Author's Guidelines

Submissions must fall with the aims and scope of the journal relating to the discipline; tourism. Tourism spectrum is a social sciences double blind refereed journal focusing on academic perspectives on tourism. Its intention is to invite and encourage offerings from various disciplines; to serve as a forum through which these may interact; and thus to expand the dimensions of knowledge by contributing to the literature on tourism social science.

The journal has the condition for publication that manuscripts submitted to this journal should not have been published or will not be simultaneously published elsewhere. The editors reserve the right to edit the contributions or send them back to the authors for alteration. Thereafter the publication of the papers will be subject to the final approval of the editorial board comprising members from within and outside of India.


TOURISM SPECTRUM publishes 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 encouraged for this journal. Being a broad social science journal its readership is diverse. So specialist technical (e.g. economics, management, hospitality) papers must also be intelligible to a broad social science audience.


  • Articles for consideration to be published in the Tourism Spectrum should be written in English (UK) and sent as soft copy.
  • The Articles should be typed in double space, with margins on both sides with an approximately word length of 5000-7000 words including abstract and references.
  • The word limit for abstract is 500 words.
  • A single paper is allowed to have a maximum of three illustrations. Illustrations should be accompanied by suitable captions. Any graphics (figures, photographs) should be in .tiff or jpeg format.   Spellings and usage should adhere to international pattern.
  • For every abbreviation full form should follow in parentheses for the first time it is used.
  • Citation and Referencing: Citation within text should mention surname(s) of the author(s) referred, year of publication and page number within parentheses, e.g., (MacCannell 1990: 11). For multiple authors, use the full and formal citation for up to two authors, and for more than two use the first author’s name with “et al.” For example, (Allen 2004:63) (Airey and Tribe 2011), (Finkel et al. 2013: 23). In case of more than one citations in a row the full reference should be separated by other by a “/” (Allen 2004:63/Airey and Tribe 2011:24/Finkel et al. 2013: 23). References listed at the end of the article should be titled REFERENCES. Each reference should carry the name(s) of the author(s), surname followed by comma and then initials, year of publication, title of work, place of publication, the publisher’s name, with page numbers. Website references and newspaper should carry the dates also. The reference list will have all the names of authors and et al. will only be used for citation purposes.


Branson, R. (2006),Screw it Let's do It: Lessons in Life, Virgin Publishing, UK,67-75.

Howell,J.M. and Avolio, B.J. (1993), Transformational Leadership, Transactional Leadership, Locus of Control and Support for Innovation: Key Predictors of Consolidated Business Unit Performance, Journal of Applied Psychology 78(6),891-902.

Cook, W. Jr. (1992), Compatibility of Tourism and Wilderness, In Singh, T. V., Smith, V., Fish, M. and Richter, L. K., (eds) Tourism Environment: Nature Culture Economy, New Delhi. Inter-India Publications, 30-38.

Es.sense (2011), Sir Richard Branson Agrees to Become Executive Coach at es sense, Available at, Accessed on 26th May 2011.


Strong emphasis is laid on the originality of research work and plagiarism is strictly discouraged along with uncited borrowings and repetition of ideas. Readability of text is preferred. Publishing ethics is advocated here and is a prerequisite for the editors, authors, reviewers and the publishers.

Publication in TOURISM SPECTRUM is exclusively evaluated on its intellectual merit and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.

Submissions based on empirical research/descriptive or review papers are welcomed.


Opinions and conclusions expressed in Tourism Spectrum are those of the authors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Editorial Board of Tourism Spectrum/or the Editors of Tourism spectrum. While the journal endeavours to provide accurate material both in print as well as on its website, this material is provided ‘as is’ and Tourism Spectrum makes no representations about the suitability of this material for any purpose. Tourism spectrum reserves the right to change, at any time without notice, any material on the website. The journal however does not accept responsibility for any damage or loss occasioned by the use of the material.

All articles published in TOURISM SPECTRUM become the journal’s Copyright with future rights reserved. However this does not affect the Author’s right to use the material.