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Journal of Qualitative Research in Tourism

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Furthering the frontiers of knowledge and understanding of tourism research and its applications, this international journal provides a dedicated forum for qualitative interpretation and analysis. Journal of Qualitative Research in Tourism (QRT) welcomes contributions on theoretical, empirical and methodological studies conducted using qualitative methods that encourage innovative ways of thinking and researching across the varied disciplines and specialisations within tourism and hospitality research.


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Professor Konstantinos Andriotis, Middlesex University, UK (

Research Notes Editor

Dr Robin Nunkoo, University of Mauritius, Mauritius (

Book Reviews Editor

Dr Nika Balomenou, University of Hertfordshire, UK (

Editorial Board

Levent Altinay, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Kathleen M. Adams, Loyola University Chicago, USA
Noga Collins-Kreiner, University of Haifa, Israel
David Fennell, Brock University, Canada
Sebastian Vilep, University of Otago, New Zealand
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
Mary Mostafanazahad, University of Hawaii, USA
Carlos Monterrubio, Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, Mexico
Sanjay Nepal, University of Waterloo, Canada
Chaim Noy, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Jillian M. Rickly, University of Nottingham, UK
Melanie Smith, Budapest Business School, Hungary
Hazel Tucker, University of Otago, New Zealand
Jingxue (Jessica) Yuan, Texas Tech University, USA

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Two issues per year

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

Subscription rates for 2020:

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 3,000-4,000 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

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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Edward Elgar is also able to enter in to a signed license agreement with institutions if this is preferred. Two copies must be signed and sent to: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, The Lypiatts, 15 Lansdown Road, Cheltenham, GL50 2JA, UK, email with any queries. Or go to our license page.

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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