Perspectives on Tourism Development and Experience
an annual special edition of Tourism Geographies
What is Tourism Places?
Starting in 2017, Tourism Geographies will publish an annual special edition of the journal with the title of "Tourism Places: Perspectives on Tourism Development and Experiences".
Tourism Places will be published in addition to the current five issues per year that is the currently normal frequency of Tourism Geographies. This special edition (like a special issue) will include 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 insight is the primary criterion for peer review, rather than contributions to conceptual theory.
Why Tourism Places?
Tourism Places was proposed as a potential 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 appear to be quite good, although they violate the journal's preference for theoretical research (see: How to Avoid a Desk Rejection)
Relationship to Tourism Geographies
Depending on the success of this endeavor, the number of Tourism Places special editions may increase from one in 2017 to more issues in future years. The special edition will still be published under the Tourism Geographies heading, and would, therefore, carry and contribute to the journal's impact factor. Submissions to Tourism Places will be made through the Tourism Geographies ScholarOne portal. Referees will be informed that papers are being reviewed for the Tourism Places special edition, with its distinct editorial orientation.
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. When this is the case, the theoretically-base papers will be treated as Regular Research papers, whereas those that are primarily case studies will be treated as Tourism Places articles. The TG Editors will determine which papers are designates as Tourism Places articles. All special issue papers will appear in the same issue of Tourism Geographies.
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.