Editorial Policy

Statement of Editorial Policy

The Contemporary Issues in Hospitality Student Journal has been established to publish the work of hospitality and tourism students from around the world.

The Journal aims to provide a forum for disseminating the research work of hospitality and tourism students who are engaged in under-graduate, degree, post-graduate or Masters studies.

The International Hospitality Journal will be of interest to students, supervisors, lecturers and practitioners involved in the study of the hospitality and tourism industries.

Editorial policy

The Contemporary Issues in Hospitality Student Journal seeks to publish papers that meet the needs and intellectual interests of students, supervisors, lecturers and practitioners in the hospitality and tourism industries.

The Contemporary Issues in Hospitality Student Journal aims to attract submissions from students and to give them the opportunity to gain their first publication.

The Contemporary Issues in Hospitality Student Journal publishes original student work which addresses issues of interest to hospitality and tourism students and staff.  Topics from all fields of hospitality, tourism and related disciplines are considered appropriate.  The Journal particularly welcomes articles which demonstrate original contemporary research in hospitality and related fields.  Literature reviews on contemporary issues are also welcome.

The Contemporary Issues in Hospitality Student Journal will publish two issues annually (March and September) and will include a maximum of 10 articles per issue.  The publication schedule will be regularly reviewed by the Editors.

Instructions concerning the preparation of articles in the International Hospitality Student Journal are given in the Guidelines for Publication. It is important that these Guidelines are followed exactly.

As The Contemporary Issues in Hospitality Student Journal is an on-line Journal, it does not offer offprints or complimentary copies. It is accessible and free of charge to all.

The Editorial Policy will be kept under review by the Editors and members of the Editorial Advisory Board.

Editorial control will rest with the Editors in consultation with members of the Editorial Advisory Board.

Article Format

All articles should begin with the Title of the article (Cambria Bold font 24,centered), followed by the names, institute and email addresses of all Authors on the bottom left of the first title page (Cambria 12).

Articles should be 2000-3000 words in length, including references. Pages should not be numbered. Footnotes should be avoided.

Articles should be typed in CAMBRIA font size 12; double line spacing; with 3.17 cm margins on left and right; and 2.54 cm margins top and bottom.

Headings should be in a new paragraph in Cambria font size 14, bold.

Section titles should be typed in Cambria (size 12, bold) and these should include and introduction, numerous sub-sections, conclusion and recommendations based on preceding research content.

Figures, Diagrams and Tables should clearly labelled and numbered: Figure 1, Figure 2; Diagram 1, Diagram 2; Table 1, Table 2 and so on.

All abbreviations must be fully explained at their first occurrence and the use of acronyms should be kept to a minimum bearing in mind the international readership.

References must be included for every item referred to in the article and should be presented in the Harvard style.

It is very important that these guidelines are followed exactly.

Articles for publication in the first instance should be submitted by email to cihsjeditor@htmi.ch

Editorial Process

Each article submitted will be reviewed by the Editors and by a member of the Editorial Advisory Team.  All articles submitted to the Editors will be put through the review process.  Peer reviewers are asked to carry out a ‘light-touch’ review process and are explicitly asked to bear in mind that the articles represent student work.  Reviewers will inform the Editor of the status and relevance of the article and make recommendations on its suitability for publication.

The Editors are responsible for making final edits to articles, but if significant changes need to be made the article may be returned to the author to be amended.  Articles submitted to the Journal should not be under the review process at any other Journal or have been previously published.

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