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Intl Journal of Culture, Tourism, and Hospitality Research, published by the Intl Soc of Culture, Tourism, and Hospitality Research with Editor Arch G. Woodside

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International Journal of Culture, Tourism, and Hospitality Research

Journal Overview

About the Journal

The International Journal of Culture, Tourism, and Hospitality Research (IJCTHR) is the capstone publication of the International Society of Culture, Tourism, and Hospitality Research – a community of multidisciplinary scholars sharing advances in theory and research that increases descriptive knowledge and deepens useful sensemaking among the dynamic relationships of intra and inter cultural meanings, lived experiences, and how consumers, product-service providers, and cultural contexts co-create actions and interpretations involving travel, hospitality, enculturation, and acculturation.  The Society encourages an ecological systems perspective that includes, but goes beyond, viewing individual and group actions as the outcome of beliefs, attitudes, decisions, intentions, and behavior; the ecological systems perspective includes building and examining theory of micro contextual and macro cultural influences on unconscious, as well as conscious thinking and actions, of participants interpreting their lived experiences, own travel and hospitality experiences.  

Unique Attributes

The IJCTHR seeks papers using multidisciplinary theoretical and mixed methods approaches to building and examining theory of how humans unconsciously and consciously think and act within micro and macro cultural contexts.  Achieving pluralism by encouraging the combining of empirical positivism and interpretive-naturalistic and related research paradigms is an explicit core value of the Society and the IJCTHR invites such approaches for publication.  The IJCTHR especially seeks to nurture interdisciplinary multicultural work among sociological, psychological, geographical, consumer, leisure, marketing, travel and tourism, hospitality, and sport and entertainment researchers.  The Society seeks to become the primary source of multidisciplinary multicultural scholarship focusing on the relationships among culture, tourism, and hospitality.

Key Benefits

  • The IJCTHR provides original, creative, multidisciplinary articles on the unconscious and conscious influences of culture, tourism, and hospitality on everyday life-with unique useful applications of mixed methods research approaches that combine empirical positivism and interpretive-naturalistic paradigms.
  • The IJCTHR provides multidisciplinary assessment articles of recent advances in theory and research on culture, tourism, and hospitality published each year in the behavioral science journals relating to the IJCTHR’s focus-the IJCTHR commissions in-depth review articles and follows a double-blind review process for reviews of the most unique and useful articles published during the previous year in the Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Journal of Travel Research, Tourism Analysis, Journal of Leisure Research, Culture, Markets, and Consumption, Journal of Consumer Culture, and ten additional journals relating to culture, tourism, and hospitality.
  • The IJCTHR includes in-depth reports on the acculturation and enculturation dynamics with respect to tourism, hospitality, and work-leisure in specific Asian, African, European, North and South American countries in one or more issues annually.
  • The IJCTHR seeks and publishes replications, essays, and meta-analyses as well as papers seeking to advance theory and research on the cultural contextual influences on tourism, hospitality, and work-leisure behaviour.

Key Journal Audiences

The IJCTHR’s primary audience is academic scholars seeking to broaden their theoretical perspective and research skills to embrace multidisciplinary and multi-cultural approaches to the study of how culture, tourism, and hospitality interact in affecting participants’ conscious and unconscious thinking and actions.  Society members and their university and college colleagues are both the primary readers and contributors of the pages of the IJCTHR.  Membership in the Society and paper submissions to the IJCHTR is also open to tourism and hospitality product-service providers, destination marketing organisation executives, and professional journal writers.   


The IJCTHR encourages, seeks, and publishes articles that advance multidisciplinary multicultural theory and research on the roles of culture, tourism, and hospitality in the lives of individuals, households, and organisations-both the perspectives and interpretations of all stakeholders within and across cultures including participants and providers of tourism and hospitality services.  Articles in IJCTHR explicitly seek to avoid the fundamental attribution error of thinking that consumers think and act primarily consciously and with minor impact due to contextual and macro cultural influences-the coverage includes an ecological systems perspective that includes but goes beyond conscious self-reporting using only paper-and-pencil like instruments.

The International Journal of Culture, Tourism, & Hospitality Research is indexed and abstracted in:

  • Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management & Marketing

International Journal of Culture, Tourism, and Hospitality Research

Author Guidelines


Papers submitted to the IJCTHR must be original contributions and should not be under publication consideration for any other journal, book, proceedings, or other method of duplication.  Authors submitting papers for IJCTHR publication warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright and will indemnify the publisher against breach of such warranty.  For ease of dissemination and to ensure proper policing of use, papers and contributions become the legal copyright of the publisher unless otherwise agreed.

For details of Emerald’s editorial policy on plagiarism please view the Plagiarism in depth information.

Submissions should be sent to

Editorial Objectives and Scope

  • IJCTHR is a forum for scholars contributing unique and valuable theory and research that is multidisciplinary and multicultural in coverage in describing and understanding human behavior involving travel, tourism, hospitality, and leisure. 
  • The IJCTHR is an inclusive scientific publication that prefers to publish papers that contribute both to theory and research using empirical positivist and/or interpretive-naturalist methods. 
  • The IJCTHR recognises that humans tend to underestimate cultural and micro contextually affects on their unconscious and conscious thinking and prefers to publish papers that examines both implicit and explicit thinking and activities in specific and multiple contexts and cultures.
  • The IJCTHR serves a forum for the International Society of Culture, Tourism, and Hospitality Research and adheres to the Society’s goals of stimulating global cooperation and multinational research teamwork to foster original useful theory and research findings relating culture, tourism, and hospitality.


The IJCTHR is the only journal nurturing both multidisciplinary and multicultural approaches relating culture, tourism, and hospitality research applying mixed methods field studies.  The following illustrative topics provide an idea of the inclusive range of coverage of articles appropriate for the IJCTHR:

  • How visitors from different cultures interpret destinations and their own experiences during their stays
  • How Japanese visitors interpret their experiences and hospitality delivery in retail stores in Honolulu, Los Angeles, and Atlanta
  • Adventure tourism interpretations by members of different cultures
  • How individuals interpret tourist versus non-tourist leisure activities in different social classes, income levels, and national cultures
  • How husbands, wives, and children discuss leisure options and resolve conflicts
  • The presentation of destination competing destination brands on the internet
  • Implicit and explicit attitudes toward travel-related service operators
  • How consumers interpret and decide upon vacation accommodation options
  • Netnography analysis of travelers’ lived experience reports in weblogs
  • Urban tourism in China, India, and Thailand
  • Understanding tourism behavior by families living in poverty
  • Meta-analysis of plans, actions, and outcomes of national destination marketing organisations
  • Activity planning and realized behaviours of tourists
  • Evaluating the evaluations methods of marketing performance of airline firms
  • Prescriptive research on best deals of car rental offers
  • Complaining behaviour and complaint resolution experiences by UK visitors to the US and vice versa
  • How naïve and experienced international visitors assess food quality and service at local fast food outlets and fine dinning restaurants
  • Interpreting tourism behavior in fictional literature in the UK versus Germany
  • Photograph-taking behavior and interpreting photographs by Americans, French, and Japanese tourists
  • Comparisons of American, Australian, French, Italian, and Russian attitudes and behaviours toward work, leisure, and travel
  • International wine/sports/gambling/fishing/golfing/or sightseeing implicit and explicit attitudes and behaviour by Indonesians in Australia
  • International backpacker behaviour and interpretations among three-week versus three-month visitors to Germany and Austria
  • Implicit and explicit motivations not to travel by high and low income consumers

The Reviewing Process

The Editor-in-Chief and/or one of the two Managing Editors consider each paper submission for relevance and quality of contribution.  It the paper is accepted for entry into the review process, the paper is assigned to an Associate Editor for double blind review and to communicate revision suggestions and the final acceptance/rejection decision with the author(s). 

Emerald Literati Editing Service

The Literati Club can recommend the services of a number of freelance copy editors, all themselves experienced authors, to contributors who wish to improve the standard of English in their paper before submission. This is particularly useful for those whose first language is not English.

Manuscript Requirements

Articles should be 4,000 – 10,000 words in length with an appropriate title. Manuscripts should be set out using 12-point font with double-line spacing and 25mm margins. A brief autobiographical note should be supplied including full name, affiliation, e-mail address and full international contact details.

Authors should supply a structured abstract of up to 250 words using 4-6 sub-headings: Purpose; Methodology/Approach; Findings; Research limitations/implications (if applicable); Practical implications (if applicable); and Originality/value of paper. Authors should also supply up to six keywords which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper and should categorise their paper under one of the following classifications: Research paper, Viewpoint, Technical paper, Conceptual paper, Case study, Literature review or General review. For more information and guidance on structured abstracts visit:

Where there is a data collection method, details of the method should be clearly described under a separate heading. Headings must be short, clearly defined and not numbered. Notes or Endnotes should be used only if necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in square brackets and listed at the end of the article.  The IJCTHR strongly prefers that no footnotes or endnotes appear in the paper-please follow the suggestion of incorporating footnote or endnote information into the body of the text or drop the material

Figures, charts and diagrams should be used sparingly throughout the article text. They must be produced in black and white with minimum shading and numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals.  The IJCTHR prefers no shading be used in figures and charts.

Artwork should be either copied or pasted from the origination software into a blank Microsoft Word document, or saved and imported into a blank Microsoft Word document. Artwork created in MS Powerpoint is also acceptable. Artwork may be submitted in the following standard image formats: .eps – Postscript, .pdf – Adobe Acrobat portable document, .ai – Adobe Acrobat portable document, .wmf – Windows Metafile. If it is not possible to supply graphics in the formats listed above, authors should ensure that figures supplied as .tif, .gif, .jpeg, .bmp, .pcx, .pic, .pct are supplied as files of at least 300 dpi and at least 10cm wide.

In the text the position of a figure should be shown by typing on a separate line the words "take in Figure 2". Authors should supply succinct captions.

Photographic images should be submitted electronically as tif files of at least 300dpi and at least 10cm wide. Their position in the text should be shown by typing on a separate line the words "take in Plate 2".

Tables should be numbered consecutively with roman numerals and a brief title. In the text, the position of the table should be shown by typing on a separate line the words "take in Table 4".

References to other publications should be complete and in Harvard style.  References should contain full bibliographical details and journal titles should not be abbreviated. For multiple citations in the same year use a, b, c immediately following the year of publication. References should be shown within the text by giving the author’s last name followed by a comma and year of publication all in round brackets, e.g. (Fox, 1994). At the end of the article should be a reference list in alphabetical order as follows

(a) for books
surname, initials and year of publication, title, publisher, place of publication, for exampled:
Casson, M. (1979), Alternatives to the Multinational Enterprise, Macmillan, London.

(b) for chapter in edited book:
surname, initials and year, "title", editor’s surname, initials, title,publisher, place, pages, for example:
Bessley, M. and Wilson, P. (1984), "Public policy and small firms in Britain", in Levicki, C. (Ed.), Small Business Theory and Policy, Croom Helm, London, pp.111-26.

(c) for articles
surname, initials, year "title", journal, volume, number, pages, for example:
Fox, S.(1994) "Empowerment as a catalyst for change: an example from the foodindustry", Supply Chain Management, Vol 2 No 3, pp. 29-33

In all cases, if there is more than one author, surnames should be listed, followed by initials. All authors should be shown.

Electronic sources should include the URL of the electronic site at whichthey may be found, as follows:
Neuman, B.C.(1995), "Security, payment, and privacy for network commerce",IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 13 No.8, October,pp.1523-31. Available (IEEE SEPTEMBER)

Notes and/or endnotes should be used for citing Web sites (see guidance note above on notes/endnotes). Where notes/endnotes are used for referencing web sites, authors should also provide full URLs in the end list of references.
Final submission of the article

Once accepted for publication, the author must provide the final version to the Editors as a MS Word email attachment. At this point, the author should supply a completed and signed Journal Article Record form, a blank copy of which is available from the Editors or from
This final version of the manuscript will be considered the definitive version of the article and so authors should ensure that their papers are complete, grammatically correct and without spelling or typographical errors. Authors should note that proofs are not supplied prior to publication.
Technical assistance is available by contacting Mike Massey at Emerald, e-mail

A summary of submission requirements:

  • A brief professional biography of each author
  • A structured abstract and keywords
  • Figures, photos and graphics electronically and as good quality originals
  • Harvard style references where appropriate
  • A completed Journal Article Record form

International Journal of Culture, Tourism, and Hospitality Research

Editorial Team (Complete listing by September 2007)


Arch G. Woodside             
University of South Carolina
College of Hospitality, Retail,
& Sport Management
Columbia, SC 29208
+1 803.777.7624

Publishing Editor

Kate Snowden

Managing Editors

John C. Crotts
Director and Professor
Hospitality and Tourism Management
College of Charleston
Charleston, SC USA 29424
+1 843.953.6916

Rich Harrill
Research Associate Professor
College of Hospitality, Retail,
& Sport Management
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Coliseum Room 109-A
+1 803.777.7682

Associate Editors

  • ETourism: Dimitrios Buhalis, Surrey University
  • Retail Tourism: Marianne Bickle, University of South Carolina
  • Interpreting Text: Jean-Charles Chebat, HEC, Montreal
  • Pacific Basin Cultures and Tourism: Kun-Huang Huarng, Feng Chia University, Taiwan
  • European Cultures and Tourism: Alain Decrop, University of Namur, Belgium
  • Australian Cultures and Tourism: John & Sandra Gountas, LaTrobe University, Australia
  • North American Cultures and Tourism: Yvette Reisinger, Florida International University
  • China Cultures and Tourism: Ning Dehuang, Kunming University, PRC
  • Modelling Tourism Behaviour: Josef A. Mazanec, Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration
  • Satisfaction and Complaining Behaviour: Mark Bonn, Florida State University
  • Tourism Marketing: Mark Bonn, Florida State University
  • Sustainable Tourism:  David Weaver, University of South Carolina

Editorial Review Board

  • Jenny Cave, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Leslie Furr, Georgia Southern University
  • Kuo-Ching Wang, National Chiayi University, Taiwan
  • Hsi-Chen Chang, Chinese Culture, University, Taiwan
  • Tsuyoshi Nakamoto, Nippon University, Japan
  • Chien-Wen Tsai, Ming-Hsin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • Shu-Hui Chou, Chinese Cultural University, Taiwan
  • Ching-Hsua Chen, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
  • Chia-Hsiu Yang, Chinese Cultural University, Taiwan
  • Chris Ryan, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Taketo Naoi, Okayama Shoka University, Japan
  • David Airey, University of Surrey, UK
  • Junyi Zhang, Hiroshima University, Japan
  • Matthew Brown, University of South Carolina
  • Shoji Iijima, Okayama Shoka University, Japan
  • Outi Niininen, Latrobe University, Australia
  • Aloys Borgers, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Harry Timmermans, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Peter van der Waerden, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Pietro Zidda, University of Namur, Belgium
  • Antónia Correia, University of Algarve, Portugal
  • Patricia Oom do Valle, University of Algarve, Portugal
  • Claudia Moço, University of Algarve, Portugal
  • Po-Chen Jao, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
  • Jen-te Yang, National Kaohsiung Hospitality College
  • Bob McKercher, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
  • Cilia Wong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
  • Gigi Lau, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
  • Benedict G. C. Dellaert, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
  • W. Fred van Raaij, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Metin Kozak, Mugla University, Turkey
  • Asli Tasci, Mugla University, Turkey
  • Metin Kozak, Mugla University, Turkey
  • Julia Trapp-Fallon, University of Wales Institute, UK
  • Michael J. Gross, University of South Australia
  • Graham Brown, University of South Australia
  • Sara Dolnicar, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Joseph  Boughey, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Sameer Hosany, University of Surrey, UK
  • Robert Govers, University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Frank Go, Erasmus University, Belgium
  • Yvette Reisinger, Florida International University
  • Felix Mavondo, Monash University, Australia
  • Yuksel Ekinci, University of Surrey, UK
  • Muzaffer Uysal, Virginia Tech University, USA

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