Perspectives on Tourism Development and Experience
What is Tourism Places?
Tourism Places papers are high quality case study papers 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 analysis and insight are the primary criterion for peer review, rather than contributions to theory. A critical social science perspective is required and authors should be well versed in critical tourism studies.
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 theory-based research (see: How to Avoid a Desk Rejection)
How to Submit to Tourism Places?
Please format your paper using the TG Notes for Authors. When you submit a paper for Tourism Places, select the "Tourism Places Article" type in "Step 1" of the ScholarOne submission site.
Tourism Places and Special Issues
Tourism Places articles may be submitted as part of a special issue or as a regular submission to the journal. Tourism Places articles that are not part of a special issue will either be published in a regular volume of the journal, or they may be compiled into a separate 'Tourism Places Special Issue'. So far, the 'Tourism Places Special Issue' has come out every one to two years. (You can find them on this list published issues.)
Hopefully, people will not get confused between Tourism Places article types and the former Tourism Place Blog. The blog was fully titled "Tourism Geographies' Tourism Place Blog" and has now been renamed as the 'Tourism Spaces' blog.