Tourism Spectrum is a refereed Social Sciences international journal focusing on the academic perspectives of tourism. While striving for a balance of theory and application, Tourism Spectrum seeks to develop theoretical constructs. To enrich the discipline of tourism it encourages offerings from various disciplines; to serve as a forum through which the disciplines may interact; and thus to expand dimensions of knowledge in and contribute to the literature on tourism social science. In this role, Tourism spectrum both structures and is structured by the research efforts of a multidisciplinary community of scholars.
The Journal is published twice in a year(March & September) and features manuscripts dealing with various aspects of tourism phenomenon. Emphasizing an integrated approach to tourism in terms of tourism being an inter-disciplinary field, the journal focuses on various aspects of tourism like anthropological, business, economic, educational, environmental, geographic, historical, political, psychological, philosophical, religious, sociological, inter alia, aspects of tourism (including conceptual essays, case studies, and industry -oriented expositions) . Papers on any aspect related to tourism are also encouraged. Being a broad social science journal it’s readership is diverse. So specialist technical (e.g. economics, management, hospitality) papers must also be intelligible to a broad social science audience.
In addition to research papers TOURISM SPECTRUM also publishes Research Notes (RN). RNs are short papers which may include an overlooked thought or add a question mark to some findings (this might be challenging or supporting ongoing research concepts and methods; dealing with untested propositions or hypotheses; importing and applying to tourism new models and tools from other fields; promoting multidisciplinary investigation in tourism; reporting or updating on-going longitudinal research; raising issues for debate and investigation; identifying research questions applicable to the industry). Typically, the author(s) should identify a particular theme or issue that they would like to draw to the attention of the research community and develop a short piece specifically on this. The essence lies in the flow and in the convincing statement of cutting edge questions and answers/suggestions for future research. In addition to this, the journal also publishes Conference Reports, Research Reports, Book Reviews or any other major happenings of the tourism world in its different columns. If a debate arises on any submission or reviewers and authors convincingly disagree that may also be published to present dialectic viewpoints on a topic of universal interest in the discipline.