Editorial Aims and Scope of Tourism Geographies

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The aim of Tourism Geographies is to provide a peer-reviewed forum for the presentation and discussion of geographic perspectives on tourism and tourism-related areas of recreation and leisure studies.  The plural, Geographies, is used to express a sensitivity and effort to reach out to the diversity of perspectives that fall under this subject matter, including both academic and applied research, regional traditions from Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific and other parts of the world, and disciplinary approaches from geographers and related professionals, such as anthropologists and other social scientists, landscape architects, urban and regional planners, and environmental scientists and managers.

Tourism Geographies serves to create a community of students, academics and practitioners with a shared interest and devotion to the geography of tourism.  To achieve this, Tourism Geographies promotes new ideas, models and paradigms, encourages new research scholarship, and fosters interdisciplinary contributions that expand our knowledge of tourism as a place process and a spatial phenomenon that is shaping the environments in which we live.

We believe that there are many fundamentally geographical aspects to tourism:

Tourism Geographies seeks to incorporate these aspects under the unique perspective of geography as a holistic discipline that synthesizes both the social sciences and physical sciences in its understanding of places, regions and the world in which we live.  It attempts to explicitly incorporate and integrate the physical/environmental sciences and place/regional perspectives in both pure and applied research.  While contributors are not be required to take this perspective, they are encouraged to do so, where appropriate.

Tourism Geographies publishes blind reviewed research articles, review articles, commentaries, literature reviews and news of affiliated organisations. In general, the journal does not publish case studies or consulting reports that do not contribute to broader theoretical or methodological issues in tourism and geographical research and understanding.


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