Perspectives on Tourism Development and Experience
an annual special edition of Tourism Geographies
What is Tourism Places?
Since 2017, Tourism Geographies has published a more or less annual special issue of the journal with the title of "Tourism Places".
Tourism Places has so far been published as one of the five issues per year that is the currently normal frequency of Tourism Geographies. This special issue includes high quality tourism studies that are critical in nature and provide an in-depth understanding of tourism phenomena in a particular place or region, or of a particular type of tourism. The quality of place analysis and critical insight is the primary criterion for peer review, rather than contributions to conceptual theory.
Why Tourism Places?
Tourism Places was created as an outlet for some of the many papers that are submitted to Tourism Geographies that are more place oriented, rather than theory oriented. We receive a lot of papers that are primarily describing tourism in a place because many people associate place description with the discipline of geography. Some of these papers are quite good, although they violate the journal's preference for theoretical research (see: How to Avoid a Desk Rejection)
Tourism Places and Regular Issues of TG
Tourism Places articles may appear in regular issues of the journal, instead of the Tourism Places special issue. This will occur if the Tourism Places article is closely related to other articles that may form a natural collection of related papers.
How to Submit to Tourism Places?
When you submit a paper for Tourism Places, please select the "Tourism Places Article" option in "Step 1" of the ScholarOne submission site. In "Step 5" there is a section for "Special Issues" where you can again select "Tourism Places", or another special issue if appropriate to your paper. Please format your paper using the TG Notes for Authors. Also see the Notes for Authors link for information on other types of papers published in Tourism Geographies.
Special Issues and Tourism Places
Special issues may contain a mix of theoretical and case study papers. In this case, follow the directions above and select Tourism Places as the paper type, but then choose the other special issue that your paper is being submitted for.
Hopefully, people will not get confused between the Tourism Places special edition and the Tourism Place Blog, the latter of which is fully titled "Tourism Geographies' Tourism Place Blog". Please post any comments or questions about this new project below.