(These guidelines are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.)


Authors should present an accurate account of their work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain significant detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour, and are therefore unacceptable. The expected duties of authors are:


Editors, members of the advisory and editorial board of our journal Tourism and Hospitality Management, are committed to fair and professional behaviour in all aspects of our publishing operations. Our goal is to publish original high quality papers which have value to the scientific community according to the highest possible standards. We expect similar standards from our reviewers and authors, and therefore request authors to sign an agreement to copyright when applying papers for application.

Honesty, originality and fair dealing on the part of authors, and fairness, objectivity and confidentiality on the part of editors and reviewers are among the critical values that enable us to achieve our aim.

Editors evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content, without regard to the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. Submissions to the Tourism and Hospitality Management journal authored by the editors or the employees of the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management (FTHM) or the editorial board and advisory board members will be handled in such way as to ensure unbiased reviews. Submissions authored by the editors or employees of the FTHM are considered by an appropriate advisory board member, whereby the advisory board member also chooses two reviewers, not employees of the FTHM.

The editors should take reasonable, responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher. Such measures will generally include contacting the authors of the manuscript or published paper and giving due consideration to the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or another note, as may be relevant. Every reported act of unethical publishing behaviour must be considered, even if it is discovered years after publication.

Editors should be accountable for everything published in the Tourism and Hospitality Management journal. This means the editors should:

Editors of the Tourism and Hospitality Management journal:


The publisher will establish a suitably qualified advisory and editorial board whose members can actively contribute to the development and good management of the journal. Members of advisory and editorial board are aware of their role of membership in the Tourism and Hospitality Management journal, their expected functions and duties are:

The editors are obliged to consult the advisory and editorial board members at least once a year to gauge their opinions about the running of the journal, inform them of any changes to the policies of the journal and identify future challenges.

The editors have the right to update the list of editorial and advisory board according to journal’s need.


The peer review process is an independent quality control procedure for articles submitted to journal. It is vital for enhancing the quality, credibility and acceptability of published research. Expected duties and responsibilities of the reviewers are:

In addition, peer reviewers should be aware of all other detailed COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers and use them in the review process.

The journal will adopt procedures for detecting plagiarism in submitted items and will take actions in accordance with Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE: