NOTES for REFEREES / REVIEWERS
for Tourism Geographies
When you agree to review a paper for Tourism Geographies, you will receive an email message with a link to the paper. Please keep that email so you can easily access the website to download the paper and submit your online review.
It is the policy of Tourism Geographies to provide an efficient and expeditious review of all submitted papers. We also recognize that most reviewers are busy professionals who have graciously volunteered their time and effort to serve as a referee for the journal. With these considerations in mind, referees are requested to return their evaluations within one month of receipt of the manuscript. If this is not possible, then referees are requested to inform the manuscript's coordinating Editor (the person who invited you to do the review) as soon as possible.
On the ScholarOne (mansucriptcentral.com) webpage, you will be asked to assess the paper using the scale shown here (right side). This scale is designed for "Regular Research" papers and should be adjusted for other types of papers. Tourism Geographies prefers that papers have at least a "4" in each area, although your final decision does not need to be tied to that.
You should focus on providing constructive comments on all areas where you rated the paper lower than "4". Helpful comments for the author(s) are appreciated. In addition, in surveys of authors, among the top complaints that they have of paper reviewers is that they request too many changes. Please make clear to the authors which of your requests are essential and which are suggestions for consideration only.
Finally, please be respectful of the authors. All authors put their best efforts into the papers they submit, although those efforts may fall short of what is acceptable for publication. I such situations, please think of yourself as a mentor offering advise on how the author can improve on their work, whether or not it is accepted for publication in Tourism Geographies.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES from Taylor & Francis
TYPES OF PAPERS
Tourism Geographies publishes three types of papers:
1- Regular Research articles, in which a theoretical or conceptual research issue is tested, usually through one or more case studies.
2- Tourism Places articles, which give deep insight into the form and impacts of tourism in a particular place or of a particular type.
3- Research Frontier articles, which are opinion and review papers that focus more on theory and thought, with no (or minimal) case examples involved.
The paper you received should indicate which type of article it is currently being considered as. The questions above were written for "Regular Research" papers. Please adjust your evaluation based on the type of paper that you are reviewing. You may recommend that this designation be change for future revisions of the paper you are reviewing.
On behalf of the Editors of Tourism Geographies, and authors who have submitted their work for review by our journal, I want to thank you for the thoughtful attention and service that you provide us.
Editor-in-Chief, Tourism Geographies