Submission Guideliness

Article Structure

Manuscripts should be written in English and not exceed 9,000 words. For research notes, length limit of the manuscript is 3,000 words.

Title page consists of the title of manuscript which is not more than ten words (in bold uppercase letters in Times News Roman 12 type size), author(s) name, present position, complete postal address, telephone/fax numbers and e-mail address of each author. Corresponding author and ordering of the author(s) should be indicated. Acknowledgements, if there are, can be cited here.

In the abstract authors should in brief, but clear manner, state the main purpose of the research, the significant results obtained as well as conclusions they have derived from the study. It is essential for the abstract to be conceptualized in a manner that it provides an audience with a clear insight into the topic and main points of the manuscript. Abstract should be free of references (whenever possible) and English-spelling errors. Length of the abstract should not exceed 200 words. 

After the abstract part, maximum 6 keywords should be provided. When deciding on the keywords authors should bear in mind that these would be used for indexing purposes.

Main Document starts with title of the manuscript (in bold all uppercase letters in Times News Roman 12 type size) and an abstract of maximum 150 words. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. Right after the abstract a maximum of six keywords should be placed.

Major headings in the main document should be written in all uppercase letters and subheadings should be typed in bold upper and lowercase letters. Headings must be concise, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchy of headings.

Manuscripts should not contain any direct reference to the author or co-authors that will reveal author’s identity. Information about authors should only be cited on the title page for the purpose of blind reviewing.

Tables and Figures should be numbered and titled in a consistent manner in a separate file to the main text. The positions of tables and figures, should be clearly stated in the main body. Footnotes to tables below the table body can be placed and indicated with superscript lowercase letters.

Acknowledgements should be included on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. Individuals who provided help during research should be listed here.

Footnotes should be kept to a minimum for the flow of the text. Thus, footnotes should not be used more than five. Footnotes should be numbered consecutively throughout the article. Many word processors build footnotes into the text, and this feature may be used. Footnotes should not be included in the Reference list.

Formatting: Writing style of the overall main document should be Times News Roman 12 type size. Manuscripts should be written double-spaced (including references). Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the article. Manuscripts should be spell checked and grammatically correct before final submission. Please include page numbers within your submission.

References should be presented in APA style. Authors should cite publications in the text: (Adams, 1965) using the first named author‘s name or (Chalip and Costa, 2012) citing both names of two, or (Chalip et al., 2012), when there are three or more authors. Every reference which is cited in the text should be also present in the reference list (and vice versa). For web references, as a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list. At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied:


Reference to a Journal Publication;

 Higgins-Desbiolles, F. (2006). More than an ‘industry’: the forgotten power of tourism as a social force.

Tourism Management, 27(6), 1192-1208.

Shaw, G., Bailey, A., & Williams, A. M. (2011). Aspects of service-dominant logic and its implications for tourism management: examples from the hotel industry. Tourism Management, 32, 207-214.


Reference to a book;

 Kotler, P. (2006). Marketing for hospitality and tourism. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Goldstone, P. (2001). Making the world safe for tourism. New Haven and London: Yale University Press.

 For correct referencing through APA, below links can be advised for more information;



Author(s) should confirm the Copyright Contract and send it back to the e-mail address: If their article is accepted for publication at AHTR, this process should be completed before its publication. By the contract, authors confirm that articles submitted to the journal have not been published before in their current or substantially similar form. All published articles are copyrighted by Akdeniz University, Faculty of Tourism.