Journal of Qualitative Research in Tourism

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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.

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Editorial team


Research Notes Editor

Book Reviews Editor

Social Media Editor

  • Dr Mohammad M. Alazaizeh, University of Jordan, Jordan and Zayed University, Dubai (

Regional Editors

  • Australia: Erica Wilson, South Cross University, Australia 
  • Africa: Willem Coetzee, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • North America: Markus Schuckert, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Europe: Hania Janta, University of Basel, Switzerland; University of Surrey, UK

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

Author Submissions

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.

Details of the peer review process.

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

You must complete the Contributor Information form when you submit your final draft.

Terms of publication

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

Thematic Collections

QRT's Thematic Collections are subject-related compilations curated by expert Collection Guest Editors which have a focus on emerging and trending topics in the field of tourism, and include articles written by scholars using qualitative approaches in their research practice. The goal of the Thematic Collections is to help readers stay up to date on important issues and contemporary research topics and garner a deeper understanding of key emerging areas of scholarship related to the advancement of qualitative research across the tourism domain.

All accepted papers will be published in different journal issues, and at the same time will be gathered together into particular Thematic Collections with an introductory essay by the Collection Guest Editor. 
For further information on the Thematic Collections, including how to submit an article to and how to propose a new Thematic Collection please see the documents below: