO, UNWTO, etc.
listed at the
end of the articles should be titled References. Each
reference should carry the name(s) of the author(s), surname of the
first author appearing first, followed by initials; year of
publication; title of work; place of publication; the publisher’s
name with page numbers at the end. Website references should
always carry the date on which they were accessed.
CARR, A. and CARR, D. (1983). A Tiny Country Does Things Right. International
Wildlife 13(5): 20-24.
COHEN, E. (1987). Alternative Tourism: A Critique. Tourism Recreation
Research 12(2): 13-18.
COOK, W. Jr. (1992). Compatibility of Tourism and Wilderness. In
Singh, T. V., Smith, V., Fish, M. and Richter, L. K. (Eds) Tourism
Environment: Nature Culture Economy. New Delhi. Inter-India Publications:
MURPHY, P. (1985). Tourism: A Community Approach. New York. Methuen.
Whereas references within text may use ‘et al.’ where
the publication referred to has been authored or edited by more
than two persons, the reference list should carry the names of all
the authors. Internet references should be cited
VALENTINE, P. (2000). Tourism in Agra. http://www.geocities.com/agra.pdf
Accessed on 3 July 2003.
Short Paper and Research Notes:
TRR encourages Short Articles of length around 4,000 words and
accepts unpublished Research Notes (3000 words). These should be
sent to the Editor,
Tourism Recreation Research,
on the address provided.
Authors' Copies: The first two authors of published paper
shall receive a copy of the relevant issue of the journal on
publication while pdf version of the paper will be sent to all the
authors through e-mail.
All articles published in Tourism Recreation Research or
posted on its website become the journal’s copyright, with
future rights reserved. No part of the published text or website
material may be reproduced in any form or by any means, now known or
hereafter invented, including photocopying and recording, or in any
information storage or retrieval system for further dissemination
without the express and written permission of the publisher.
Opinions and conclusions expressed in Tourism Recreation Research are
those of the authors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Centre
for Tourism Research and Development and/or the Editors of TRR. While
TRR endeavours to provide accurate material both in print as well as
on its website, this material is provided ‘as is’ and TRR makes no
representations about the suitability of this material for any
purpose. TRR reserves the right to change, at any time without notice,
any material on the website. TRR does not accept responsibility for
any damage or loss occasioned by the use of the material.