Author's Guidelines

Authors should submit their papers in the correct format and meet the requirements. The paper will then enter the review process. This can prevent unnecessary delays in the publication process. The Editor reserves the right to reject or return a manuscript which is not prepared according to the guidelines.

Paper Submission

Papers should be submitted online through or by email to the journal at
To make a successful submission, the following information should be provided:

  1. Full paper (without the author's personal information, to facilitate the blind review process).
  2. A separate title page with the full title of paper, author's affiliation, email address and institutional address.
  3. Short author profile (up to 100 words).
  4. Abstract (300-500 words).
  5. Keywords (up to six keywords).

Preparation of Paper

Text Preparation

Authors can submit their paper between 5,000 to 10,000 words (equivalent to 10-25 A-4 sized pages) in MS Word with font size 11 (Arial). The paper should be written in English (U.S.) and follow the format of Harvard Referencing Style. A submitted paper to AJTR must be original, and has not been previously published and should not be summited with other journals.


There should be a maximum of three authors in one paper.


The title should be concise and informative enough to facilitate information retrieval. Abbreviations should be avoided in a title.


The abstract should be up to 500 words in length. The abstract should give a clear, concise and informative summary with scope and purpose, significant results and major conclusions as well as an indication of any new findings which can be understood without reading the full paper.


Keywords are to facilitate the recovery of papers. Do not use general terms and provide up to six specific and suitable keywords related to the paper's context.


An Acknowledgement creates an opportunity for the author to express appreciation to those individuals and institutions involved in the research and the preparation of the paper. The Acknowledgement should include the source of funding, and the name(s) of the funding agency/agencies. A funding acknowledgment can be written in the form below:

Example: This work was supported by the Research Administration Center, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.


Endnotes can be used but not footnotes. They must be numbered serially in the text, and inserted at the end of the paper and before the references section. Endnotes should be concise. They should not include full bibliographical references. These must be inserted in the References section, but they can include references to online and newspaper material.

Ancillary Materials (Illustrations, Tables, Photographs)

All the ancillary materials (e.g. tables, maps, diagrams, photographs) must come with appropriate captions. Each author is responsible for acquiring copyright of these materials. If the copyright is held by the author(s), then this should be indicated in the caption.

Illustrations should follow these guidelines:

  • 300 dpi or higher in pixel size.
  • Sized to fit on page with measurement of 15.2 cm (5 in) x 21.5 cm (7.5 in).
  • JPEG, TIFF or EPS format only.

Without official copyright permission, illustrations may not be included if the paper is accepted for publication.

Tables must be prepared using MS Word or MS Excel, and fully editable with the same software. Additionally, authors should not provide the tables in tab-delimited form. Proper rows and columns must be constructed, with data inserted using a minimum font size of 8 pt.

A table width must not exceed 12.6 cms. Authors are responsible for the necessary re-organization and re-structuring of tables whenever they exceed 12.6 cms.


References in text

Manuscripts should adhere to the house style prescribed in Harvard Referencing StyleReferences should be placed in the text as "Author-Year-Page(s)" and complete references placed at the end of the paper entitled 'References'.


List of references at the end of the paper

Every reference cited in the text must be listed in the References section, and vice versa, complete with the name(s) of the author(s), year of publication and publication medium (journal, book, newspaper, etc.). Some examples are given below:


Single author

Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title. ed. City: Publisher, p.Pages Used.


Cohen, Erik (2008). Thai Tourism: Hill Tribes, Islands and Open-ended Prostitution.. Bangkok: White Lotus Co., Ltd., Studies in Contemporary Thailand No. 4.

Edited Book

Author Surname, Author Initial. ed., (Year Published). Title. ed. City: Publisher, p.Pages Used.


Smith, V. L. ed., (1989). Hosts and Guests: The Anthropology of Tourism, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, pp. 4-5.

Porananond, P. and King, V.T. eds., (2014). Rethinking Asian Tourism: Culture, Encounters and Local Response. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 146-164.

Hitchcock, M., King, V.T. and Parnwell, M.J.G. eds., (1993). Tourism in South-East Asia. London, Routledge, pp. 20-45.

Chapter in a book:

Chapter Author(s). Year. Title of chapter. In: Book Editor ed/eds. Book title. Place: Publisher, chapter page numbers.


Picard, M. (1997). Cultural Tourism, Nation-building, and Regional Culture: the Making of a Balinese Identity. In: M. Picard and R.E. Wood, eds. Tourism, Ethnicity, and the State in Asian and Pacific Societies. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, pp.181-214.


Journal articles

Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title. Publication Title, Volume number(Issue number), p.Pages Used.


Cohen, E. (2008). Southeast Asian Ethnic Tourism in a Changing World. Asian Anthropology 7(1), pp. 25-56.


Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title. Level. Institution Name.


Kruse, W. H. (2003). Selling Wild Borneo: Iban Longhouse Tourism in Sarawak. PhD diss. Australian National University.

Online sources

Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title. [online] Available at: http://Website URL [Accessed Date Accessed].


The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) (2015). Travel and Tourism. Economic Impact (2015): Brunei. [online] Available at: http:// [Accessed Janurary 15, 2016].

Review Process

AJTR has a double-blind academic review. Every submitted paper, if considered appropriate, will go through the review process involving one or two reviewers. The number of reviewers is at the judgement of the Editor-in-Chief in consultation with an Associate Editor. The review process may take around six weeks. Delays are often ordinary as reviewers often have work commitments.


Proofs, prior to final publication, will be sent to corresponding authors via email in PDF format. It is therefore essential that all submissions contain the e-mail address of the corresponding author. To avoid delays in publication, proofs should be checked immediately for typographical errors and returned as instructed in the proof e-mail.

AJTR does not request any monetary payment from contributors and at the same time does not provide off prints of papers. Authors can download their papers directly from AJTR.

Copyright Policy

Upon acceptance of an article, authors are asked to transfer copyright. This transfer is to facilitate the widest possible dissemination of information. A notification email will be sent to the corresponding author acknowledging receipt of the manuscript. A form to transfer copyright can be obtained from the journal's website. If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and acknowledge the source(s) in the paper.

E-journal and Hard Copy

The contents of the journal are online without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full papers in this journal. Hard copies will also be produced for the libraries of research and higher education institutions.


For further and other inquiries, please contact:

Editorial Office

Asian Journal of Tourism Research

c/o: Center for Asian Tourism Research

Research Administration Center

Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Tel.: +66 (0)53-943602

Fax: +66 (0)53-943600