Guidelines for Contributors

Policy Statement:
Tourism Recreation Research 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.

submissions for Tourism Recreation Research (TRR) should be in English, unpublished and sent both in hard and soft versions (one each).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, kg).

Spelling and Usage should follow the international pattern.

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: 30-38.
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 as follows:
VALENTINE, P. (2000). Tourism in Agra.
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.

Copyright: 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. 

Disclaimer: 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.

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