These notes apply to authors of articles, literature/book reviews, and discussion forum items

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All manuscripts, literature reviews, and discussion forum items must be submitted online using ScholarOne at:

Each manuscript will be assigned by the Editor-in-chief to one of the following Editors who will oversee its review process.

Alan A. Lew, Editor-in-chief and Editor for the Americas, Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA; Email:

C. Michael Hall, Editor for the Asia-Pacific, Department of Management, College of Business and Economics, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand; Email:

Shaul Krakover, Editor for the Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa, Department of Geography and Environmental Development, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel; Email:

Allan M. Williams, Editor for Europe and Eurasia, Faculty of Management and Law University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, UK; Email:

Sample Research Article from Tourism Geographies - Please use these articles as a reference in writing and formatting your research paper. See additional guidelines below.

Literature/Book Review Guidelines & Samples - Please use these guidelines and sample reviews as a reference in writing and formatting your literature review. See additional guidelines below, if necessary.

The following guidelines are in addition to those for Tourism Geographies as they appear on the Routledge/Taylor & Francis Instructions for Authors website for Tourism Geographies. Please also consult that website for additional author notes.

APPROPRIATE TOPICS - For all papers submitted to Tourism Geographies

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 and consulting reports that do not contribute to broader theoretical or methodological issues in tourism and geographical research and understanding.

EDITING & TRANSLATING SERVICES - For all papers submitted to Tourism Geographies

Tourism Geographies is not able to provide assistance with editing and translating of articles into acceptable English. Authors are fully responsible for submitting an article with minimal grammatical issues. One source that might be useful for a wide variety of academic research assistance is The Research Cooperative (this listing is for information only and is not an endorsement).

TYPE & LENGTH - Tourism Geographies publishes four types of work. With a few exceptions, noted below, all submissions must follow the guidelines outlined on this page. The recommended maximum length is 10,000 words, including the abstract/keywords, text body, tables and references. Please contact the Editor-in-Chief if you are wanting to publish a longer paper.

  1. Research Article - which is expected to include a strong social science theoretical context and to make a significant contribution to the existing literature on a topic.

  2. Special Issue Article - for research articles that are part of a Special Issue organized by a TG editor or a guest editor, please select the "Special Issue" type of paper when you submit it.

  3. Invited Review Articles - which assesses the current state-of-the-art on a topic of potential interest to journal readers. This is not a research paper. Please contact the Editor-in-Chief before submitting an Invited Review Article if the paper was not previously invited by one of the TG Editors..

  4. Tourism Place Discussion Forum - including commentaries and news from professional organizations associated with the journal editorial board.

  5. Literature and Book Reviews - which comprises both single and multiple book reviews. The recommended maximum length is 1,500 words for one book and 2,000 words for two books.

FONT & FORMAT - For all papers submitted to Tourism Geographies

TITLE - For all papers submitted to Tourism Geographies

ABSTRACT - For Research, Special Issue and Review Articles

Your abstract should be between 200 and 300 words in length. It should summarize the manuscript in a concise statement of objectives, major findings and major conclusions. Specifically, you must include the following information in your abstract:

  1. Objective/Purpose of the paper
  2. Theoretical Context
  3. Methodology
  4. Findings and Significance

KEYWORDS - For Research, Special Issue and Review Articles

You may include up to 10 Keywords at the end of the abstract. Please carefully select your Keywords to make your article easy to find for online academic search engines. For place-based articles, the keywords must include the major location (places and countries) that is discussed in the paper.

TITLE PAGE - including, ACKNOWLEDGMENT & AUTHOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE - For All Articles (excluding literature/book reviews), please include a separate Title Page document that includes (1) the paper title, (2) all author names, affiliations and full contact information, (3) any acknowledgments that are required for your paper, and (4) author biographical notes. This file will not be sent to reviewers.


ADDITIONAL PUBLISHER INFORMATION - For all papers submitted to Tourism Geographies


REFERENCING TOURISM GEOGRAPHIES ARTICLES - For all papers submitted to Tourism Geographies

We request (not require) that you reference previously published articles from Tourism Geographies, unless there is a good reason not to. There are several reasons for this:

  1. TG represents a community of scholars with a shared interest in geographic approaches to tourism studies. Referencing work from the journal helps to show your awareness and involvement with our community and pays respect to authors who have previously worked on related topics. As such it helps to create a sense of continuity and strengthens our community of scholars.

  2. Automatic cross-referencing among TG articles will appear in the online version of your paper, which will help readers of the online article to more quickly find related papers for their research.

  3. The ranking and impact factor of TG in the Thomson Reuters Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) is somewhat increased by your referencing past articles from the journal. In this way, you are able to enhance the visibility of the journal, as well as the academic careers of everyone who publishes in Tourism Geographies.

A full list of previously published article titles, with link to their abstracts, can be found here:

Quick Link to All Tourism Geographies Abstracts

SUPPLEMENTAL ONLINE MATERIAL - For Research, Special Issue and Review Articles

If you paper is accepted, you may include a wide range of digital material as supplemental files on the journal's website. These will not be included in the hard copy version of the paper. However, anyone who access your paper on the InformaWorld website will also have access to the supplemental material. This material may include:

REVIEW PROCESS - For Research, Special Issue and Review Articles

All papers that conform to the guidelines stipulated here and are deemed of acceptable quality by the supervising Editor will undergo a blind review process. Every effort will be made to expedite the review process in a timely and efficient manner.

NOTES FOR ACCEPTED PAPERS - For all papers submitted to Tourism Geographies



PUBLISHER COPYRIGHT AND AUTHOR RIGHTS - Please see this link for full information on the publisher's copyright policies and your rights to reproduce your article:


In general, you are encouraged to distribute and promote your Routledge journal publications in the following ways:

  1. Share with colleagues (for research purposes)
  2. Use for lecture or classroom purposes
  3. Include in a thesis or dissertation
  4. Present at a conference
  5. Use in a personal compilation
  6. Expand to book length form
  7. Put the article on a reading list
  8. Mention the article on your email signature
  9. Update your publication history on LinkedIn and
  10. Add your own version of the article (as submitted to T&F) to a personal webpage
  11. Announce the article on Twitter or Facebook
  12. Add your own version of the article (as submitted to T&F) to a department website

Click Here for a full list of tips on how to promote your research and articles that have been published in Routledge journals, including Tourism Geographies. And, see this Infographic for more ideas.



Literature/Book Review Titles


Can We Government the Environment? [this is the review title]

A review of:
Governing for the Environment: Global Problems, Ethics and Democracy [this is the title of the book]
Kate Rimes & Gail Carter (Eds)
Basingstoke, Palgrave, 2000,
ISBN 0 333 79372 2, 321 pages

Text should be left justified, initial caps of main words, title in bold, publisher and location italic, all reviews must be run on.

[Reviewer’s details]  

Kate Rimes
Department of Social Sciences
University College Northampton, UK  

Reviewer’s details appear at the end of the review. They are right justified and include your department, university, and town if not mentioned in university title and country, as well as a contact email address.


These style considerations need not be strictly adhered to in the initial submission of a paper to Tourism Geographies. However, they will need to be adjusted in your manuscript prior to publication, so you may want to consider them from the outset.

References: Tourism Geographies uses the APA referencing style (pdf).

Abbreviations: Avoid abbreviations in the text. Only the following abbreviations may be used in the references: pp. (pages), p. (page), ed. (editor), vol. (volume), vols. (volumes), no. (number), nos. (numbers), ch. (chapter). All of these abbreviations include a full point (period).

When three or more authors of referenced material are cited in the text, the abbreviation et al. should be used, for example (Smith, et al. 1199).

Full points should not be used for Dr, Mr, Mrs, Ms, Ltd (Limited), edn (edition), vols (volumes), nos (numbers), chs (chapters) and eds (editors) -- these contractions all end in the last letter of the full word.

Also, full points should not be used for acronyms, such as NATO or UN, or well-known abbreviations, such as USA, US, MP (minister of parliament), BBC, and WWW. Also, do not use full stops after metric units (e.g., cm, m, km, kg).

The abbreviations e.g. (meaning 'for example', or 'such as') and i.e. (meaning 'that is', or 'in other words') may only be used within parentheses ( ) in the text.

Avoid using the word ‘et cetera' and the abbreviation ‘etc.' at all times.

Do not use contractions at any time (e.g., use 'it is' not ' it's ', and use 'is not' instead of ' isn't ').

Avoid separating two words with a slash ( / ). For example, do not use 'and/or' -- in most cases a simple 'and' will do.

Capitalization: Please keep capitalization to a minimum. Where possible, use lower case for government, church, city, state, party and volume.

Directions, such as north and south, are only capitalized if used as part of a recognized place name, such as Western Australia and South Africa.

Use lower case for general terms, such as eastern France and southwest of Berlin.

Italics: Use Italics for the titles of books, journals, newspapers, plays, films, long poems, paintings, and ships. Extensive use of italics for emphasis should be avoided.

Quotations: Use single quotation marks for quoted material within the text; double quotation marks should only be used for quotes within quotes.

Do not use leader dots at the beginning or end of a quotation unless the sense absolutely demands it. Within a quotation use three leader dots for a mid-sentence break, four if the break is followed by a new sentence.

Quotations of over forty words (or 2.5 lines) should be extracted and indented and no quotation marks used.

Numerals: In general spell out numbers under 10; but always use numerals for measurements (e.g., 5 km) and ages (e.g., 6 years old), except when these start a sentence.

Always spell out numbers that start a sentence.

Insert a comma for both thousands and tens of thousands, with no space following (e.g., 1,000 and 20,000).

Always use the minimum number of figures for ranged numbers and dates, e.g. 22-4, 105-6, 1966-7, 112-3, 1914-8.

Use the percentage sign only in figures, tables and within parentheses; spell 'percent' as one word in the text using a numeral for the number. For example, "...34 percent were green with the remainder (66%) orange."

Dates: The plural of a year does not use an apostrophe. For example, 1990s is correct, not 1990's.

Set out dates as follows: 8 July 1990 (no comma), 'on 8 July', and 'on the 8th'.

Use 'nineteenth century (not 19th century) and insert a hyphen when used adjectively (e.g., nineteenth-century art).

En Rules: An 'en rule' is an extended dash and is used to indicate linked items. En rules are not found on normal keyboards, though some word processors will create them whenever you use a double dash. Either way, use a double dash (--) to indicate an en rule.

Examples of this include: number spans (e.g., 1923 -- 1935), political alliances (e.g., Labour -- Liberal alliance), and some jointly authored studies (e.g., Temple -- Hardcastle project).

USE YOUR SPELL CHECKER: If you are using a word processor; set to UK English -- note some exceptions below.

USE YOUR GRAMMAR CHECKER: If your word processor has one (and most do these days).