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The Journal of Qualitative Research in Tourism furthers the frontiers of knowledge and understanding of tourism research and its applications by providing an interdisciplinary forum for qualitative research. Researchers can share their work with others and discuss the issues raised by using qualitative approaches in their research practice. The journal will be a valuable resource for those interested in either tourism research or qualitative methodology and has four main objectives:

  • To provide a forum for meaningful discussion and application of qualitative research to tourism phenomena.
  • To offer a holistic account of qualitative research in tourism by forging links between the theory and practice of qualitative research across the tourism domain.
  • To offer outstanding contributions to the philosophies underpinning qualitative research that will advance tourism knowledge and offer new ways to address tourism in the mobile, digital and complex 21st century.
  • To develop and nurture methods in qualitative research and to encourage the use of unique or underused qualitative research instruments.


Professor Konstantinos Andriotis, Middlesex University, UK (

Research Notes Editor

Professor Charles Arcodia, Griffith University, Australia (

Book Reviews Editor

Dr Stella Kladou, Bogazici University, Turkey (

Social Media Editor

Dr Mohammad M. Alazaizeh, University of Jordan, Jordan (

Regional Editors

Erica Wilson, South Cross University, Australia
Willem Coetzee, University of Otago, New Zealand
North America
Markus Schuckert, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Editorial Board

Kathleen M. Adams, Loyola University, Chicago, USA
Levent Altinay, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Noga Collins-Kreiner, University of Haifa, Israel
Sebastian Filep, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
Warwick Frost, La Trobe University, Australia
Mark Hampton, University of Kent, UK
Kevin Hannam, City University of Macau, Macau
Tazim Jamal, Texas A&M University, USA
Mihalis Kavaratzis, University of Leicester, UK
Jennifer Laing, La Trobe University, Australia
Xavier Matteucci, MODUL University Vienna, Austria
Carlos Monterrubio, Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, Mexico
Sanjay Nepal, University of Waterloo, Canada
Chaim Noy, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Hyung Yu Park, Middlesex University, UK
Jillian M. Rickly, University of Nottingham, UK
Richard N.S. Robinson, University of Queensland, Australia
Melanie Smith, Budapest Business School, Hungary
Hazel Tucker, University of Otago, New Zealand
Jingxue (Jessica) Yuan, Texas Tech University, USA

Two issues per year

ISSN (Print): 2632-9670
ISSN (Online): 2632-9689

Subscription rates for 2021:

Individual: £70.50/$135.00 (online and print); £58.50/$105.50 (online only)
Institutions: £180.00/$324.50 (online and print); £160.00/$265.00 (online only)
Single print issue: £65.00/$100.00

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General Guidelines

QRT is a bi-annual journal dedicated to advancing understanding of qualitative research in the fields of tourism and hospitality.

The editor seeks high quality original research articles of up to 8,000-10,000 words. These may be theoretical, empirical or methodological studies conducted using qualitative methods. The journal also publishes research notes of between 2,000-4,000 words. Book reviews of between 800-2000 words are welcome.

All original research article submissions are double-blind peer reviewed. QRT welcomes a wide range of approaches to qualitative research across the disciplines and specialisations within tourism and hospitality.

Style/Submissions Guide

For article and research note submissions please go to:

For book review submissions please contact Dr Stella Kladou:

Article manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with our house style guidelines, for authors of:

Research Notes
Refereed Articles
Book Reviews

The final version of your article should be accompanied by a completed copy of the Author Information Form: QRT Author Information Form

Terms of publication

If your article is accepted for publication, you will be asked to sign our standard Contributor Agreement: QRT Licence to Publish

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Journal Interlibrary Loan Policy

Subscribing not-for-profit institutions may share single printed copies of articles among other not-for-profit academic libraries on behalf of end users, to fulfil individual requests by authorised users of those institutions for the purpose of research or private study. Subscribing institutions may also supply secure electronic versions (up to a maximum of five articles per year from any one journal to any one library) by secure electronic transmission including fax, Ariel or its equivalents, whereby the electronic version is deleted after printing.

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Open Access in Elgar Journals

All Elgar Journals give authors the option of making their article Open Access via the Gold Open Access route, under the following criteria:

  • Requests will only be considered after the article has been submitted, peer-reviewed and accepted for publication by the Journal.
  • An author processing charge of £1200 per article is applicable.
  • The Article will be made publicly available on Elgaronline under a Creative Commons license (CC-BY-NC), both in free-flowing HTML and as a PDF download.
  • The version of the Article made available on Elgaronline will be the final published version of the full Article, both in free-flowing HTML and as a PDF download.
  • Authors can embed a link into any public repository or web-page which links directly to the final version of the full article on Elgaronline.
  • There is an Open Access option for Research Notes, for which an author processing charge of £800 is applicable.

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