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Zeitschrift für Tourismuswissenschaft

Journal of Tourism Science

Edited by: Wolfgang Aschauer, Roman Egger, Werner Gronau, Andreas Kagermeier, Christian Laesser, Julia E. Peters, Jürgen Schmude, Christian Steiner, and Jürg Stettler
The Zeitschrift für TourismuswissenschaftJournal of Tourism Science – continues the tradition of profound scientific discourse in the German-speaking world. The journal focuses on multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary issues concerning touristic phenomena. In this connection, the journal is geared towards researchers and practitioners in search of substantiated information about tourism-related problems. The articles, which are of a qualitative and quantitative nature, are aimed at basic research or reflect the findings of applied research.

In addition to publishing scientific essays from all kinds of sub-disciplines (in particular history, geography, communication and media studies, cultural sciences, ethnology, cultural anthropology, methodology/statistics, ecology, psychology, sociology, economics, business administration and education), the journal also presents project reports, book reviews and conference reports.

The Zeitschrift für Tourismuswissenschaft therefore aims to

  • act as a forum for tourism scientists from all kinds of disciplines (social and cultural sciences, economic sciences and environmental science)
  • support interaction between these disciplines
  • encourage network-building
  • promote young researchers and
  • raise awareness among the general public of the need for scientific tourism research.

Two issues are published each year; individual issues may be dedicated to specific key topics. Specific subjects may also be addressed in additional special issues.
In its meeting on 7 February 2011, the Scientific Advisory Board of the Association of Geographers at German Universities (VGDH) resolved to include the ‘Zeitschrift für Tourismuswissenschaft’ (tw) in its list of recognised geography journals. It was included in category 2 of scientific journals (without ISCI listing).

Manuscripts on any tourism-relevant topic can be submitted at any time regardless of the various calls for papers for special issues (see "Call for papers" menu item).

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For authors

Being the only multidisciplinary German-speaking specialist publication on tourism and recreational studies, the ‘Zeitschrift für Tourismuswissenschaft’ is always on the look-out for original articles from all disciplines that explore the requirements, developments, structures and perspectives of tourism and recreation.

Special calls for papers for publication in special issues are made from time to time (see "Call for papers" menu item). In addition, full papers (max. 20 pages @ 2,800 characters) and short articles (max. five pages @ 2,800 characters) can be submitted at any time. If they pass the review process, articles will be published in special issues or miscellanies if sufficient space is available.

Reports about current research projects may also be submitted. The aim of such reports is to present ongoing research activities with regard to unresolved questions and the methodological approach. The editor responsible for the journal will decide whether or not a project report can be published. The requirements given above also apply, with the exception that reports should be limited to five A4 pages.

By submitting an article, the author irrevocably undertakes not to publish it or offer it for publication elsewhere until a decision has been reached by the editor.

Peer Review Process

For quality assurance purposes, all submitted research articles are reviewed in a double-blind peer review procedure by a minimum of two experts..

The editor-in-chief evaluates every submitted manuscript. If a manuscript does not meet the required formal or academic criteria; or if the topic and content of an article clearly do not fit in within the Journal mandate, it may be directly rejected instead of being submitted to a review. Authors are informed of this approximately (four) weeks after submission of the manuscript.

At least two experts review each manuscript. The reviewers are selected according to the methodological scope and the topic of the manuscripts. The reviewing follows a standardized procedure, including quantitative and qualitative aspects.

The results of the reviews will be sent to the author in the editorial decision letter. Manuscripts may be accepted; possibly subject to revision requirements; or rejected. This process can take up to four months.

The revised manuscripts are then resubmitted to the reviewers. The second reviewing should not take longer than four weeks. The authors are informed about the decision on the definitive acceptance of the manuscript; final small changes may be requested.

Review criteria are:
- conceptual quality of the manuscript
- soundness of methodology
- precision of objectives
- academic importance of the topic
- significance of research approach
- relevancy to arts management practices
- readability (presentation, stylistic form)

Submission Guidelines

Articles submitted to the journal for potential publication shall be written in Word format and sent by e-mail (as an e-mail attachment) to the Editor-in-Chief Werner Gronau and to the editor who is responsible for the issue.
Articles can also be sent to Edna Ozuna, editorial office: edna.ozuna@hochschule-stralsund.de

In order to preserve anonymity, only the title of the essay should appear on the manuscript. The author’s name and address (including phone number, fax and e-mail address) should be enclosed on a separate page. The author should also provide brief information about himself and his fields of work (max. six lines) together with the manuscript. This information will be printed as an attachment to the article.

Manuscripts should be written as standard text with 1.5 line spacing, left-justified with a 2.5 cm margin on the left and a 2 cm margin on the right. New German spelling rules apply. Articles should be written using Times New Roman, 12-point font size, and saved as a Word file. Articles should be structured as follows: 1 – 1.1 – 1.1.1, and so on. Taking into account the above requirements, articles should not exceed 20 pages (including tables, figures, abstract, notes and bibliography). (A standard page contains around 2,800 characters including spaces.)
Footnotes should be numbered consecutively (1, 2, 3) in the text and listed at the end of the article under "Notes" ("Endnotes"). In general, notes should only be used if an additional explanation is considered necessary and/or if reference is made to more than three publications at the same time.
The following abbreviated citation method applies for bibliographical references in the text and notes: bracket - name - year of publication - page number - bracket, e.g. (Schmidt 2003, p. 123 ff.); (Schmidt & Berger 2004, p. 25–37); (Schmidt et al., 2005). The APA citation style (https://www.library.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/apa_2010.pdf) applies for the reference list at the end of the article. These guidelines provide detailed information about how to structure the reference list and how to cite.

The article submitted for publication must be preceded by an abstract no longer than ten lines (in German and English). The abstract should be written in the style of a brief summary rather than as a teaser. A maximum of five German and English key words should also be included.

Hybrid Open Access

For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiiated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP  may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter’s OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
Switzerland:  https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463


Prof. Dr. Werner Gronau


Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Aschauer, Universität Salzburg

Prof. (FH) Dr. Roman Egger, Fachhochschule Salzburg

Prof. Dr. Werner Gronau, Fachhochschule Stralsund

Prof. Dr. Hans Hopfinger, Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Prof. Dr. Andreas Kagermeier, Universität Trier

Prof. Dr. Christian Laesser, Universität St. Gallen

Prof. Dr. Julia E. Peters, Hochschule Kempten

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schmude, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Prof. Dr. Jürg Stettler, Hochschule Luzern

Scientific Board
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schmude, Wirtschaftsgeographie, Universität München
Prof. Dr. Albrecht Steinecke, Konz

Prof. Dr. Martin Knoll, Europäische Regionalgeschichte, Universität Salzburg
Prof. Dr. Hasso Spode, Historisches Archiv zum Tourismus (HAT) am Center for Metropolitan Studies der TU Berlin

Communication Studies
Prof. Dr. Christian Fuchs, University of Westminster, London
Prof. Dr. Kurt Luger, Transkulturelle Kommunikation, Universität Salzburg

Cultural Studies
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Tschofen, Empirische Kulturwissenschaft/Volkskunde mit Schwerpunkt Regionale Ethnographie, Universität Tübingen
Prof. Dr. Burkhart Lauterbach, Institut für Volkskunde/Europäische Ethnologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Zwerenz, Hochschule München
Prof. Dr. Martin Weichbold, Fachbereich Politikwissenschaft und Soziologie, Universität Salzburg

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Pröbstl, Landschaftsentwicklung, Erholung und Tourismus, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
Prof. Dr. Dominik Siegrist, Institut für Landschaft und Freiraum, Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil

Prof. Dr. Armin Günther, Leibniz-Zentrum für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation (ZPID), Universität Trier
Prof. Dr. Martin Lohmann, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg

Social Sciences

Prof. Dr. Ingo Mörth, Institut für Soziologie, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Prof. DDr. Heinz-Günther Vester, Institut für Soziologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Prof. Dr. Edgar Kreilkamp, Strategisches Management und Tourismusmanagement, Universität Lüneburg
Prof. Dr. Harald Pechlaner, Tourismusmanagement- und marketing, Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Tourism scientific institutions

Prof. Dr. Ralf Roth (DGT)
Prof. Dr. Werner Gronau (AK-TF)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Bieger (AIEST)

Private Economies

Dr. Petra Stolba, Österreich Werbung
Jürg Schmid, Schweiz Tourismus, Zürich
Claudia Gilles, DTV, Bonn

Private economies
Dr. Petra Stolba, Österreich Werbung
Jürg Schmid, Schweiz Tourismus, Zürich
Claudia Gilles, DTV, Bonn

Prof. Dr. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt, Hochschule Westküste, Heide, Deutschland
Prof. Dr. Heike Bähre, iNTEGRON®-Institut, Berlin, Deutschland
Prof. Dr. Susanne Becken, Lincoln University Christchurch, New Zealand
Prof. Dr. Ines Behn-Künzel, Jade Hochschule Wilhelmshaven
Nele Marisa von Bergner, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Deutschland
Prof. Dr. Pietro Beritelli, Universität St. Gallen, Schweiz
Prof. Dr. Anja Brittner-Widmann, Duale Hochschule Baden Württemberg, Ravensburg, Deutschland
Dr. Sandra Contzen, Hochschule für Agrar-, Forst- und Lebensmittelwissenschaften, Zollikofen, Schweiz
Prof. Dr. Axel Dreyer, Hochschule Harz, Wernigerode, Deutschland
Prof. Dr. Eveline Dürr, Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München, Deutschland
Ass. Prof. Dr. Bianca Freire Medeiros, Universidade de São Paulo, Brasilien
Prof. Dr. Werner Gronau, Fachhochschule Stralsund, Deutschland
Prof. Dr. Günther Haedrich, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin
Prof. Dr. Rainer Hartmann, Hochschule Bremen, Deutschland
Prof. Dr. Hans Hopfinger Kath. Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Deutschland
Prof. Dr. Hubert Job, Universität Würzburg, Deutschland
Prof. Dr. Andreas Kagermeier, Universität Trier, Deutschland
Prof. Dr. Peter Keller, Université de Lausanne, Schweiz
Dr. Kristiane Klemm, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin
Dr. Ko Koens, NHTV University f Applied Sciences, Breda, Niederlande
Prof. Dr. Christian Laesser, Universität St. Gallen, Schweiz
Prof. Dr. Susanne Leder, Fachhochschule Südwestfalen
Prof. Dr. Martin Linne Gesellschaft für TourismusForschung, Elmshorn
Prof. Dr. Kurt Luger, Universität Salzburg, Österreich
Prof. Dr. Marius Mayer, Ernst Moritz Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Deutschland
Prof. Dr. Conny Mayer-Bonde, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW) Ravensburg
Dr. Dorothea Meyer, Sheffield Hallam University, England
Prof. Dr. Harald Pechlaner, Kath. Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Deutschland
Prof. Dr. Mike Peters, MCI Management Center Innsbruck, Österreich
Ass. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Birgit Pikkemaat, Institut für innovativen Tourismus Innsbruck
Dr. Monika Popp, Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München, Deutschland
Prof. Dr. Chris Rogerson, University of Johannesburg, Südafrika
Prof. Dr. Manfred Rolfes, Universität Potsdam, Deutschland Prof. Dr. Monika Rulle, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Deutschland
Dipl. Kffr. Anja Saretzki, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Deutschland
Prof. Dr. Prof. Dr. Frank Schaal, EBC Hochschule Berlin, Deutschland
Prof. Dr. Knut Scherhag, Hochschule Worms
Prof. Dr. Nicolai Scherle, BiTS – Business and Information Technology School gGmbH Iserlohn
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schmude, LMU München, Deutschland
Prof. Dr. Achim Schröder, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW), Saarbrücken
Prof. Dr. Tony Seaton, University of Limerick, Irland
Prof. Dr. Dominik Siegrist, HSR Hochschule für Technik, Rapperswil, Schweiz
Prof. Dr. Jan Specht, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW) Ravensburg
Prof. Prof. h.c. Dr. Dr. h.c. Albrecht Steinecke, Konz, Deutschland
Prof. Dr. Christian Steiner, Universität Frankfurt a.M., Deutschland
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Strasdas, Hochschule für Nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde, Deutschland
Prof. Dr. Tatjana Thimm, Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Gestaltung, Konstanz, Deutschland
Michael Volgger, EURAC research, Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Standortmanagement Bozen, Italien
Prof. Dr. Torsten Widmann, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW) Ravensburg
Prof. Dr. Antje Wolf, EBC Hochschule Hamburg
FH-Prof. MMag. Dr. Anita Zehrer, MCI Management Center Innsbruck, Österreich


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