Aim and Scope

The major objectives of the Asian Journal of Tourism Research (AJTR), an international journal, are to encourage the publication of current comparative and multi-disciplinary research findings on Asia, and especially to support the work and ambitions of early-career Asian researchers. The journal is conscious of the rapidly emerging importance of domestic tourism in Asia within national borders and the substantial movement of tourists across borders within Asia. It is also aware of the innovations within tourism development in Asia and the significance of new and emerging tourisms. The journal welcomes both empirical and theoretical papers in the areas of: the relationship between tourism and identities; tourism and development; and the underlying need to investigate the potential for the realization of sustainable tourism, and its role in the community and regional development.

Criteria for Manuscripts

Asian Journal of Tourism Research (AJTR) is a blind peer-review journal. There are some general guidelines to follow in order for a submitted manuscript to be accepted for publication:


Tourism research papers in Asia and in other regions of the world.

Standard and Criteria

Manuscripts which meet the journal criteria as follows:

  • Content: Original research with significant findings that contribute to the discipline and instruct general interest of tourism research.
  • Presentation: Systematic and well-organized text with strong arguments and is understandable.
  • Language: Simple, clear and highly intelligible.


Manuscripts that are not accepted for publication include those that are too elementary, poorly written and/or poorly organized, incoherent, too specialized in scope, improperly technical, and/or overly long. Such rejected papers are promptly returned to the author.

Peer-Review Process

The review process for submitted manuscripts will take around six weeks. AJTR practices a Blind peer-review process which ensures that both contributor and reviewers are unknown to one another.

The Editor-in-Chief will have the first initial review of the paper, focusing on its suitability and relevance, and often in consultation with Associate Editors. If the review reports are not favorable, the Editor-in-Chief may decide to consult another reviewer.

The revised paper, when received by the Editor-in-Chief, will again be evaluated to ensure that all issues raised by the reviewers have been addressed. If deemed necessary, the revised paper is forwarded to the reviewers for another reading. When all parties are satisfied, the author(s) is notified that their paper has gone through the review process and is now accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of the journal.

Ownership and Management

The Asian Journal of Tourism Research (AJTR) is owned by Chiang Mai University, 239 Huay Kaew Road, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand. Centre for Asian Tourism Research, a small unit under Research Administration Center, Chiang Mai University, takes responsibility to manage and publish the journal.